I started out with reading Percy Jackson, and now I read everything from autobiographies to contemporary romances to high fantasy. My reading tastes have definitely changed as I’ve matured and I thought that it would be interesting to analyze my journey. So I broke out my good ol’ Goodreads review stats and wrote this post.
Middle Grade Fantasy (AKA Rick Riordon) Phase
By middle grade fantasy, I mean Percy Jackson and literally anything and everything by Rick Riordon. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Percy Jackson, but my tastes are a bit more mature at this point.
Recommendations From Friends Phase
This was a while after my Rick Riordon phase. As I’ve mentioned in my How did you become interested in reading? post, Children of Blood and Bone was recommended to me by a friend and I borrowed it from her and loved it. After that I just kept on asking for recommendations and she kept giving them.
Obsessed With Goodreads Phase
This was around the time I joined Goodreads. This whole 2 months, I was literally just reading books I found on Goodreads/popular books on Goodreads. I was also using the dreaded Goodreads recommendations page (gasp).
Random Books Phase
I was just reading random books that were available on my school’s library app. Other than the Percy Jackson book, most of these are unpopular ones that I didn’t even like that much.
2 Dimensional Romances Phase
I actually liked most of these when I first read them (and wrote some pretty cringy reviews), but as I look back I’m realizing that most of them weren’t that good. The plots were basic and the characters were plain.
Book Blogging Phase
This is from when I first joined the blogosphere and was shocked at how many book recommendations there were. This was also the point where I was like “Wow, diversity in books is a thing.” I basically just read a bunch of books popular in the book blogging community.
At this point, my parents were getting kind of annoyed with me spending so much time reading fiction and fan-girling over characters in books, so I decided to be a good girl and read some nonfiction. Honestly, I enjoyed it and I read a couple nonfiction books a month for a good while. Hopefully, I can get back into the habit.
Blog Tours & ARCs Phase
As I gained followers both on my blog and Goodreads, it suddenly became a thing that authors/publishers could send me eARCs and I’d post ARC reviews and blog tours. I went a little overboard but honestly, I was over the moon. It’s still so cool to me that publishers give me, a random bookloveron the internet, access to books before they’re even published.
Currently, I like everything. I read mostly contemporary/romance and fantasy. I still love sci-fi, but I don’t read it as often. Mystery is whenever I feel like it, and I rarely read non-fiction. And always young adult.
To give you an idea of what I usually read, these are the books I’ve read the past 2 months;
So I read 10 books in total, and 5 of them were contemporary romances, which is kind of surprising. I usually don’t realize how many I actually read. I also read 3 fantasies (all of which were about pirates and were enemies to lovers. I was just in a mood, I guess.) And finally, I read 2 mysteries, both of which I enjoyed.