Lindsay and I are just coming out of what I am finally going to admit is a reading slump, and we are just starting to get our reading groove back. We have read a few books that didn’t capture our attention, connect us to the characters, and left us disappointed after reading it. So that got that over thinker in me going, and I wondered why.
I think there are a few reasons for that reading slump, but I wonder if reading some overhyped books is causing us to lose our reading groove.
What is hype?
To promote or praise something a lot in order to make people excited about it and want to buy or try it.
As reviewers, we create hype by sharing our love and excitement for a book. It helps us decided what to read and gets us excited about reading it. The best way to find great books is through recommendations. If I love a book, I want to shout about it, and I want everyone to read it. We can also get caught up by it with the hype publishers create by promoting books, to make people excited about their books and want to buy them. Honestly, that can also end up dictating what we read and review.
So what happens when as readers, we get caught up in that overhype? Can hype books be a reason for reading slumps when we expect to love a book based on all those glowing reviews, and instead, we are left disappointed. And what can we do about avoiding those overhyped books while still not missing out on a great read?
To listen to my thoughts on overhyped book please click below. Please note most of the overhype I am referring to is from what I see on Goodreads
Overhyped books I lost my groove to