I have a problem…
Namely that while most of the books I’ve read lately have been good, it’s been a while since something has been great.
It used to be that I’d discover an amazing book once every couple of months. When I look back on my personal reading history, years past have me reading far more books I loved loved than I do now.
For example, in 2012 I read 3 books that ended up on my “all time favorites” shelf; in 2013 it was 6 books, in 2014 it was 4 books, and in 2015, 5 books. Then last year there were none; and this year, just 1.
So what is going on?
Have I just read all the good books there are and now have to wait for my favorite authors to write new ones?
Has my taste evolved in the past 2 years, making me now unbelievably picky?
Or have I just not been picking the right books?
Have you ever encountered this? What did you do? Where did you find your next faves?
And I love well-written, character-driven stories (that are usually sad) if you have any recommendations!