So yesterday, I posted that a change of genre might be in order.
But which genre to change to?
In my reading life I have tried - category romance, historical romance, horror, science fiction, m/m romance, urban fantasy, crime, suspense.
Maybe the reason I'm suffering from reading fatigue now is because I have a tendency to glom*, and glom big. Not just authors but genres too. Maybe I've just overindulged to the point where I've made myself sick.
If I wanted to change to a new genre which would I pick?
True Crime - I find about as appealing as the prospect of having bamboo splinters pushed under my fingernails.
Chick Lit - (see comment next to True Crime).
Fantasy - Feels like too big of a commitment. I mean, there are some long series in urban fantasy but at least they're made up of normal sized books and not doorstops. (Though I have a little confession to make here, I have just bought Game of Thrones, but only after I started to go into withdrawal after the series ended. This may be the start of something.)
Steam Punk - I admit I do find this genre quite appealing. Anyone have recommendations?
Surely there are lots of other genres out there for me to try? And failing that aren't there any brilliant new urban fantasy authors for me to discover?
However, having seriously thought about the main cause of my reading fatigue. I fear that actually the fact is that I've just let my TBR pile get far too big to cope with. And I'm more than a little bit overwhelmed at the prospect of the number of books I need to read to get it under control. So any tips on that would be most welcome - as I'm sure I'm not the only one in that boat.
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* - as an aside, does anyone have a definition of glom, as it refers to reading? The ones at dictionary.com don't seem to, so I'm assuming it's a new use of the word or else I'm using completely the wrong word.