Top 5 Tuesday is a fun, weekly meme that asks you to pick 5 books that fit that week’s theme. It was created by Bionic Bookworm and is currently being hosted by Meeghan Reads. You should check out their wonderful blog for more details and the list of prompts!
It’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday! I’m really loving the prompts for September because, rather than being strictly about books, it’s about bookish things. Take, for instance, this week’s prompt. Today, I’ll be sharing my top five dramatic bookworm problems!
So buckle up because I’m about to rant 😂
#1. Falling out of love with a series… and it’s not even complete
This has happened to me a couple of time and one of the series is an epic fantasy standard. That’s right… I’m talking about the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan 😬 Look. When I read The Eye of the World, I was all in. I was D E D I C A T E D. I think I read the first book when there were only five books out and I did not realize how much longer the series was going to be. But that’s not why I stopped reading. I stopped reading because I just got bored. I felt like nothing was happening, nothing was moving forward, and, at the time, there was no end in sight! So I just stopped buying the books. Now that there is an end to the story, I have to admit I’m curious about revisiting the series. Especially since it was finished with the help of Brandon Sanderson. I’d have to start from the very beginning, though, and the thought is just daunting, haha. We’ll see…
#2. Reading one of your most anticipated reads… and being super underwhelmed
This has legit only happened to me once, but the feeling was such that I hope it never happens again 😩 I was so hyped for Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart. SO HYPED. And then I tried to read it and, oof… it was not a good time. I got about halfway through and I just couldn’t make myself continue. I was, again, so bored! Smart’s writing is incredible, but it also felt a bit repetitive. It felt like nothing was happening and I was worried the entire book was going to be like that. I’m bound and determine to give it another go, though, because I’ve heard the second half gets better. I also hate not completing books…
#3. Having an entire stack of unread books… but not being in the mood for ANY of them
This doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it’s painful! I have an entire bookshelf full of books that I have yet to read (please don’t judge me…) and there have been times when not a single one of them calls to me. I’ll stand, staring at my shelves, and just feel no pull. And that’s usually when I hit up the library to grab yet more books to read instead of just reading my owned books 😅 This usually happens to me when I’m slipping into a dreaded reading slump. After all, I have quite the variety of genres on my shelf, so if I can’t find anything on there that speaks to me, I’m probably just not feeling reading at all. Thankfully, I have a couple foolproof (for me) ways to pull myself out of a slump, so usually this feeling doesn’t last long!
#4. Collecting all the books in your favorite series… but the covers don’t match
This is the WORST! Okay… maybe the worst is not being able to find a book that you’re missing from a beloved series. But, seriously, I can’t stand it when the books in my series don’t match! I mean, if it’s a series that I don’t really care about or I won’t be re-reading, it’s not as big of a deal. I can have a mixture of hardback, paperback, mass market and not really care. If it’s a series I truly love, though, and it doesn’t look pretty together on my shelf? Emotional. Damage.
#5. Lending a book to a ‘friend’… and getting it back damaged
Now I’m not talking like a spot on the cover. There are things I can look past when it comes to my books because I know people aren’t perfect. Accidents happen and all that. I also don’t usually lend out my pretty books that I want to keep pretty, haha. But if I lend someone a book and they give it back to me ripped, spine broken (if it wasn’t already), heavily water damaged, missing bits and pieces, and act like nothing is wrong… flames. Flames on the side of my face. Like, if you can’t be bothered to take care of something that I trusted you with and that you know I care about, then are we even friends? You might be able to tell that this has happened to me before 😤
Got a little heated there at the end, but this was a good time! What are some of your top five bookworm problems? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!