It’s Okay to Like Other Books Too

Ever since I read The Hunger Games (in November/December of 2010, jeez has it been this long already?), I’ve pretty much been in a perpetual state of rereading the books. Not that I didn’t try reading other books. I did, I really did. But I soon abandoned them because I just wanted to stay in Collins’ world, especially since with the movie coming out, my mind was always on The Hunger Games.

With the fandom back in a relative lull and my towering to-read book pile calling me to it, I finally thought that it was time. I picked up where I left off some months ago with Tina Fey’s autobiography Bossypants, and wouldn’t you know it, I finished it within a couple of weeks without even trying. And then I jumped right into John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars – moved up on my very long list of books to read because he said some incredibly nice things recently about The Hunger Games books and movie – and two days later I’m almost halfway through it, again without trying.

Up next on my to-read, Delirium by Lauren Oliver

No, Hunger Games, I am not breaking up with you. You’re still my favorite, and I’ll still be writing these posts, don’t you fret none. But we are now at the “comfortable” stage, where you’re there when I want to reread you, but I can read other books now without missing you too badly, especially if they’re good and enjoyable.

The great thing about being in a book fandom is that the people you meet within it are usually readers too and can suggest good books. That can also be a bad thing because you’re always playing catch-up with your to-read list. But as problems go, that’s a pretty good one to have.

And now back to TFIOS



  1. I totally agree with you! I have a HUGE list of series I want to read, including Delirium, Matched, Gone, The Maze Runner, The Mortal Instruments, and The Infernal Devices.

    The bad thing is, you might like a book as much as The Hunger Games (that happened to me). I loved Divergent so much and it’s right up there with The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, but The Hunger Games will always be #1 in my mind. 11 days until Insurgent! 😀


  2. Agreed! I just want to read ALL THE BOOKS!

    So excited that you’re reading TFIOS! I bet you’ll really love Delirium and Pandemonium too! And since Brandon mentioned it, Divergent is a great one too! So many good books, so little time!

  3. I’ve already read “Divergent” (awesome, can’t wait for “Insurgent”), and am now reading “Unbroken” by “Seabiscuit” author Laura Hillenbrand. Up next is Delirium, and possibly everything by Lauren Oliver (I heard she is awesome).

  4. This is me exactly. I read TFiOS as soon as it came out, but then was right back to constant Hunger Games re-reads.

    I think I’m getting back into reading other stuff now though. I’ve got a huge stack from the library I’ve been working through.
    And I can’t wait for Insurgent next week!

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