Stop & Chat is a weekly discussion here at Read. Sleep. Repeat. where I pretty much talk about whatever tickles my fancy.
Today’s topic was suggested by Jon of Scott Reads It! THANK YOU SNAPPER!!
It’s not you, it’s me! When a book just doesn’t work for you.
We’ve all come across that one (or more) books that was action packed, well paced, well written and all around good. But, for whatever reason, just didn’t work for YOU. This has happened to me with The Archived by Victoria Schwab and Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. Two books that were well written and honestly pretty good but that just didn’t work for me.
But in those instances what do you do? Do you review the book and say what you didn’t like? Do you say it was a “not you it’s me” situation? Do you skip reviewing it in general?
Personally, I still review it. It may be a tad hard but I feel like I owe you all my bookish experiences and that includes the experiences of “it’s not you it’s me”. But I make sure that I say it just wasn’t for me, and if I still recommend the book I say that too! Everyone has different taste and I try to be unbiased when it comes to recommending books that didn’t work for me.
So what are your tactics when tackling a “It’s not you it’s me” situation?