Q: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?
A: I was actually thinking about this the other day. My reading habits change all the time!
I go through stages. A few months back I was at the stage where I was craving science fiction novels that were set in space, alas I read Across the Universe, A Million Suns, Inside Out and Enders Game.
Then I was on a Dystopian kick reading Divergent and The Selection (Very light dystopian this one…), then I went on the hunt for more dystopian books and ended up requesting a few from the library like Enclave and Legend.
Right now I’m in a High/Epic Fantasy / Historical Fiction/Romance/Fantasy kick. I just finished Grave Mercy, I’m currently reading Graceling, The Girl with the Fire and Thorns is next in my to be read pile and I’m looking forward to reading the Throne of Glass eNovella’s before I get to The Throne of Glass. Not to mention I’ve requested A Game of Thrones from my library.
As for my mood. Well I find that I have to be in a certain mood to read different genre’s. If I’m in a bad mood I can not for the life of me read a book that is complicated, makes me emotional or, in some cases, there is no action and only talking. Because I get bored and put the book down, then sometimes never pick it up again because I associate that book with my bad mood…
I think I’m always in the mood for a good paranormal romance though.
My reading habits definitely change all the time! Just perhaps not always by my mood.
What about you? Do your reading habits change?