Hello and welcome back to another Let’s Talk Bookish! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created and hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books, and this weeks question is: Does your love for an author make you biased towards their book and vice versa?
Yes. It does. Especially the vise versa part.
I guess, well, kind of! I’ve read a few books that I wouldn’t normally read because I recognize the author, but that doesn’t happen very often. I will most of the time continue to read a series IF I like the first book. However, if an author has written two books that aren’t part of a series, then I may or may not read both. I may or not even realize that those books exist! And, if I do, it’s very likely that that book will get lost in the depths of books I want to read but haven’t even bothered to put on my TBR (to be read).
If I do not like a book, though, I may or may not read another book by the same author. If I thought the writing was good, but didn’t really enjoy the plot, I would give another of the authors books a chance. The writing is what would definitely carry into the next book, but if it’s not part of a series, the plot would most likely be completely different, and I might like it better.
If I thought that the plot was good, and I enjoyed that, but I really didn’t like or understand the writing style, I will probably not read another of the authors books. That is what happened to me with The Pox Party, by M. T. Anderson. I got almost three hundred pages in, but I just couldn’t finish the book. The plot was ok, and has a few aspects that I actually found quite interesting, however not only did I extremely dislike the writing style, for the first hundred or so pages, I barely even understood what was happening. I wasn’t enjoying it very much from the start, but I really wanted to finish it. I couldn’t. I tried, and I just wasn’t able to understand or enjoy the writing style! I do not think that I will be reading another book by M. T. Anderson anytime soon. I was really disappointed by this book, and I guess it just wasn’t for me.
Anyways, of course, if I don’t enjoy the plot OR the writing style, then I will not want to read another book by the same author!
(also, I’m grouping the characters of a book in with plot in this post!)
Well, I guess my love (or dislike) for an author does make me biased towards their other books. I think that before I wrote this post, it was kind of a subconscious part of my decision making process on how I pick what books to read, but just thinking about it, I was able to find quite a few examples!
What about you? Does your love for an author make you biased towards their book? Chat with me in the comments below!