Booking Through Thursday: Skeletons

What reading skeletons do you have in your closet? Books you’d be ashamed to let people know you love? Addiction to the worst kind of (fill in cheesy genre here)? Your old collection of Bobbsey Twin Mysteries lovingly stored behind your “grown-up” books? You get the picture … come on, confess!

I’m usually quite upfront about any supposedly “shameful” guilty pleasures–or, at least, I try to be.

The Gossip Girl books are downright addicting and promote a terrible way of looking at the world–unexamined privilege usually always skeeves me out, but apparently not there. But, in high school, I considered them crack. They’re just such a foreign concept to me that I find them, and other series like them, hilarious. My other guilty pleasure, I suppose, are Jodi Picoult novels. Not because she’s not a good writer, but her books are all very similar–on one level, I know this, but on another, I like their compulsive readability (I can usually tear through a Picoult in a day) and breaking news topics. Perhaps this stems from the fact that I only watch television procedurals if the case of the week interests me, and Picoult novels are definitely procedurals.

9 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Skeletons

  1. Lots of authors tend to write the same book over and over again…

    I’ve found this true of most Dean Koontz books. I swear every time I pick up one of his books, I get fifty pages in and go, “Wait, haven’t I read this before?”

    Even if the silly thing is a new book….

  2. I’m trying to make all my shames open. It’s a lot more fun that way. For instance, I used to be ashamed that I read comics, but after I finally just started admitting to it I felt a lot better about myself and could have more fun with it.

    I suppose my current shames are urban fantasy, generally. I’ll buy them, know that they’ll tick me off and follow certain fill-in-the-blank elements…but I can’t stop!

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