We all know the rule (that no one actually listens to) Don’t judge a book by its cover. I have been guilty of that, of course. But I have also been guilty of a somewhat stranger crime against books: Judging them by their title. Yes, I have done this, apparently more often than I thought. Val and Holly were discussing a book that they liked, I then jumped in with “oh, yeah, I was afraid to read that one, because birds”.
My friends reacting to me on the regular.
See, this is not the first time I haven’t read books because I thought they were about birds. Or the woods, or some other weird thing. So I decided it was high time to see what my malfunction was, and I went through all the books that I had left off my TBR or not read, at least for awhile, because I didn’t like the sound of the title.
Some books I added on my TBR, because I realized they weren’t about the weird crap I came up with:
Seriously, what is my malfunction with birds!? But also… why are so many book names about birds?
And the books I have read after being assured that they aren’t about birds and cooking shows and such…
Yes guys, that’s right- I didn’t want to read The Hunger Games because I assumed it was some weird food thing. Can you even!? This is why I need to be stopped.
But in the spirit of positivity, I figured I could at least share some books whose titles made me add them and/or read them, because I thought they were so fabulous! Some I have read and liked, some not so much, and some are still on the ol’ TBR, but the titles are all favorites!