Tea and Biscuits Book Discussion: Letting Go of Favorite Authors

This can be a hard topic for some, and I know for myself I have the hardest time even thinking about letting go of a author I have come to adore in the past but for certain reasons can’t continue to read them. Now for me, this doesn’t happen very often. In fact it is quite rare for it to happen, but it does on occasion happen where an author I grew to love and adore I have either lost interest in, or their writing has changed in a way that I am not okay with. It is one of the hardest things a reader can do. But sometimes its a necessary evil. Also I think its important for us to all remember that our reading taste change as time goes on. For me, for the most part my reading taste have slightly changed but not like some others I know. For me my reading tastes have only grown and if anything I have become pickier in some ways and not so picky in other ways. But I do want to touch base with why it can be so hard to do this. As a reader and lover of books and authors I have so much admiration and respect for these talents that inspire and take us on adventures away from reality. But there are times, when authors let us down or disappoint us or they change the style of writing to accomadate a certain “audience”. I never judge why someone reads one author and why another reader does. We all are different and unique and i try to understand that our reading taste differs from others even the most popular ones. I know there are some that may think less of me for letting go of certain authors but I won’t apologize for it. I am who I am and I am proud and not ashamed of it. Below I have listed some of those authors that even though I have let go of them, I won’t forget them and never will I lose my respect or admiration for them, but what they currently write isn’t for me anymore and so I am forced to let them go.

Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is a author I have loved for so many years, since her beginning books in 2009. I fell in love with her characters and her captivating writing and the way she detailed her settings that felt so real and made you just want to travel back in time to experience it yourself. And over the years I have admired how her writing has developed. Her Spindle Cove series is probably the most latest books that I loved about her work. But then her most recent series “Castles Ever After” I started to have my doubts about. The biggest sign was I started to slowly lose interest in her writing. Now not all books in this series I have struggled with. However I do think her writing has changed and with the combination of how I prefer a romance being written her style of light and fluffy romance just doesn’t do it for me. The last book I read from her When A Scot Ties The Knot was especially hard for me to read. I couldn’t connect with the story at all and it wasn’t like it was poorly written. I think it was more of a clash between what I prefer to read and what she wrote.

Jade Lee

Now Jade Lee was not as difficult to let go as some of the others but I do miss what her writing used to be. I have loved her earlier works so much but her more latest releases I have really really struggled with. The writing style just doesn’t do it for me any longer, and I have had the hardest time getting into her books. But I do recommend her back listed works.

H.P. Mallory

I think this is an author that I just simply lost interest in. I really liked her Jolie Wilkins series, but her others books I haven’t been too interested in and struggled with at times. So even though I had a fun time with her unique style, I don’t think I will pick her up anytime in the near future. Mostly because there are so many other books I would rather try out but I will keep an eye out for her.

Robin D. Owens

Now this was a tough author to not pick up anymore. I am not sure if its the style of the authors writing, or if its me…but lately I have struggled getting into her books. Her earlier books I really liked. It was different fun and unique. I loved the depth of her stories and her writing just captivated me at first. But the past couple of years I have struggled with her style now, and just can’t get into her books. Which is heartbreaking for me but sadly it is reality.

Karen Marie Moning

When I first read this author, I picked up her Highlander series (which I still LOVE so much) And I have so much love for that series. Simply amazing. However her UF books I am not so sure what I think of them. And I have lost some of my respect for this author over the past couple years. I don’t agree with her personal decisions pertaining to a certain narrator and scandal. But the biggest reason I let her go is because her Fever series just didn’t work for me. I liked parts of it, I mean she knows how to write world building. But I didn’t some of the characters and the way the series has developed. Her latest series just doesn’t work for me anymore.

 

Questions For My Readers

So what about you all? Have you ever given up on a old favorite author? Which Author and why?