Your book isn’t for everyone

I’ve noticed recently that sometimes when I see bad reviews of books i like, I get a bit defensive. Now, I don’t comment on these bad reviews, I just move on, but it does bring up something important.

Not every book is for every person. In an opposite vein, I really could not get into Ready Player One, no matter how hard I tried. I just felt like it kept explaining things to me I already knew, or didn’t need to know for the plot. I stopped at about chapter five.

By many counts, this book is super popular. And just because the book wasn’t for me doesn’t mean others wouldn’t enjoy it, and I and they all have a right to our opinions about it.

Same goes for writers.

Not everyone is going to like your book either, some people are going to leave bad reviews, it is going to happen. It happens to everyone.

And that’s ok.

No book is for everyone, but every book is for someone. If someone doesn’t like your book, they probably weren’t your target audience.

And that’s ok.

Are there popular books that you don’t like? Unpopular books that you love? Let me know in the comments below!



3 thoughts on “Your book isn’t for everyone

  1. This is so true! I’m so glad you mentioned this because I feel like so many people don’t understand that it’s okay to disagree. Everyone is different with different interests and perspectives, but that is the beauty of literature. It is also what allows us to have the great diversity of writing styles that exists.

    • Exactly! It also helps me enjoy books more by not getting mad at people for not liking a thing I like,, Different people having different tastes and interests is part of what makes the world awesome

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