I really need to rant and vent about this topic. It really upsets me to see people choosing not to read something simply because someone else didn’t like it. I understand someone may have the same taste in books as you, but that doesn’t mean you should automatically assume that you’re going to dislike a book they disliked. I don’t think it’s fair to the author or the book.
I’ve seen countless reviews on goodreads as well as book blogs about how a book wasn’t great and explain what they didn’t like about it. On these countless reviews, I see a number of comments saying “I was excited to read this book but after reading your review, I don’t think I’m going to read it…” It hurts my soul to see such comments. If you’re excited about a book, don’t let someone else’s review be the reason you don’t read it.
I, personally, don’t like to read any reviews on books until I’ve read the book. That way I have my own opinion on the book then I can go read the reviews and see what other’s have said about it. Then I can compare my thoughts with theirs. I do admit to wanting to read a book less, do to low ratings and bad reviews, but I’m trying to stop.
Do you read a book even if someone post a bad review on it or do you still give that book a chance?