This happens to me sometimes! It can be a little disappointing because who ever wants to love a book less than they originally did? No one!
For this post, I'm including 4.5 and 5 star reads from 2014/15 my love has faded for.
My review for ACOTAR was probably one of the most glowing ones I wrote last year, but as we're gearing up for the sequel, I've noticed that my excitement is at a . . . 10. Out of 100. I recently updated my favorites shelf and several books that I loved last year--All the Rage, Six of Crows, Finding Center, Illuminae--made it on there even though it usually takes a LONG time before I can call a book a favorite. I barely considered ACOTAR for the shelf. It's definitely a fantastic book, but I don't love it as much as I did when I first read it.
All the Bright Places is a heartbreaking book. I CRIED. SO MUCH. But I also passed this one up for my favorites shelf. I'm not 100 percent sure what to say about this one now. My feelings are a bit...complicated. I don't know.
I loved all the things Everything, Everything made me feel while reading it, but now I feel . . . almost nothing. I was sure this was going to become a favorite of mine, but it hasn't lingered with me long enough to even consider it as a potential favorite. I still really like the book! My love has just faded to the point where I see this as just another book on my "read" shelf.
I gave Something Strange and Deadly one 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 on Goodreads and . . . it just looks so out of place when I go through my 5 star books. My last impression of the last book was pretty bad and I think that had a pretty big impact on how I saw the entire series in the long run.
My memory of a lot of book fades with time as well, but not remembering a book very well doesn't always affect how much I love it. (Perfect example: Siege and Storm) As I've forgotten about Maybe One Day and Cut Me Free, my love has faded. I'm sure rereads of both would go over really well, but I doubt that would make them favorites.
What about you? Do you have any books you used to LOVE, but you just . . . don't love as much now?
Psst...I'm thinking of making a similar list for books my love for has grown over time. That seems like a happier post.