This is going to be really hard for you to all hear. And I swear I have tried and wanted it to work out but it just isn’t and I can’t force it. It has been a valiant effort on my part and I know this is going to break a lot of book nerd hearts. I tried to ignore it and push though but I just can’t do it anymore. The truth is, I’m just not a fan of Harry Potter and I don’t think I’m going to finish the series. There, I said it.
And below is a current picture of me.
Look, I get it, you all loved the series, and mostly grew up reading it. I can see the draw and how fun it would be to have a crew of people with you reading and oohing and ahhing over the Potter gang. It makes perfect sense. But for me, reading in my mid to late 30s, by myself with most of you book nerds having read it, it just doesn’t work for me. There is a disconnect and I just can’t get past it. I read the first 4 books and thought they were okay, book 4 being the best, but I listened to like 3 hours of book 5 and I’m bored and just not into it.
I wanted to loved it like oh so many of my friends have. I wanted to find the magic, but it just didn’t happen and I can’t force myself to do it any longer.
So to all of you Potterhead book nerds I send my sincerest apologies. I tried, I really did, but I just can’t.
Don’t hate me.
Now tell me, what super popular series are you a black sheep for? Make me feel better and discuss.