Stop Book Shaming Fellow Readers


For as long as I can remember, I have identified myself as a reader. I love reading all kinds of books from romance to mystery to creative nonfiction. Hearing that other people also love reading gets me super excited. I love talking books with friends and family, and it means even more to me when I can recommend something that I think they’ll love. My problem is when people shame other readers for what they are reading.

I Just Read the Harry Potter Series for the First Time

Warning: This post contains spoilers of the Harry Potter series.

Reading HP as an adult was so much fun!
Reading HP as an adult was so much fun!

I know what you’re thinking, how can a millennial adult have never read Harry Potter before? Well, as a child, I read the first four books as they came out in order, but honestly, the books got way to big for me to lug around in hardback, and honestly, I just kind of forgot about them and never got around to reading the last three. Multiple times I have picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with the intent of reading the whole series, but I never accomplished that goal.