Hi Everyone – hope you’re all having a great day. I certainly am – I’ve done my bookish retail therapy for the day and I went out and bought After You by Jojo Moyes from Waterstones (if anyone is looking for a copy, I’d recommend you go to Waterstones; it’s half price at the moment!! :D). While I was in the bookshop, I was inspired for today’s discussion post. My discussion today is going to be;
So first of all: “What are bookish trends?”
By Bookish Trends, I mean books that everyone seems to be talking about. Off the top of my head, I’m thinking Harry Potter (JK.Rowling), Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn), Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell), Divergent (Veronica Roth), The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins), etc – the list just goes on… Basically, I’m listing books that everyone is talking about!
Is it a good or bad thing?
Hmm, I’m divided over this. I think it’s a good thing in one sense, because if you follow book trends, you won’t just be stuck on one particular genre – you will be reading a wide variety of literature, which can only be a good thing. But in another way, it could potentially be a bad thing. For me, reading should be fun, and if your reading is ruled by what is on trend at the moment, you aren’t really reading for yourself – you’re reading to please others, in a way.
Everyone probably has different opinions on this – and I’m not saying either opinion is right or wrong. I’m sort of sitting on the fence! 🙂
Me? Do I follow Bookish Trends?
Yes, I think I actually do! I’m always interested in what other people reading and reviewing, and if I see that several people have read a certain book, I will be likely to hunt out a copy of that book and read it myself! I personally think it’s quite good because this way, I have discovered a lot of great books. However, I haven’t really got a reading identity like some other readers do, because I’m reading all different kind of genres; I don’t really have one that I’d say was my favourite, to be honest. I admire people who have a set genre that they read and they stick to that, regardless of what anyone else is reading.
Can it be classed as pressure – or mere curiosity?
I would like to think I follow bookish trends out of curiosity of what others are reading, and because I think I might enjoy the books – and I do, but I also think I might be pressured into reading trendy books, in some sense.
For example, I find that reviewing newer, trendier books gets me more views and likes than reviewing lesser well-known titles – and so obviously I prefer to review newer books, therefore, you might say I am pressured into reading trendy books. 🙂
Where do you stand in this Discussion?
- Do you follow Bookish Trends?
- Are you pressured into reading popular books – or do you read them out of curiosity?
- Do you think Bookish Trends are a good or bad thing?
- Can you relate with any of the points I made in this post?
- Did you enjoy this discussion subject?
I really hope you enjoyed today’s discussion post!!
I would be really interested to see what your views are about the subject – so please let me know what you think in the comments section below.
Which just leaves me to say thanks very much for reading today’s post! Enjoy the rest of your day, everyone.