When I first got into blogging I would be reading reviews and monthly wrap ups where I would constantly see new published books being named and they would keep popping up. This then made me feel pressured to read the books that I had seen a lot and books that had a lot of hype. As a result, I wouldn`t read the books I originally want to read and my TBR pile would just pile up.
Overall I think this is a huge problem for me and many other readers because we all feel we should read books that everyone is talking about and we shouldn`t read underrated books. In a way this makes me sad because I feel like I am neglecting books that I would love if I gave them a chance. However I want to read the new books that have a lot of hype because I want to see what all the hype was about.
On the other hand this then contradicts that whole purpose of blogging- we need to spread the love of books and recommend books. Maybe this is just me, but I think that it is maybe time for me a shift away from only reading YA and read different genres that will enable me to see what I actually like in a book.
Sometimes book are just over hyped and so I feel very pressured to read that book otherwise I will be really missing out. When I haven`t read a well loved book people then tell me to read the book and they will keep bugging me until I have. In my opinion I think it might be time that we shouldn`t over hype a book. Instead we should explain why we like a book so that people won`t feel pressured to read a particular book and people will be able to understand why you liked a book.
This is just my opinion and I hope you enjoyed this post and tell me what are your feelings. Have you ever felt pressured to read a book?