Are we all on the same page?

are we all on the same pageIt happens every year: as soon as the new year is rung in, blogs are flooded with posts about New Year’s resolutions, goals, and expectations. In the book blogging world this usually entails TBR lists, Goodreads challenges, individual bookish aspirations and even collaborative projects. I love making these goals every year, and I especially like reading about the goals that other people are setting for themselves.

This year while reading countless New Year’s posts I noticed a pattern forming in the majority of lists I read. Somehow it seems as though the book blogging community collectively decided that this year would be the year of cleansing ourselves of TBR lists, purging our bookshelves, and reading whatever we feel like it, whenever we feel like it. These were some of my goals, and I was really surprised that so many other people had the same ideas in mind for 2015.

It got me thinking: What is it about 2015 that makes us all on the same page?Β (pun may or may not be intended πŸ™‚ )

I think it’s great that many of us are moving in the same direction this year with ourΒ reading habits, but I can’t help but wonder whyΒ that is. What was it about 2014 that made a bunch of us want to read all of the books we currently own and take a breather when it comes to our reading schedules? I have never thought about trends like this in the reading habits among book bloggers, book-tubers, and readers and general, and I think it’s absolutely fascinating.

Are you on the same page with your reading habits, or do they differ from what I have seen so much of so far in 2015? Why do you think we all unknowingly made such similar goals? Do you think I’m reading into this to much? (Another pun- look at me go!) Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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2 thoughts on “Are we all on the same page?

  1. Well I’m personally, probably *not* on the same page…I really have no reading goals (although I joined the Bookish Bingo challenge recently) but that’s just because I personally like my reading to be spontaneous. If I start making goals like “read 200 books” then its more like I’m just reading for the sake of it..So that I’ll have “bragging rights.” And I’m sure for some people, it does help motivate you to keep reading throughout the year…But I for me it turns reading into a chore so I don’t really make any goals. Overall, I’ll just want to keep reading, keep reviewing, keep finishing my ARCs, and keep blogging about books! πŸ™‚

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  2. I think maybe because we all read each other’s blogs that our goals may have seemed into a cyber collective consciousness or something. Which is pretty nifty, in my opinion.
    But, for me, I’ve been trying to clear my TBR list for 12 months already. I keep saying that I’ll stop buying books but it never ever happens

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