It 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? (pun may or may not be intended 🙂 )
I think it’s great that many of us are moving in the same direction this year with our reading habits, but I can’t help but wonder why 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!