Hello, and happy Friday! Today was a really busy day for me, but I’m really excited for this post. This LTB topic is actually from a few weeks ago, but I didn’t have a chance to do it then, so I wanted to circle back to do this one today! I had a lot of fun writing this post, and I hope that you like reading it. So, here are all my thoughts on keeping up with new releases!
Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly discussion post created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and is hosted by Rukky and Dani @ A Literary Lion! This week’s topic is about illustrations in books, but I’m going with Do you keep up with new releases? (suggested by Pippin @ The Pigeon) for today!
How current is your reading? Do you tend to read recently published books or pick from the publishing backlog, and why?
I read a lot of new releases, and I love reading books that have just come out. I also read a fair amount of advance reader copies, so that usually happens around the time a book is coming out, making even more of the books I read very new.
I do read some older/backlist books though. The Night Circus was my last read, and it was published a decade ago. There are plenty of books that I read that aren’t new releases, but as a whole, I read a lot of new books.
Is there any particular merit to keeping up with current releases, or is it all hype?
I think that it can be really fun to keep up with current releases, though it depends on who you are, and what you want to get out of your reading. I love making lists of my anticipated releases at the beginning of every month, and that’s always fun for me.
But, there are so many books that are constantly coming out that it can be hard to keep track of them all. Constantly trying to follow all of the new releases that are coming out can get stressful, with the huge amount of books that all look amazing.
How has book blogging changed your habits on this front?
Book blogging has really drastically changed my reading habits. Before I started blogging, I didn’t pay attention to new releases at all. Now, I’m much more aware of the books coming out every week. I see a lot of stuff on instagram, with authors posting about book releases, and there are lots of bloggers I follow who do anticipated releases posts.
I love seeing all of these; I’ve discovered lots of amazing books by this, and it’s always cool to see a little burst in activity surrounding a certain new release when it comes out, like a flood of reviews.
Overall though, my reading is completely different than it was from before I started blogging. I hadn’t thought about how many more new releases I read because of blogging, and it was interesting to think about that.
And, in the future, are you thinking you want your reading to shift either way?
I don’t think that there is any certain way that I really want to shift my reading. I definitely see myself reading less new releases in the future, and more backlist books, but I think that might go back and forth a lot of times.
I don’t want to change what I read and how I choose the books I read just because I want to read more or less new releases, I really just want to read books I think I’ll like, that I have fun reading! I)
Wrapping this up…
This didn’t end up being a super long LTB post, but I did have a lot of fun with writing it, and I hope you enjoyed reading it! I’m really interested to hear what you have to say about new releases, and your thoughts on keeping track of new releases!
Do you read a lot of new releases? Do you try to keep up with new releases? Chat with me in the comments below!