Now, let's get into the fun stuff. This week's topic is Book Hype. Within the bookish community-- whether it be through blogs, BookTube or otherwise-- book hype is a MAJOR factor. I think everyone in this community has at some point experienced the effects of book hype in one way or another. Over-hyped books can get annoying, there's no denying that. It's like that song you hear all the time on the radio. The first time you heard it, you thought "Wow, this song is so catchy! I love it." But, now they play it so often that you're just thinking "SOMEONE TURN IT OFF!" That's sort of how I look at book hype, or more specifically over-hyped books. Something even worse is when it's a book that hasn't even come out yet! Especially on BookTube, you'll often see a trend where a whole bunch of people get sent the same ARC. I'm sure it's a great book, but when I see tons and tons of people raving about it just has a tendency to get a little irritating (Especially if it's not out yet and I have to wait a few weeks to even to to read it for myself.) That's not to mention the fact that after hearing four-hundred different people give a synopsis, I feel like I've already read said book. But, that's not to say that all book hype is bad by any means.
The moral of the story is this; Be mindful of the hype. That is to say, don't go into things blindly because everyone is talking about it. Don't buy books like lemmings off a cliff, but don't think the cliff is dangerous just because everyone's jumping off of it either. Thanks for joining us for another week of Thursday Thoughts! If you have opinions on Book Hype, let me know down below! And, don't forget to join us next week when we discuss Monthy TBR Lists. See ya then!