Writers hear that they shouldn't write toward trends. As a reader, though, do the books you read fall into those that are trending? Do you read in your own trends?
I often find the books I choose to read can fall within popular trends. I've always enjoyed vampires, so I read The House of Night series, started the Vampire Academy series, and even read the Twilight Saga. I picked up Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series. I was all about vampires for a while.
Dystopian books came out, and although I haven't had a chance to read most of them, I bought a ton of them. I do that with a lot of YA.
If I start reading mysteries, then all I want to read for a while is mysteries.
I've even picked an author and would proceed to read everything they read. I wanted to binge on books that were similar.
So I easily get caught up in trends. Do you?