I have shortened the question from Booking Through Thursday:
Have you ever felt pressured to read something because ‘everyone else’ was reading it? Have you ever given in and read the book(s) in question or do you resist?
Rarely do I succumb to this kind of pressure. I don't like reading books under feelings of obligation. It tarnishes the experience for me. I read what I like, when I want to. Even when I do read books which have gotten my attention because of their wild popularity, I usually wait until some of the hoopla has died down. I try to pick ones that I'm actually interested in personally, not just because I'm curious about why everyone else loved it (after all, they usually tell me that on their blogs!)