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What makes you choose the books you read?
Genre? Reviews? Certain authors? Covers? Recommendations? – BTT

All of the above and more. While I no longer browse book stores and libraries as much as I use to, I do find myself looking at books others read on GoodReads or on the library catalogue website.

I do find Reviews or Recommendations the strongest. Word of Mouth is easiest, and I will often read books by authors I have read before. I am quite loyal that way.

In the past, I have selected books for their covers, but I am less likely to do that now as I have so many other books to choose from.

How about you?

8 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday – Choosing

  1. Covers really do get me every time. I hate that they do, but if it’s not an exciting or at least intriguing cover I’ll pass a book up unless I’ve received a recommendation or am familiar with the author.

    1. Hi Geoff! Do you read the blurb as well or do you run and go? I do less of this cover choosing now that I have so many recs or authors to follow. It’s been awhile since I chose a book solely for the cover. I wish I had more time for it. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Covers definitely play a role in how I choose but most I think it’s a combination of the choices above.

    My BTT

  3. I’m similar to you Athena. I often make notes after reading positive reviews from other book bloggers. As you said word of mouth is the easiest, and I am also quite a loyal reader too. I will pick up books based on if I’ve read and enjoyed the author before.

    1. Hi Jessica! It’s easy enough to convince us especially since books are really different for everyone. I generally pick up authors I enjoy too. Have a great day!

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