Booking Through Thursday – Choosing

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

  • Geoff W

    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.

    • athena (Post author)

      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!

  • Kristin@Blood,Sweat and Books

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

    My BTT

    • athena (Post author)

      Hi Holly! GoodReads is a bad/good influence. I can spend hours on that site queuing books. Have a great weekend!

  • jessicabookworm

    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.

    • athena (Post author)

      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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