Every Tuesday I look forward to everyone’s Top 10 Tuesday posts but I have never participated myself. So I thought I would throw my hat into the mix today and give it a go!
SO THESE ARE THE FIVE THINGS THAT MAKE ME PICK UP A BOOK!
I am highly susceptible to hype and I have found myself in the past picking a book up purely because of the hype. Nowadays, I am a little pickier with what I read so I will do a little more research on the book first before I actually read it! Example: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – I was browsing a bookstore a little while ago and when I spotted The Gilded Wolves on the shelves I proceeded to pick it up and buy it with no hesitation. I had seen it soo much on my social media at that point that it was instinctive.
I am a sucker for beautiful covers! If I am in a bookstore and a particular cover stands out to me I will immediately gravitate towards it! Whether or not I actually purchase the book will depend on my mood but there have been several instances where this has occurred! Example: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood– I was perusing a book store and came across this beautiful edition of The Handmaid’s Tale. I had been on my TBR for a while now so I immediately bought it!
If I have read one or more books by a certain author and loved it I will definitely go back and pick up more books from that author because I trust them and their work! Even if I know nothing about the book I will still give it a read and see what I think! Example: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – I had just finished his Mistborn Trilogy and was looking into his other work when I came across the Stormlight Archives and immediately picked them up. Now one of my all-time favourite fantasy series!
I am a fantasy lover and I am always on the hunt for new fantasy series! The longer the better in my opinion I love them all! So when I hear about a book that is the start of a new fantasy series I will probably be picking it up in the very near future and checking it out! Example: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan – This was a mixture of hype, cover and the fact that it is a newly released novel that is the start of a new fantasy series! When I saw this book and read the blurb I immediately knew I had to read it!
Sometimes I just sit and stare at my bookshelves and I see some of the books sitting there and it brings back memories of when I first read them, what I was doing in my life at that moment, how old I was etc. and that feeling really prompts me to pick the book up! Example: Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling – I am still in the middle of my reread of this series! What spurred my nostalgia was receiving the illustrated editions for Christmas and that just put me in the mood to read them all again!
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I work so hard to resist hype (because I often find I don’t share the love), but I CANNOT resist a good cover – it at least gets me to pick the book up and read the blurb, and the intro text, and look longingly at it every time I’m in the bookstore. It cuts both ways tho: I didn’t read Game of Thrones for years because of the TERRIBLE garish pulp fantasy cover. Then it got reissued and looked all understated and gorgeous so of course I finally bought a copy (and the UK covers have followed that lovely style ever since, hooray!)