Top Ten Tuesday was originally created/hosted by the team that was The Broke & The Bookish but is now hosted by Jana at ThatArtsyReaderGirl!
The author – We admit it freely…there are authors out there that we love so much that we will basically read anything they write and we admit we haven’t been disappointed yet.
The cover – There are so many beautiful covers out there and although we all know the saying, I still do it. For every beautiful cover in the universe, there are some that aren’t so eye catching and sometimes that sways my reading decision. I might have some books on our shelves just because the covers are pretty and I’m not ashamed.
It is a series we started – Series books are good and bad for us. We are notorious for making it through the first few and then sometimes our interest wanes but we always have good intentions and will buy the rest of the books thinking we will finish the series. In most cases, we are picking up the following books because we need to know what happens to the characters
The synopsis – A good preview of what the book is about will always prompt me to pick it up.
The first chapter – Sometimes instead of just reading the synopsis on the back of a book, I will use the first chapter to help me choose a book. If you grab my attention there, chance are pretty good that I’m going to keep going.
Recommendation from a friend – All our bookish friends have recommendations and those that know us best will usually steer us toward the books they know we will love.
Hype – We know…sometimes this can be a bandwagon thing but in some cases it really helps to bring books to our attention that we may not be aware of. Scrolling through Instagram and Twitter are good for that at least.
Bookclub – We started our #ejkmbookclub and this has actually forced us to read some books that we might not have gotten around to as quickly as we had hoped. By having to talk about the book each month, we have a bit more accountability to picking it up to read.
What makes you pick up a book? Let us know in the comments!