How I Choose My Books Tag

Choosing books to buy is difficult. I’m one to err on the side of buying anything that looks remotely appealing. But, my preference is to receive recommendations. Since I was interested in the topic I thought this was a perfect tag to complete. Let’s learn about my book choosing habits together.

Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up that book in the first place?

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This is a book that booktube inspired me to buy. I heard lots of hype from Sasha (abookutopia) and felt like I needed to read it.

Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy but did. Why did you read it in the first place?

P. S. I Like You by Kasie West is a book that I picked up because I got it in a book subscription box. I didn’t have high expectations. But, I really enjoyed it.

Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick a book at random. How did you discover this book?

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh was a book we decided to read for a discussion for Thrice Read Saturday. We originally saw it all over booktube and bookstagram and decided to give it a shot. It was one of our first group reads and it was amazing.

Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?

Eden recommends a lot of books to me. Most recently she recommended Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia and I adored it. You can check out my complete thoughts in my review here. You can check out Edens review here.

Pick a book you discovered through book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?

The first book that came to mind was Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I say it all over book blogs when the series started. It was a series I would never have read it on my own so I’m glad that book blogs recommended it.

Find a book on your shelves with a one word title. What drew you to this book?

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman was a book that was super intriguing to me because of the mixed media format of the book. I’m now hooked.

What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?

It wasn’t until the movie was going to be released that I discovered Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I don’t often receive recommendations for adult novels and this is a book I would never have known about were it not for the film adaptation.

Think of your all-time favourite books. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?

Okay I have two answers for this one. The first is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak I read it while in law school and it just had a profound effect on me. I found it because of booktube and it immediately became a favorite of mine. The second is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This was a book I read in my 7th grade Language Arts class and it was love at first read. It opened up a whole new world of reading to me.

How do you typically choose the books you read? Leave me some recommendations of your favorite books. I’m always looking for more!




13 thoughts on “How I Choose My Books Tag

  1. Great tag! I might do this one 🙂

    I choose books, mostly, by recommendation from my Goodreads friends (who I have curated over time because we all have similar taste in books, I love seeing my GR feed filled with the kind of books I love… which is to say, ALL THE ROMANCE).

    Bookbub also has a big influence on the books I read because I obsessively add free books to my Kindle that look even somewhat intriguing. It’s a problem because I have way too many books on my Kindle right now. I need to read, like, 5 books a day until I die to finish every book on my TBR lists!


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