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!