Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

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This was a hard one! I didn’t want to just list 10 topics (that post is coming soon ๐Ÿ˜‰) so I had to do some contemplating. Here’s 10 reasons I might pick up a book!

1. Hype

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I’m the first to admit that I get mowed down by the hype train CONSTANTLY. If I see a book over and over and over on book blogs or booktube then I check out the synopsis and more often than not add it to my TBR.

2. A Gorgeous Cover

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And the rule breaking continues! Iย always judge books by their cover. Always. A good cover is meant to draw a reader in and, more importantly, give them a vague idea of what the book is about. If I’m walking around a bookstore I’m way more likely to pick up a book with a beautiful cover before putting it back on the shelf because it’s way cheaper on Amazon.

3. The Whole Series is Out

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As far as actually buying books, I’m way more likely to buy a book (these days) if the whole series is out or on its way out. Going along with that…

4. I have the other books in the series

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I’m in the process of collecting a few different series – like the 12 book Bloody Jack series – and anytime I run across a well priced book I need for my collection I snag it.

5. I know and love the author

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If I already know that I like the authors style and storytelling then I’m a lot more likely to pick a book up. In a select few cases the author’s name alone is enough to make me want to buy it.

6. It’s a subject I love

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Obviously I’m a fan of historical fiction, and there are quite a few time periods and people that will make me automatically interested in a book. There are certain plots in other genres that peak my interest too!

7. It’s free

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Raise your hand if you compulsively download free Kindle books because you have no self control! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I can’t stop myself. Do I ever read them? Nope. But they’re there, just in case. In fact, I don’t even include them in my monthly hauls.

8. It’s cheap

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In the same vein, I’m SO SO SO much more likely to buy a book if it’s used. I rarely buy brand new books, and when I do they’re from Amazon 95% of the time because I have gift cards and they’re cheaper.

9. It’s available at my library

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I adore my local library. I went to the grand opening when I was five and I’ve been a regular there ever since. Now that I listen to audiobooks and read more ebooks, I use the digital app constantly.

10. It was recommended to me

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Last but not least, I’m 1000x more likely to pick up a book I never would have if someone I trust recommends it to me!


Do we have any answers in common?



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