Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book
If you want to know what makes me add a book to my TBR, it’s usually at least one (perhaps even a combination) of the following things.
Yes, of COURSE I judge books by their covers. Of COURSE.
One of my auto-read authors
Sarah Dessen, Jennifer E Smith, Morgan Matson, Malcolm Gladwell, Victoria Schwab. Welcome.
This might sound like a no-brainer, but once the pretty cover catches my eye, if it doesn’t sound interesting then I’m going to put it back down.
Recommended by someone I trust/good reviews
If people I trust are raving about a book, I’m a lot more likely to move it up my TBR. Same if it has a rating higher than 4 stars on Goodreads.
I have to/assigned reading
Either it’s the book for one of my book clubs, or I have to read something in that genre for work.
Next in a series
I’m a lot better at quitting mid-series than I used to be. That being said, I’m also always hopeful that the next book in the series will be better–especially if I really enjoyed one of the first ones.
It’s a classic
This is a little different from assigned reading because no one is expecting me to read it. Lately, I’ve felt like I’ve been wanting to read more classics in order to feel more well-rounded in my reading life.
Just happens to catch my eye
Working at a library is simultaneously the best and worst thing for my reading life. I’m tempted by so many books every day!
That’s all I could come up with for this Tuesday!