Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday. Today we’re discussing things that make me pick up a book. There’s a handful of reasons I decide to read a book. Check them out below!
A beautiful cover.
I am a sucker for a pretty cover. But I’m also not particular about a cover. I think so many covers are gorgeous. I just love all the covers *shrugs*.
A well crafted synopsis.
This is super important. I want the book to suck me in based off of the summary. I want to know just enough to make me want to read it.
A solid Goodreads rating.
I would consider this probably one of my highest factors for me. I will generally pick up anything with a 3.60+ rating. If it’s lower, it takes a bit more convincing for me.
A recommendation from a friend.
If someone I know recommends me a book, I figure they truly think I’ll enjoy it. And they loved it too, so I respect that opinion and want to check it out for myself.
A new book by an auto-buy author.
I have a fairly big list of authors that I will buy anything from them. And if I hear they have a new book coming out, YOU BETTER BELIEVE I pre-ordered that stat.
Seeing it often on Bookstagram/Blog.
If I see a book absolutely everywhere sometimes I can’t resist. And if it also has a gorgeous cover, those photos are going to make me want to read it.
Fear of missing out.
Hype, hype, hype. This explains itself.
Need of an anxiety/stress reliever.
I’m grateful to have a husband that gets me. When I am seriously having the worst day, he takes the babe, goes to the park and lets me read for an hour to detox. It truly calms me and I feel centered again.
Continuation of a series.
This should be a given. You need that next book? YOU GET THAT BOOK.
The perfect weather.
I am a big mood reader. And honestly, depending on the weather the day I’m starting a new book will influence what I end up choosing! Some days call for a long fantasy read, others call for a short rom-com.
What makes you pick up a book? Were any of these on your list? Let’s talk in the comments!