Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!
This week’s (April 2nd 2019) topic is: Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book
Since there are two of us running this blog (Melanie and Mireille), we’re going to break these memes up between us and each pick five!
I’m a cover whore – I love a good cover that will look amazing on my shelves.
This isn’t really a common one but I’m a sucker for illustrations, especially in middle-grade novels or special editions YA books.
I have so many auto-author buys, so that is probably the easiest reason to buy for me.
Does it have pirates? Vikings? Necromancers? Blood Magic? Then sign me up! There are many themes I adore and it’s always so exciting when they get on trend.
I don’t have a lot of faith in random Goodreads reviews for many reasons – it could be a full post within itself! However, I do trust reviews from certain reviewers/friends that I know have very similar taste as me. That can certainly push me to pick up a novel.
I am a sucker for a beautiful cover. If it appeals to me there is a good chance that I will buy the book.
If it’s an author that I like or love, I will be getting anything they write. I have a couple instabuy authors. Some could be coming out with a phone book and I would buy it (**cough*Jay Kristoff*cough**).
Of course like a lot if people are raving about a book, especially my friends I will end up buying it.
I do sometimes read the synopsis and based on it decide if it’s something that I might be into.
If a book has controversy around it there is a chance that I will pick it up to see what the fuss is about.