Welcome to another Booking Through Thursday, during which we ponder our bookish topics. Like today’s:
What makes you choose the books you read?
Genre? Reviews? Certain authors? Covers? Recommendations?
Before blogging, I would choose a book in the bookstore based on its cover and blurb, as well as the author’s name. I usually picked up books by favorite/familiar authors. Maybe someone had recommended the book.
But nowadays, I find books I want to read from seeing them on blogs and reading what other bloggers have to say about them. I also find books on Goodreads. As a result, my world of reading has expanded exponentially.
And so have my stacks!
I still choose books from favorite authors, but my list of favorites has definitely grown.
Here are some books I’ve discovered from blogging that would not have been on my radar otherwise:
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin (Read in 2010) (Click for review)
Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story, by Carolyn Turgeon (also read in 2010)
Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan (Read in 2012 – and When She Woke, by this author)
Ninepins, by Rosy Thornton (and her previous book, too! – The Tapestry of Love)
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (and the previous books Sharp Objects and Dark Places)
These examples are books I probably would not have known about or chosen without blogging. So I can safely say that I find most of my reading material from other blogs these days.
What about you?