A weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, we answer the prompt each week. Come play along with us!
This week's prompt:
Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book (thanks to Karin at My Life In Books for this topic & graciously letting us use it)
What a fun topic this week! It has forced me to think about which books I automatically purchase, and why that was. So that's helped me get to the following list:
1) Series that I love and want to own. I am a librarian so I am obviously a huge advocate of using your own library but there are some series that I just L-O-V-E and want to own. Usually, I have borrowed the first book and then I just got to have it in my personal collection as well as any additional books in the series.
2) Books that I feel I would want my daughter to read. For this reason, they are books that I feel that I would like my daughter to read at some point in her life. These could be books that I loved so much that I bought after borrowing them or just books that I feel would serve a good purpose at some point.
3) Favorite Authors. There are several authors I will buy usually automatically. I do read the synopsis first to make sure it is something that sounds good...but honestly, my auto-buy authors are sure bets for me that I would end up purchasing it 99% of the time.
4) Contemporary/Realistic YA Titles. These are not auto-buys but I will usually pick up any contemporary young adult title up once I read a blurb about it. It is my favorite genre. :-)
5) An Intriguing Cover. I admit, that a cover can draw my eye and make me wonder about the book...after all that's its job.
6) A Good Review. A good review will make me at least pick up a book but it is not always a guarantee that I will read it.
7) A Recommendation from a Friend. I love connecting readers with books and I always appreciate a thoughtful recommendation.
8) Regency/Victorian Era in YA. I do not pick up every adult title set in these time periods (there are SO MANY) but I do like to pick up young adult titles set in this time period. I am drawn to it and enjoy them (mostly).
9) Mythology driven. This is more of a past topic for me but if it was a young adult/middle grade title with mythology incorporated into it, I will pick it up to see if it is something I would want to read.
10) My Teens tell me to read it. I offer them suggestions and they offer me suggestions. It is a collaborative relationship in that sense. :)
I may have taken this in a different direction than some. I cannot say I necessarily pick up books because of words like "vampire," "angels" or something along those lines. That is what is so great about this topic to me though--I will enjoy reading how you all interpret this week's topic! :-)