Top Ten Tuesday: Things that make me pick up a book

If you’re new to my blog,  welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. It’s held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week is about the things that make me pick up a book. 

An author’s name: Sometimes it can work out a treat other times just not so much. James Patterson I’m looking at you. However, sometimes if I recognise a different ethnicity in a name, in the genre I like, I will also pick up the book. Like this, or this.

A cover: Sometimes bold, quirky or dramatic, I’m totally a sucker for a good cover

The blurb: If I pick up a book because of the cover, the blurb has to seal the deal for me, like every one in the above point did. But, also if a book has something to do with new media, like this, I’m finding myself more inclined to give it a go.

Movies: Absolutely if I am looking forward to a movie, I will try the book

Hype: Books that are overhyped are the quickest thing to turn me off a title, but sometimes, they’re actually worthy of the hype

Different strokes, different authors: My favourite genre right now is crime, thrillers and the like. And I am trying different authors in the genre from Australian to South African to Asian

And that’s it for me! What about you? Do any of these make you pick up a book too?


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