Reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book

I’m going to go mostly with what causes me to pick up a book I’ve borrowed from the library, not so much with what causes me to choose what book to add to my hundreds of titles long (I’ll have a better estimate eventually, I don’t think it’s 1000, but I might be wrong) TBR list or what causes me to choose which books off my TBR list.

  1. To get and stay off the web
  2. Comfort (escapism, avoidance)
  3. I know I will likely enjoy it (I’ve read other books by the same author)
  4. Curiosity
  5. Procrastination
  6. Contrariness (avoiding other books I think I *should* be reading)
  7. Determination (those books I *should* be reading)
  8. To learn/stay motivated
  9. Because I’ve exhausted my other book options
  10. Because I fell for the hype

4 Comments

  • lydiaschoch

    Escapism is a great reason to read. We all need time to relax at least occasionally.

    My <a href=”http://www.lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-things-that-make-me-pick-up-a-book/“>post.

    • Livia Rose

      Yes, I try to always have some books on hand that are easy escapes, last year it was re-reads and Agatha Christie mysteries, this year thus far it’s Georgette Heyer novels and possibly going to be M.M. Kaye mysteries since I enjoyed Death in Cyprus.

  • Once Upon A Bookshelf

    Comfort and Hype are ones I have to agree with. Reading is like an escape for me so I love it when we are taken on a journey to magical worlds, kingdoms and different planets while fighting the ultimate good vs. evil battle, etc. I will admit I do fall for the hype especially if my favorite bloggers and book tubers review it positively. This is a great list btw! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Livia Rose

      Comfort/escape is probably my top reason, at least recently . . . hype my lowest, I’m very picky.

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