How do you pick books? I find the question kind of interesting. I’ll admit that lately I’ve done a lot of “reading a book by the cover”.
I was in Wal-mart and saw a couple books that looked interesting. I was short on time and I rarely “read” a book anymore. I mostly listen to them. That doesn’t stop me from hitting up the book section at Wal-mart or Target though. I always look and then I snap pictures with my camera.
Oh…I haven’t read this Nicholas Sparks book. I’ll be on the hunt for that one!
This looks like historical fiction. Goodness knows I love historical fiction.
Hmm. This looks historical too. Ya. I think I’d try that.
I do like a mystery/investigation type book now and then.
Oh my word. STOP THE PRESSES!!! Karin Slaughter has a new book out. SEE???!!!She is my girl. I love her. I always read her books. I’m going home and I’m checking to see if any of the on line libraries have this. If not Audible here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now to Target. Hmm…that looks interesting.
I love those two boys on the cover….Hmmm.
Historical again….Have to check that out.
Lisa Wingate. Hmm. I’ve liked her books before Prayer Box is a favorite of mine.
I like Lisa Jewell too.
So once I’m home…I page through the photos I took. I go to Amazon and check out the reviews and how many stars the books have. If they have more than four stars, I start my hunt. First I go to Hoopla, my digital online library. If they don’t have it I go to my Overdrive on line library. If I’m still dying to read it then I go to Audible and buy it.
I found at Hoopla:
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter-I reviewed this one on Thursday.
Whiskey and Charlie
My Dear Hamilton
On my Overdrive Library I found
Tending Roses (which also lead me to a rabbit trail to find Big Stone Gap which I added to my hold list)
The Karen Slaughter book (Darn I’m #56 with five books in circulation-I added myself to the hold list)
I didn’t end up going to Audible. I’m sure they have whatever is left that I want. For now, I’m going to jump into the books from Hoopla. Those are free and available immediately. YA-HOO!! Looks like I have some good reading, or rather listening, in store for me.
So if anyone wants to read- or listen along, the next books I’ll likely be reviewing are the ones listed in the Hoopla listing.
Curious minds want to know…how do you choose your books?
If you need other ideas for picking books, Mary over at Country Threads has a list complied by her readers of their favorite books. Find that here.