Monday Memes

Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading 
Today’s question:

How do you decide to read a book by an author you haven’t read before? What sort of recommendations count most highly in making that decision?

My answer:
BB or before blogging, I would make my decisions  solely based on the synopsis on the back of the book.  Since I wasn’t surrounded by those who enjoyed reading, recommendations by mouth were far and few between.  But since I have found this community, I still rely on the synopsis, but now, also rely on other bloggers’ reviews.  

Some bloggers may give stellar reviews on books, however, if the genre is not one that I enjoy, I am not going to purchase the book simply because of that review.  I have to enjoy premise of the book overall. 

What about you?  How do you decide to read a book by a new author?

7 thoughts on “Monday Memes

  1. I totally agree! The recommendation of other bloggers has had me reading books I would never have picked up otherwise.

  2. I think that way,too…I like blogger reviews but I also go to Amazon to see ratings and read the Booklist synopsis…that helps me tons.

    Most of the time it is just a sort of gut feeling…that I know will love this book.

  3. I've bought a few books just because I love the cover art. But mostly I read what is written on the book, or if I'm home I do some reading of book bloggers reviews.

  4. BB…I love that…lol
    I get recommendations from Library Thing and always check the new book section at the library
    but fellow bloggers are probably my number one source of I need more

  5. Sometimes, I fall in love for the cover. A lot of times, when I really like a book, I look at those places like on Amazon or GoodReads where they say, if you like this book, you may like this one. Often that is how I start reading different authors.

    Carol Wong

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