Musing Mondays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Each week MizB asks a book related question and bloggers answer with their thoughts about the given topic.
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?
Oh, that’s a good one. A lot of times I go by recommendations from the authors I love the most. For example, after I read The Brightest Star in the Sky, I read a few interviews with Marian Keyes where she told the readers which authors she likes the most, who inspired her, that sort of thing. And naturally, I checked them out. My second source for recommendations is Goodreads. I love the fact that they recommend you books based on what you added to your shelf and they’re divided into categories based on genre. I usually flick through these recommendations once in a while. Having said that, the deciding factor for me is the genre and the blurb. It doesn’t matter how many people say it’s a brilliant book if it belongs to a genre I don’t like = I won’t read it, even if it’s a great book. If I happen to be in a bookshop and there’s no one there with me to recommend a good read then I’ll decide based on the blurb. 🙂
How about you? Feel free to leave a comment below with a link to your own Musing Mondays post. Have a nice day! xxx