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have to have to ensure you will instantly read it? One? Two? Or more? Inquiring
minds (the Broke and Bookish gang) wants to know.
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that will draw me towards a book. Some of which are more prevalent and
important to me than others. Either way, let’s be honest, we all have elements
or things or issues that make us more or less likely to read a book. Some are
superficial (*COVER SNOB ALERT*), others look deeper and ask the heart of the reader in us important
want to read a book – and maybe, because let’s face it, I cannot seem to stop
there, take a closer look at the “why” behind these A-Z reasons.
means if a book has the name Jenny B. Jones or Stephanie Perkins; Sarah Sundin
or Kiera Cass on its cover, there’s a 99% chance I’ll read the book.
“comfort zone,” I also admire new concepts and worlds. Examples of out-of-this-world
reads (for me) are These Broken Stars (quite
literally in fact!), A Shadow Bright and Burning, and The Selection.
prettier the cover, the more I’m drawn to it. This is a subjective quality
since we all find something different defines “beauty,” but whatever your
definition of it is, I am a self-diagnosed cover snob. Some recent examples of
favorites include (And yes, depending on the execution, I have a fondness for “model
covers” and those with “headless” designs. Example A, example B, example C. Plus, who wouldn’t like this sweet “model cover”?)
drama buff, but overall, it’s the contemporary world that most suits me.
but-I-really-want-to-browse-Goodreads-or-Amazon mode, sometimes I run across
new authors. When this happens, I look at the synopsis and publisher. If the former hooks me, and its from a publisher I read often, my curiosity scale level goes off the charts. New finds include a book from actress Bailee Madison (Blink), Sadhya Menon (Simon Pulse), and Joanna Davidson Palitano.
are some of your favorite book “catnip” concepts? I’d love to chat with you
about the things that draw YOU into a book? Comment down below with all the
thoughts, opinions or bookish (or otherwise) comments. I’d love to chat them up