We all buy books for different reasons. Sometimes it’s because of hype (the pressure is real, am I right!); other times it may be because of genuine interest of the synopsis; or maybe it’s as basic as the sway of a solid cover design (#Guilty). Whatever the reason, we pick our bookshelf additions based on influences – because of a variety of reasons. It’s time to talk up some of the books I read for these reasons, like that pretty cover art (or recommendations or adaptations or any number of reasons!).
Below you’ll find ten of the books that fit into the “reasons I bought…” kind of mold. Let’s do this.
Books I Read For These Reasons
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1: In Paris With You by Clémentine Beauvais
Reason: Cute COVER ART!! (and genre, too!)
Pretty sure I saw this one at B&N, thought it looked cute, but as I knew nothing about it, I came home, read about it and promptly bought it. I mean, that cover is just TOO cute to ignore. Amazon | Goodreads
2: Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
Reason: The Author is on all the Lists
I have no idea if I’ll like this one, but it sounds interesting and I’ve been seeing books by this author on all the lists recently. Makes me think I must give this new-to-me author a chance. Amazon | Goodreads
3: Jo and Laurie by Melissa de la Cruz and Margaret Stohl
Reason: Curiosity (and pretty cover art, too!)
4: Maybe it’s You by Christy Hayes
Reason: Book Blogger Friend Recommendation
Pretty sure Becky mentioned this one on a list or wrap up or review or something! Needless to say, it looks and sounds cute so a while back I picked it up. Have I read it yet? Nope. But here’s hoping! Amazon | Goodreads
5: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
Reason: Friend Recommendation
6: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
I see this author duo’s books everywhere, and everyone seems to really enjoy them. I finally picked one up, and sadly, didn’t love it as I anticipated. That said, I do plan to read another by them and see if it’s just this particular story. What would you recommend by them? Amazon | Goodreads
7: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Reason: Multiple Recommendations
8: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Reason: Author HYPE!
9: Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
Reason: Friend Recommendation
One of the people who I most admire in this blogging community talked about this novel, back when it marked the debut of its author in 2012. I was curious about it prior to this but not enough to immediately pick up a copy. I’m sure glad she did hype it because now it’s one of my favorite books! Amazon | Goodreads
10: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer
Reason: Multiple Reviews and the Film Adaptation
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What are some of the books titles that you were influenced to pick up – and why? Was is because of hype? Personal excitement? A much-anticipated sequel? Because of the cover art? Share all of your “I bought this because…” books! Comment all the thoughts down below.
Linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl and Top Ten Tuesday April 7: Books I Bought/Borrowed Because… (Fill in the blank. You can do 10 books you bought for the same reason, i.e., pretty cover, recommended by a friend, blurbed by a favorite authors, etc. OR you could do a different reason for each pick.)