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The ‘What Makes Me Pick Up a Book’ Tag

The ‘What Makes Me Pick Up a Book’ Tag was found on The Strawberry Post while blog hopping.

Hello bookworks! Happy Saturday!

I’ve been amassing book tags for the better part of the last week or two. I’ve hit a point in where I’m not reading as much as I should be thanks to work and other things taking up my time. I feel like I’m at the cusps of another reading slump and I’m trying my hardest to not fall into a third one.

I don’t know what it is with me this year…but reading frequently has been a challenge.

With that said if you guys have any short novels you recommend, feel free to let me know in the comments!

The ‘What Makes Me Pick Up a Book’ Tag

1. Do you judge a book by its cover?

Not entirely but it’s definitely in the decision process. I can’t sit here and lie that I don’t go for pretty looking covers first.

My current process of deciding if I want to read a book is:

Cover > Excerpt > First couple of pages
If two of the three fail, I leave it be.

2. Focusing on just the cover, what attracts you to pick it up?

Contrast and Saturation then Style. I enjoy having books with colors that POP, colors that catch the eye and are well-placed against each other. Style is also a big thing for me. Illustrated covers, covers that are mixed media or simple covers with nice color contrast are my favorites.

3. Do you read the synopsis first, or do you prefer to go in knowing nothing about the book?

I read the synopsis second. I like to know what I’m in for.

4. Do you have any auto-buy authors?


There are a couple of authors who I don’t question because they have released great book after great book.

5. Are you more likely to buy a book if it has specific elements/themes?

I would like to think I don’t but then I’d be a big fat liar….I’m really big into Enemies to Lovers/ Villain Love Interest in a Fantasy setting. Preferably, a reluctant heroine who grows to accept her fate and realizes she has to sacrifice everything for the people she loves.

6. Do you ever read a book that has generally negative reviews just to form your own opinion on it?

I always do. Just because a book didnt connect with the reviewer doesn’t mean it wont connect with me. And Vice Versa. There are some books that I absolutely loved that had horrible reviews and there are some books that I disliked that many have raved about.

7. Do you ever buy a book just because another booktuber/blogger has talked about it a lot?

Yep! Especially if it’s from one of my favorite book bloggers. There are certain bloggers whose opinion I value the most, and they haven’t been wrong yet. I’ve loved every book they have recommended. 🙂

8. Is there anyone who’s book recommendations you always trust?

SAM | CLO | Umairah

What are your favorite elements and themes in a book? Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you are all doing well physically and mentally <3



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