Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Things that Make Me Pick Up a Book

The Top Ten Tuesday has a new home. It's hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

In no particular order:

1. Cover Color - They say never judge a book by its cover, and I believe that but not for books. I love a beautiful cover and to be honest I'm more like to pick up a cover that's attractive to me. I love greens and blues and yellows.

2. One or Two Word Titles - One and Two word titles tend to pack a punch, makes me want to find out more about the book. I'm more likely to read the synopsis of these

3. Author - If it's an author I really enjoy, It's not out of the ordinary for me to pick up their other books without even knowing what they're about.

3. Typography - There is nothing more eye-catching to me than typography or hand lettering. I love this kind of artwork. If a book has it on the cover, I will almost always pick it up to find out more.

4. Booktube Hype - I have a select few booktubers that I watch regularly. I feel like our book likes are very similar, so when they really enjoy a book, it makes me want to pick up that book.

5. Friend Recommendation - While I do enjoy booktube recommendations, a friend's recommendation carries much more weight for me. When they're excited about a book, it makes me want to try it even if it's something I wouldn't necessarily pick for myself.

Monday, April 1, 2019

April 2019 TBR

Welcome to the first ever Disney-a-thon monthly book picking. I've decided to go with three picks this month and see how that goes. If I don't get everything read, I'll know to adjust it for next month.

The Picks
Fantasia 2000 - Read someone else's favorite book
Epic by Conor Kostick - Fantasia 2000 was my younger brother's favorite movie when he was a kid. We watched it pretty regularly for years. So in honor of that, I'm going to read his favorite book. He found this one year in high school when he was systematically going through the sci-fi/fantasy section of our library.

One Hundred and One Dalmatians - Read a book with lots of chapters
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas - This book has 66 chapters and that's "lots" of chapters in my book. I started this book in March and hopefully I'll complete it this month.

The Incredibles - Read a book featuring a character with a secret identity
Renegades by Marissa Meyer - Okay, I'm fairly certain this book has some secret identities seeing as it's about a couple factions of people with powers. I could be wrong but I'm really hoping to count this book!
I also participate in a book club every month so I'm going to throw our book in these TBRs too, because I can! Each month a different club member chooses what's supposed to be 3 books. (it's usually at least 4, but this month there were 5 options!) We vote from the options to see what book we'll actually read.  That way, each person is guaranteed to read a book they're interested at least twice a year.

This month Jillian chose books; we unanimously selected The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson - A bookshop with a family mystery mixed in the middle. I'm quite interested in reading this book, I can't wait to dig into it.