Friday, November 11, 2016
Discussion: What Makes You Want To Read a Book?
There are many books I still want to read. Books that I’ve already got waiting for me on my bookshelves, books on my eReader and books that are on my TBR list. And every year I always find books that have been published for years but I somehow never read before, and didn’t really want to read before. But they get a new cover, or I keep reading these amazing things about those books and somehow, suddenly I find myself wanting to read those books too.
But what is it that makes me want to read a book? Is it because I know the author, and I’ve read previous books by the author before that I really enjoyed? Is it because I really like the way the cover looks? Is it because I keep reading nice things about the book? Is it because the book description sounds great? Or is it simply because everyone seems to have read that book but me?
For me it’s probably all of the above. I wish I could say that a nice cover didn’t make me want to read a book more than without the pretty cover. But to be honest a nice cover makes me want to pick up a book faster. For example I love the covers of Harry Potter and the Twilight series and I read those books long before they became a hype. The cover of the Games of Thrones books never really did it for me, and I only remember picking the first book up because I’d been hearing a lot about those books.
And I also definitely pick a book because everybody is reading it and I want to know why. For example ‘The Girl on the Train’. That book didn’t really spark my interest at first. But when I kept hearing everybody talking about it, and when I read there would be a movie, I knew I had to read the book too.
The books I look forward to the most are the ones of authors I’ve read books from before, or the ones I read many great reviews about. I for one can’t wait to read the new book from Stephanie Meyer. I loved her Twilight books, and I’m really curious to read a totally different book from her.