Why do you buy the books you do? (Notice how I just automatically assume you’re a book-buyer.)
I just finished reading Emily Henry’s People We Meet on Vacation (so enjoyable, 4-stars on Goodreads). And now comes the hard part — deciding which book to read next.
I looked at my over-flowing books-to-read shelf and realized I buy books for different reasons.
Recommendation from a friend:
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Read and loved a book written by this author and felt compelled to buy the author’s latest release:
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Brighter By the Day: Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams by Robin Roberts
The Switch by Beth O’Leary
These Precious Days: Essays by Ann Patchett
Watched and/or listened to an author interview and was then inspired to purchase their book:
All In: An Autobiography Billie Jean King
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love by Kim Fay
Heard good things about the book:
Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Heard good things about the book and met the author:
After Happily Ever After by Leslie A. Rasmussen
For my own knowledge as I write my memoir-in-essays:
Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving your First Book by Courtney Maum
Blueprint for a Nonfiction Book: Plan and Pitch Your Big Idea by Jennie Nash
Your turn readers. What books are on your shelf waiting to be read? What motivated you to buy them? Please share; I’m always looking to add titles to my “want-to-read” list.