How Do I Choose Books to Read

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”- Francis Bacon

How do i choose books to read

I always take sometime before I decide if I want to read a book or not because“knowledge is power is time is money”(I deliberately made that mistake so refrain from correcting it.) I’m very choosy when it comes to books or anything for that matter. No place for trash.

Coming to the point.

How do I choose books?

  • Need & Content:

I choose books just because they can fulfill my needs because of their good content. So when I want learn something or I want to know about something, I choose a book which can provide me with most of the content so that I don’t have to sit with 5 different books to learn one thing because it  is such a hassle.

  • Writer:

If I love the writer, I choose his/her book if I don’t have many good options.

  • Influences:

I also choose books written by people who influenced my favorite writers. Most of them never disappointed me, just one time when I read Sartre, his book was depressive.

  • Books mentioned inside the books:

I also read the books that are mentioned in the book that I’m reading. It’s fun. I came across many good books, this way. It’s like writer recommending you books personally.

  • Current Read:

I also choose books similar to the book that I’m reading.

  • Genre:

Best books from my favorite Genre. That is easy.

  • Buddy Read:

Sometimes I also read totally random book but I mostly do it when I’m reading that book with someone else, so that if it is a total disappointment then we can rant about it or if it turns out to be a really good book then we can always say, ohh! we discovered this beauty and we read it together, it was awesome. 

  • Bookshops:

I love bookshops and I make a monthly trip to local bookstores to buy something fun, something I didn’t know about. I have favorite bookstores in different cities. So, whenever I go there, I do make a visit to these bookstores as well. Sometimes they turn out to be disappointment and sometimes I discover something good.

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Oxford Bookstore and Cafe, New Delhi

  • Goodreads:

I totally look up for recommendations there. I have found so many brilliant books there.

  • Recommendations:

I know few people who give top notch book recommendations. So, whenever they recommend me books then I always read them. No, point of doubt.

That’s how I choose books and I’m not gonna lie, I have also picked up books just because of an upcoming movie release and sometimes because of those OHHHHHHHHHH SO beautiful covers.

How do you choose book that you want to read? Do share with me.

Happy Reading!

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Book Review : I Heart Series by Lindsey Kelk

“Life is too short to be miserable.”

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My Rating : *4 Stars*

I followed these hearties for 3 years, I mean I read the first book when I was 15 year old and the last time I read one of these I was 17(I heart Vegas,the last installment that I read).

Okay so a secret, I call these books my guilty pleasure, when ever in my teenage years I needed a enjoyable escapist reading these books helped me. And this series did start with a bang!(I mean it!).

You know what I liked about these book that they kept me hooked up with the story, I had this soft spot for Angela and why I continued reading them because maybe I wanted completeness and the 4th installment provided me with that, so that was my last read because I was satisfied and also I think by that time I was over this genre(that people call Chick Lit, and I totally hate this word,totally!),I just can’t read them now.

Now let me talk about these book, well I call them cute because they are! after you read them you feel all cozy and fuzzy inside.

I want to say Lindsey Kelk, I love you for these hearties at least at some point of time I loved them.

These books are full of emotions, crazy stuff, people who make mistakes(they felt real to me), expensive stuff(which I can’t buy), hotness, some of my dream destinations(Well to tell you the truth I’m not into Chick-Lit but New York, Hollywood, Paris and Vegas made me want to read these books :P), and liters of alcohol(I don’t drink).

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I really love Paris to actually have this on my wall.(no I’ve never been there)

Alex, Angela’s boyfriend, for me was adorable and friendship between Jenny and Angela was remarkable.

Also these books are well written, I really liked the writing style and the stories are not at all predictable(well I Heart Vegas was kinda predictable). And I loved those cute book covers.

These books are relatable as they made me think about all the amazing friends I have in my life(they are few, but all of them are amazing and fabulous).

So these books are lighthearted, uplifting(don’t take it seriously) and I loved them all till I heart Vegas and  I’m not gonna read I heart London (if Angela can’t stand her parents for 10 minutes, how am I suppose to stand them for an entire novel) and I heart Christmas.(I think I’m just getting old :/)

Happy Reading!