“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”- Francis Bacon
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 to 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.
If I love the writer, I choose his/her book if I don’t have many good options.
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.
I also choose books similar to the book that I’m reading.
Best books from my favorite Genre. That is easy.
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.
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.
I totally look up for recommendations there. I have found so many brilliant books there.
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.