Books, list, me/my choices. Three of my favorite things. Toss them together and you get the list of type of books I select whenever I go to the library.
- Comfort Book – This is always a book by one of my favorite Authors. It’s one that I’ve already read but never mind reading again. A book for those times when I’m hard pressed for time but still want to read something. Ok, let me be honest. This is a book that I can let go at a second’s notice to get back to my toddler, my urgent chores, and life in general without ranting or dallying. Like comfort foods, these are familiar and induce some wonderful feelings.
- Educated Choice – This is a book by authors I like and a title I’ve never read before. Since I’m familiar with the author, it’s always something that I enjoy reading.
- Romance Novel – I really like the genre and it’s always nice to read something mushy and girlie. Books that are completely targeted at the female populace always are a hit with me. I love books about women, feelings, romance, babies, (and the adorable grandmother/ aunt or rascally uncle/father. )
- Detective Work – I love mysteries and crime fiction. I think authors do such wonderful jobs of reconstructing scenes such that everything seems confusing and muddled at first and crystal clear at the end.
- Don’t Judge a book by its Cover; Go for the Book Jacket instead – Book jackets usually are accurate in representing the ideas and style of the book and thought flow of the writer. For the most part, this is a very good indicator of if I will like the book or not.
- What’s in a Title – I choose one book by the merit of its title. Majority of the times, the book turns out great. It’s a great way for me to check out authors I’m unacquainted with. I rate this technique as being more successful in the non-fiction genre than fiction though.
- Mish-mash Selection – This is a book that I select randomly based on title, genre. This is definitely a non-fiction book. sometimes, its an eye-catching book next to a book from one of the above categories.
So, what do you read and how do you select your books?