What Does Influence You To Choose A Book To Read?

February 28, 2017

When it comes to purchase a book you will feel the urge to own every book at the bookstore, don't you agree with me? Because that is what I feel whenever I enter the bookstore. It's like all the books were calling you using soft voice trying to hypnotize you saying, 'hey, pick me you will love me' or 'buy me! buy me!' or 'don't you heard I'm one of bestseller, so you better purchase me!' and the saying goes on and on until you buy them all. For that being said, I am currently on book ban and I'm trying my best to avoid from going to the bookstore which is very friggin' hard to do and I hate that.

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Anyways, when you at a bookstore seeing all the books sitting on the bookshelves waiting for you and that is when you will feel like, 'which one should I buy?' or 'do I want that?', so the confusion to choose a book is quite difficult, right? Don't you think? Or am I the only one feeling like that? Hmm? So, I figure that I should write a post on "what does influence you to choose a book to read?"

BOOK COVER

Let's be frank here, book cover is one of the top reason for you to pick the book, isn't it? Don't you lie to me saying you are not feeling like that. Because who doesn't like to see beautiful things, right? However by saying this, every one in the world has their own taste and preferences on what they like and dislike. Well, beauty lies on eyes of the beholder. Honestly, book cover does plays an important role in trying to garner people's attention. Seeing those pretty, colourful, sparkling cover which will attract you to buy them and I think that is one of the reason why there are few covers for one book.

BOOK REVIEW

Reading a review before decide to purchase a book is like a must for most of us, right? To be honest, for myself I try to avoid myself from reading a review (but sometimes I could not avoid it because I want to know about it too lol) just because I'm afraid it might affect my feeling towards the book which I shouldn't let it influence me that way. Why? Again, it's always and always depends on your taste and preferences which might be you love the book more than anyone else. Well, I've been there and I know how it feels.

Recommended by Your Friends/Family/Sisters/Brothers/Etc

I know I'm doing it always. I know I have influence my close friends to read the books that I really enjoy very much and thank God they love it as much as I do and for that, I feel relief. Being recommended by someone to read the book is such a scary things to do, honestly. Because this is when those 'what if' came to your mind. You know by recommend to your friends, it's either they love or hate it.

On Bestseller Chart

Every bookstore they will hang the bestseller chart for you to see which of the books is one of the best book that you might want to consider to buy and read them. I think this is also one of the thing that could influence you to purchase it. Well, when you see the book on the chart you might have this thinking, 'what makes that book being on bestseller chart?' Thus, you will feel the need to read them and that's why you choose them. I guess :p

Social Media Influence

Nowadays, people use social media to share whatever they like on their account. This is where you can see people saying how they love the book so much, why is it good and want every one to read it. For that, it will definitely influence you to choose that book.

There are many other things that will influence you on why should you choose the book which you might be enjoy reading them as much as other people feeling it too, isn't it? Anyways, for what I have had stated above is what I think from my point of view and it might be different on you. So, I really want to discuss this more with you. Hopefully, you enjoy this post! Have a great day ahead!


How about you? What does influence you to pick that book for you to read?

23 comments

  1. definately the writer then the review

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  2. book cover and goodreads really come in handy when it times to buy books

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  3. For me, the best price offer... :-)

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  4. Sy kalau masuk bookstore pun mmg rasa mcm nak beli semua je. And trust me i can be in that bookstore for 1 to 2 hours or more rasanya kalau bookstore besar mcm kinokuniya XD And kalau nak beli buku, tbh selalu mmg cari cover yg cantik n menarik. But kdg tu bila dah baca sinopsis n rasa tak best mmg sy tak beli. Nak kena tgk sinopsis blkg juga instead of fancy over the cover hahaha. 😂

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  5. I second that! goodreads is definitely helpful but it just that sometimes we have to not let ourselves be affected way too much by the review, right? I don't know maybe it just me hehe :D

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  6. well, I have to say that's one of the thing to choose an english book, isn't it? Since, english book price is quite expensive here :(

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  7. betul setuju sangat! Fatin pun memang berjam-jam lah duduk dalam tu hehe :D memang benda pertama kita tengok mesti cover buku tu wlaau macam mana pun mesti pilih yg tu dulu lepas tu baru baca sinopsis dia and kalau tak kena citarasa kena lah letak balik hehe 😔

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  8. review la main peranan penting. bila semua dah recommend mesti masuk list wajib beli. then i judge the writing style. sesetengah tu kan memang tak masuk dengan jiwa like bahasa aras tinggi ke so i'll pass eventhough content macam menarik.

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  9. yup betul review memang main peranan penting & mmg akan memberi pengaruh yang kuat untuk kita either kita decide nak beli ataupun tidak.

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  10. Mine will be because o the hype. But sometimes, just sometimes.. cant judge a book by its cover, review does not reliable, bestseller does not state whether the book was actually good and it the end we must discover ourselves whether its worth to read or not. lols.

    but yeah those above really influence me for grabbing the physical one. :D

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  11. i go by book review -> recommendation -> influence by others.
    i got that time when i am addicted to vampire, gods and demi gods so that time i don't feel i am a human anymore. haha

    xx atheera | https://atheeradayana.com xx

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  12. same. I'm only one click away from buying books that I'd like to read but decide to cancel it because of the bad reviews

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  13. Omg all of the above!! Sometimes a book review can influence me to love it or hate it :D

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  14. yes yes that's what I meant! OMG, Eyqa it feels like you read my mind hehhe :D

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  15. hehehe that's cool! I guess book does make us forget who we are ;p

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  16. Definitely, Leo! :D It did influence us T_T

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  17. Whenever I choose a book by the cover, it always disappoint me. Most of the times, I avoid reading book reviews because whenever I do, it will affect my view of the book too. So, I usually read recommended books by my favorite booktubers which isn't really reliable either but I think the best choice for me.

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  18. Book cover yes, sometimes! and also first line / first page / first perenggan macam tu.. :D

    ieyra h. | blog

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  19. Nadia kalau masuk je MPH mesti tgk part yang bestseller tue . Then of course the book cover play really an important role . Hihihi . Then mesti nadia baca sypnosis blakang buku. Bila tak tahu nak decide mana nak beli sebab can't buy all at one time kan . Hahahaha . Masa tue nadia buka review .

    Book review samada blog fatin , blog siqah and good reads . Hihihi .

    That's the cronology what does influence me to buy a book. =)

    P/s : kalau boleh everytime masuk kedai buku nak beli semua hahahha

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  20. betul setuju sangat dengan Nadia, mesti kena buat semua tu baru fikir nak beli ke tak hehehe :p

    hehe terharunya Fatin :') Thank you, Nadia! It's means a lot to me :D

    tau takpe. Ibarat lagu 'Kalau aku kaya' memang semua buku dalam bookstore tu dah beli tak kisah dah harga kan hehehe

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  21. I see! Kiranya Ieyra buka first page tengok ayat dia macam mana eh? Wow! First time kita dengar macam ni hehe lain dari yang lain ni hehe :D

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  22. Agreed with you Afifah, reading book review does effect our view on that book :) Well, I guess that's one of the best way to do, at least it helps you, right? :)

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