I like to think that I’ve figured out how to add books to my TBR pile that I’ll enjoy – that I’ve turned it into an exact science…at least until I’m up at 3am writing a 1-star review that’s turned into more of a one-sided rant. I thought I’d share my (not always perfect) formula for selecting books and hopefully learn a bit about how other people choose books – who knows, maybe I’ve been doing something wrong!
While trying to figure out how to organize my formula (because it makes so much sense in my head, but I just can’t seem to put it into words), I decided to make a flowchart – and who doesn’t love flowcharts? On the far left are the various ways that I hear about books, and on the far right are my final decisions regarding whether or not I will actually read said books. The middle areas are the decision-deciding choices and their resulting outcomes.
When headed to the bookstore, I usually have a book or two in mind that I’m hoping to pick up, but I always end up making a few last-minute, impulsive buys as well. Perhaps that’s why my formula has yet to produce the desired outcome of a 5 star rating for every book that I read…
What about you – how do you pick out books?