How do you decide which books you want to read?

@Porcospino (18396)
Denmark
December 3, 2015 8:29am CST
I read a lot and I get most of my books from the library. I read many types of books: novels, short stories, poetry, biographies and different kinds of non-fiction. Last time I visited the library I borrowed a number of novels and a few short story collections. There is a Danish webside where librarians write reviews of Danish and international books and I have found many interesting books on that site. I also use international sites like Goodreads when I am looking for new books to read, but many of those books aren't available in the Danish libraries. Sometimes I get recommendations from friends who also like to read.
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• Israel
3 Dec 15
When I was in my 20's I used to buy books by the lists of best sellers and classic books, of course I also have choosen what seemed interesting to me, but the prestige of a book played a significant role that now when I am 40 I care less about. I choose only books I feel I will really connect to by seeing and reading about the book and the author and sometimes listen to interviews with him and so on.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
3 Dec 15
I do the same thing. I don't really pay much attention to the bestseller lists. I choose the books that I find interesting and some of those books are not famous at all. Of course I also read popular books if they sound interesting to me, but I don't read books only because they are popular. Sometimes I read really old books that almost no one has heard about. I like suspense, horror, social realism etc. Which genres do you prefer?
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• Israel
4 Dec 15
@Porcospino I like mostly romance stories greater than life and books that gives you strength. But I can relate to almost any genre if it is interesting.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
4 Dec 15
@EllaSpringtime I have read a few romance stories, but most of the time I tend to choose genres like suspense or horror. I would like to include more genres in the future.
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• Canton, Michigan
3 Dec 15
I like the ones that have a good story line. My favorites are horror and suspense.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
3 Dec 15
Mine too!
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
3 Dec 15
@deeptiverma @BACONSTRIPSXXX I like those genres too. I am reading a suspense book by a Danish author at the moment. I love horror especially psychological horror. What are your favourite suspense books or horror books?
@birjudanak (7293)
• India
4 Dec 15
i like that story book from which we get inspiration,some interesting story on some people who are motivate people.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
4 Dec 15
Inspiring stories and motivating stories are great. I like to read about people who have achieved some of the things that I also want to achieve and other kinds of inspiring stories about people's experiences.
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• India
4 Dec 15
@Porcospino yes because its make us good and feel for think positive and we inspired by them, some are nelson mandela, mahatma gandhi
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
4 Dec 15
@birjudanak My father has the book that Nelson Mandela has written, I haven't read it yet, but I think that it is interesting. I would like to know about Mahatma Gandhi as well. Have you read their autobiographies?
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@marguicha (100514)
• Chile
3 Dec 15
There are several ways that books come to my life. Many of them come preceded by a sentence from a friend such as "Have you read this?" or I´m reading this". Most of the books I read are handovers from the people I love. New books are VERY expensive here. Now the world of books online has opened new roads for me.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
3 Dec 15
It is great to get recommendations from friends. I have friends who also like to read and sometimes we talk about the books that we enjoy. New books are also expensive here. I usually buy second hand books or borrow books at the library.
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@marguicha (100514)
• Chile
3 Dec 15
@Porcospino Most of the books I have are second hand books.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
4 Dec 15
@marguicha I have several second hand books as well. I have received some of them from relatives and friends and I have bought some of them in second hand shops. They cost less than a dollar in those shops, and it is great way to save money.
• Preston, England
4 Dec 15
I switch between genres and often pick books from my to read stacks at random though I give priority to books set to me to review
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
5 Dec 15
I tend to stick to the same genres most of the time, but I would like to include more genres in the future. I often read horror and suspense, but I also like social realism.
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@whiteream (3740)
• United States
4 Dec 15
If I like what they are about I will read them. I have always love to read and do it as much as I can.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
4 Dec 15
We have something in common I also love to read and I read as much as I can. I can't afford to buy all of the books that I want to read so I use the library a lot.
• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
3 Dec 15
Im picky so it would have to be by an arthur I know or it the book has to catch my interest in the first 15 pages
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
3 Dec 15
I am picky, too. I read a lot, but if I don't like the book after the first couple of chapters I usually decide to read something else.