There are so many books in the world.  How do I choose the ones that I want to try?  I always consider the synopsis first to decide if I want to read a book but if I’m not quite sure, these attributes will push me towards saying yes.

Pink cover

Sad but true.  I am a sucker for chick lit and happy fluffy books.  If your cover is pink, I promise I will take it off the shelf and read the synopsis every time.  Seriously, I’ve stood at the new arrivals section of the library and picked up and read the back of every pink book more often than I can count.


If you’ve been hanging around here you know that I have a thing for books about food.  Fiction or nonfiction, it doesn’t matter.


Pastel books about food are going to get me every time.  I don’t even try to resist any more.

Be Funny

If I’m not sure about a synopsis and then they work in the phrases “darkly funny” or “hilarious take on”, I’m in.  I want to be entertained.  I don’t like my books to be Oh So Serious.

POC author

I’m always trying to diversify the authors that I’m reading.  If I’m wondering if a book is good based on the synopsis, I’m more likely to give it the benefit of the doubt if the author is a different race than me.

Set Somewhere Else

I’m always looking for books set outside North America and Western Europe.

What Will Make You Pick Up A Book?