Why I’d Choose THAT Book: The Science of Book Appeal

Why I'd choose that book


Why I’d Choose that Book: The science of book appeal. Actually, there is nothing scientific about it at all. It’s more like a gut-feel. Which is not always right. But I am sticking with my reasons because as weird as they might seem, they are mine.


Science of book appeal

Insta cover-love

I am pretty fussy when it comes to covers and it means everything in my judgment a book’s worthiness.Bonus points for originality and featuring real people – even if it’s just a hand or the top of a head.


Science of book appeal

The author

There are a few authors that I auto-buy. This sometimes backfires It’s foolproof.


Science of book appeal


From a very short list of trusty people- like these bloggers.


Goodreads Ratings

Yip, I live for those little red stars.


Science of book appeal


If it’s one of these I am in hot pursuit.






Especially psychological thrillers

Science of book appeal






But they have to be World War II.






Especially if they include these non-random themes – death (I like them dark), depression, road trips, ballet, brothers and/or sisters






Preferably dark magic, faerie, elves and dragons (But I am fussy with fantasies and I’ll reject any of these with an ugly cover.)


Science of book appeal

YA vs Adult

I choose YA over adult most of the time for reasons highlighted here.


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