I just love walking around in a book store to look at all the books, or stand with one in my hand, reading on the back and a few pages inside, so I know whether or not it's good.
To catch my interest, a book has to have a catchy title, something that gets my attention. It also has to have a cover that looks exciting and at the same time tells a bit about what the book's about, in some way (but that's not necessary). And it has to have good reviews on the back, if it doesn't, I won't open it up to look inside and I'll just move on to the next book that catches my interest. Finally it has to be written in a good way from beginning to end - that's why I like to read a bit on the first page(s), a bit of the middle and one of the last pages (but never the last!) of the book.
This time I brought four books home with me. Three of them just because they looked and sounded interesting to me, and the fourth because I had heard so much about the author and his books that I just HAD to buy it.
I'll write reviews of the books that I find interesting enough to review.
John Green - The Fault In Our Stars.
Rachel Hore - The Glass Painter's Daughter.
Tom Rob Smith - Child 44.
Roberta Rich - The Midwife Of Venice.