Tuesday, April 2, 2019

[Top Ten Tuesday] Sepuluh alasan saya membeli buku...

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. The Artsy Reader Girl original title for April 2: Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book.

Well, as a book hoarder, do we really need a reason to hoard books? Hahaha, #juskidding. I mean, in many situations I feel like buying a book is just like buying anything just because of "need" or "want".

Anyway, if you still wanna know, what things that make me pick up a book, here are those things:
1. The Author.
Well, I am categorizing myself as a loyal reader. So, if I am already be a fans of an author, I'll buy and read anything form him/her. Check out my Top Ten Auto-Buy Author here.

2. The Writing Style.
...especially, the author's diction or the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing. No matter how popular or important story it is, if the writing style is "meh" for me, I'll skip it. Example: 5cm by Donny Dhirgantoro or Dilan by Pidi Baiq or Sabtu Bersama Bapak by Adhitya Mulya.

3. The Cover.
No caption needed, hahaha. I prefer book cover with real photograph (of humans) than with illustration. Like this one:

4. The Price.
I won't think twice while the price is damn cheap! Hell, yeah.


5. The Hype.
I'm sucker for hype-books or chart-topper books or the most trending-books. My opinion: if most people like it, then I must like it too.

6. The Reviews.
...from my trusted source, off course, such as my readers' community friends: Goodreads Indonesia or Blogger Buku Indonesia, or from my fave Blogger or Booktuber such as Ginger from greadsbooks.com or Gabby from gabbyreads. I don't care with "Starred Review" thingy or a testimonial from a celebrity or another well-known authors or sponsored reviews. I think they are "fake" comments.

7. The Adaptation.
It only occurs one or two times a year for me. When I fell in love with the movie or TV adaptation, I'll try to read the book. Example: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger or Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien or Pretty Little Liars by Sara Sheppard.

8. The Genre.
I'll buy (and read, maybe) anything for "Novel Metropop". OBVIOUSLY. But, only the originally novel metropop by Gramedia Pustaka Utama.

9. The Tittle.
If I have no other solid reasons, I'll pick a book just because of its tittle. Example: The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama or Good Muslim Boy by Osamah Sami or The Dusty Sneakers by Teddy W. Kusuma & Maesy Ang.

10. The Color.
This is the least reason for hoarding books. I'm not good at color-matching, even I considered myself as color-blind person so I really don't care of rainbow shelf thingy.

Those are my top ten of things that make me pick up a book. Kalau kamu?


  1. The author and the cover are big ones for me too, and I also like to check out books if I liked their film/TV adaptation, though usually I have read the book before I've watched the film or show.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/top-ten-tuesday-205/

  2. Price can be a very attractive feature if you're not sure about trying a new book.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  3. Writing style is so important. There are some writing styles I love instantly!

    My <a href="http://www.lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-things-that-make-me-pick-up-a-book/“>post</a>.

  4. I figure if lots of people like it, I might like it too. Especially if it's in a genre I like.

    I don't really care for celebrity endorsements, but if one of my favorite authors like it, then it might be good too (I already like their taste in the books they write, at least).

  5. Yesss, someone else who appreciates a good photo cover! The Last Forever is my absolute favorite cover of the Caletti set -- the hair, the dress; it made me so excited to step into summer alongside this girl.