So from this huge pile of books, how do I pick which ones to review and which ones to read if I'm not just counting on my mood?
- Challenges. Books for challenges are likely to be read and reviewed. Like I read a lot of books by debut authors for The Debut Author Challenge. I review many of these books too because this is a huge challenge that is fun to participate in. It's a great way to get started on new and interesting series so since these books are in need of exposure to create a fanbase, I'll review them. Challenge books usually get reviewed.
- Current. How current a book is is also important. I try to review titles I think my readers will like and that I like. After months of blogging you learn which books are popular and have more of a buzz on them and sometimes I try to make sure I review these titles too.
- Exposure. I choose books to review also based on the amount of exposure they're getting- or not getting. If I see a book that I read and enjoyed but I haven't heard much about it I'll probably write a review about it. While following trends is cool, I like to spread the word on titles not as well known.
That's what I factor in when deciding whether to review a book. What do you consider?