Best Seller Books
Though I don’t buy a lot of best seller books, I am often interested in them somewhere down the road. For some reason, I tend to pass them up when I walk though the bookstore, and spend my time looking for something that catches my eye, but may not have been highly promoted. I guess I am always about helping the underdog, and I know there are some amazing books out there that failed to make the list for some silly reason or another. I sometimes get around to the best sellers, but it’s not something that I stress about when I shop.
Maybe it has something to do with my profession. I’m a writer, though I have not published a book, and I don’t know if I will ever attempt it. I do understand that not all writing is appreciated as it should be, and I think there is something to be said for finding the hidden gem that did not make the best seller books list, even though it is just as good, or possibly better, than the ones that did. I like to find something I can recommend to friends that was not one of the best seller books. That way, I know I am offering them a great read and it is something they may not normally pick up.
If you look on the best seller books list, you will see that there is a theme. Usually only the best-known writers get on it, and other books on it are somewhat of a fad. That’s just the way it is, but I don’t think it’s fair to choose what you will read just by choosing best seller books. If you do that, you are missing out on many great books. Many authors end up with best sellers because someone took the time to find their book and they took the time to read it and recommend it to their friends.
However, the best seller books are good sellers because they are really good books. If they weren’t they would not be on the list. If you want a sure fire bet at a good read, than you might want to get one of them. Millions of people cannot be wrong, but you have to remember that everyone has different tastes too. Just because something is one of the best seller books that doesn’t mean that it will be something that you like.