This week's Booking Through Thursday question asks...
I do read book reviews and have found some of my most favourite reads because of them. Take for example, my favourite read of 2011, Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, of which I read several reviews before adding it to my wishlist. It turned out to be a phenomenal read and one I highly recommend.
I have favourite book bloggers whose reviews I trust, but I also read reviews in the New York Times, O Magazine, and the local newspapers. Once I've read several good reviews for a book, generally I top-list the book for reading. A good positive review definitely influences my reading and buying habits.
Have you read any good reviews lately? What makes them so? Is it the reviewer, their style, or the book, or a combination of all of the aforementioned? Do reviews influence your book choices?