BTT: Choosing

 A Weekly Meme Hosted by Booking Through Thursday 

What makes you choose the books you read?
Genre? Reviews? Certain authors? Covers? Recommendations?

I will randomly pick up almost any book that is in the mystery or Urban Fantasy genre. I am attracted to read the blurbs when a book has an intriguing cover - they draw me like flies to honey. I go by recommendations and popular books on Goodreads, and also from friend reviews of those I respect and share much of the same interest with.