Are your book choices influenced by friends and family? Do their recommendations carry weight for you? Or do you choose your books solely by what you want to read?
I am definitely influenced by what my friends and family read and recommend. Some of my favorite authors were introduced to me that way. The majority of the time I make my own decisions but have on occasion read a book based on peer pressure. That sometimes backfires on me. I've read some stinkers!
There are certain people who I feel "get me." I am more apt to jump on a book they recommend over some other people (who will remain nameless). I love them even if I think their choices of books are a bit off my taste.
Last night my dad asked me if I ever read non-fiction. I told him I do and mentioned a few memoirs and humor books. He didn't seem to think that counted. No, Dad. I don't read books on World War II. Sorry.