5 Things To Do Before Purchase A Book


Book is a one way to escape reality into your own imaginary world without anyone interfere it. Reading will make us forget all the problems in reality, to do that, you need to purchase a book, but how would you what to do before buying a book? Hence, 5 Things To Do Before Purchase A Book.

Here is the list of things you need to do before you decide to purchase a book, 'cause you ain't want to purchase a book that you didn't like it and end up, the book would only be stay on your shelf without reading them. NO freaking way!

Decide What Genre Do You Really Like

As you can see at a bookstore, every shelves have been label of what is in each of the book shelf. There are, General Fiction, Science Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Classic, Local Fiction, Non-Fiction and also Young Adult, under Young Adult also has Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller/Horror.

If you are not sure which genre do you like to read, you can either try read some reviews from the bloggers or booktubers and go to a library and choose a book you would like to read and see if it up to your taste.

Well, I do that too, to know what genre do I really enjoy reading the most.

Read Some Reviews/Recommendations 

Reading some reviews may help you a lot in terms of giving you idea to choose which books you want to read. You also may want to know, what are the top picks of the books every month, books that recommended by everyone. By doing some research, I mean reading a review, may help you before buying, isn't it?

Make A Friend/Join A Group of People Who Loves To Read

This is one of way for you to gather more information regarding books. You can have a chat with them on whatever about the books you want to know, ask for their recommendation, discuss about the books and many more great things you can gain from it.

Borrow a Book From Library

As a start, you make want to borrow a book from library before decide to purchase it. From that, you may know, which genre you will really enjoy, so that, you can purchase it without hesitation.

Make A Budget

As a matter of fact, I have an experience in working at a bookstore, honestly, the price for every english book is at least around RM 28 but usually it is more than that, and I bet you know about it too. Same goes to a malay novel, the minimum price is around RM 19.90. You need to make a budget every month, if you were an avid reader, who loves to read books a lot.


You can find many other alternative for you to buy books that way cheaper than usual price. Secondhand book, book sale or buy an e-books. If you have more place that sell books at cheaper, please, do share with us.

p/s: Book Depository is one of the best place to purchase books, as it is Free Delivery Worldwide. Also MPH Online is a good website to purchase books.

All of these literally are my ideas. To be frank, I read each of the genre to know which I really really really love to read. Thus, Young Adult is what I love to read. Anything under Young Adult is my favourite to read.

Seeing a book staying in the shelf lonely, without being touch to read, has make me feel very sad. I don't like it and I hate it. Hence, to avoid that, I do all of the above before purchasing it, as, you know everything is being ridiculously expensive nowadays, that's why, I need to make sure to allocate some of my money for books.

What about you? How do you choose which genre do you enjoy to read?


nadiah izzaty said…
Nadia suka genre mystery sikit sometime suka yang love story sometimes suka yang inspiration / motivation . Tapi nadia selalu pilih nak baca buku depends on my mood that time nak baca genre buku apa . Hihi

Siqah Hussin said…
Siqah always read reviews before buying any books. Disebabkan itu jugak sanggup order kat mph online. Semua sebab review. Hehe.
atheera dayana said…
i always watch on yt to decide which book will i buy, for me money is the second thing i will think. If i like the the review of the book i will definitely buy it.
I will always say, book is my only treasure i own and i cherish all my books and i sanggup habis duit untuk a series of books
Liyana Jasmi said…
i love young adult too! some things i do before puchasing are reading the synopsys on the back cover and i'd also open up one random page of the book and read it. thanks for sharing! this is a really great post since bbw is starting in a few days hehe :)
Hanis Amanina said…
If you have chance to be in Ipoh, please go to Novelhut, it sells/buys/rents used novels, books etc. My mum loves books a lot but she does not like to have those thousands of books in the house (she only read it once / twice), so she prefer to rent the books. :)

As for me, I am not a good reader as my mum, so I buy only few books I would love to read. Agree with you, to read the reviews is quite important before purchasing one.
Mayy Jie said…
Mai selalu baca review atau cari new recommended books dekat GoodReads je, hehe
FatinaMdzfr said…
hehe Fatin pun sama jugak pilih genre ikut mood tapi yg under YA lah hihi :D
FatinaMdzfr said…
hehe okay tuh Siqah, atleast berbaloi kan hehe :D
FatinaMdzfr said…
same goes to me. I will go for it, buy the book without looking at price. But still need to make sure every month akan allocate money hanya untuk buku hihi :D
FatinaMdzfr said…
Yay! Give me five for loving YA too hehe :D
Can't wait for BBW soon :)
FatinaMdzfr said…
Alright! Definitely, since my dad's hometown is in Perak, I guess, I should go and visit the store! Sounds intriguing!

Yes, it is, since, you want to know if the book itself, its up to your interest kan :)
FatinaMdzfr said…
goodreads is definitely a good place too read reviews too. But to know any recommendation, you could go around watching booktubers or reading those book blogger's recommendation..hehe :)
Leo said…
usually i read review at goodreads and sometimes baca people's blogs je. selalu i bought books at debookroom.com or at Popular bookstore tak pernah lagi beli from Book Depository, maybe I'll try to buy something there :D
Claudia Claudy said…
hehehehehe, kalau claudy. main rembat je XD takda angin takda ribut, tetiba masuk book store, nampak sale, belek2 terus beli. then simpan dgn bookcase xD
anys nadhilah said…
i really need those motivations to read all books in my bookshelf right now
atheera dayana said…
right now mmg takde beli buku lagi sbb banyak lagi buku tak baca. nak habiskan satu-satu lps tu baru nak beli
FatinaMdzfr said…
hehe try lah pick one of the books from your shelf! hehe :D
FatinaMdzfr said…
hahaha amboiii rembat je yang power ni hehehe :D
tapi bila sale tu yang memang tak mampu tahanlah kan, terus amik jeeee baca bila tu belakang cerita :P
Claudia Claudy said…
tu lah, sudahnya tak baca langsung hahaha. cover cantik, sinopsis best je beli hiihi and with a bargain price of course ;)
Eyqa Zq said…
As for me of course the paranormal, mystery and thriller thingy. ahahaha. but thanks to you, finally i introduce myself to YA successfully. Hehehe.