I usually choose books to read based on "respectable" reviews.
When I was younger I would choose specific books because they were huge and I liked their spine colour and design (!)
I chose The fault in our stars last night out of my "books from the library" shelf (I'm a huge library fan)
because I had to return it soon and I couldn't renew it.
I was a bit sceptical because usually the kind of novel where there are teenagers, cancer and a love story.... meh
Oh boy. I read it in 2 hours with a lump in my throat and I admit I even cried at times (I rarely cry reading books)
Phew. You should read it.
It's full of humour, life, love and very moving.