Choosing a Book Worth Reading
You guys know by now that I really love to read and listen to books. There are so many book options out there, that choosing the right one is no small feat. No one wants to waste their time trying to get into a book that ends up being a stinker. Because I have so many books that I’m interested in reading, I rarely ever choose a book on a whim.
A few ways to make a good book choice…..
What Should I Read Next? is the perfect starting place for finding a book that will suite your taste. On the site, you type in the title or author of a favorite book, it will then give you numerous books based on your favorite one. It will also provide you with the link to amazon.com to buy or read a summary of the book. I tried it out with my all time favorite book, Drowning Ruth and it gave me probably 50 similar books to choose from!
If you read a book and love it, find out if that same author has other books that you might be interested in. I have read all of Emily Giffin’s , Alice Sebold’s and Gillian Flynn’s books and enjoyed them all VERY much.
Try a book that’s part of a series. Chances are if you like one of them, you’ll like them all. I absolutely fell in love with the Hunger Games Trilogy! Unfortunately after reading Divergent, I had no desire to read the other book in the series, Insurgent.
Ask your book loving friends to recommend their favorite books. I find so many of the books that I read through word of mouth and through recommendations from some of the blogs I read. Jenna from Eat, Live, Run frequently posts book recommendations and of course, Julie from pbfingers has tons of book reviews on her blog from her virtual book club.
Make time to skim the shelves of your local bookstore or library. Sometimes it really helps me choose a book, if I can hold it read the summary on the book cover and just look the book over. I know they say, you can’t judge a book by its cover and you can’t, but sometimes it helps to narrow down the choices. 😉
Check out internet sites that have reviews of books. My top two sites to read reviews from are amazon.com and goodreads.com. On goodreads.com you can set up an account and save your favorites, write and read reviews and get suggestions based on books you’ve already enjoyed.
Something to think about….
What’s one of your all-time favorite books? Check out my book reviews and all-time faves here!
Do you read for enjoyment? If so what type of books do you like?
How do you typically find books that you read for enjoyment?
Well the work week is coming to an end, hope it’s been a great one!