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How Do I Decide What To Read Next?
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How Do I Decide What to Read Next?

This has been a dilemma for every avid reader out there. You finish a fantastic book or series, and then you are lost; no book could ever replace the one you just finished. So what do you do when you don’t know what to read next? There are many options you can take…

You can ask a friend what they like to read. Usually, a good friend knows you the best so they know your reading style. Therefore, they are more likely to recommend a book within your favorite genre. It also helps you create a bond with your friend, and some pretty interesting debates on the books you read as friends. If you can’t argue about who would win at the Hunger Games with your friends then who can you have these random conversations with. Before you know it you will have created a book club with some of your closet friends.

If you realize that your friends’ suggestions are awful, there is always the internet. You can figure out anything on the internet, right? There are many websites that deal with books – amazon gives you recommendations and goodreads is a great community to find books to read. The internet gives you access to so many reviews and opinions of people you would probably never interact with. Also the lists that are available – you know – best books to read in the summer, books you should read before they become movies, etc. etc. etc.. There are so many options! There is also this really cool site called what should I read next. All you have to do is type in the book and/or the author and it pulls up a list of similar books.

The internet is great for exploring, but sometimes it is great to get out of the house too. No matter how popular e-books become, there is nothing like having a real book. One of my favorite things to do is go to a local bookstore or library and wander around. In the store they usually have a wall of staff recommendations or genre recommendations if you don’t feel like searching yourself. One of the best things to do at book store is to wonder around through the shelves, and just look for a book. You never know what you will discover within the shelves. I have found my favorite books this way. Sometimes a book just calls you from the shelf, and before you know it you are on a next great adventure.

While the internet is great to explore new books with convenience, there is nothing like going to a bookstore or sitting in a cafe reading with friends. Literature creates a community whether online or in person, and that community is always available to help you find a new book. So next time you have the question how do i decide what to read next; just explore the internet or bookstore.

Street Talk

Vernon L  

Thanks Katie! I thought I was the only one with this problem .lol I finished reading "East of Eden" a couple of months ago and can't seem to get into "To Kill a Mocking Bird." I miss "East of Eden." And I'm like you, I love going to the bookstore. Me and my wife sometimes go on a date there. I have to check out what should I read next website. Great article!

  about 9 years ago
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