In order to be an avid reader, you’ve got to have a steady stream of books to be read.
That’s how I keep my reading, flowing. Sure, there’s been a few times when I’ve been so hungover from a book, I haven’t been able to move on. But generally, I’m ready to pick up the next once I’ve finish and written my online review.
To have a great TBR (to-be-read) list you’ve got to have inspiration and spots to find your books.
I use the GoodReads app to keep track of the books I want to read. Before GoodReads I actually used Amazon’s list feature. I am much happier with the GoodReads feature.
We all know there’s Facebook literary groups, apps and pins to this topic. I thought I’d compile a list of people and places that I solely use for new suggestions.
Like most of the book web world, I wait for her summer reading list. This year, I’ll be tackling a few that she recommended.
My book club
Definitely my favorite group of ladies and I usually walk out of the room with a list of great books that I can’t wait to put on order from the library.
I started following this lovely lady on Insta because I just admire her classy, southern self. Then I learned while having her in my feed that she recommends great books too. She uses the hashtag #RWBookClub and she likes entertaining reads for sure. P.S. she’s directing the HBO series Big Little Lies based off one of my favorite books from Liane Moriarty.
Sometimes when I finish a book and am unsure what to read next, I start binging on that certain author. No, I’m not joking. I did this with Ruth Ozeki, Erika Robuck, Liane Moriarty and Mary Kay Andrews. From this I have learned that I either love that author or sometimes it’s just the subject matter that I enjoy.
We all know you can go into the library and ask for recommendations. I can’t say I’ve ever done this, but what I do do is head straight to their “browse” collection. In my home state our libraries have a “browse” collection that is not allowed to be renewed or placed on hold. If you’re standing there and it’s available, you’re just a lucky reader that day. I know these are for the most popular books so I know I’ll find at least something there.
What are your favorite ways to find new books?