What to Read? How I find new books to read.

People often seem to be asking for book recommendations. It’s nice to get recommendations from friends and family; after all, they know you best and probably have a good idea about what you might like. But what if nobody has any good ideas?

Well, I have to admit that I never really have trouble finding something to read. I’ve always got holds on books and e-books at the library, and items on my want to read shelf on Goodreads. It seems like I find more books to read much more quickly than I can actually read them all. So many books, so little time! But where do these endless ideas come from for me?

Here are my top 10 places…

  • Book club reading lists.
  • Other people’s book blogs.
  • Amazon recommendations.
  • Past and upcoming shortlists and winners of literary awards.
  • Bookbub.
  • Authors I’ve already read and liked.
  • Recommendations on the library website.
  • Family and friends, especially my mum and my partner.
  • Books based on movies I’ve seen or that might be coming out soon.
  • Bookstore displays.

Where do you find your next reads?