We can all agree on one thing; there are just so many great books out there and not enough time to read them. Here are a few ways I determine what I will read next.
- Mood: I often allow my emotions to determine what book I will read next. After a heavy literary read I might reach for a light and fluffy Contemporary Fiction novel. If I’ve had a really light week, I might reach for a book that will give me a good cry (Between Shades of Grey not to be confused with the saucy erotica novel Fifty Shades of Grey).
- TBR (To Be Read) List: I have a habit of buying lots of books when I can catch a sale, some I read right away while others get more shelf time. Sometimes I join a challenge on Goodreads (a website for book junkies) to help lessen my number of TBR books. For example, the challenge may require me to read a book with a yellow cover, read a book that’s been on my shelf the longest and read a book with the least number of pages.
- Book club commitments: I’m a member of a book club that meets once a month to discuss a book. I usually read the book designated for the month immediately so I can focus on other books.
How do you choose what you will read next?