When there are so many great books out there waiting to be read, how do I decide what to read next? Of course, I have a long list of books in my to-read pile on Goodreads. But even then, I don’t usually go down the list in order and read what’s on there.
The books I read, I often run into them randomly. For example, in a Newsletter I joined on a whim from Booksweeps, on a thread I found on Twitter, or it even coincides with whatever mood strikes at the moment. People even reach out and request for me to read their book in exchange for a review, and I often put those requests near the top of my pile.
Recently, my brain just ran into a wall, not wanting to read at all. But I’m hoping to come out of it as soon as I’m done with my current writing project. Here are the next two books on my to-read list, unless some random mood strikes before I get to them. I’m super excited to read them!
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It’s always fun to randomly run into a book you end up adoring!
It’s fun finding those gems. It’s also not fun when you run into that wall. I’ve been there and done it. We’ll get through it. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the recommendations in your post as well as Sarah Maas. re: Sarah – all of her series look good. Which would you recommend to a first time reader?
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Out of all of Sarah’s books, I definitely recommend her Court of Thorns and Roses series. They are so good! Obsession-worthy characters. Great detailed writing. Fascinating plot. Her Throne of Glass series is good too, but I couldn’t make it past book 4 because it started dragging.
I’m definitely a “mood” reader, Sydney. Enjoyed your post and what’s on your to-read list. They look interesting.
My reading decisions are based on my mood on that date. I read several books at a time and will continue reading the book that fits my mood at that time. Thanks for sharing. Nice list. Here’s mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/how-i-decide-what-to-read-next-lsrs-wednesday-blogging-challenge/
Those look like really fun TBR selections. I hope your brain lets you start reading again soon – this year, and this time of year, seems to be especially stressful and it’s giving everybody I know all sorts of weird issues like that. My answer is here.
Aww, I know what you mean about running into a wall. Sometimes reading just doesn’t want to happen. Your upcoming TBR books sound lovely, though. Happy reading for when you get around to them, and good luck with the rest of your writing project!