Discussions & Confessions is a feature at Deadly Darlings where we share a discussion topic as well as a bookish confession.
How do you guys pick your next books to read? I mean, there are thousands of books out there to choose from! My Goodreads to-read list is almost a thousand books already. And every Wednesday, I go around and see all the wonderful books people are “Waiting On” and my list gets even longer!
Do you go by recommendations, or let your friends pick for you? Or do you use a TBR jar and randomly pick out a book to read next?
How do I pick books to read? Well, of course, if there’s a hype building around a particular book, I’ll read that. This is the most common way I pick a book to read. For example, I’ve been hearing plenty of good things about Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens, as well as Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas, so I’ll be reading those two books next!
Sometimes, I judge books based on their covers. Of course, I have to do some research on it beforehand, but when a cover draws me in, I look up the synopsis and check out a few reviews. For example, I read Vitro by Jessica Khoury recently because I just loved the cover and I saw two four star reviews for it.
There are other times when I feel like reading from a specific genre, so I find books to read from those! Like when I’m feeling down and want a cute contemporary to make me smile.
And lastly, sometimes I marathon series/read sequels. I absolutely hate waiting for sequels, so when a sequel comes out, I immediately jump into those once I get a copy! This is why I read Split Second recently–I really enjoyed the first one and needed more Trevor! This is also why I’ll be reading an eARC of The Treatment soon! The first one made me cry a lot and I’m in need of more feels!
How do you pick which books to read next?