Should I read the newest bestseller? How about rereading Jane Austen for the 45th time? What about that book that you’ve had on your TBR list for 6 years? #bookwormproblems Deciding what to read next is always a tough decision. A lot of times, my next book is chosen for me by what I have on hold at the library. As soon as I get a notification from the library saying my next book is available, I pick it up and try to start it within one or two days so I have plenty of time to read it before it’s due back. If I don’t have to worry about my library books, I will choose one of the many books on my shelves that I have not read yet. Most of the books on my shelves I’ve either picked up from the library’s used book sales or bought from various bookstores, Amazon, or my Book of the Month Club picks. Most of the time, my strategy depends on what I just read. If I just finished something heavy or non-fiction, I generally will lean towards a lighter read. In that case, I will most often opt for a YA novel. For example, after reading the Woody Holton biography of Abigail Adams earlier this summer, I followed it up with Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith. (And as I’ve said before, it was adorable and such a perfect read after a non-fiction book.) But other times, I’ll go and look (let’s be real, gaze lovingly) at our bookshelves and just decide what I’m feeling right then. Next up for me is Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty.
How do you decide what to read next?