Hello everyone, fellow readers and bloggers alike! Since I started doing my Confessions of A Writer posts, I’ve found I’ve enjoyed talking about writing and I know I’ll enjoy talking about my reading tastes just as much. So it is with great excitement that I bring to you what will be my first of what I hope will be many Confessions of A Reader.
With this first post, I’d like to talk about a struggle I know all readers face: choosing what book to read. Finding the next book to read is always one of the things I struggle with the most when it comes to my own reading. It’s not because there aren’t too many books to choose from, but because there are so many wonderful reading options I never know where to begin.
I mostly read young adult literature, fantasy and mystery. However, I’m not always in the mood to read these books and will definitely go outside of these genres to find something that strikes my fancy.
The way I choose what book to read next is completely random. It entirely depends on what I have going on in my life and if I have any books on my shelf at home that I haven’t read that I’d like to give a try. But even that isn’t a complete guarantee either because I never know when I’ll stumble upon a book I really want to read. For example, The Creeping is a book that was once on my Goodreads to be read list that I decided to buy on my tablet with some Barnes & Noble gift card money I was given for Christmas. Then a couple weeks ago, my boyfriend and I went to Greenville for a day. Along the way, we stopped at 2nd & Charles, which is a local second hand bookstore here in South Carolina. I bought a couple books there with a gift card my boyfriend gave to me as a birthday present, and am planning on reading those books next.
But after I’m done reading these books, I don’t know what I’ll read next. I’ll have to see what I feel like reading on my shelf or maybe I’ll go to my local library and read some books from there.
Either way, readers have a difficult time choosing what book to read next. Because there are just too many books in the world to choose from and not enough time to read them all.
What about you? Do you struggle with choosing what book to read next? And what is your strategy to choose what book you want to read next?