Ravenblog: So many books, so little time! How do you decide what to read next?

There are more books published in one year than you can possibly read in a lifetime.

There are more books in your local library, probably, than you can read in one year, or even a decade, even if your library is as small and devoid of books as many branch libraries are becoming now.

So, how do you choose what to read next?

Some people make a jar or box labeled TBR (to be read), into which they put slips of paper with the names of their books that remain unread, and they pull one out at random to decide what to read next. Others wander the aisles of books in the local library till a book catches their attention. One popular way to narrow down book choices is to look at book lists. If you google ‘book list’ or ‘great books’ or recommended books’ you’ll find lots of different lists of books that someone, somewhere, recommends. Book blogs are a similar way to pick books to read, because they feature certain books with reviews, or offer book lists of their own or that they have found and recommend.

There are many other ways to choose what to read next, and many of us use more than one method, depending on our current moods and circumstances. How do you choose what to read next?

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Independent music blogger/arts enthusiast/theorist currently working in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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