Where I find great books.

In order to be an avid reader, you’ve got to have a steady stream of books to be read.

That’s how I keep my reading, flowing. Sure, there’s been a few times when I’ve been so hungover from a book, I haven’t been able to move on. But generally, I’m ready to pick up the next once I’ve finish and written my online review.

To have a great TBR (to-be-read) list you’ve got to have inspiration and spots to find your books.

I use the GoodReads app to keep track of the books I want to read. Before GoodReads I actually used Amazon’s list feature. I am much happier with the GoodReads feature.

We all know there’s Facebook literary groups, apps and pins to this topic. I thought I’d compile a list of people and places that I solely use for new suggestions.

Modern Mrs. Darcy Blog

Like most of the book web world, I wait for her summer reading list. This year, I’ll be tackling a few that she recommended.

My book club

Definitely my favorite group of ladies and I usually walk out of the room with a list of great books that I can’t wait to put on order from the library.

Reese Witherspoon

I started following this lovely lady on Insta because I just admire her classy, southern self. Then I learned while having her in my feed that she recommends great books too. She uses the hashtag #RWBookClub and she likes entertaining reads for sure. P.S. she’s directing the HBO series Big Little Lies based off one of my favorite books from Liane Moriarty.

Author binging

Sometimes when I finish a book and am unsure what to read next, I start binging on that certain author. No, I’m not joking. I did this with Ruth Ozeki, Erika Robuck, Liane Moriarty and Mary Kay Andrews. From this I have learned that I either love that author or sometimes it’s just the subject matter that I enjoy.

Local libraries

We all know you can go into the library and ask for recommendations. I can’t say I’ve ever done this, but what I do do is head straight to their “browse” collection. In my home state our libraries have a “browse” collection that is not allowed to be renewed or placed on hold. If you’re standing there and it’s available, you’re just a lucky reader that day. I know these are for the most popular books so I know I’ll find at least something there.

What are your favorite ways to find new books.


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