Hi bookish friends, how are you? I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far. Today, I’m coming to you with a new bookish discussion…so let’s see what I got in stores for you today!
WE’RE ALL BOOKWORMS. Meaning that we’re all always reading a book, holding a book, thinking about books and their characters…or is that just me? Reading is one of the biggest part of our lives…but what happens when we finish a book? After reading the last page, there’s a familiar, yet dreaded question popping up in our mind, before we can stop ourselves. What am I going to read next?
Whether you’re a very, very organized reader, and you have a neat TBR shelf ready for you, or you’re just a little bit more messy, and you need to sort out through your books to see which one you still need to read, it’s all the same. Because, except in the rare case of, I’ve only got ONE book left, so I’m reading that (and absolutely FREAKING OUT because I HAVE ONE BOOK LEFT, SEND HELP, AND BOOKS)…we all spend some time watching our shelves and thinking about which book we should pick up next. To choose my next read, I’m always influenced, one way or another, by many, many different factors.
One of those factors, playing a great, great deal in my decision, is, you guys. Yes, you, the whole book blogging community. After reading so many great reviews about a book, or being encouraged to get into this story, or this one…well it’s only natural to be curious and to choose this “most-talked about” book, instead of another, to start. As book lovers, we’re all getting curious, and asking ourselves, “what’s all this hype about?” I’m speaking from experience: seeing so many bloggers talking about a book, and encouraging me to pick it up, certainly influences my next read.
Another thing I noticed, is that our reading choices are close to our readers’ lives, and especially to our moods. I will call it, mood readers. I see that happening a lot, and I think that a lot of you guys might recognize yourselves in this. There are days when you’re feeling in the mood to read something sweet, something light, something contemporary. Some other days, you’ll be mad at the whole world, and encouraged to pick up a dystopian book, just to feel like the world isn’t that bad. And, the worst days of all, you just don’t feel like reading at all…actually, these are the worst moments.
Something that really works for me, when choosing my next read, is to get almost immersed into the story. This way, I’m seeing what appeals to me the most, at the moment. When I’m not in a particular mood, or there isn’t any book I absolutely NEED to read right away, I read the book’ synopsis again. I explore my possibilities, and I pick one. Usually, I try not to read too many contemporary stories in a row. This works for dystopian, too. It changes a little, the setting, the mood, the everything. And, when in doubt, I know the book blogging community will certainly help me to choose my next read, and make it unforgettable.
LET’S CHAT! How do you pick up your next read?
Does the book blogging community influences your choices of books to read next?
Are you a mood-reader?
Do you try to diversify your reads, or are you okay with reading many books of the same genre in a row?
Do you have a system, like a book jar, to pick out your next read? Tips, advice, let me know everything in comments! 🙂