Fun & Leisure

How to Find Your Next Favorite Book

Reading is one of my favorite hobbies but I know how overwhelming it can be to find a good book to get into. With so many out there, finding your next favorite book may seem like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Good news – it’s actually easy to find books that fit your reading needs! These three platforms do a great job of connecting you with genres, authors, and books you may not have considered before stumbling on them.

Book of the Month

I had my eye on Book of the Month for a long time. Being frugal is something I’m known for, so I was worried about signing up for a book subscription to pay for each month. When my friend recommended it to me, I knew it was the right time to try it out.

The subscription is great because you can skip the months that you may not be feeling the choices. I have skipped, but I am indecisive. You’ll still be charged the fee of $14.99 for that month, it’ll just be kept as a credit for your next box. This means when you have to pick your August book, you can add on a book with your skipped month credit.

The best part about BOTM? The choices are new/recent releases so you’re always getting fresh stories. If you’re trying to find some new books to read, this is the answer. You might even be inspired to read genres you never thought you were into and fall in love with something new!

If you’re interested in trying Book of the Month, you can use my referral link: https://www.mybotm.com/viyu9bjukss?show_box=true.

Goodreads

I love Goodreads. It allows me to search for books and categorize them by ones I’ve read, one I’m currently reading, and which I want to read. Using this platform has helped me find tons of new books I never heard of before and keep track of them in one place.

Once I rate a book I enjoyed, I will go to the bottom and check out the “Readers Also Enjoyed” section to discover more books. There are sometimes lists that the book may have been on, such as “Best Books of 2018” and you can find more books you might like on these lists.

Goodreads also connects you with friends so you can always stay in the loop with reads from people you know. Although we might not all have the same reading taste, it’s nice to get ideas or discover you’re interested in reading a book they already did. This opens the book discussions and also might inspire you to start or find a book club to join!

Instagram

I have fallen in love with #Bookstagram. Seeing the beautiful books and arrangements makes me so happy. There are many different styles, genres, and people to connect with thanks to these Instagrams dedicated to sharing all things book related.

I also owe a ton of credit to Bookstagrams for giving me great book recommendations. If I’m on the fence about which BOTM to pick or what book to choose next off my TBR (to be read) list, I’ll turn to Instagram. I love reading the reviews, the comments, and uncovering more details to know if this is my next read or not.

My favorite book accounts on Instagram are:

You can look through these as a starting point. If you like these, follow them! Then search on Instagram for more book accounts that interest you because there are so many different niches. It’s great to find new reads and also connect with new people who could be reading BOTM, plus a new friend to add to Goodreads!

Do you have any other platforms you use to find your next favorite book? Let us know in the comments.

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