Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Should Be Reading‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:
So today’s topic is: Picking your next book to read!
Okay, so I’m kind of on a book slump right now and for the life of me can’t decide what book I want to read next.
So I thought we can discuss how you usually choose your next read!
Before I stared blogging choosing my next read was pretty simple. It was go to the library see what they had and pick the one(s) that sounded/looked the most interesting and there we go!
Either that or just continue on with whatever series and/or author I happened to be reading/liking.
After I started blogging, it was a little more … difficult. Or rather it’s because:
Increase amount of reading + the time constraint x increase of new book exposure = harder to pick books to read.
Now that I have (e)ARCs thrown into the mix of books that I can select from, I need to be more aware of timing. Though I don’t follow a specific reading schedule for my arcs, I still do like to have them read within the month it’s published, so I make sure to try to keep tabs on those and fit them in accordingly. These ones I usually pick them by the one I’m dying to read most (because sometimes I have no will power to wait), than to which is been published first.
Among the ARCs are all the other books! These are usually the hardest to choose. I think I usually go with the ones I’ve reaaaaalllly been waiting for (usually books in a series) and then after I read a really good one, I tend to read similar books/genres until I feel the need for a change.
This usually results in a lot binge reading (if time permits), like Historical Romances, if I read a really good one, I tend to read three more almost in a row, just because that’s the genre that’s making me happy right now. And that basically goes for any genre. Like I mentioned in the Summer Reads post; I love to binge read cute contemporaries in the summer. So I use this as a gauge for picking what’s next on the reading docket.
Lately because of my book club, I usually always have on hand at least one book I know I want/need to read. So that can be kind of helpful, too.
I have a super long TBR list, but I rarely read it in the order I add to it. Basically, my method most of the time, is what do I feel like reading, genre-wise. It seems usually to work for me well (except when I’m in a book-ish slump apparently, and nothing seems appealing, *sadface)
So guys, how do you usually pick what you read next?
Do you have a set TBR list that your go-to? Or more like me, and go with gut feeling from a list of choices?