Choosing what book you should read next is not easy.
Sometimes you have to be in a certain mood to read a book. Other times you have your next book all picked out but then you go to the bookstore and end up finding something else. There are times you look at the millions of books on your shelves at home you haven’t read, yet you decide to go to the bookstore or library to find something new.
So, how do you typically decide what book you should read next out of all the books you currently own?
Ask a friend to pick one for you.
If you’re really unsure of what book you should read next, ask a friend or family member to pick one out for you. Tell them to explore your bookshelf and have them pick one at random. No cheating, either. You have to read whatever they pick out.
Play book bingo or another reading challenge.
Book bingo and other reading challenges are great because they get you to zero in on books you already have. I’m sure you have plenty of unread books with blue covers that you can read and check off a bingo square.
Pick a number out of a hat.
This one may be a bit tedious, but you can count how many books there are on your shelf and then pick a number out of a hat. Then count down which book is that number on your shelf and read that next.
Pick a book out of a hat.
Do the same thing above, but write down the titles and/or authors of books you haven’t read yet.
Read your unread books in alphabetical order.
Start with the letter A and work your way down your TBR pile in alphabetical order. The letters will do the choosing for you.
Reread a book you love.
It’s not exactly reading something new, but if you’re in a slump or just don’t know what to read next, reading an old favorite it sometimes the way to go.