Hello, everyone! It’s Ana, here. Today I have a special treat for you. Emily @ For the Bookish and I are swapping guest posts. I hope you enjoy her post, and when you’re done reading it be sure to check out her fabulous blog.
Being the bookworm that I am, 95% of the time, I pick up books that I will finish and enjoy – and possibly (usually), even read again. But a lot of my friends don’t enjoy reading like me. (Much to my dismay! …) I think part of the reason is because they simply can’t find books they know they’ll like. Today, I present to you five awesome resources to find books that are your cup of tea.
#1:The back of books.This might be a bit obvious to you, but have you ever finished a book and then flipped the page to one of the last pages, and lo and behold! There is a list of books you might enjoy! Complete with a cover picture and sometimes synopsis of the book. Not all books have this, but when they do, I take a picture of the page or write down the names of the books. It’s agreatway to find books similar to the one you just read. (So long as you liked the book, of course!)If you like reading on your EReader or Kindle app or whatnot, they have a list of similar books to read at the end of the book, as well!
#2: Find book blogs. Yep, another obvious one (especially if you’re already subscribed to my blog or Ana’s lovely little corner of the internet), but reading book blogs has been one of the biggest ways I’ve found books I enjoy. Most of them have a review policy page, so you can see what kind of books they’ll review and which ones they don’t. I also check out the blogger’s personal about page, to get a feel for them. (Do they seem like my age? Are they interested in the same things I am – meaning they’ll *most likely* read similar books as me?) Also check out their past reviews to see if they’ve reviewed a book you’ve already read. Bloglovin is a great place to find all sorts of blogs, and if you already follow blogs, often times the blogger will have have a list of blogs they follow somewhere on their blog. (Check the comments of their blogs, too – again, bookworms with similar tastes will be following their blog, and they might have a blog, too!)
#3: BookBub. Bookbub? What is that? Well, dear bookworm, BookBub is an amazing resource for the bookish I have recently discovered myself. When you sign up, you’ll be asked to check off which genres of books you like to read, and then BookBub lists books in those categories that are currently ON SALE! Yes. It’s true. Not only does it help you find books to read, it helps you find CHEAP BOOKS. This is my kinda website. Some of the books are even free! Click here to check it out! (By the way, media.bookbub.com has some amazing posts and articles for bookworms. Definitely recommend it.)
#4: Pinterest. You may have heard that Pinterest is a fantastic writing resource. Inspiration, tips, you name it, Pinterest’s got it! I’ve found recently that Pinterest is also a great way to find books. I like to look up some of my favorite books and click on the pin with the cover of the book. Then look to the right to see the pinner’s board – it’s usually a board for books they want to read, or have read, etc. If the pinner read that book, the books on their board could be like the your favorite book they pinned!
You can also scroll down a bit, and there’s some related pins! (READ: Related BOOKS.)
#5: Make a book jar! Guilty as charged, I saw this idea on Pinterest. When you see a book you want to read, jot it down on a small piece of paper and put in an empty jar. I don’t know about you, but when I see a book I want to read, I flip out about how much I want to read it, and then forget about it! By making a book jar, you can remember all the books you’ve wanted to read. Then put all out a slip of paper when you’re not sure what to read next.
So that’s that! Five ways to find books you will enjoy! Have you tried any of these things? How do you find books? Be sure to visit me at my blog, For the Bookish! I hope I’ll see you there! =)