How do you choose your next read?
I’m curious. Do you…
–read a ton of books on one subject or one genre until you have a taste for something else?
-read everything from one author and move on to another?
– amass all of the books in a series and plow through them one after another?
-move on to whatever is next up on your holds list at the library?
-strictly adhere to a certain blog/podcast/reading lists or challenge/book club
-go with whatever feels like the right next book no matter the subject, author, etc?
Here’s my 2019 plan and some early thoughts on how it’s going:
So, I own more books that I can read in one year. I even talked my husband into a library instead of a formal dining room in our new house! Over the Christmas holidays I created a document of all of the books I own, categorizing my genre (you can see the tabs at the bottom of the picture) and sorted by Goodreads rating. I’m a fairly structured person, so I decided I would read one book from each genre, starting with the highest rated book and then start the rotation of genres again. (I need a children’s tab but I don’t have any of those books in my home library!) I have the first round of books on my nightstand waiting for me. Everything is set up for some great reading but then…
– Washington Black became available from my holds list at the library.
-I read today that Reese Witherspoon has chosen The Library Book by Susan Orlean as her last book club read and I really want to read it! Like, now!
-I just finished Homegoing (review coming soon) and now I want to read The Underground Railroad, which is on my shelf.
-Anne Bogel from the podcast What Should I Read Next mentioned another great book I’ve been meaning to read.
I’m not sure how long my finally made plans will last! No matter which path I follow I’ll be reading!
Talk to me about your reading plans.