Lately I’ve been seeing some great questions posed on social media. But one in particular really had me thinking about what I read, when, and how.
Are you on GOODREADS? Well, if you aren’t you’re missing out on a great way to organize books you see. Especially if you want to read it but need to put on the back-burner because of time–or the fact that you already have a stack of books to read!
But anyway, after some careful thinking and analyzing, I can now share with you my process.
How I Find Books to Add to My TBR List
- Goodreads When I check into Goodreads, I see lists of books my friends have read and reviewed. If I see a 4 or 5 star review with major gushing in their review, I automatically add that book to my TBR list.
- Instagram and Facebook Ads Well, believe it or not this is true. If I happen to see eye-catching ad, I will click on the link. If I read the blurb and the books sounds interesting, yes, I will either buy it or add to my TBR list.
- Recommendations from my Critique Group We obviously don’t just talk writing. We talk books as well. And we usually check in and share what we’re reading. If a CP looks a particular book, I will definitely add it my list.
- Amazon Yes, I’m one of those people who comb the best-seller charts. If it has a good rating, a good price, and the blurb interests me, I will buy it or add to my TBR list to see what the hype is about.
- Award Winners I’m one of those readers who actually DO pay attention to award-winning books or even RITA nominated books. Again, if the blurb interests me, I will add it.
- Bookbub Well, sometimes there is a sale on a book I’ve had my eye on, but sometimes if the cover and blurb look good, I might just snatch a new book up and add to my TBR pile for the heck of it.
Anyway, that’s how I find books I want to read.
What’s your method? How do you find books to add to your TBR list?
Do you use your library? Bloggers? Twitter?
I’m interested to know!
Until next time,