How to Choose The Next Book You Read // and some winter-y book recs!

One of the biggest decisions of a bookworm’s day (besides, “Do I review/blog or read?”/”Do I read the book want to read, or the book school wants me to read?”/”I wonder if the author in my basement is nearly finished with the sequel yet?“) is deciding what to read next, so I’ve got some “helpful” hints and tips to help you decide! 

  1. Read the sequel! If you’ve just read book 1, read book 2! If you’ve just read book 2, read book 3! If you’ve just read book 3 and there’s no book 4, sit and cry!
  2. Read another book by the same author. YAY FOR MANY SERIES.
  3. Eeni-meeni-miini-mo! Just go through your bookshelf and pick at random. Yay for fun times!
  4. Phone a friend. You don’t have to literally, but you could always put on a Twitter poll if you can’t choose what to read next.
  5. Go through your library books. Choose the ones with the nearest due-dates and get reading!
    (This post was meant to be semi-joking, but now it’s gone semi-serious. Ah well. At least it might help.) 
  6. Make a list of your TBR* and then just work your way through it. Then, you won’t be asking this question for a while!
*to be read

Now, I thought that this post was a little short, so I’m also going to give some winter-y read recs if you’re still not sure what to go for. We’re nearly in December, if you can believe it, so winter here we come. (Apologies if you are on the southern hemisphere, but at least these will be good in 6 months.)

  1. Between Shades of Gray & Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys. Cry, cry, cry and love these books alongside me.
  2. The Infernal Devies trilogy by Cassandra Clare. Ugh, these books are so beautiful! They actually really make me think of autumn, but if you missed out this autumn then they’re good for winter too.
  3. 1984 by George Orwell. Snuggle up with a hot chocolate, your favourite blanket, and some scary dystopian. It’s a bookworm’s fun night in.
  4. Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens. Murder! Bunbreaks! 1930s school girls! Mystery! Perfect.
  5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This is such a beautiful and whimsical novel, and it has an aesthetic and mood of rain and darkness and winter, so of course it’s perfect for the season.


So, there you have it! How do you choose a new book? What are some wintery book recs you’d like to give me? Let me know in the comments below! ❤ 


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