by Donnan Huber
I'm in a bit of a reading slump and to be honest I'm feeling totally overwhelmed with my TBR pile. I no clue what to read next or even the kind of story I want to read.
It would be easier to choose the next book if I knew if I was in the mood for a thriller or fantasy. I'm pretty sure I'm not in the mood for romance as I just finished a romantic novella that was good, but not fulfilling - does that make sense?
A comment last week got me thinking about how people choose their next book. For most reviewers there are titles that are coming up that need to be reviewed. For me, I try to read any Netgalleys that are coming up for archiving or ARCs that will soon be released first.
But when there are pressing deadlines, I just choose whatever I'm in the mood for. But what if I'm not sure. It's like going into a restaurant knowing you need to eat but nothing on the menu is jumping out at you.
Have you ever felt like this when trying to decide your next read?
I thought that was a good idea. It gives more exposure to the titles that are sitting in the TBR pile and gets readers more actively involved. If I could narrow down the list a bit I would probably try it. But I don't even have a full list of what is waiting to be read on my Nook. And I know I couldn't narrow it to just a few choices as I don't have any idea what criteria to use.
I asked on Twitter how people choose their next book and @Tina_Bookworm mentioned she's used a random number generator (like random.org) to help her decide between a few titles. I thought was an interesting way of doing it. And again, if I could narrow it to a few choices might be the best way to go at the moment since it would totally leave it up to chance.
I'll probably give myself a few days and try to decide over the weekend. I know I have a few Netgalley titles to read. So maybe I will get started on one of them.
So tell me how to do you decide what book you will read next?
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