Have you ever visited a bookshop and wondered what to buy? If you answer yes, you’re not alone! Many avid readers also face the dilemma of choosing a book due to the many available options.
Nowadays, reading books is not just confined to reading hard copies but also extends to reading them online through various platforms like Kindle, etc. The kind of books you read is more important than the platform you read them on. Picking the wrong book, especially for a beginner, can be a factor of demotivation, resulting in losing interest in reading altogether. Therefore, you must follow these guidelines to help choose the right book for your next read.
Select the author
One of the easiest ways to narrow your choices is to fetch the correct author. Generally, fictional authors will stick to their genre, and horror story authors will stick to theirs, and so on. If you wish to read a particular genre or like a specific author’s work, browse more on similar copies.
Create a list
Imagine scrolling through a page and noticing an excellent book review that can be your next read. During such situations, it is best to pen down a list of books you wish to read/ the ones you’re curious to explore. By doing so, you’ll have multiple options to choose from.
Visit a bookstore
In this technology and the online-driven world, go offline for a couple of hours and visit a bookstore. Seeing the covers, touching, and holding a book in your hand will help you pick a book that resonates with you and the one you can connect to instead of blindly buying books online based on reviews. More importantly, you can mingle with other avid book readers and take their suggestions on specific genres, authors, and many more! Many places also offer reserved seats to sit and read in the audience, of which you can take good advantage.
Don’t buy in bulk
It is tempting to buy everything in your sight, but taking it slow and buying books one after the other is essential. This is because having many books of interest in front of you can fluctuate your interest in the current book, and at the end of the day, you will not be able to finish anything.
Stop if you don’t feel like reading.
Sometimes you wish to take a break from that genre or reading. Listen to your instincts, and don’t push yourself to read something which does not interest you.
Don’t be obsessed with the number.
A comprehensive reading list can often lead people to chase the number of books read rather than the amount of information gathered from each book. However, reading is a marathon, not a race. Hence, take it slow and forget about the number of books you must read. Just enjoy the now you’re reading now.