A reading habit can be easily broken if we aren’t sure about what to read next. For many years, that hasn’t been an issue as I’ve been building my book library and there’s always something I can pick up. But how do I decide what to read next?
The easiest approach is to simply pick up a book I want to read and get started. Don’t overthink it. Just do it.
Next best approach is to pick something up that has been referred to me by people who have consistently been giving me good referrals.
Following that, if I’m enjoying a book that I’m reading and the author recommends other books, I add them to my “books wishlist” on Amazon.
When I hear one of my favorite authors have a new book out, I either get it or immediately add it to my wishlist.
Some books have been a referral from multiple sources; I indicate that on my wishlist. If a book has multiple referrals, I put it at the top of my list.
Back in my teenage years when I started reading fiction books in English, I had a practice of starting the next book immediately after finishing the previous one. Over the last several years I simply start reading books whenever I feel like. I don’t wait to finish one before starting another, which means that:
- I read many books at the same
- I’m always reading at least one book
- Some books I finish quickly, others I may go on reading for as long as a few years
How do you decide what book to read next?