How Do You Decide What to Read Next?

It's book season. Well, every season is book season for me, but there's something about cold weather that really makes curling up with a book a major part of my routine. I sometimes start feeling sad when I'm reaching the end of a good book, and feel a sense of loss while I flounder around looking for my next read. So I thought I'd ask other book lovers out there — how do you decide what to read next? I spend a lot of time in between books looking up new books to read, and peruse a lot of bestseller lists and reviews while deciding. Lots of times I walk away frustrated, and empty handed! In the past I have wandered around my local library, just picking up titles that caught my eye. But lately, I have taken advantage of the internet to guide my next read, and have been pleasantly surprised at some of the books I've come across (that I probably would have passed up at the library.) Here are a few of my favorite sites to peruse for my next big read — add your recommendations in the comments!

What Should I Read Next?
Good Reads
NPR Books
Book Movement
NYT Bestsellers List

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