Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Where do you get your book recommendations?


Summers are all about reading for me. I don’t know if it’s the longer days, the heat, or the feeling of being on vacation (even when I’m not) that make me want to read, but I do. So far, I’ve read about a book a week, which is pretty impressive for me.

I’m asked sometimes where I get my book recommendations from, so I thought I’d share…
Goodreads is like my library online: I can keep track of what I’ve read, post reviews if I want, and see what new releases are out there. If I add an upcoming book to my shelf they’ll even send me an email to let me know it’s available. Pretty nifty. I also like their giveaways; I find out about upcoming titles, and even get a chance to win a book.

The perfect place to find upcoming mysteries and author features. They have contests as well.

I get their newsletter, mostly to keep up with industry news, but they’ll review books too.

This Houston bookstore always has the best recommendations! And they sell signed copies, too…

You can find a list of blogger book reviews of older, forgotten titles on Patricia Abbott’s blog. I love to go there if I want to read something I might’ve missed.

I get my true crime recommendations from her newsletter—a must read for mystery fans.
I get so many of my middle-grade and YA recommendations from Jennifer's blog, it's awesome... Especially the more girl-friendly titles, for my daughters.
Likewise for Ms. Yingling's blog, for middle-grade and early readers.
I also hear about books from friends, sometimes bestseller lists, or just by walking around the bookstore.

How about you? Where do you find your book recommendations??


3 comments:

  1. Interesting question, Fleur. Unfortunately, I don't have a definite answer. I mostly recommend books to myself from some of the sources you mentioned as well as from other websites and blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and the back of my head. Although, most of the time I'm reading books I'm already aware of and in my collection.

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  2. I have a pretty large to-be-read pile myself... And sometimes, I forget where the book recommendation came from. I like your blog for the out-of-the-box recommendations.

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    1. Thank you, Fleur, though I haven't been reading as much as I'd like to.

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