{Bookish Babble} How Do I Find New Reads

Posted May 20, 2016 by Liza in Discussion / 11 Comments

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Hello gorgeous readers!  Even being a book blogger finding the next read, the new big thing takes some work.  I thought I would share with you the tools I use to find books to add to my never ending TRB list (for real! It’s like over 2K books and counting!)

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I’ve  been using Goodreads forever!  I think most bookish people know about it and certainly all book bloggers probably use it.  Not only does it allows me to keep track of my books while, after and before I read them, but it’s easy to find your next read here.  Here are some features for find your next read.

  • Suggestions based on your shelves
  • Feed from all the friends I follow
  • Listopia
  • Groups
  • Givaways

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Social Media is an amazing way to find new books!  Twitter,  Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook are full of pictures of what others are reading, cover reveals, pictures of ARCs from events and mail… I always find awesome things on social medial.

 

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When publishers are excited about a book, it shows.  I’ve gotten emails from publishers about books that I’ve been waiting about and also some that I’ve never heard about and I’m so glad I did 🙂

 

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Yep.  My name is Liza and I read blogs.  Well, I can’t tell you how much many books I read or add to my TBR list because you guys read them AND love them.  It’s good to know what you guys think about it before I jump head first.

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Blogger and non-blogger friends alike have really good suggestions, book they loves and shelves and kindles full of awesome.  Ask them what they’re reading or what is their favorite book and they will pitch it to you 🙂  Yes, I’m talking about you guys: Bee, Rachel, YADC peeps, Alyssa, Neryda and Nick!

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Let me tell that I can spend hours and hours on both the library or the bookstores looking and browsing and wishing and buying.  Librarians and booksellers are a wealth of information and love to talk books. That’s my kind of language.

How do you find your next read? Anything I forgot?

Liza
Liza

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11 responses to “{Bookish Babble} How Do I Find New Reads

    • Liza
      Twitter:

      I listen to a lot of audiobooks, but mostly because I look for the books I already want to read in audio so I find them in Goodreads and social media the most 🙂

  1. Goodreads and bloggers is definitely my main ways for finding books to add to my tbr shelf. I’m trying to have more control over myself though because back when I started blogging, I’d add ALL the books to my tbr shelf and had to clean it up MULTIPLE times. Now I try to only add books that get my super excited. For the rest, I wait till early reviews start going up before I make up my mind. 🙂

    • Liza
      Twitter:

      My GR TBR is HUGE! I just can’t find the time to clean it up 🙁 I also have a list of books I want to buy in my Amazon wish list 🙂

  2. My number 1 way of finding books is definitely through Goodreads. I usually go through the listopias for every year and add ones I’m interested in reading. Of course, other GR friends’ reviews and their buzz also helps me find “me” books.
    Blogs are also a great way to find books sometimes, though it does seem like book bloggers like to feature mostly the hyped titles.
    You can always come to me for recs! 😉 I’m good with those as arrogant as that sounds! 😀

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