Some of my non-reader friends often wonder where I get book recommendations, as it seems like my to-be-read stack keeps on piling up. It occurred to me, then, that for non-readers, finding good titles, new books, new authors, etc. could be a bit overwhelming while it has become second nature to us avid lovers of the written art.
Because of this, I’ve decided to come up with a list of sources where I get, sometimes unconsciously really, recommendations and ideas on what to read next.
Goodreads is not just a online library of books where you can read blurbs and reviews about them. Do you know that has a really helpful feature when it comes to book recommendations?
I’m surprised that not a lot of people know about this feature. Basically, you open a book you like and if you’re using the web version, you will see on the right hand side afeature that says “Readers Also Enjoyed”. Clicking it would lead you to a whole new page of endless recommendations similar to that book you liked. I swear this is the main reason why my TBR keeps on piling up to no end.
I could probably say that I have (almost)abandoned my personal Instagram account because I have been spending so much time in bookstagram. Creating a dedicated account for books is definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made because aside from it being a stress-free platform, it also provides unlimited book recommendations from people with similar tastes as mine. With this, I would like to mention some of my favorite bookstagrammers whose books recommendations I fully and wholeheartedly trust!
There are several Facebook groups that I am a part of which are dedicated mainly to specific genres. For one, I am loving this Historical Romance group that I am in where so many readers from around the world would post about their favorite histroms and it just excites me everyday to check the page out for new recommendations.
There’s also this YA Fantasy group that I am part of where I get to be updated of the latest books in the young adult fantasy world. Facebook groups are just the best!
There was a time when I was so engrossed with booktube and all the titles that I was reading and buying (!) were all coming from there. Although I haven’t been actively watching booktube videos anymore, its definitely a good place to get recommendations.
How about you? I would love to know where you guys get your book recommendations too!