Where to get book recommendations?

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

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.

Bookstagram/Trusted bookstagrammers

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!

Facebook Groups

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!

Booktube

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!


Let’s talk About: My Summer TBR

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Given my uber chaotic reading habit during the past two months (read: 0 books read in the months of February and March! What. Is. Wrong. With. Me.?!), I am imposing upon myself a reading list for the next two months that I HAVE TO – nope, NEED TO – nope, AM REQUIRED TO – finish by the end of May.  With this kind of work schedule, I’d consider one book a month a miracle.  Continue reading “Let’s talk About: My Summer TBR”

Let’s Talk About: My Reading Game Plan!

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It’s almost mid-October, and oh my god, can somebody please tell me how this happened so fast?! I feel like I was just starting the year and now it’s almost Christmas time again! However, as much as I would like to celebrate the upcoming holiday season, my Goodreads Reading Challenge for this year is begging for a time-stopper because, good lord, I am way behind my reading goal!   Continue reading “Let’s Talk About: My Reading Game Plan!”

Let’s Talk About: BOOK FUND JARS!

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So you like reading? GREAT.

So you like reading AND collecting books? Fine. Alright.

So you like reading and collecting books but EVERYTHING HAS JUST COME OFF-HAND AND NOW YOU CAN’T STOP BUYING THEM ALL?!? Alright, wait a minute, stop right there.  Continue reading “Let’s Talk About: BOOK FUND JARS!”

Let’s Talk About: Sooo I never finished the Harry Potter Series

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I have long been meaning to do discussion posts but whenever I start making one, I always feel like I don’t have so much to say about the topic, and that it might just turn out more rambly and ranty rather than a legitimate discussion of what I really wanna talk about. But we all gotta start somewhere right? Right. So let’s jump right ahead and begin!


This topic is both exciting and scary for me to discuss. Exciting, because I finally would be able to resolve, more like for myself,  why I didn’t get to the last four books of the series; and scary, definitely because – well, it’s out in the open now! – I am the girl who never finished the Harry Potter series! What a shame. And what a muggle.  Continue reading “Let’s Talk About: Sooo I never finished the Harry Potter Series”