Hey, friends! So, currently, I’m reading Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, and I thought, “Hmm, I wonder what book I’m going to read next?” So, I already know what I’m reading when I’m done- If I’m ever done- so I’ll just give you guys a little insight as to how I decide that.
Alright, so I would consider Leigh Bardugo’s books to be a little cross between fantasy and somewhat dystopian based on the debatably flawed government system and constant racial stereotypes within the different countries. Usually, I base my next book off of things I have heard recently. For example, next, I’m pretty sure I’m going to read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
Most of you, that keep up with what’s going on in the bookish community, the movie Everything, Everything starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson is coming out on May 19th. I specifically chose that book because the movie is coming out, and I want to be prepared. To be completely honest (how many times have I written those four words on this site?), the trailer really appealed to me, and that’s why I chose the book. I won’t watch the movie unless I have read the book first. Unfortunately, I’ll be visiting my exchange student in Germany when the movie comes out, and won’t be back until nearly two weeks later, so I can’t watch the movie as soon as it hits the theaters. 😦
See, a lot of the time, I look to see the popular TV series or movie coming out, and choose that book, OR I decide to read author’s recommendations. I read The Book Thief in 2015 because I saw the movie trailer before, and wanted to see it. I bought The Boy in the Striped Pajamas because I saw the movie trailer for that, too.
I’m not saying that this is the way to do it, but more often than not, this is how I choose my next book. Unfortunately, I probably won’t be doing much of anything this summer, but that leaves more time to read assigned reading for English next year! 😉
Though, there is the rare occasion of which I go through my shelves and read a random book that I pick…maybe I choose one with the prettiest cover (Again- guilty of that.), or maybe I choose a book that I’m extremely guilty of having never read.
Finally, I have a sort of last resort method to choosing my next book purchase/read. I’m a giant fan of the BookTuber, Christine of polandbananasBOOKS. I’ve been watching her videos for years and she’s definitely one of the factors in inspiring me to start my own book blog. She’s hilarious, has extremely entertaining videos, and I highly recommend checking out her channel. Anyways, she uploads quite a few book hauls on her channel, and I definitely love to read those to get some insight as to what’s going on in the book world, and what she’s heard of the book from other people.
So, I really hope that some of you guys could relate to this, and for those of you that might not have been able to: I hope this gave you some more ideas. I know I’m making my book selection process seem like a big, organized ordeal, when, for the most part, I just select randomly. These are just a couple of things that have helped me find some of my favorites, including The Mortal Instruments and The Selection series.
Thanks for reading!
Yellow Eccentricity ❤