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I often find myself rereading books rather than reading new ones, often on the basis of not knowing what to read next; so how do you find new books to read? And are they generally good books or bad that you end up finding? :beard:
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I often find myself rereading books rather than reading new ones, often on the basis of not knowing what to read next; so how do you find new books to read? And are they generally good books or bad that you end up finding? :beard:
I tend to only read popular science books and as such there’s an absolute wealth of options for me thankfully! I enjoy all sorts of topics from physics, chemistry and biology so I’m never stuck!

When it comes to fiction I struggle! I read my first fiction last year based off recommendation and since then I’ve just bitten the bullet and picked a random one to read although I seem to be tipping towards post apocalyptic dystopia styled books!
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I often find myself rereading books rather than reading new ones, often on the basis of not knowing what to read next; so how do you find new books to read? And are they generally good books or bad that you end up finding? :beard:
generally, goodreads is pretty good for recommendations although sometimes, it does come up with terrible suggestions that just bore me out of my mind.
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I often find myself rereading books rather than reading new ones, often on the basis of not knowing what to read next; so how do you find new books to read? And are they generally good books or bad that you end up finding? :beard:
Do I have your question right that you want to know I rather read new books just bought or older ones in my bookshelf? if I have new books got, I would read those as a rule before I touch the older ones again.
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I have this issue a lot! Although, it’s more that I can’t find any new books (as in new releases) I can enjoy. I just stick to old books—mainly pre-1900s and reread the same ones repeatedly.
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Booktube - Pretty good to looking at new releases, and popular books but all the mainstream popular channels just kind of promote the same books.
Look at GoodReads releases 2017 etc.
If I'm fond of a book I'll google ''books similar to''
Go to a bookstore and just look around

Albeit, 3 of my favourite books/series have all been found in like some random search.
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By looking, I suppose.
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i buy books in charity shops ? like today they had a 2 for £1 offer at the Cancer shop. i bought a book about Mary Anning the Fossil Lady by Tracy Chevalier and another book. so if i don't enjoy it it's only 50p, which has gone to a good cause.
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Mailing lists, people on Facebook, reference lists (how dull).
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im truly shocked no one has said...going to the library ??!?!?!

go to the library and just browse as much as you want...i usually choose books based on interesting covers & blurbs
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Nothing wrong with browsing the different tables in Waterstones, or looking at the ‘New In’ section in the library.
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(Original post by shadowdweller)
I often find myself rereading books rather than reading new ones, often on the basis of not knowing what to read next; so how do you find new books to read? And are they generally good books or bad that you end up finding? :beard:
Recommendations based on previous books read and then I might stick with an author. So for instance, I read 10+ works of Trudi Canavan after someone on here recommended her Black Magician's trilogy to me last year.
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I often find myself rereading books rather than reading new ones, often on the basis of not knowing what to read next; so how do you find new books to read? And are they generally good books or bad that you end up finding? :beard:
Goodreads website
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Very rarely do I find new books as I already have a back catalog of books on my shelves waiting to be read. But when I have the time, I pop into Waterstones and look at the front cover that looks most appealing, read the blurb; take a screenshot, then buy it on Amazon because it doesn't hurt my wallet aha!
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(Original post by Daveboi115)
I tend to only read popular science books and as such there’s an absolute wealth of options for me thankfully! I enjoy all sorts of topics from physics, chemistry and biology so I’m never stuck!

When it comes to fiction I struggle! I read my first fiction last year based off recommendation and since then I’ve just bitten the bullet and picked a random one to read although I seem to be tipping towards post apocalyptic dystopia styled books!
My dissertation this year is on apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic dystopians fiction. So if you have any topic you'd like a suggestion of, DM me!
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I usually first decide wich genre I want to read next. Then, I usually try some classic authors of this genre. When I started reading sci-fi, I first read some books by Stanislav Lem. Classics are classics for a reason, so they are not that bad in general. What books do you like? I might recommend some books based on your taste of books.
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I research top read books in genres
I like n read the first chapter to see if I'll like it or not.
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Amazon Unlimited, GoodReads, and directly browsing publishers websites. Amazon Unlimited tends to be where most of the duds I read come from, but they cost nothing individually so no harm done.
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Usually I get introduced to new books when they are recommended to be by friends. That or I sometimes ask people who work in Waterstones what they would recommend!
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Surf on internet...see recommends...go through wall vk and goodsreads....sometimes magazines too
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