TBR: Choosing What to Read Next

I’m having a bit of a conundrum lately—I can’t figure out what to read next. I have a huge TBR pile…going back for years, even. So there’s no shortage of books to read.

I just finished reading Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain and I’m almost finished with Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik, but I don’t know what to read next.

I could reread an old favorite… The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K Hamilton is next upon my re-reads pile—that pile actually has an order I follow.

I could pick up a new release… Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh is waiting on my Kindle, along with a number of other fun new books.

I could delve into one of the older books on my pile… The Duchess War by Courtney Milan has been waiting for me for a while now.

With so many options, I just don’t know what to choose…

How do you choose what to read next?


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TBR: Choosing What to Read Next — 6 Comments

  1. The blasted TBR list. I love and hate it. It’s filled with wonder and excitement, and for me, guilt. There are so many books still on my Kindle that I was so excited to read, but life and other obligations got in the way. How I choose what I’m reading is pretty random. It’s whatever catches my eye or matches my current mood. Also, it’s not unusual for me to be reading more than one book at once, especially if one of them is a non-fiction title.

    • That’s a good point, Reese. Mood plays a huge role in how I choose what to read…and I’m often reading more than one book too. I almost always have one audiobook going in the car (my commute is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on weather and traffic), and then it’s a toss up if I have another novel or non-fiction book going in print or on my Kindle at the same time.

      There are just so many options!

  2. Yeah, my choices are pretty random, too. Whatever catches my eye, or my mood. Right now I’m in the mood for Susan Mallery and her Fool’s Gold series. Like Reese, I often have a couple of books going, especially if one if non-fiction. There’s no real science to my choices!

  3. Most of the time I read what I’m in the mood for. But sometimes, it seems I’m not in the mood for anything, but I want to read something. Usually, that means I need something new. But deciding what kind of new can be tough.

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