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How do you find promising new books or new authors to read? (Not nec. 'new new',

  1. buckleupdorothy profile image82
    buckleupdorothyposted 5 years ago

    How do you find promising new books or new authors to read? (Not nec. 'new new', just new to you)

  2. LisaKoski profile image95
    LisaKoskiposted 5 years ago

    One way is using goodreads.com. You create a profile and choose books you've read and rate them. You also create a list of books you want to read. Then the site gives you suggestions based on these. I've found a couple books this way but I only just started using it a couple of months ago. Otherwise just hearing about authors or books from friends is probably the best. You could always ask bookstore employees or librarians too.

  3. Michelle Taylor profile image77
    Michelle Taylorposted 5 years ago

    Bookstore employees are sometimes a great source in finding new authors, however customer service is not what it used to be. Now I rely more on family suggestions and the internet. The "Customers who bought this also bought:" section has been my best friend for a long time now and I have discovered a lot of great writers that way.

  4. Sage in a Cage profile image80
    Sage in a Cageposted 5 years ago

    Soemtimes I use http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/ which is a website where you can enter the name of a book you enjoyed reading and it will recommend similar genre books based on others' reviews.

    Also Amazon is handy as you can locate a book you have recently enjoyed and scroll down to part that says 'Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought' and it's usually a goldmine for new books or new authors which you will also enjoy.

  5. LetitiaFT profile image82
    LetitiaFTposted 5 years ago

    My favorite sources of book reviews are:
    - The New York Times Book Review (http://www.nybooks.com/)
    - The Times Literary Supplement (http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/).
    - The Economist's book section
    I also find Amazon's suggestions, based on my previous purchases and wish list, are pretty pertinent.
    Of course there's nothing like old-fashioned browsing in bookstores. Too bad there are fewer and fewer of them.

  6. blaeberry profile image60
    blaeberryposted 5 years ago

    Getting recommendations from friends is one way, but most of the books I buy these days are based on suggesions from Amazon.  I have been disappointed a couple of times, but they're usually pretty good at matching new titles to my preferences.

  7. Ms Zilla profile image60
    Ms Zillaposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes I'll go to my boss or coworkers. Entering their offices is like entering a library full of books related to my field or something similar. They always give great recommendations as well.