One of the best ways to pass the time is simply by curling up with a good book.  Books are one of the greatest creations of mankind, not only do the serve to educate us by the have been entertaining us for hundreds of years.  Today there are book stores in every town across the country despite that finding something new to read can still be a challenge.

Aside from bookstores being absolutely everywhere you can also turn to the internet.  Whether your preference is for hardbound books or you prefer to read electronically your choices are endless.  If you prefer electronic reading then you can get your book and start reading immediately.  Now let’s look at some of the ways you can discover something new to read.

Keep Up to Date

Do you have a couple of favorite authors that you follow?  Are you active on Goodreads or any of the other reading communities?  Check out what is new on the bestseller list or ask a friend to recommend a new book for you.  Keeping up to date on new releases will give you plenty of books to choose from when you are looking for something new.

Read Reviews

Once you have a couple of books that interest you then you might want to check out the reviews.  Reviews are great when you’re trying to figure out if the book is something that you would want to read.  Today there are hundreds of sites where you can check out book reviews for pretty much every book that has ever been printed.  Sites like Amazon or Goodreads have reviews listed under the book.  In addition Goodreads has listopia where you can find a bunch of great books available in any niche including new releases.


If you belong to a book club or have friends that enjoy reading as much as you do you can always ask them for recommendations on new books and authors.  Recommendations are similar to reviews and if it comes from someone you know they can tell you what they liked about the book.  Whether it was character development, the plot twists or the world building, you can get a great idea about a book without getting unwanted spoilers.

Try Something New

Don’t be afraid to try something new.  Pick up a book from a different genre; try a different author in your genre.  It can open you up to a whole new world of reading possibilities.