How I discover new books to read + What I’m currently reading

How I discover new books to read + What I’m currently reading

Whenever I ask you guys what you want to read on the blog, you ask about new book content. That’s great. Because, a) do I love reading, and b) do I love talking about books. So for todays post, I thought I’d share my favourite ways to discover new books plus give you an insight into my latest book findings and current reads.

Sharing my best tips and tricks to discover new books and what I'm currently reading today. Find out how to find the best books to read in 2017 plus get some pretty amazing book recommendations from yours truly.

How I discover new books to read

There are a couple of ways to discover new books – most of which involve some kind of social media platform for me. Sure, there’s the good ol’ recommendation from friends and family, or books you need to read for university. However, most of the time I get my book recommendations from one of the following networks:

GOODREADS: I already said it a couple of times and I will probably say it a million times more: I absolutely love Goodreads. It’s one of my all-time favourite social media sites and has helped me heaps with reading more, and discovering new books. On there you can follow your favourite reviewers, friends, and authors, rate books you’ve read, set a reading challenge and get book recommendations. If you want to see what I’m reading, you can follow me on Goodreads, where I always update my reading process and review the books I’m reading.

BOOKSTAGRAM: Another great way to discover new books is Bookstagram, aka the book lover community on Instagram. Some of my favourite accounts are @lottelikesbooks, @bookbaristas, @orionvanessa and @crimeofrhyme. However, simply exploring the #currentlyreading or #bookstagram hashtags might work wonders too in order to get you inspired.

Sharing my best tips and tricks to discover new books and what I'm currently reading today. Find out how to find the best books to read in 2017 plus get some pretty amazing book recommendations from yours truly.

Currently reading

CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo

Currently, I am racing through the sequel to Six of Crows, one of my favourite reads from 2016. I utterly adore the steampunky setting of the story and think that Bardugo is a master of creating worlds that let you forget everything around you and immerse in. Crooked Kingdom follows the journey of six master criminals in the Grisha universe. If you’re a fan of fantasy, sci-fi, and incredible world-building, you might want to have a look at that.

Sharing my best tips and tricks to discover new books and what I'm currently reading today. Find out how to find the best books to read in 2017 plus get some pretty amazing book recommendations from yours truly.

Latest Reads

THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde: This is one of the books that I have to read for my Uni course that deals with the celebration of books. I honestly found it rather hard to connect to the story of Thursday Next, even though the idea behind the book and story itself is absolutely fascinating and carried out in a rather lovely way. This book tells the story of an alternate universe, where criminal gangs have moved into the lucrative literary market and kidnap characters from books. A fun read if you are familiar with the literary canon.

SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult: I think Small Great Things is one of those books that you just cannot shake even after you’ve finished them. It deals with racism and discrimination in the US and follows the journey of an African American nurse, accused of murdering the newborn child of a white supremacist and the legal battle following after.

DIE UNENDLICHE GESCHICHTE by Michael Ende: I think most of us are familiar with this book, with it being a staple of children’s literature. However, I haven’t read the book before we discussed it at university. After my first read through the novel I found it a fun read but after our discussion, I utterly fell in love. The world Ende has created and the message of books and our imagination being of incomparable value for society is incredibly important. Definitely a book everything should read at least once in their life.

THE CHEMIST by Stephanie Meyer: My brother got me this book for Christmas because he liked the cover art. I dived into this knowing virtually nothing about its contents and so enjoyed the story. It’s quite different from what I usually read, it being an adult spy thriller, but I immensely enjoyed the tension, action, and uniquely crafted plot.

Sharing my best tips and tricks to discover new books and what I'm currently reading today. Find out how to find the best books to read in 2017 plus get some pretty amazing book recommendations from yours truly.

What are you currently reading? And how do you discover new books?

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18 Comments

  1. 16th May 2017 / 4:26 pm

    I don’t use GoodReads often I recognize that it’s a good tool to discover new book. Sometimes I look at my Amazon suggestions, other I listen to my friends.. I actually don’t know where I find titles but I always have too many!! :)

    Caterina | http://www.caterinasosso.com

    • 17th May 2017 / 11:15 am

      Amazon is an amazing resource as well, true xx

  2. 16th May 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Meistens entdecke ich neue Bücher auch durch Bookstagram. Es macht einfach super viel Spaß, dort ein wenig rumzustöbern.
    Und Crooked Kingdom habe ich bereits gelesen. Es ist einfach sooo gut! <3

    • 17th May 2017 / 11:14 am

      Ja finde ich auch. Bookstagram ist so so toll! Oh ich bin gespannt wie es so weiter geht x

  3. 16th May 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Ein sehr schöner Blogpost und Danke für die Tipps, um gute Bücher zu finden. Ich kannte die Plattformen noch nicht.:)
    Liebe Grüße, Christin Sophie

    • 17th May 2017 / 11:14 am

      Oh vielen lieben Dank, das freut mich natürlich zu hören x

    • 17th May 2017 / 11:14 am

      Goodreads is absolutely amazing! You’re going to love it. xx

  4. 17th May 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing!
    I’m completely useless when it comes to finding new books to read.

    Coffee & Avocados

    • 17th May 2017 / 5:53 pm

      Oh I hope they help you x

  5. 19th May 2017 / 4:53 pm

    Love using GoodReads, it gives me a big sense of pride when I get through another book and add it to my completed list!

    • 19th May 2017 / 5:20 pm

      Yeah me too. Also love their reading challenge. So inspiring x

  6. 21st May 2017 / 10:54 am

    Ahhh ich bin so wie du! Ich liebe Bücher und über Bücher zu reden. Ich scrolle soso gerne durch bookstagram und eine Freundin von mir hat sich jetzt einen reinen Bücher-account gemacht – ich liebe es. Danke für die Inspiration für “Six of Crows”, ich hab’s mir gerade bestellt haha, dabei habe ich einen Stapel Bücher, den ich noch lesen muss. Aber nach und nach wird der Stapel kleiner!
    Bei mir sind die Amazon E-Mails meist ausschlaggebend dafür, dass ich mir ein neues Buch kaufe. “Tamara, Empfehlungen für dich”, und das sind die einzigen “Newsletter”-artigen Mails die ich wirklich jedes mal öffne. Und wirklich bei 2/5 Mails laufe ich zum Thalia weil ich ein Buch jetzt sofort haben muss. Wenn es nicht sooo dringend ist (lol) bestell Ich’s mir direkt oder lade es mir runter :D

    Liebe Grüße,
    Tamara | brunettemanners.at

    • 21st May 2017 / 11:15 am

      ooooh die amazon benachrichtigungen habe ich ausgestellt – aber die tipps unter den büchern dort, befolge ich auch mal. Hach es gibt einfach so viele tolle Bücher. Ich freu mich wenn du mir sagst wie du Six of Crows gefunden hast – bin so neugierig wenn es um sowas geht haha x

  7. 25th May 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I love using Pinterest to find new reads – there’s so many handy listicles on there for it! I’ve never thought of searching the currently reading hashtag on Insta, but I think I’m going to have to give it a try now

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

    • 25th May 2017 / 8:38 pm

      oh that is so clever. I never thought of using pinterest for that – thanks for the tipp ;)

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