Monday, April 21, 2014

Making Up For Monday: Decisions, Decisions

It's time for Making Up For Monday!

This week's question: How do you decide what to read next?

This is an interesting decision. First, I try to read books that people personally recommended to me first, ESPECIALLY if they lend me a copy.  After that, I try to read books that have been sent to me by publisher's agents, and authors. Then I, of course, try to read the book for my book club. My next source is my two reading lists: Classics Club and Pulitzer Prize Winners. Next, I try to read something that relates to the teenage girls I work with at my church (this is usually the Percy Jackson series). And then finally, I read something that sounds good to me (this is a fun read and usually something a little lighter). 

Now that I write it all out, no wonder it takes me FOREVER to read a book on my TBR list!  My goodness, this list is getting extensive!

What about you?  What consumes your lists?

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  1. I will definitely prioritize something time-sensitive, like a requested review or a NetGalley review, but otherwise this year I am determined not to leave myself with a huge pile of unread challenge books at the end of the year. :) Happy Monday!

  2. I've realized lately that I tend to read a lot of junk just because I don't take any time to plan what to read next. I'm not saying junk is all bad--guilty pleasures have their time and place. But there are so many *good* books on my TBR list!

    1. I go back and forth. Either I am reading nothing but guilty pleasures or I am not reading them at all. I need to fins a good middle ground.