Choosing a Good Book
To all bookworms out there, you probably know and accept this as gospel truth: not all books are and will ever be created equal. At some point or another, you know for a fact that there are some books that are better made and
better written than others. Even if, as other people might say, there are two books that basically talk about the same thing (as when one tech blog can talk about a topic that another blog already discusses), you will be more than convinced that of those two books there will surely be one that is written in a more creative, or more artistic way.
Having said that, this obviously raises the question: how then do you choose good books? As you are bound to find out, this website is full of information about certain books and authors – but how do you know which of them are good and not so good? In the case of books, do you have to read the whole book? Or in the case of authors, do you have to read every single book they’ve written? Well, here are a few tips that might come in handy for the next time that you will be faced with this question.
Tips to Choose Good Books
First of all, you can reflect on your own personal interests when it comes to books and reading. The first question you can ask yourself is the question of genre. What genre are you genuinely interested in? Are you the kind of person who enjoys science fiction? Do you enjoy romantic novels? Or maybe you’re the more adventurous type of reader? Apart from genre, you can also check out certain authors whose works you have liked in the past. Having an answer for these questions will surely help you in narrowing down your options for picking or selecting your next book to consumer and devour in the minutes, hours, days to follow.
Second, you can also ask for recommendations. Make use of that wide network you have for more than just small talk. Do you have family members who also love to read? Ask them what their latest good read has been, and then check this book out. Do you have friends who are just as big of a bookworm as you are? Then what are you waiting for? Ask for their opinion on the newest book that you’ve wanted to buy, especially if they have read it themselves. Most likely, like website visitors who will inform you of the sites that they like, your family and friends will be more than helpful in introducing you to your new favorite book.
Third, you can also check out websites like this for your much needed reader reviews. You don’t have to search long and hard for those reviews. All you have to do is to look up the title of that book you are interested in, and then see what other fellow readers have to say about it.
Don’t worry, no one ever said you had to be imprisoned in their opinion. Simply listen, then you might also want to decide for yourself.