How Do You Discover Books? (Let Me Know; Maybe Win a Prize!)

If you’re anything like me, your need for books is second only to water, food and love—but how do you find your books? For some of us it’s a mysterious process, with something similar to a divining rod leading up to the right novel at the right time. Others turn to aunties and friends. I want to find out your method!

Click here to take the survey and not only will you soon see the results here , you’ll be entered to win an early hardcover copy of my new novel (releasing April 11) The Widow of Wall Street (and helping with an article for readers and writers.)

Winner will be announced on March 17, 2017!




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  1. Chris kruk
    Posted March 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    I reads reviews posted on Facebook and follow Book Riot. I read blogs listen to podcasts. Listen to NPR.
    I DO NOT watch television. You

  2. Posted March 10, 2017 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    With so many books and so little time, I wait for a recommendation from someone, whether that is a friend with similar reading tastes or a reviewer I trust. Having said that, I rarely buy a book if I can’t read the first page and see if the author’s voice grabs me. I also read books written by friends and books with subject matter that interests me. I admit to being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of books available these days.

  3. Karen Deo
    Posted March 10, 2017 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    I do a variety of things. I ask for suggestions from fellow book club members, I prowl through the library’s new book section, read the comments from other writers. When I read a book I like, I always look at what she has previously written and read them as well. I like the comments on Goodreads and on Amazon.

  4. Posted March 10, 2017 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I get the Book Page at the library
    I used to follow reviews but they are few and far between
    I try and follow authors I like

  5. Ann Massey
    Posted March 10, 2017 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I never join book clubs, but I love having friends who do. I browse their lists, ask their advice, and read many of their recommended books. I follow an author I like. I check the bestseller lists. I roam the libraries near me. I read book reviews in the newspaper. I reread books I loved.

  6. Vicki Reinhardt
    Posted March 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    I follow authors, book blogs, magazines, and local book stores for recommendations. Also I check my library website and ask friends what they are reading. I also try and read the 1st and 69th page to see if the story catches me. Thanks for this opportunity as The Widow of Wall Street is on my “to read” list.

  7. Maureen
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    I use goodreads and Librarything to catalog and review my books I read. I usuallyb get book recommendations from kirkus and publishers weekly. And shelf- awareness for my daily fix on new books! I olive lithub and the millions also they are an excellent point of reference.

  8. Lee Elliott
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    I get book suggestions from Amazon and Instagram. I just adore reading. It’s that special something I do for myself to relax and recharge.

  9. Posted March 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Many times the books I choose are based upon my favorite author’s recommendations. My book club is a source, and reviews on NPR also help me. I read about 4 books a week, so I read a few stinkers, and it always leaves me grumpy that I wasted my time! You are one of the authors I rely upon for good recommendations!

  10. Posted March 16, 2017 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I browse library “new fiction” shelves at different libraries in my neighboring towns. Every library has a slightly different selection of authors. Also, use I used to shop Barnes & Noble and Borders, but all the shops near me closed down. Goodreads is a source too. I follow a lot of book reviewers.

    • Posted March 16, 2017 at 11:51 am | Permalink

      I love the idea of checking out the new fiction at various libraries. (And I have always loved the ‘new fiction’ shelves.)

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