17 Ways To Find Good Books To Read
You’re never far away from an incredible find in this age of global Internet communities and online sharing; here’s a list of ways to find yourself an incredible new author. Indeed, sir/madam.
1. The Book Seer
Ask the Book Seer what’s on your mind, and he’ll compile a list of books you might enjoy reading next, as well as a similar author and book from the same genre or series, based on your preferences.
On Goodreads, millions of books are rated; sign up, read the reviews, see the high scores, and find good books in minutes. Goodreads is a handy community website that connects you with literature fans all over the world.
4. Take a Look at Best Books Ever Lists
Writers from all over the world compiled the Top 100 Books of All Time list, which you can find by scrolling down.
6. Avoid Best Sellers
Penguin’s Classics collection is impressive, and it’s easy to fill a bookshelf with great books. Equally impressive are the suggestion lists found at the back of Penguin books, which offer new titles to check out each month.
8. Head to Bookstores
Check out the synopses of well-received old and new books in commercial and independent bookstores to see if any of them appeal to you.
9. Talk to Staff
Ask them for recommendations on new or old authors, as they should be well-versed in the quality of recently released books.
11. Study Literature
Take a free online literature course, and you’ll have canonical literature to read and deconstruct for essays in no time. Sites like Learn Out Loud have free courses, and Bibliomania has free study guides. It’s a great way to discover new authors and texts while also allowing you to accomplish something.
12. The Library
The beauty of libraries is that you can sit down and read a large portion of a book without feeling obligated to buy it; there’s no pressure to buy, and if you like the text, you can rent it. Make a list of all the canonical literary classics you can and go out and read them.
14. Go to Book Fairs
There are many of them in the United States, as well as local events, so go straight to the source if you want to read a new book.
15. Watch Films
A large portion of the movies you see will be adapted from a literary text, such as Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Read the book beforehand (or after seeing the film) to provide a new perspective.
17. Write Your Own
National Novel Writing Month, for example, is a regular, online community-supported writing project that doesn’t have to be a full-scale novel of 70,000 words.
Where do I find free books to read?
Here’s a list of 12 sites where you can get your hands on a ton of free e-books (yes, free e-books!).
- Google eBookstore.
- Project Gutenberg.
- Open Library.
- Internet Archive.
How do I know which book is right for me?
How to Select the Appropriate Books
- Ask Twitter. Book Twitter is, by and large, a happy place on the internet.
- Ask Facebook Groups.
- Follow Bookstagrammers.
- Write in to the Get Booked podcast.
- Sign up for TBR!
What book shall I read?
At Least Once In Their Lives, Everyone Should Read These 30 Books
- Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.
- George Orwell’s 1984.
- J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
- J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
How can I read books online without paying?
Here are the 12 best sites to read full books online.
- Internet Archive.
- Open Library.
- Google Books.
How can I get free books sent to my house?
Free books sent to you at random
- Harlequin Reader Service.
- Your local library.
- Hillsdale College.
What to read when you don’t know what to read?
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin is a great book to pick up if you don’t know what to read because it has a page-turning, fast-paced plot, great writing, unforgettable characters, and true human wisdom.
How do I find books I will like?
The Top 10 Book Recommendation Sites You Should Know
What fantasy should I read next?
What Should I Read Next? A Fantasy Flowchart to Help You Decide
- The Lord of the Rings: The Classic Epic Fantasy.
- His Dark Materials: The Easy Read Classic.
- The Shannara Series: A Hidden Icon.
- The Legend of Grimdark: The First Law Trilogy.
- A Song of Ice and Fire: The Modern Classic.
What is the most read book in the world?
The Bible is the most widely read book in the world, according to writer James Chapman, who compiled a list of the most widely read books in the world based on the number of copies each book sold over the previous 50 years and discovered that the Bible far outsold all other books, with 3.9 billion copies sold.
What non fiction book should I read?
Nonfiction books that are required reading
- Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. John Hersey’s Hiroshima. Helen Macdonald’s H is For Hawk. Oliver Sacks’ The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat.
What is a good app to read free books?
10 Free eBook Reader Apps for Your Phone or Tablet That Don’t Require a Kindle
- Amazon Kindle App.
- Google Play Books.
- Apple Books.
- Barnes and Noble Nook.
- Kobo Books.
What is the best website to read books online for free?
Project Gutenberg is an online repository of over 50,000 (!) free online books available in several languages as both ebooks and audio books, and it comes first on our list of free books to read online because it’s simply our favorite.
Is Google books free?
Details. Google Books results appear in both the general Google Search and the dedicated Google Books search website (books.google.com). Full view: Public domain books can be viewed in their entirety and downloaded for free.