Let’s set the scene, shall we?
You start a book. You finish it. Then you’re faced with the dilemma of deciding what to read next.
I feel your pain. Too many books and too little time means I’ve been struggling my whole life.
Don’t worry. Next time, you can always:
Roll a dice. Especially great if you have a selection of six books to choose from. Number each one and get rolling. It’s not so great if you’re a normal human being with an insanely long to-be-read list.
Ask a friend. Useful when you trust your friend’s judgement, and you’re in dire need of a good recommendation. Not helpful when said friend is drunk, and doesn’t read much or at all while sober. In which case you need new friends. I’m kidding.
Read a review. Unsure about a book? Find a review or two. Unsure about ten billion books? I guess you’ll be spending a few decades reading reviews then. At least when you’re done, you’ll have a better idea of what to pick up? Or maybe you won’t. Then you’re back where you began. It’s not a bad place to be.
So how are you going to decide what book you’ll read next?