10th challenge, 5 more! I am writing this ahead of time and scheduled them, just because I'm afraid I won't be able to write anything due to preparations for the holidays in the next few days. Actually it took me a long time to think about today's challenge. The question is "how do you choose what book to read next?". Few years ago, I used to have this weird way of choosing what book to read next - but now I don't do it anymore. Do you have a special way to choose your next book? Comment down below to share or join this challenge here.
First, I'll just share the weird thing I did years ago. It was back when I don't have a book-blog, and I was too indecisive when choosing what to read next. So, I had this idea to create some sort of lottery. I cut up a bunch of papers and write book titles I haven't read yet on them. Then I fold all of them into little squares, and put them in a jar. The next time I finished a book, I opened this jar and pick one. The paper decides what I have to read next. But surely it doesn't last long. Why? Because one time, I draw a paper with a book title that I'm not really interested in. And so I started picking other papers, until I found a book title that satisfies me. At that point, I realized this lottery thing is not working for me. You can try this yourself if you find this method might work for you ;D
The question now is how do I choose what book to read next, now?
Lately, I always prioritize books that I got sponsored from publishers. When the package arrived, I always choose to read it next. If I'm done with the sponsored books, I continue reading to the most recent book-haul pile I got. Sadly, this method can make the previous pile in danger of staying in TBR list for too long. Even worse, I don't really join reading challenges or meme that much, so my reading choice is always up to me. But at certain times, I also choose the next book I want to read according to my mood. Do you choose what book to read next in a specific way? If you do please share with me; hopefully it can help me reduce my old TBR piles :'D