7 Tips on Selecting the Right Novel

So maybe I’ve already sort of covered this topic in one of my first posts, that contained a quiz that’ll choose the right novel for you, but this is how to do it on your own.  Although, if you’d like, go ahead and click the link below to take a look at that post.

https://readingandwritingposts.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/which-ya-novel-must-you-read-next/#

Let’s get started with my five tips on selecting the right novel!

  1.  Awards: Okay, so this may sound pretty obvious but look on the front cover to see if the book has received an award.  My favorite books are usually New York Times Bestsellers, so for me, that is usually a consistently good hint to whether I’ll like the book or not.                                                                 
  2.  Publisher: The publisher of a book judges more than you’d think it would.  For example, I noticed a pattern in a lot of the good books on my shelf: they are mostly all published by Harper Collins and Speak.  So if a book can get published by an exceptional publishing company, than well, it’s probably pretty exceptional.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Screenshot (22)
  3. Barnes and Noble Bestsellers:  Go to the Barnes and Noble website, then, depending on whether you are a kid, adult, or teen, press Bestsellers under the right one.  All the bestsellers will be listed on screen.  Boom, you now have one hundred great books recommended by everyone who buys from Barnes and Noble and loves to read!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  4. The Author:  So you’ve probably all heard this one before, but I’m just including it as a small reminder.  If you’ve read a book by an author who has written other novels, there is a good chance that you’ll like their other novels because you like their style of writing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  5. Book-to-movie:  Nowadays, a lot of young adult books being turned into movies.  If a book is good enough to be turned into a film, you should be putting it on your reading bucket list.                                                                                                                                                                  
  6. Someone who ‘hates reading’:  Ask one of your friends who doesn’t quite love reading for a good book.  If they say it’s good and don’t enjoy reading then the book they recommended will most likely seem awesome rather than just good to you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Screenshot (21).png
  7. Your Favorite Genre:  Search your favorite genre on google and a list of very popular books in that genre will pop up.  Make sure you include your age group in the search (kid, teen or adult).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I hope you found these tips helpful in finding your next good read. 🙂

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