Our local library is currently in the middle of a long-overdue upgrade and site move. Its budget has been slashed to the bone in recent years and it appears that copies of popular works of new fiction are no longer a priority. We have a branch of the UK’s sole surviving book chain and we have a dedicated Oxfam book shop.
But sometimes, I don’t know what I want to read next … Waterstones’ BoTM might not necessarily be my cup of tea. I might not always spot a pre-loved title in Oxfam that yells, “Buy me! Buy me this instant!” So I do what I suspect many of you do as well … I canvas suggestions from friends and I read book posts on several blogs.
Ali Edwards and Stephanie Howell both post regular book round-up posts and Stephanie has just started a Facebook book group. Anne of Modern Mrs Darcy is a published author and obvious bookophile. Many of the titles I read last year came from these ladies, and I have two more current recommendations from Ali waiting on my Kindle.
Where do you get your book recommendations from? What would you recommend I read?