Nobody likes to have nothing up next on their TBR list. I’ve experienced this one too many times, and it can make the very process of reading a little… unexciting? It’s like: what do I have to look forward to after this book? Nothing? Well… I might as well take my time with this one.
That’s not a fun outlook to have, so I always make sure to have a handful of *exciting* books up next on my TBR list. But — how do I actually find the books that I want to read next? Where do I find the inspiration for my next read?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I am low key obsessed with Abby from Crime by the Book.
She’s a book blogger that works in the publishing industry and — you guessed it — she’s obsessed with crime fiction. Her recommendations and reviews are so in-depth and she photographs books so beautifully, and in such a way that makes you want to buy the book, just for the cover alone.
Some of my favourite books have come from her recommendation. In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware; Lock Every Door by Riley Sager; and of course The Snowman by Jo Nesbo.
I highly recommend checking out Abby’s blog and following her on Instagram if you’re crime-novel-obsessed like me. She always has the best recommendations and she’s usually talking about a couple of new books every week — so she’ll definitely help you fill out your TBR list!
If you’re not into crime fiction, I’d recommend spending some time exploring the #bookstagram community on Instagram. It’s usually pretty easy to find creators that have a similar reading style to you, and then you can go from there.
Otherwise, I sometimes utilise the recommendations feature on Goodreads to find books similar to ones I have read and loved. Sometimes the recommendations are a little off, but I have found a few excellent thrillers this way.