Guide to Finding a Great Book 

Every reader has that moment where they can’t seem to find a perfect book to read. I myself, being a person who has been reading ravenously since 1st grade has come upon this issue several times. I have a couple  tips that might help you out of that endless tunnel of confusion.

  1. Think about if you have any interests you would love to read about whether it be nonfiction or fiction

Do you like sports?

Have a favorite animal or place?

Have a strong passion that you would love to learn about?

2.  Is there any authors that you have come across before that have drawn you in with their metaphors and description?

Here are some recommended authors for children, teen, and adult as well as an example of their work


Bill Martin Jr.: Boom Chicka Boom Boom 

Chris Van Allsburg: Polar Express

Arnold Lobel: The Frog and Toad series


John Green: Paper Towns and Fault in Our Stars 

C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia series

Veronica Roth: Divergent series


E.L. James: Fifty Shades of Gray

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl 

One last thing: Go to your local public library or bookstore and just have a look around. If a book seems to scream your name, follow your instincts and read the first few pages or the back to see if the characters and plot really work for you. Also pay attention to print size and page numbers to make sure the book is a good fit for you. If not then don’t give up your hunt. Before you know it you’ll be curled up with your book on the couch, in bed, or in your favorite spot; being pulled in to the story.

I hope this helps!

Leave a comment if you have any suggestions for my blog!

~Makayla the Bookworm



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