Book Discovery, finding my next big read
A topic of discussion lately and seems like always is book discovery… wherefore art thou next big read. The book that will make me giddy with happiness, the next new to me author who I hope has a loaded back list that I never knew existed that will propel me through the weekend.
I mean that’s the stuff book-lovers dreams are made of right.
Rinse and repeat, we want it to happen over and over again. You would think it should. We are in the land of at the touch of a finger. We can get almost any romance title we want with a click but the problem is finding that title. Let’s be honest Amazon romance recommendations are less than stellar.
- Amazon you have been recommending the same da@$n books to me since forever. Like can we get the data on point? I do not want that book, I do not like that author.
- All Romance eBooks I like the way you let me search by category but can you stop recommending the same 5,000 word titles to me. I want something with some meat sheesh. We all know the free rises to the top.
- Goodreads does not give me the quantity I am looking for, I just do not have luck getting my next reads there although I hear others say it has helped them. I try not to cut my eyes in jealousy. Friends helping friends still seem to be the number one way but I do not think people get how much a lot of romance readers read and a lot of friends cannot keep up. They get to the point where they are recommended out or you’re the friend who does all the recommending.
- Lets not even talk about Audio books (Audible)! No filter, I need a search filter, I need a better filter. finding a multicultural or scifi romance is just not going to happen.
RWA has put out an app to help us find titles, Harlequin already has one and I know it is not going to work because they have too much of a vested interest in the success of a select group of authors.
Instead of Desperately Seeking Susan (for the 80’s babies) this is Desperately Seeking Romance Recommendations!