When I’m at about 80%, under 100 pages in my current read I start to panic because I know what is coming. I know the worst thing in the world is about to happen and I have no way to stop it. No matter what I do it is going to happen and it hurts to even think about it.
I am going to have to pick a new book!
That moment is by far the most difficult part of reading because: ALL. THE. OPTIONS. Honestly I have more books than I know what to do with, that I will even be able to read, that I even have room for. But I want to read them all and I want to read them all at the same time which is IMPOSSIBLE. All that does is lead to the stress when I finish a book because it is the time I have come to dread the most.
I mean I can pick a physical ARC, an eARC, a book I bought, a new release, a backlist book. I can pick a dystopian or a fantasy or a contemporary. I can read a new book or do a reread. The possibilities are endless and I don’t know what to do, how to pick, what the right choice is. And this isn’t even bringing up the fact that I may be picking a rebound book which is a whole other can of worms and adds another level of stress.
Summed up: Picking a new book is the bane of my existence. I basically hate the stress of it, the idea of it, and I’m getting panicked even typing this. So I ask of you, how do you feel about picking your next book? Do you have a method for doing this?