I have been sharing photos of the books that I read over on Instagram for years now. Books, awkward mirror selfies, cats (not always my own) and eggs. That basically sums up my whole Instagram feed. All of the cliches. And I make no apology for that. But I especially love to share what I am reading because it is always those pictures that start the best conversations over there.
People that have already read that book might tell you what they thought of it, or somebody else might remember that they have that waiting on their to be read pile. It’s a great way of being able to recommend books to friends but even better still, they recommend books that they think you might like too. I have even arranged to make swaps with friends which is great. There is no better feeling than sharing the love for a good book.
I don’t know about you but I always find it fascinating seeing what people are reading. Plus it’s great finding friends who have a similar taste in books and tell you what you absolutely must read next. These days, it’s a case of having too many books and not enough time. I always always always have a whole heap of books waiting to be read either physically on my bookshelves or awaiting me on wishlists here there and everywhere. Nearly all recommendations for new books these days come about through me chatting on social media though. I love it.
I tend to share photos on Instagram of what I am reading throughout the month. But then at the end of each month, I always take a picture of the pile of books I have read. To try and keep track of the books I read this year though, I have started a separate page here on my blog to show what I have been mostly reading. It just makes sense to keep the pictures all in one place, it is not meant as a review page as such (although I sometimes can’t help adding a line or two about what I thought of some books) I have also set up a book worm board over on Pinterest, again just as a record but it would be lovely if you wanted to join me over there too.
So, what are you reading right now? Apart from this rambling blog post of course. Me? I’m currently reading The Second Wife by Elizabeth Buchan and then next on my to be read pile is I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh which I have heard amazing things about. I knew her when she was just a blogger you know….