How to Know You’re Reading Your Next Favourite Book!

When we start reading a book, we usually have a general idea of whether or not we’re going to like the book. Sometimes we find these books ourselves and get excited about them from their synopsis, or they are recommended to us by trustworthy friends. But there is a difference between a book you’ve enjoyed and a book that you’ve loved to the point that you’ve created building blueprints for a worship shrine.

The symptoms are as follows:

The book cover itself has beckoned you into its layer and now….. oh….. you’re trapped and there’s no sign of escape?? Ignore the cackling.

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You’ve started reading now. The first three chapters have latched their fangs into your brain and their talons, in your heart. Don’t expect to move from where you are now until you’ve finished that book.

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You want to use your new found witchcraft to create a portal into the book world, so that you can both explore like the lone adventurer you are…. Or help the characters on their quest because….. they’re just making a mess of things….. honestly.

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The characters are so precious that you’re hugging the book in an attempt to keep them away from the evil they’re trying to vanquish, but you’re not preventing anything. You’re just crushing them and drowning their world with your tears.

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When you get to the end battle scene (the climax) and your heart beats quicker, eyes read faster, and your legs start kicking out to try and hit that ONE dude you’ve been waiting to smack.

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Your eyes widen in panic as you realise there are only 10 pages left, but there’s no way that everything gets resolved so quickly. The enemy isn’t even close to being defeated, and worse….. you don’t have the next book.

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You’ve now finished the book and are sobbing without restraint.

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As soon as daylight appears, you’ve dashed into the local library or bookstore looking rabid and bloodthirsty. Or you furiously smash at your keyboard, eyes wide with rage as you try to find it online. You are there for one book, but it’s likely you’ll leave with about 5.

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Or…. you find out the next book is a year away from being released.

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Or worse… there is no next book.

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Either way….. there’s usually a lot of tears.

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What’s your favourite book/books? Which one/ones made you cry the most??? Which one made you go on a mad hunt for more??

11 thoughts on “How to Know You’re Reading Your Next Favourite Book!

    1. ๐Ÿ˜€ I love finding new favourite books! Both for the joy and the never ending pain! ๐Ÿ˜€ Nevernight is still on my TBR but I’ve heard that people are dying for the next book, so I miiiiight just wait till we’re closer to the release date of DarkDawn XD (’cause I’m a wimp)
      Buuuuuut, Throne of Glass and ACOTAR on the other hand…. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Gotta re-read!!!! RE-READ ALL THE THINGS!!!! XD

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  1. Ah this was soo relatable! But I love those kinds of books the most, the ones that get you crying, obsessed and kicking fictional characters! All definitely signs of it being a new favorite book – together with not being able to stop reading and even foregoing food or sleep, haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I especially love the ones where you’re like; “Just a few more chapters, then I’ll go to sleep.” But then you stay awake and finish the whole book and your chest feel empty and you check the time and it’s like 4am. The joys and pains of reading a good book ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. CG @ Paper Fury

    I admit to watching that first gif where they floor forest eats the guy way too many times.๐Ÿ˜‚ That is…not fun. Remind me TO NEVER GO OUTSIDE AGAIN.๐Ÿ˜‚

    Ahhh my favourite books are Stiefvater books but recently I teared up reading Autoboyography! No actual tears though…I am too cold and stony.๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Right?? I found a lot of gifs that make me not want to leave the house… so I’m not gonna either… let’s stay inside, where it’s safe XD

      I’ve heard some really good reviews for Autoboyography!! I should hope that those tears are happy tears…. I don’t want to have my heart pulverised! XD

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  3. I feel like I’m in Inception or something because the book I’m reading now (This Adventure Ends) is really really good, and I now know it’s going to be my next favorite book because all of these things are true, and I saw a post about how it’s going to be my next favorite book. Did any of that make sense??

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    1. 10/10 can confirm, Leo Dicap was here. All this information was planted and now you can see into the future!!! Leo is too powerful ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
      Sense is perfect! โค

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