What should I read next? Searching for your next book can be very time-consuming and frustrating. If you’re an avid reader, you’ve read most of the books on the bestseller lists, so you have to take your search elsewhere. Which usually leads you down a rabbit hole of reading random reviews on various sites.
“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” – Lena Dunham
At PBR, we believe the best way to discover an excellent book is by listening to a friend’s recommendation. Most of the time, your reading tastes are similar, so it works. Many times you’re pushed outside of your comfort zone and get to enjoy a book you would never have chosen yourself.
We’ve found word of mouth to be the most reliable source for book recommendations. We created a Reader’s Favorite list on our site so the community can share their favorite books with each other. It one of our most popular sections and it contains a varied list of incredible books. It’s also a valuable resource for Book Clubs when they ask the question, what will we read next?
What Should You Read Next?
Today we’re sharing 10 books our PBR readers have recommended!
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This book has been recommended by our readers so many times we’ve lost count. It’s an emotional read for sure, so perhaps that’s what makes it such a universal pick. The story centers on Kya. She young, innocent and nicknamed Marsh Girl because of where she lives. Her family abandons her, and she is forced to survive on her own. It’s not your typical coming of age story.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
If you love a good spy story, this book is for you! It will inspire and empower you as you read about real-life events during WWl involving a ring of young women spies sent to France. We found it to be a page-turner, and so did our readers. Historical Fiction lovers will enjoy this book!
Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate
Based on real-life events. Here we have an emotional and compelling story about a black market child trafficking ring. It will tug at your heart as you read about children who are stolen from their families and sold. Historical Fiction lovers rave about this book.
The Four Winds Kristin Hannah
This book is perfect for readers who love a generational sage, and apparently, a lot do as this book comes highly recommended by many of our readers. Kristen Hannah is one of our favorite authors, and she delivers a great story again.
Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni
Sam Hill is born with red eyes. He has a genetic abnormality called ocular albinism, which makes his pupils red. He is teased and bullied and given unkind nicknames, such as devil boy. Our readers loved this beautiful and touching coming of age story. It’s not to be missed.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The story follows an African-American family through many generations. It begins in Ghana during the eighteenth century and ends in present-day America. This is a fascinating read about a family whose roots started in slavery. Definitely a reader’s favorite!
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie
This is a must-read for lovers of American History and comes with high praise from our readers. It’s a fantastic saga that illuminates strong women and their influence on the fight for freedom.
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll in the 70s’. Many of our readers made reference to the band Fleetwood Mac as to why they enjoyed this book. You can undoubtedly visualize all of the book’s characters, not to mention it’s a great story and insightful.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Many of our readers enjoy Historical Fiction about the Holocaust, and this book was recommended many times over. It’s an emotional read and sometimes hard to comprehend the cruelty in the concentration camps, but it does show the strength of the human spirit and the power of love. Don’t miss this one.
The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson
Royal watchers love this book! It follows the creation of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress and the people behind the scenes who helped bring it to life. Historical Fiction lovers will enjoy this inside glimpse into royal life
The PBR Community knows their books and loves to share! You never know; you might find that surprise sleeper book that has you reading into the night way past your bedtime. Tell us your favorite book here and we’ll add them to the list!