Finding New Books and Authors


I’m a member of Goodreads, a place where you can meet other people who love to read and there are a number of authors there, too. We can recommend books, post reviews and comments, and see what others are reading. We can collect a group of friends and participate in any of a large number of discussion groups. This is a site for all ages, depending on the groups you frequent.

I often try a new author from a book recommended to me. If I like the author’s work, then I tend to read through that author’s books. Series are fun because you can really get to know characters and you get to spend time with them in each book. They become like old friends. How do you find new books or authors to read? I’d love to hear from you all (okay, yes, I live in Texas and sometimes can’t resist “you all” or “ya’ll)

Author: diannegsagan

Dianne G. Sagan has written over 25 books and more than 300 articles in her 20 years as a ghostwriter and published her own work traditionally and indie. She writes fiction and nonfiction. She's an experienced speaker at writers' conferences in the region and an experienced facilitator for writers classes and workshops.

5 thoughts on “Finding New Books and Authors

  1. GoodReads turned out to be a more interesting site than I expected. It’s interesting seeing what so many people think about the same books.

  2. I’m on Goodreads too, but I certainly don’t keep it updated. If I’m not writing, I’m usually reading. Nice to “meet” you, Dianne.

  3. Wish I could learn to better utilize GoodReads. I can’t seem to connect with readers there. Not sure what I’m doing wrong.

  4. I want to be a participant because I am a new author. My book, Where Will They Go? is available through and Barnes & Noble. I would appreciate a book review. I just activated my blog and am interested in marketing and getting public attention for my book. Any help is appreciated.


    • Hi Dorthy,

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I don’t actually do book reviews myself, but have found people to review books for me through online writers groups like They have an online conference every fall that is absolutely amazing and you don’t even have to leave home. If you are a member of a local writers group, you could ask around. If that doesn’t help, let me know and I’ll give you some other ideas. I’m putting together a virtual book tour for one of my books for late summer if you’d like to be a part of that. Then, in return, I’d be glad to do an interview with you and book promo on my own blog.

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