Digital books I have placed on hold at my local library: "The Racketeer" by John Grisham; "Only Time Will Tell" by Jeffrey Archer; "Angel Falls" by Kristin Hannah; and "The Silent Sister" by Diane Chamberlain. Reserved in the form of "real books": "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova; "The Nightengale" by Kristin Hannah; and "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler.
And how did I happen to choose these books? Here is the process I use: First of all, I go to the New York Times Best Seller list of fiction works. If I see a title that might interest me, I go to Amazon.com, type in the title, and see what sort of reviews people are giving it and what the book is like. The biggest disadvantage to this method of finding reading material is that I am often forced to read a genuine, real, print book, and I much prefer the Kindle or IPad for several reasons: Real books are heavy and hard to hold; I can't change the size of the print to suit my aging eyes; and if I want to find out the meaning of a word, I have to go on a search for an online dictionary, as opposed to simply holding my finger on the word and seeing the definition pop up in front of my eyes.
There are certain popular authors I avoid like the plague because they only write romance stories, so those are out. There are some authors that just don't suit my fancy, Danielle Steele being one. This is strange, I know, considering that she is currently the best-selling author alive and the fourth best-selling author of all time; perhaps I should give her another chance. I probably will, one of these days.
Right now I'm reading "The Girl on the Train", which is the strangest book I've read since "Gone Girl". It seems as though every female character in this novel is loco, and I can't say much for the men, either. Will I even know, at the end, who the real killer is? Or will I be left guessing, as I was at the end of "Gone Girl"?