• The Write Connection

How to Choose a Book That is a Good Fit for You!


Reading is interesting, but sometimes it is a headache to pick the right book from thousands of them in a library. Here are some tips on how to pick the right book for yourself.

Read two or three pages and ask yourself these questions:

  • Will it be an easy, fun book to read?

  • Do I understand what I am reading?

  • Do I know almost every word

  • When I read it aloud, can I read it smoothly?

  • Do I think the topic will interest me?

If most of your answers were "yes", this will be an easy book to read independently by yourself.

  • Will this book be too hard for me?

  • Are there five or more words on a page that I don't know, or am unsure of?

  • Is this book confusing and hard to understand by myself?

  • When I read it aloud, does it sound choppy and slow?

If most of your answers were "yes", this book is too hard. You should wait a while before you read this book. Give the book another try later, or ask an adult to read the book to you.