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Find Your Next Summer Read

Summertime means vacation time. If you’re anything like us, your first thought, when planning for a trip, is “What am I going to bring with me to read?”

Lucky for us, The Expert Editor, an Australian professional editing and proofreading company, has developed “The Ultimate Flowchart for Finding Your Next Book.”

This infographic is loaded to the brim with authors and books that call to all types of readers. The best part about it? Most of these paths lead to multiple books for you to choose from – each with a quick word to describe the story that lies between its covers.

The flowchart allows users to choose fiction or nonfiction (or, eventually, poetry). Then it guides users through different genres and subject matters until hopefully pairing the user with his or her ideal read.

Someone interested in reading classic dystopian fiction, for example, is guided to either 1984 by George Orwell or The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. Poets are led to Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allen Poe, or The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson. Two Cormac McCarthy books are offered up under “Westerns,” but not Blood Meridian, which is arguably his one true western.

Nonfiction leans modern, with J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy (“Rustbelt Politics”), Wild by Cheryl Strayed (“Cathartic Journey”), and Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (“Political Humor”).

Check out the flowchart here, and choose your next great summer read!