I used to work at Walmart, so buying a new book occurred often and easily. They only had one small section dedicated to each age group, most of which were popular at the time, so it never took long to read the synopsis of nearly every YA book before choosing one. Now, however, I go to the large chains to pick a new book... But if I'm being honest, it's quite overwhelming. There are thousands of books to choose from, and I have no idea which are good and which are terrible. And the chances of choosing a terrible book is greater since there is such a large selection. I've tried looking through "best new book" lists, but I've found most of them to have poor writing quality or bad plots/characters. The last few books I purchased were from such lists, and I was unable to get through the entire thing they were so bad. So how do you go about choosing new books? Any suggestions on where I could start?