Well, it comes down to finding the best used book store. In America we have so many used books available across the country. The most popular location for those is in the town library, they sell used books usually in a section in every library or once or twice a year. You can find them on https://booksalefinder.com/.

There are also little libraries popping up all over the country where neighbor's put books they are done with. You can find them all over America at https://littlelocator.org/ .

An Example of a LittleFreeLibrary (photo credit)

The trick is finding the genre you like after you find a steady source of assorted literature.

Some people like to strictly focus on non-fiction such as Biographies, and Science books. Other's can only handle fiction. What got me into reading was Hardy Boys when I was a kid. It is important to build reading habits when young as it is a great way to absorb information rapidly.

You can then take your genre and start exploring the top authors of the current age and of previous eras. My favorite site for locating my next read is checking reviews of GoodReads.com. Here is an assortment of my book's read, you can check out my profile for a good overview of American Fiction:

John's bookshelf: read

Animal Farm
Plum Island
Plague Ship
The Sum of All Fears
The Wrong Side of Goodbye
The Footprints of God
The Green Mile
Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend
Act of Treason
The Grapes of Wrath
Of Mice and Men
The Return of the King
The Crossing
The Brass Verdict
Memory Man
The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
Chasing the Dime
The Killing Game
The Revolution: A Manifesto

John Lambrechts's favorite books »

So to recap,

  1. Locate used book source (even amazon.com sometimes)
  2. Pick a genre
  3. Select a few author's you'd like to explore
  4. Use resources like GoodReads.com to connect with other readers.
  5. Tag your book