I have been on a bit of a book binge lately, maybe it has something to do with the comments in this post. I have even been tipping my toes into fiction waters, a rarity. I finished The Night Circus, which so many of you loved and went on to read The Aviary (Michelle recommended), it’s by a children’s author so the audience is skewed younger, but it is well written, imaginative and a quick read. I started reading Birdbox, because Ez gave it a positive endorsement, I must forewarn you it is terrifying and adrenaline inducing from the very first page–not for those with a weak constitution.
After I put The Aviary down I was wondering if there were any apps that would recommend a book in a style that I just read, something that felt similar in feel but new and original. Kindle offers suggestions of what other customers who read a similar book bought as well, but I always find those so perplexingly off base. I did a little research and found the following sites that may help you discover your next book.
What should I read next– I enjoyed exploring this site because the recommended list is so varied, almost to the point of having you scratch your head and say, ‘huh’? But it’s a free service, use it with a grain of salt.
Your next read– I found this a little daunting and confusing, but if you figure it out let me know how it works.
Goodreads-This is more community based with recommendations from other bibliophiles. I signed up years ago, but I always forget about stopping here for a rec. Note to self–bookmark.
Head Butler-Your cultural concierge. More than book recommendations, but I found his book reviews really smart, witty and honest.
The Staff Recommends-Based on the ‘the staff recommends’ you see at bookstores this site curates the creators current recommendations. It’s a brilliant idea and I wish I thought of it because I sure would love a stack of fresh books at my ready (although sadly I only read my Kindle now because I do all my reading late into the wee hours).
Library Thing-Another community based/social network type site (ala Good Reads) but not as aesthetically pleasing.
Have you used any of these sites before? If so do you have a preference? Are there other sites I may have missed? Apps? Do you have an alternate way of choosing your next read? Inquiring minds want to know…
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