Have you spent any time on this book recommendation website? I don’t know how many people actually read the books that are recommended there — don’t we normally prefer personal or authoritative recommendations to randomly generated search engines? — but I like the idea of finding similar books to ones you’ve previously enjoyed.
I tested it out by searching a pop-sci book that Luke loved (scouting for Christmas presents, obvi). The search engine doesn’t work quite so well for pop-sci — I was recommended RL Stein along side Karl Marx and Stephen King. But it worked a little better for my kind of books.
Anyway. Have you tried it out? I think I’d just as soon go to my bookseller for a recommendation. How do you find book recommendations?
(And a past post about getting the most out of your bookseller:)
(Top photo from Book Seer, another site that does a similar thing. However, I’m not sure they’re operating anymore.)