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Is there a website that recommends books based on what other books you like (or dislike)?

Asked by Nimis (13255points) August 28th, 2011 from iPhone

I mean, there are those types of sites for music and movies. What about some lovin’ for those who like to read?

The last two books I bought were New York Times Bestsellers and had great ratings on Amazon. They were pretty awful. In fact…with the last book. I don’t remember the last time I disliked a book so much. Really lost any respect I had for the NYTB list. I don’t really blame the actual New York Times. They’re just reporting statistics.

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jrpowell's avatar does music and books.

And is from the same people that do music-map.

Nimis's avatar

Have these actually worked for you? (I know there are sites for this. I should have specified ones that have worked for you.) I’m thinking algorithms for literary preference might be tricksy.

shrubbery's avatar

@Nimis hmm to be honest I don’t use it to its full potential, just to keep a list of books I’ve read. Macbean uses it a lot though, I’ll send this question along for you.

Nimis's avatar

Thanks, shrub.
Nice to see you too. :)

Kayak8's avatar

This previous fluther question has some additional answers that are not mentioned above (I am too lazy to cut and paste each one of them).

jrpowell's avatar

@Kayak8 :: Great answer for admitting to being lazy. That is how I roll too.

Nimis's avatar

@Kayak8 I’m all for laziness and diggin’ up old questions. Tried to do a search before I asked this, but didn’t find that one. Thanks!

anartist's avatar—also allows you to card-catalogue your own library and find out how many people in membership have same book [giving some idea of rarity]. Good site!

Akua's avatar I belong to this one myself.

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