In my humble opinion, there has never been a greater time in human history to be a reader. The tools online to help you find great books are growing all the time.
I love Goodreads! Users must be 13+ to use this site. I always tell people that Goodreads is the Facebook for readers. Goodreads has an outstanding book recommendations engine that reminds me of the recommendations engine on Netflix. If you are on there, come be my friend. LibraryThing is similar, but I’ve never used it.
The team behind YourNextRead love to read but do not always have lots of time to search for their next book. The enormous volume and choice of books you can find both online and on the high street these days is both fantastic and daunting. Online reviews and social book websites could be useful and sometimes pointed us towards other interesting books, but in the end we would often ask friends and family for book recommendations.
Then we went travelling and found a lot of strange and interesting books which had never been on our radar before, and we loved most of them (although certainly not all of them!). We asked ourselves why we had never come across these books before? After a bit of digging we found that, while most online book stores proudly offer in excess of 2 million books, browsing and searching for a book without a title or author in mind is very difficult. In fact trying to find new authors is quite a difficult task. We started YourNextRead to make discovering, buying and enjoying a book as simple as finding your next film or band.
The YourNextRead team would like to thank our friends and family for supporting us, giving us advice and a kick up the backside when we most needed the help and support (our backsides are a bit sore though).
We hope YourNextRead will continue to help you to find books, recommend books to others and link you to Amazon.
This site originated in the UK, I find the recommendations to be very Sci-Fi/Fantasy heavy, but I like those type of books.
Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
Scholastic Book Wizard
Yes, I know, Scholastic is part of the crony corporations that are on the Common Core freight train. That’s okay, that train is going to derail soon, and Book Wizard is still a great resource.
The Book Seer
Never really used this one much, but it is out there. It’s really just a graphical interface that pulls Amazon.com recommended purchases.
Have I missed one? Comment below if you use one of these sites and tell us the pros/cons.