...then I might like...
I love those things on Goodreads and Amazon where they suggest books that you might like if you also like the featured book.
But...they aren't always accurate, and some things I want are a little too specific for a general computer program to find (like, um, how do I do a search for "Hot guys like Wayland North"??)
So that's where this feature comes in. Who better to give book recommendations than actual people who read and enjoy similar books? Nothing makes my TBR grow like YOU do!
Sometimes I may call on you for recommendations that are like a specific book I've read and loved, but other times I may ask for less concrete things like "books with characters like X" or "books with witches," etc. Sometimes I may even offer YOU suggestions!
So, what do you think? Are you up for it? Suggestions to improve this feature are, as always, TOTALLY welcome!
Who is the recommendation for?
This time I'm actually asking for one of my 12 year old library patrons. She inspired this feature, so it seems fitting to me to kick off the first post by searching for a recommendation for her. She gave me an adorable thank you card for introducing her to the series, and after blinking back my tears of joy I vowed to help her find more books like this.
More of this, please:
The most I could get from her was that she loved "Everything about it!" I haven't read these books yet, so I'm having trouble deducing what it is she probably wants. Looking at her reading choices, it seems like she prefers paranormal books with PG romance. I also get the impression that these books are fun and upbeat, so maybe something with a similar tone?
She also really liked The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen and I So Don't Do Spooky by Barrie Summy.
But not this:
She is 12 years old, so please keep that in mind when making suggestions (both for reading level and mature topics). She isn't really drawn to fantasy or contemporary "issues" books.
She did not like Ally Carter's Heist Society. I'm not sure why (haven't read that one either!), but she DNF-ed very early on.
So what do you think, can you help me find more books like this? Is there anything YOU'RE looking for?