If you’re the kind of person who dithers over what to read next features like Amazon’s recommendations and ‘People who bought this also bought …’ have a lot going for them. The only problem with it is that if you buy something for someone else (say, a present for a baby) you end up getting pestered to buy similar items in perpetuity. Enter What Should I Read Next?, a book (and music and movie) recommendation service that tailors itself to your reading preferences.
All you have to do is enter the title and/or the author of a book you’ve just read and enjoyed and the database makes suggestions based on other users’ reading lists. You can use it without registering (entering Catch-22 came up with Bernard Malamud’s The Natural among several other things) but the real benefit comes when you register and build a reading list of your own. That way the database can develop according to your tastes.
Posted by Chris Routledge