I'm not a big reader but I do like to read, especially when I am travelling. My problem is that I never know which books to read. If I was in the UK I would browse in Waterstones or Borders but I'm not, so I am restricted to buying online and there are just too many books |
Any good book recommendation blogs/sites that you could recommend? I am not really into fantasy or sci-fi.
How to find good books to read?
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Fab4 8,924 posts
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You could try Amazon. Search for books you have liked and see what others have bought as well as it.
RockyMotion 11,754 posts
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The /r/books subreddit is a good place to start. Every day the sub's banner updates with a new list of books that have been mentioned in the weekly recommendations thread.
spindle9988 5,220 posts
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There is a good thread on here (rate the last book you read) which I have found loads of good reads on
There used to be a reference book I used in the library "who else writes like..." where you could look up a favourite author and they would suggest some similar authors. Found loads like that. Must be an online resource now..
JoelStinty 9,471 posts
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Yeah i found rate the last book thread rather good too.
Also, just talking about books with other people should end up with some recommendations.
Stuff you are interested in. For a while i was really into exploration books and pushing the human body and mind - but i think that started with jack kerouac/hunter s thompson. but that led me on to books like che guevara diaries/into the wild which led on to books about a multi continent escape from gulags (The long walk) or famous expeditions such as Captain scott, and the 1953 everest expedition. All a massive range of different types of books, but similar in some regard.
Also reading books that your favourite authors are influenced by or name drop on social media/interviews etc.
Also classics. Well worth reading and searching for best of lists.
UncleLou Moderator 40,625 posts
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Every time I read or hear (newspapers, colleagues, friends, Eurogamer, whatever) something about a book that sounds interesting, I download a kindle sample. I have about 150 now on the Kindle/mobile. Never been in a situation where I don't know what to read ever since.
So,my recommendation is: keep a list for everything you can't read immediately.
And a specific recommendation: Butcher's Crossing, by John Williams (not the composer).
Amazon's recommendation algorithm is pretty good. Also they have daily and monthly sales where you can pick up interesting books for 99p. They often have stuff I wouldn't think of buying at full price but I can't refuse for 99p.
Armoured_Bear 30,537 posts
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MrFlay wrote:That's cool, I typed in Murakami and I've read and liked half the authors on the map, very helpful.
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