Literary Crossroads

Just finished a book? Not sure what to read next? Try these:

Literature-Map takes an author you love and recommends similar authors in a cloud.

Book Seer takes the book you just finished and tells you what to read next, using Amazon, LibraryThing, and BookArmy.

A word on these last few sites mentioned: though I’ve never heard of BookArmy, I am a member of LibraryThing. It’s an excellent site with loads of really awesome projects. Unfortunately, for a long time the understanding was that you would only list books in your personal collection. As a BookCrosser, my book collection changes quite regularly, and books are rarely in my possession after I’ve read them. So instead I switched to GoodReads, where I post all my book reviews (along with this blog). So basically if you’re just looking for a quick place to post what you’re currently reading and what you thought of what you just read, GoodReads is a fine site. However, if you’re a more serious bibliophile, LibraryThing is the way to go.

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11 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the pointers. I’m a big reader and in a few book clubs so we’re always looking for some ideas.

  2. Hi,
    I just discovered your site and I really enjoy your writing and topics! I am also on Goodreads, but I had never heard of the other sites you recommend. Thank you–I will check them out! I will also add your blog to my daily read list.
    Sincerely,
    Sherri

  3. What great sites. I love to read and these are going to come in super handy. Thanks!

  4. Wow I didn’t know there was such thing.. I never know what book to read I always try to ask people for suggestions but most of the time the books the recommend aren’t what i’m looking for, this will be great.

  5. I will definitely be checking out some of these links!
    I’m an avid reader, and a bookcrosser also – hope you dont mind that I friended you? :)
    I use bookswellread.com for book reviews, as I dont keep a lot of books in my possession once they’ve been read either. It’s very user-friendly.
    ~S.

  6. Thanks for all these links – I knew about BookSeer as I use it regularly for ideas for class novels, but the others are very useful. Thanks again!

  7. Thank you for the tips :D LibraryThing seems like an awesome site, I’m thinking about joining :)

  8. Wow, thanks for all this great information! I usually read a book and then want more like it, but don’t know how to find it.

    I’ve read both of Wally Lamb’s books and loved them and wanted more. I saw he finally is coming out with a new book but love the idea of Literature Map to find more like him. Thanks.

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

  9. I have been inspired by your blog. It really makes me want to find the time to read more. I am also a memeber of goodreads.com, too bad for me I have nothing to post there right now. Perhaps soon though. Great blog!!

  10. These are awesome tools – thanks for the links!

  11. Thanks for this post, I always get stuck wondering what to read next so the first link looks great!

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