What Book Should I Read Next? A Cool New Online Tool.

One of the saddest things about finishing a good book is not having another promising prospect lined up behind it in your queue of “Books to Read.”

Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend...William Feather
Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend…William Feather by Wendy Hollands used under a Creative Commons Attribution license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

I’m always looking for suggestions on Good Books to Read. GoodReads.com is a very robust “social media” style site that has lots of ways to not only track, review and categorize the books you’ve read, but also to find out what other people in your social circles are reading and get subject dependent book recommendations. I will write more about that site soon (it has some GREAT addon apps for scanning ISBN codes and adding them to your book lists.

However, I just wanted a quick “down and dirty” suggestion on a book to read that was like the one I just finished, so, after I finished reading The Wolf Gift, by Anne Rice, I went online and Googled “What Should I Read Next?” Lo and behold I found a website with that exact name:

ScreenShot1274This handy little site lets you put in the title or author of a book and returns to you a list of related books with subject/keyword links.

What Book Should I Read Next

Below each suggestion on the list are the keyphrases/subjects that make the suggested books similar to the book title you put in the search bar. The Info/Buy tab brings you right over to Amazon. Being frugal, I used the list to search what was available from my local Library.

Each of the little orange phrases under the Author – Bookname are links that you can click on to see other books with the same or similar subjects. It’s a neat way to find similar books to a great book you just finished and narrow down the list to the specific subject of the book you’d like in your next good book.

All in all, a very cool tool for finding a new book to read.

How do you find what book should be next on your list?