Friday, June 03, 2011

Friday's List: Recommended for Your Reading Pleasure

Library Thing has an interesting feature called Member Recommendations which generates a list of recommended books, based on other books in your LT library list. I've never really played with it before, but when I activated it this morning, this is the list it came up with for me:
  1. An Unofficial Rose. Iris Murdoch
  2. A Fine Balance. Rohinton Mistry
  3. Cara De Plata. Ramon del Valle-Inclan
  4. Lady Audley's Secret. M.E. Braddon
  5. A Fraction of the Whole. Steve Toltz
  6. Norwegian Wood. Haruki Murakami
  7. The Virgin Blue. Tracy Chevalier
  8. The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession. Paul Coelho
  9. Trust Me On This. Donald E. Westlake
  10. The Moses Legacy. Adam Palmer
  11. Bereft. Chris Womersley
  12. Lullabies for Little Criminals. Heather O'Neill
  13. Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw, A Correspondence. Christopher St.John
  14. Summer Crossing. Truman Capote
  15. Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field. Melissa Nathan
Those are just the top fifteen -- the entire list contains a thousand titles, and can be "refreshed" for a thousand more. I hate to admit it, but there are a few titles and authors on the list that I've never even heard of, and a couple that I'm pretty sure I'd never think about reading. But also several that are already on my TBR list. And one (Lady Audley's Secret) that I've actually read -- but I might not have that noted in my list of books.

So with all these recommendations to browse, I suppose I can never complain about not knowing what to read next!


  1. Oh neat! I haven't played with it, either but I've noticed it. Now you've got my interest. I need to go check out my own list...

  2. Now I am curious as to what it would pick for me! Checking it out.

  3. I love that feature and try my best to recommend.

    Glad you got some choices, it is always far to many to choose from.

  4. Joy, could you send me an email at

    I am Teddy of So Many Precious
    Books and am organizing a book tour I think you may be interested in. Thanks!

  5. I've never tried that feature before. Thanks for the heads up - I'll mosey on over there later today and see what happens. have a good week and happy reading!

  6. Looking over this list again -- I have read "Summer Crossing". It was sad.


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