This Website Will Tell You What Book to Read Next
If you, like me, have ever finished a book and thought, "What should I read next?" then the aptly-titled website WhatShouldIReadNext.com is for you. Enter in a title, author, or ISBN number, and the site analyzes reviews and ratings from other readers and recommends books.
This, as it turns out, is a really fun game for any bibliophile. When I entered in one of my all-time favorite books, Mary Roach's Stiff: The Curious LIves of Human Cadavers, the site recommended a few books I'd already read, including The Secret Life of Lobsters, My Lobotomy, and The World Without Us. The books I hadn't read were similarly up my alley; they included The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece and The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery. The one I ended up buying was The Ghost Map: A Street, an Epidemic and the Two Men Who Battled to Save Victorian London. It's all about cholera! This book is totally me.
Now, I'm filling up my book list beyond The Ghost Map. I loved The Devil in the White City; the site suggested The Monster of Florence, The Anatomy of Deception, and The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars. Yes, yes, and yes. When I put in The Stranger, the site recommended Antoine De St Exupery: The Life and Death of the Little Prince—a book about the author of one of my all-time favorite books? Sold!—and The Cat Inside. I love cats, so this is obviously going on the list.
I'm officially obsessed with this site. Have you used it and, if so, what did you think of the recommendations? Were there any books that didn't bring up any suggestions? (That's what happened when I entered inThe Inventor and the Tycoon...)