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Looking For A Great Book? Top 6 Book Recommendation Sites Worth Joining

It’s that kind of day. You’re in the mood to settle in and read a really good book. You know, one of those books. The books that make you lose track of time, pull you into another time or place, or make you wanna call somebody and talk about it when you’re done.

But, let’s be real. Some books make us enjoy the ride…and others make us regret taking the trip! That’s why we love book recommendation sites! They provide us access to book ideas and feedback from other passionate readers in the genres we love. So, we’re sharing our top six favorite book recommendation sites that may peek your interest.


Provides an online community of book reviews and ratings, book recommendations, new releases and trends. Create virtual book lists and share in discussions with others who share your love of the same genres.


BookBub is a free service that helps you discover books. Handpicked book deals, real-time updates from author’s you love, recommendations worth giving a try, BookBub introduces you to books you’ll love that are available on retailers like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, Apple Books, and others.


Provides custom book recommendations by entering a few books you’ve read, check out their book lists and book reviews. Read the latest articles and author interviews. Like the other sites on this page, create your own virtual bookshelf.


Create your own book catalog, receive recommendations based on what you’ve read, participate in groups and discussions, and check out their featured authors and new release sections. LibraryThing offers powerful tools for cataloging and tracking your books, music, and movies, with access to the Library of Congress, six national Amazon sites, and more than 2,200 libraries worldwide.


Provides a unique way to find a book to read by using emotions! Using emotion sliders, Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs. Create your own book list or check out the lists of others.


Takes a different spin on book recommendations. Think Pinterest for book lovers! Tell Riffle the book categories you like then enter two or three books you’ve read. Riffle will then suggest people to follow. You can follow or unfollow Riffle’s suggestions. Use the site to add lists to follow or share your own lists with other members. Although Riffle doesn’t provide specific book recommendations like other sites, it does offer up galleries of reading options you may find worthwhile.

Why these sites?

Each one of the sites above brings a different flavor to the book recommendation experience. Many of the books featured in our book chats are recommendations from these sites. Check ’em out. Who knows? You may uncover a hidden gem you’ve never dreamed of reading, connect with your favorite author, or engage with a community of readers who share a similar passion for a book or genre you love. There is something for every kind of reader.

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