Today, Amazon announced it was acquiring Goodreads — a social network for bookworms — with the company's top priority being integrating it with the Kindle. I'm one of the 16 million users on the site, and I love using it for keeping track of the books I've read and want to read. It's also extremely helpful for figuring out what to read next, as it uses your reading lists to recommend books you might like. But Goodreads isn't the only way to find your next favorite page-turner. There are a plethora of websites that offer recs; check out a few of our favorites now!
Goodreads is one of my personal favorite sites for organizing my reading lists, rating my favorite books, and comparing book recs with my friends and family. But another great feature on the site are the recommendations based on what books you have read or are planning to read.
The book-based social network Bookish also has an easy-to-use method for recommending books. You can choose up to four books that you've recently read (or just longtime favorites), and the site will give you editor-approved books based on those picks.
The aptly named What Should I Read Next? site is pretty self-explanatory. Just type in the name of the last book you read, and it will give you a list of book ideas based on that selection.
Type the title and author of the last book you read into The Book Seer, and it spits out the books that Amazon recommends.
Quora is another great resource for getting community opinions on your next read. For example, typing in "What should I read next?" will give you these results. Or get specific by naming some of your favorite books to see what people recommend.
Amazon's Shelfari site gives you the most popular books of the day and the highest-rated books of the day. If you enter in a specific book, it also gives you similar reading recs and books other customers bought.
TasteKid gives you reading recommendations based on a specific book, but it's also good for games, music, movies, TV shows, and authors.