Readers’ Advisory Resources
BookRiot is one of my most used review and list sites simply because of the depth of their reviews and recommendations. With articles and lists for every genre, mood, occasion, and issue under the sun, BookRiot has something for everybody. Their podcasts are great too! BookRiot hosts a “Read Harder” project every year which challenges readers to step outside their regular genres and comfort zone to expand the breadth of their reading experience.
BookBub is a free service that helps you discover books you’ll love through unbeatable deals, handpicked recommendations, and updates from your favorite authors. The blog includes many different lists of titles organized by genre, theme or author.
Goodreads is one of the most popular book review websites on the internet and is extremely useful for researching titles and creating book lists. Once connected to your friends via their social community you can see which books your friends are reading and what they recommend, as well as track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read.
WhichBook customizes its recommendations based on your mood, using customizable sliders (i.e. are you looking for something more Happy or Sad, Expected or Unpredictable, Easy or Demanding etc…). Once you’ve indicated your tastes, it will provide you with a list that fits your mood (or you can explore their mood book lists.) You can also create book lists based on character, plot type and setting.
Fantastic Fiction compiles most popular authors’ complete collection of books, and really shines for listing the books of a series in order. Also includes author recommendations and a section that lists other authors that visitors also looked at after looking at a specific author.
Your Next Read provides book recommendations via browsing reading lists or creating a web of “read likes.” Fun and easy interface based on thematic similarities between book titles and/or authors.