Every book addict have come across periods where one doesn’t know what to read next. I have gone several years where I didn’t read books. I was tired of reading only mediocre books, and had lost the drive. When a ex-colleague told me about Robin Hobb (an author) and lent me some books, I was hooked again. That eventually lead me to buying irex iliad. Since I discovered ebook readers, I rediscovered books. I found a fountain of new authors and books. Still, it’s good to know where to look when a new dry period comes.
There are some websites that takes care of that need. They creates list based upon books you’ve read and suggests similar books that other people have found entertaining.
Beware that I have not tested these sites, so I would love to hear what your experience is.
http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com: Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our database of real readers’ favourite books (over 47,000 and growing) to suggest what you could read next. Doesn’t require a registration, though it probably would make it easier to come up with suggestions.
My impression: Very simplistic.
http://www.librarything.com/: Enter what you’re reading or your whole library—it’s an easy, library-quality catalog. LibraryThing also connects you with people who read the same things.
My impression: A site containing a lot for what book lovers search for.
goodreads.com: Have you ever wanted a better way to see what your friends are reading? keep track of what you’ve read and what you’d like to read? get great book recommendations from people you know?
shelfari.com: Shelfari is the premier social network for people who love books. Create a virtual shelf to show off your books, see what your friends are reading and discover new books
fantasticfiction.co.uk: Find all the books (and in the correct order) by various authors.Contains information on forthcoming books. Look up an author and find book recommendations made by that author.
stopyourekillingme.com: Stop, You’re Killing Me! is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.
literature-map.com shows authors who produce work similiar to the author you input.
If none of these sites manage to arouse the book worm in you, then you have to be illiterate.