Whichbook is an exciting online toy tool to help you find new books to read. You can browse and create your own lists of books by genre or theme, but the revolutionary thing about the site is that it allows you to fine-tune various sliders in order to tailor the search to exactly what you feel like reading at the time.
Choose four sliders which range from one extreme to the other (e.g. optimistic – bleak), and move them, to select what degree of optimism vs bleakness you wish to encounter in the suggested books. In this search, I was looking for something quite funny, fairly unpredictable, larger than life, and pretty optimistic.
As if that’s not unique enough, if you know that you are looking for a
story about someone of a particular age, race, gender or sexuality, you can select these options on another page. Add in the ability to choose what kind of story you wish to read (i.e. quest/generations etc), and you are bound to find exactly the kind of book you will love!
In this search, I looked for a story with lots of twists and turns, about a mixed race character between the ages of 26 to 50.
And the very best thing about Whichbook is that if you see a recommendation that takes your fancy, you can click on a link to borrow or buy the book. If you click borrow, you will be prompted to choose where you are, and shortly will be linked to our library catalogue. How clever is that?
Genius! We know we won’t stop playing with this for the forseeable future. Give it a whirl, we’re sure you’ll find something unexpected to take home!