Those email threads make for dangerous reading. I have in the last three days bought three books and ordered three from my library. It’s a sure fire way to increase the number of books on the to-be-read pile.
But what I like most is the discussions by members of why they liked a book, which more often than the star ratings they give it entices me to hunt for those books and see for myself.
I think the most valuable part of this is the honest environment in which the discussions occur. It’s a group of focused, dedicated readers who are simply keen to share their favourite books hang out. Like getting a recommendation from a good friend, who you know only wants to share the joy of a good book with you.
I am also a member of a great Facebook readers group called Try a New Genre where we share book recommendations, and I’ve found a number of books through the members there, too.
Who do you trust to give you great book recommendations?