Book Recommendations Requests

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TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Similar novel8 unread / 8June, Wednesday 1:11pm
Novels About AI in the Not Too Distant Future5 unread / 5merrystar, Tuesday 9:50pm
Culinary mysteries15 unread / 15rosalita, Tuesday 8:11am
Pocket sized potry6 unread / 6Frank_Zwolinski, Saturday 7:38pm
Recommend a book with "fire" in the title please29 unread / 29spiralsheep, Saturday 4:02pm
Novels about the underworld in older times11 unread / 11nessreader, June 7
Recommendation requested for some contemporary literary fiction11 unread / 11Limelite, June 4
Romance7 unread / 7Ennas, May 30
Agatha Christie1 unread / 1Frank_Zwolinski, May 29
Baking Cookbook for Type 2 Diabetes3 unread / 3Julie_in_the_Library, May 29
Enemies to Lovers3 unread / 3Aquila, May 29
Recommendation from the under 30s10 unread / 10aspirit, May 25
Fantasy Fiction but clean35 unread / 35MichaelWynn, April 29
Recommendations for an Elderly Lady82 unread / 82lilithcat, April 17
Science fiction inspired by Hebrew Bible10 unread / 10librisissimo, April 15
What to read after Demon Cycle4 unread / 4Thelos12, April 3
About Patrick Modiano5 unread / 5karenb, March 31
Ideas for What I Should Read Next in General?12 unread / 12HeatherVoight10, March 19
Children's books with a good sense of place?3 unread / 32wonderY, March 15
Recommendation for a stroke victim7 unread / 7timtom, March 14
Pandemic books40 unread / 40bernsad, March 14
Fantasy with a talking/conscious artifact18 unread / 18RoboSchro, March 14
Historical Romantic Fiction that isn't lame22 unread / 22nessreader, March 11
Fantasy or science fiction with conscious dogs (or cats)88 unread / 88SilverWolf28, March 10
Books about cults28 unread / 28paradoxosalpha, March 9
Science fiction/rock music books13 unread / 13paradoxosalpha, March 9
Any Books where the MC is a Snake?7 unread / 7paradoxosalpha, March 9
Intelligent Technothrillers18 unread / 18paradoxosalpha, March 9
post-Julio-Claudian ancient Roman Empire23 unread / 23Zambaco, February 26
Books like The Pull of the Stars?15 unread / 15nessreader, February 24
Any genre of non fiction please9 unread / 9elphie93, February 23
Something with a Succubus as main char12 unread / 12Thelos12, February 19
Creative Footnotes/Annotations20 unread / 20absurdeist, February 18
Heidi22 unread / 22EGBERTINA, February 15
Artistic or intellectual groups13 unread / 13cpg, February 11
Buddy reads -- historical fiction6 unread / 6ahd923, February 2
Mystery16 unread / 16KassRuiz, February 1
Graphic novels for 2nd grader28 unread / 28nessreader, January 29
Anything on catching salmon? Eating berries? How about delicious grubs?20 unread / 20aspirit, January 28
Books like the Dark Tower series10 unread / 10megbmore, January 28
Books like Cereus Blooms at Night?1 unread / 1juliareiter1997, January 22
I want to read a book that demystifies ADD and/or Bipolar Disorder6 unread / 6lorax, January 21
Rec's for Vintage style erotic with humor3 unread / 3LuArcher, January 20
Climate fiction20 unread / 20Shrike58, January 18
Books like Amor Towles's9 unread / 9vwinsloe, January 14
Mysteries series outdoor like Michael McGarrity or Paul Doiron8 unread / 8Ennas, January 13
Books about American diplomats8 unread / 8June, January 12
Female Playwrights!13 unread / 13susanbooks, January 7
Light mysteries that aren't cozies58 unread / 58nessreader, January 6
Best book about penguins? Fiction or non-fiction16 unread / 16spiralsheep, January 5
Woodworking books?4 unread / 4Marissa_Doyle, January 5
Fiction recs for a picky reader33 unread / 33gmathis, January 5
Books for nieces20 unread / 20gmathis, January 5
True crime19 unread / 19ReluctantTechie, January 1
Books like the Chemist4 unread / 4MarthaJeanne, December 2020
Espionage and other suspense writers5 unread / 5mamzel, December 2020
Books on Chess (Intermediate to Advanced Player)3 unread / 3Lynsey2, December 2020
Books on Metacognition4 unread / 4StorybookCat, December 2020
Books like The Vanishing Half and There There9 unread / 9Micheller7, December 2020
Books similar (but shorter) to Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle2 unread / 2Aquila, December 2020
Books like the "fallen blade" series?14 unread / 14Thelos12, December 2020
Christmas/winter holiday fantasy?12 unread / 12Ennas, December 2020
Books like Jan Morris's _Hav_14 unread / 14MarthaJeanne, December 2020
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