Book Recommendations Requests

LibraryThing's official group for members to ask for book recommendations for themselves or for others.

In a reading rut and need a new title to help jolt you out of it? Have to buy a book for someone and have no idea? Post your recommendations requests here.

Include as many relevant details as you can—read-alikes, age of reader, preferred genres, etc.

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TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Pandemic books47 unread / 47vwinsloe, Saturday 6:54am
Diverse sport memoirs for adults16 unread / 16MsMixte, April 7
looking for any type of book11 unread / 11nessreader, April 4
Funny fiction for morose adult?26 unread / 26Cecrow, April 4
Comprehensive books on the architecture and interior design of beautiful castles, palaces, or mansions like this?1 unread / 1VoicelessTorment, March 25
Early chapter books with animals11 unread / 11merrystar, March 16
If you had to throw away all books but could keep the one you like most?26 unread / 26susanbooks, March 15
Whales please8 unread / 8nessreader, March 12
Recommendations for interesting books about hidden dimensions of consciousness, perception, or mental transcendence?3 unread / 3VoicelessTorment, March 2
A mystery, fantasy, thriller, or Supernatural book set in a Circus10 unread / 10clivers, February 25
Literary fiction with compelling romances6 unread / 6SandraArdnas, February 21
YA fantasy with juvenile fantasy vibes9 unread / 9goldenwillow_9, January 9
Caravaggio3 unread / 3MauroFrancesco, December 2023
books about discoverers/explorers10 unread / 10GilbertDutton, December 2023
post-Julio-Claudian ancient Roman Empire26 unread / 26Shrike58, November 2023
Another crime author for my daughter16 unread / 16NancyB.Div, November 2023
Books about how pharmacies,hospitals,doctors are money-business9 unread / 9aedoue, November 2023
Realistic horror1 unread / 1flippinpages, November 2023
Once upon a broken heart energy1 unread / 1goldenwillow_9, October 2023
Kierkegaard's Knight (Similar?)4 unread / 4tealadytoo, October 2023
Fantasy or science fiction with conscious dogs (or cats)106 unread / 106merrystar, October 2023
Self Help - Learning to care about education?1 unread / 1CatherineCampbell, October 2023
Viet Cong perspective4 unread / 4susanbooks, September 2023
Books featuring the "obsessed artist" trope16 unread / 16Bookmarque, September 2023
Books where time works differently20 unread / 20susanbooks, August 2023
Books where the central character is absent the whole time9 unread / 9h_lew, July 2023
Books on the multiverse3 unread / 3susanbooks, July 2023
I am looking for a book i read a very long time ago, but I cant remember the name just the beginning, and partially endi3 unread / 3COCOCHANNEL, June 2023
Please help me find a book on topics of violence, fashion, visual, narrative, color, cult, religion, dream, fear2 unread / 2sarahemmm, May 2023
Oddly specific programming/engineering related books13 unread / 13FosterWest, May 2023
Authors like Ward Just1 unread / 1June, April 2023
I just need some recs, please and thank you.16 unread / 16defaults, April 2023
American History for YA4 unread / 4RosetheReader, April 2023
Tracing legends/folklore through history5 unread / 5Cecrow, March 2023
Books for 13 years old girl!24 unread / 24humouress, March 2023
Cute romance subplot3 unread / 3merrystar, March 2023
what next recommendations for some Maurice Sendak books3 unread / 3ggprof, February 2023
Best Non-Fiction Folklore Books17 unread / 17GrimFiend1977, February 2023
YA books on planes and flying8 unread / 8Shrike58, February 2023
Manga suggestions for seven to eight year olds?5 unread / 5Jenson_AKA_DL, February 2023
book series like "nora jacobs/underworld chronicles" and "shane davis" by Jackie may1 unread / 1Thelamon1, February 2023
Comprehensive and beautiful books on the Carnival of Venice?3 unread / 3VoicelessTorment, February 2023
Children's fiction about astrology and zodiac signs4 unread / 4merrystar, February 2023
Books to make a play4 unread / 4VivianDennis, January 2023
"Solondzian" Writing?1 unread / 1slimeboy, January 2023
Fall of the Berlin Wall5 unread / 5thorold, December 2022
Prohibition and Russian History for a 10-year-old?7 unread / 7TooLittleReading, November 2022
6th grade/ bildungsroman32 unread / 32EGBERTINA, November 2022
Best and/or most comprehensive books on Japanese and Chinese mythology?9 unread / 9SandraArdnas, October 2022
Books about characters being in stories19 unread / 19RosetheReader, September 2022
History of psychology for a middle-schooler2 unread / 2RosetheReader, September 2022
Best history books on knights, castles, chivalry, and medieval Britain?8 unread / 8Cecrow, August 2022
American historical fiction YA level6 unread / 6ggprof, August 2022
Comprehensive books about the history of magic, automatons, and the circus?5 unread / 5VoicelessTorment, August 2022
Comprehensive books about how Victorian banks worked?10 unread / 10susanbooks, August 2022
Largest and most comprehensive books on Celtic mythology?7 unread / 7VoicelessTorment, August 2022
Michener 'read alikes"5 unread / 5nessreader, May 2022
Novels featuring a dysfunctional family?4 unread / 4vwinsloe, May 2022
Books NOT Featuring Stealing Away16 unread / 16RosetheReader, April 2022
Book about the history of plot6 unread / 6katya21, April 2022
Fantasy with a talking/conscious artifact23 unread / 23karenb, April 2022
Assassin Romance1 unread / 1scythe78890, April 2022
Culinary mysteries16 unread / 16jbegab, April 2022
Poetry Writing Guide with Prompts and Exercises10 unread / 10dianeham, March 2022
Dark Romance...I think?7 unread / 7IzaraWolf, March 2022
Short fiction - science fiction or fantasy13 unread / 13Cecrow, March 2022
Travel books with extreme vivid imagery and poetic perception3 unread / 3Cecrow, March 2022
China's Red Guards: what do they think now about what went on in the sixties?3 unread / 3Shrike58, February 2022
Agatha Christie4 unread / 4ironjaw, February 2022
Fiction featuring cooking or restaurants13 unread / 13vwinsloe, February 2022
whimsical surrealist/nonsense/trippy books with light-hearted plot and vivid imagery writing11 unread / 11cindydavid4, January 2022
Recommend a book with "fire" in the title please30 unread / 30cindydavid4, January 2022
Speculative fiction + tragic romance = ?9 unread / 9cindydavid4, January 2022
Young man who wanders through the city immersed in his own thoughts or meeting random people.12 unread / 12cindydavid4, January 2022
Recommend an 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die adventure story by BIPOC autho1 unread / 1jeshakespeare, January 2022
Realistic fiction/easy reads for teenagers6 unread / 6merrystar, December 2021
Rec's for Vintage style erotic with humor4 unread / 4wartgin, November 2021
Adventure Books4 unread / 4Cecrow, November 2021
Salad dressing5 unread / 5susanbooks, November 2021
Experimental books by Spanish/Latino writers6 unread / 6merrystar, November 2021
Memoir - love story, author learns about love3 unread / 3wllmst, October 2021
Cozy autumn/halloween themed books?4 unread / 4brizzzy, October 2021
Novel featuring Narcissistic Personality Disorder?1 unread / 1LCKain, September 2021
Psychological Suspense w/Male Protagonist?1 unread / 1LCKain, September 2021
Reccomendations like Night School by C.J. Daugherty3 unread / 3lilithcat, September 2021
Recommendations for an Elderly Lady83 unread / 83LadyLo, September 2021
Novels About AI in the Not Too Distant Future7 unread / 7elphie93, July 2021
Creative Footnotes/Annotations24 unread / 24vwinsloe, June 2021
Non-fiction history of the "Regency" romance genre6 unread / 6nessreader, June 2021
Golden age mysteries that aren't the usual authors?10 unread / 10nessreader, June 2021
Autumnal novels?7 unread / 7susanbooks, June 2021
Similar novel8 unread / 8June, June 2021
Pocket sized potry6 unread / 6Frank_Zwolinski, June 2021
Novels about the underworld in older times11 unread / 11nessreader, June 2021
Recommendation requested for some contemporary literary fiction11 unread / 11Limelite, June 2021
Romance7 unread / 7Ennas, May 2021
Baking Cookbook for Type 2 Diabetes3 unread / 3Julie_in_the_Library, May 2021
Enemies to Lovers3 unread / 3Aquila, May 2021
Recommendation from the under 30s10 unread / 10aspirit, May 2021
Fantasy Fiction but clean35 unread / 35MichaelWynn, April 2021
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