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 
Books about how pharmacies,hospitals,doctors are money-business8 unread / 8Cecrow, Yesterday 10:44am
Books for 13 years old girl!23 unread / 23nessreader, Saturday 6:09pm
Books about characters being in stories19 unread / 19RosetheReader, Wednesday 1:41pm
Books to make a play3 unread / 3girl.in.love.bts, September 17
History of psychology for a middle-schooler2 unread / 2RosetheReader, September 10
Best history books on knights, castles, chivalry, and medieval Britain?8 unread / 8Cecrow, August 31
American historical fiction YA level6 unread / 6ggprof, August 24
Comprehensive books about the history of magic, automatons, and the circus?5 unread / 5VoicelessTorment, August 11
Comprehensive books about how Victorian banks worked?10 unread / 10susanbooks, August 8
Largest and most comprehensive books on Celtic mythology?7 unread / 7VoicelessTorment, August 7
Michener 'read alikes"5 unread / 5nessreader, May 7
Manga suggestions for seven to eight year olds?4 unread / 4aspirit, May 4
Fantasy or science fiction with conscious dogs (or cats)94 unread / 94WaltNoise, May 1
Novels featuring a dysfunctional family?4 unread / 4vwinsloe, May 1
Books NOT Featuring Stealing Away16 unread / 16RosetheReader, April 29
Book about the history of plot6 unread / 6katya21, April 25
Fantasy with a talking/conscious artifact23 unread / 23karenb, April 25
Assassin Romance1 unread / 1scythe78890, April 19
Culinary mysteries16 unread / 16jbegab, April 18
Poetry Writing Guide with Prompts and Exercises10 unread / 10dianeham, March 27
Dark Romance...I think?7 unread / 7IzaraWolf, March 17
Short fiction - science fiction or fantasy13 unread / 13Cecrow, March 7
Travel books with extreme vivid imagery and poetic perception3 unread / 3Cecrow, March 4
China's Red Guards: what do they think now about what went on in the sixties?3 unread / 3Shrike58, February 22
Oddly specific programming/engineering related books12 unread / 12bnielsen, February 20
Agatha Christie4 unread / 4ironjaw, February 18
Funny fiction for morose adult?19 unread / 19jay8anks, February 16
Fiction featuring cooking or restaurants13 unread / 13vwinsloe, February 11
whimsical surrealist/nonsense/trippy books with light-hearted plot and vivid imagery writing11 unread / 11cindydavid4, January 28
Recommend a book with "fire" in the title please30 unread / 30cindydavid4, January 28
Speculative fiction + tragic romance = ?9 unread / 9cindydavid4, January 28
Young man who wanders through the city immersed in his own thoughts or meeting random people.12 unread / 12cindydavid4, January 28
Recommend an 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die adventure story by BIPOC autho1 unread / 1jeshakespeare, January 1
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
Science fiction inspired by Hebrew Bible10 unread / 10librisissimo, April 2021
What to read after Demon Cycle4 unread / 4Thelos12, April 2021
About Patrick Modiano5 unread / 5karenb, March 2021
Ideas for What I Should Read Next in General?12 unread / 12HeatherVoight10, March 2021
Children's books with a good sense of place?3 unread / 32wonderY, March 2021
Recommendation for a stroke victim7 unread / 7timtom, March 2021
Pandemic books40 unread / 40bernsad, March 2021
Historical Romantic Fiction that isn't lame22 unread / 22nessreader, March 2021
Books about cults28 unread / 28paradoxosalpha, March 2021
Science fiction/rock music books13 unread / 13paradoxosalpha, March 2021
Any Books where the MC is a Snake?7 unread / 7paradoxosalpha, March 2021
Intelligent Technothrillers18 unread / 18paradoxosalpha, March 2021
post-Julio-Claudian ancient Roman Empire23 unread / 23Zambaco, February 2021
Books like The Pull of the Stars?15 unread / 15nessreader, February 2021
Any genre of non fiction please9 unread / 9elphie93, February 2021
Something with a Succubus as main char12 unread / 12Thelos12, February 2021
Heidi22 unread / 22EGBERTINA, February 2021
Artistic or intellectual groups13 unread / 13cpg, February 2021
Buddy reads -- historical fiction6 unread / 6ahd923, February 2021
Mystery16 unread / 16KassRuiz, February 2021
Graphic novels for 2nd grader28 unread / 28nessreader, January 2021
Anything on catching salmon? Eating berries? How about delicious grubs?20 unread / 20aspirit, January 2021
Books like the Dark Tower series10 unread / 10megbmore, January 2021
Books like Cereus Blooms at Night?1 unread / 1juliareiter1997, January 2021
I want to read a book that demystifies ADD and/or Bipolar Disorder6 unread / 6lorax, January 2021
Climate fiction20 unread / 20Shrike58, January 2021
Books like Amor Towles's9 unread / 9vwinsloe, January 2021
Mysteries series outdoor like Michael McGarrity or Paul Doiron8 unread / 8Ennas, January 2021
Books about American diplomats8 unread / 8June, January 2021
Female Playwrights!13 unread / 13susanbooks, January 2021
Light mysteries that aren't cozies58 unread / 58nessreader, January 2021
Best book about penguins? Fiction or non-fiction16 unread / 16spiralsheep, January 2021
Woodworking books?4 unread / 4Marissa_Doyle, January 2021
Fiction recs for a picky reader33 unread / 33gmathis, January 2021
Books for nieces20 unread / 20gmathis, January 2021
True crime19 unread / 19ReluctantTechie, January 2021
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
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