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YourNextRead Offers Suggestions Based Off Your Current Book

When nearing the end of a great book it’s natural to want more books like the one that is about to come to an end. YourNextRead takes the book you’re reading and suggests follow up books to match it.

For each book you plug in you get eight suggestions. You can click on one of the suggestions to read more or, if you’re already familiar with the book, give it a thumbs up or thumbs down to refine the search. We plugged in Nurture Shock, a book we just finished reading–it’s a fantastic book that reads like a Freakonomics-style look into childhood–and were rewarded with some solid matches right off the bat like Mind in the Making and Outliers. All solid recommendations that fit the culture through the lens of statistical analysis  and/or child-rearing theme found in Nurture Shock.

Hit up the link below to take YourNextRead for a spin or visit MakeUseOf for additional book finding resources.

YourNextRead [via MakeUseOf]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/3/11

Comments (3)

  1. KB

    check out this possible website

  2. Marko

    Marko here YNR co-founder. Thanks for the write up. You can also build personalized maps and recommendations using the MyMap feature. Go to YourNextRead to find out more

  3. ChrisH

    There’s been a fair bit written on getting caught in your own filter bubble. When I was at Uni and one used booked citation indexes, part of the joy – and importance of book based searches – was that I could go as deep as I wanted to but always left say apx 15% of searches for physically “nearby” citations that were NOT directly related. In other words outside the filter parameters. On many occasions interesting topics and ideas availed themselves and there would not of been any other method of coming accross this info. The synthetic nature of knowledge generation is too readily lost these days.

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