What Should You Read Next?

So you've just read a really good book, and you're in the mood to read something similar. How do you know what you should check out?

Try "What Should I Read Next"! At the very least, it's interesting. I typed in When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris, and here's what I got:

  • Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions - Christian Lander

  • Murder Carries a Torch - Anne George

  • My Lobotomy - Howard Dully, Charles Fleming

  • Anathem - Neal Stephenson

  • A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father - Augusten Burroughs

  • Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's - John Elder Robison

  • Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not - Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert

  • I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence - Amy Sedaris

  • Cherry - Mary Karr

  • The Devil's Footprints - John Burnside

  • I've had some poor luck.

    I enter:
    "The Gallic Wars" by Julius Caesar

    It recognizes the title/author, but I get:
    "Unfortunately we currently have no recommendations
    for the books you have entered." Hmmm. OK, so maybe that title IS a little dated.

    so I try instead: "A History of the English Speaking Peoples" by Winston S. Churchill. -- this is the book that earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature. It's not an obscure title.

    so I try "The Story of Civilization" by Will Durant

    sounds like (for non-fiction at least), it is better suited for titles seen on Oprah.
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    I typed in Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (It's a very good fantasy novel) and I got comic books and an R. A. Salvatore novel... I gave it a few more books, and it seems a little stereotypical in the fantasy/sci-fi category. Oh well. It seems good for everything else.
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    I like you: Hospitality under the influence, is, in a word, amazing. Totally worth a look.
    Make yourself a drink, and set aside about six hours to pour through it, and don't forget to look under the dustjacket.
    The description of the calf stretcher is fantastic, and make yourself the beer margaritas, especially if you need to remind yourself of summer.
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    Ooooh. Great find Stacy! I just finished reading "Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe" by Martin Rees. A good laymans book to understand all the physics and ideas currently floating about in the fields of physics and cosmology.

    However, I can't really go and read the books recommended because I still have my pile of books I bought and want to finish reading. Up next is either "Red Mars" by Kim Stanley Robinson or "The Travels of Ibn Battuta" by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. :)
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    Along those lines, I would also recommend My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands and Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler. Very funny.

    Oh and if you have a chance, check out Amy Sedaris appearance on Chelsea Handler's show Chelsea Lately. Classic.
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    I like this website now! It's dependent upon other people adding their favorites to the list, but I think as it becomes popular, it could be quite a powerhouse indeed.
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    I was at a D. Sedaris reading for this book and he recommended a few books but I only got, No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July written down. I read it and I would highly highly recommend it if you like Sedaris. Her stories are ridiculously funny and creative - even more than his.
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    I absolutely loathe the 'Stuff white people like' web page / book / author. Its racist, and most of the things he satires are a specific group within a specific class, which any race can belong to.
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    "Conan in the Hour of the Dragon"

    Of course, I can see why I would want to read that after finishing Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein.

    "- Conan, what is best in life?
    - To crush your enemies and pass over them in silence"
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    I put in: "The Way of Shadows" by Brent Weeks
    [Which is a rather thick novel. A medieval fantasy about wetboys, children's guilds, and a deteriorating society. It's also highly philosophical and plays with the concepts of justice, mercy, and vengeance.]

    It tells me I should read Bleach, the manga. >.>
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    I haven't heard of any of those books. I tried one I knew, and it wasn't on the list.
    I think I'll stick to my own judgment rather than what a database tells me.
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    I loved "I Will Fly Again-the Restavek" by Lili Dauphin. I never knew it was common for Orphans in Haiti to be put to work as child slaves. This story is based on Lili's observation of life growing up in Haiti.
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