Web Crush of the Week: Bookish

Bookish is a book recommendation site that features exclusive book excerpts, interviews with authors and editor’s picks. It’s an interesting mix of algorithms and real people.

You can sign up for an account and get personalized reading recommendations, but you can also just browse anonymously if you wish. Enter a title, and Bookish offers up one based on genre, subject, characters, awards, and critical reviews.  You can read samples online, and they also offer a weekly newsletter. Be aware that it is skewed to new (and popular) books.

Give it a whirl at http://www.bookish.com.

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About the Author:

Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

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