booxSome people worry that reading a book might date them, but I hadn’t heard of anyone dating a book—until now. Daemon’s Books reports on a French website called BOOX Affinity (in French, naturally) that is based on a model similar to a computer dating site: the prospective reader answers a few questions about his tastes, and get matched up to a book as to a cyber-date. It has even come up with a few hilarious TV commercials, which you don’t really have to understand French to find amusing.

Of course, the idea of finding a good book via a website is not new. Alexandria Digital Literature (which I’ve covered a few times here) was one of the very first book-recommendation websites, and is actually still around, if a little old and creaky. I’ve found it tends to dispense some incredibly accurate recommendations, even if it takes a while to do so.

On this Quora thread (free registration necessary to view), a number of readers have chimed in with other recommendations for book recommendation sites:,,,,,, and others. What’s your favorite?

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  1. I have just read an incredible political thriller ebook. I was browsing around at and found this ebook called The Cain Sanction, I read the preview and a
    few chapters. It really was a page turner can’t put it down kind of book.
    I didn’t know how it ends until the last sentence of the last page.. great read!!


  2. I agree with Amanda. I just finished The Cain Sanction myself and loved it! It’s fast paced, very visual and thought provoking especially in an election year. I like the writer’s style and hoping for another book from her soon. It’s a must read. Highly recommend!

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