Book Recommendations Requests

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Largest and most comprehensive books on Celtic mythology?4 non-lus / 4SandraArdnas, Aujourd'hui 4:06am
Books about characters being in stories17 non-lus / 17Cecrow, Mai 22
Michener 'read alikes"5 non-lus / 5nessreader, Mai 7
Manga suggestions for seven to eight year olds?4 non-lus / 4aspirit, Mai 4
Fantasy or science fiction with conscious dogs (or cats)94 non-lus / 94WaltNoise, Mai 1
Novels featuring a dysfunctional family?4 non-lus / 4vwinsloe, Mai 1
Books NOT Featuring Stealing Away16 non-lus / 16RosetheReader, Avril 29
Book about the history of plot6 non-lus / 6katya21, Avril 25
Fantasy with a talking/conscious artifact23 non-lus / 23karenb, Avril 25
Assassin Romance1 non-lu / 1scythe78890, Avril 19
Culinary mysteries16 non-lus / 16jbegab, Avril 18
Poetry Writing Guide with Prompts and Exercises10 non-lus / 10dianeham, Mars 27
Dark Romance...I think?7 non-lus / 7IzaraWolf, Mars 17
Short fiction - science fiction or fantasy13 non-lus / 13Cecrow, Mars 7
Travel books with extreme vivid imagery and poetic perception3 non-lus / 3Cecrow, Mars 4
China's Red Guards: what do they think now about what went on in the sixties?3 non-lus / 3Shrike58, Février 22
Oddly specific programming/engineering related books12 non-lus / 12bnielsen, Février 20
Agatha Christie4 non-lus / 4ironjaw, Février 18
Funny fiction for morose adult?19 non-lus / 19jay8anks, Février 16
Fiction featuring cooking or restaurants13 non-lus / 13vwinsloe, Février 11
whimsical surrealist/nonsense/trippy books with light-hearted plot and vivid imagery writing11 non-lus / 11cindydavid4, Janvier 28
Recommend a book with "fire" in the title please30 non-lus / 30cindydavid4, Janvier 28
Speculative fiction + tragic romance = ?9 non-lus / 9cindydavid4, Janvier 28
Young man who wanders through the city immersed in his own thoughts or meeting random people.12 non-lus / 12cindydavid4, Janvier 28
Recommend an 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die adventure story by BIPOC autho1 non-lu / 1jeshakespeare, Janvier 1
Realistic fiction/easy reads for teenagers6 non-lus / 6merrystar, Décembre 2021
Rec's for Vintage style erotic with humor4 non-lus / 4wartgin, Novembre 2021
Adventure Books4 non-lus / 4Cecrow, Novembre 2021
Salad dressing5 non-lus / 5susanbooks, Novembre 2021
Experimental books by Spanish/Latino writers6 non-lus / 6merrystar, Novembre 2021
Memoir - love story, author learns about love3 non-lus / 3wllmst, Octobre 2021
Cozy autumn/halloween themed books?4 non-lus / 4brizzzy, Octobre 2021
Novel featuring Narcissistic Personality Disorder?1 non-lu / 1LCKain, Septembre 2021
Psychological Suspense w/Male Protagonist?1 non-lu / 1LCKain, Septembre 2021
Reccomendations like Night School by C.J. Daugherty3 non-lus / 3lilithcat, Septembre 2021
Recommendations for an Elderly Lady83 non-lus / 83LadyLo, Septembre 2021
Novels About AI in the Not Too Distant Future7 non-lus / 7elphie93, Juillet 2021
Creative Footnotes/Annotations24 non-lus / 24vwinsloe, Juin 2021
Non-fiction history of the "Regency" romance genre6 non-lus / 6nessreader, Juin 2021
Golden age mysteries that aren't the usual authors?10 non-lus / 10nessreader, Juin 2021
Autumnal novels?7 non-lus / 7susanbooks, Juin 2021
Similar novel8 non-lus / 8June, Juin 2021
Pocket sized potry6 non-lus / 6Frank_Zwolinski, Juin 2021
Novels about the underworld in older times11 non-lus / 11nessreader, Juin 2021
Recommendation requested for some contemporary literary fiction11 non-lus / 11Limelite, Juin 2021
Romance7 non-lus / 7Ennas, Mai 2021
Baking Cookbook for Type 2 Diabetes3 non-lus / 3Julie_in_the_Library, Mai 2021
Enemies to Lovers3 non-lus / 3Aquila, Mai 2021
Recommendation from the under 30s10 non-lus / 10aspirit, Mai 2021
Fantasy Fiction but clean35 non-lus / 35MichaelWynn, Avril 2021
Science fiction inspired by Hebrew Bible10 non-lus / 10librisissimo, Avril 2021
What to read after Demon Cycle4 non-lus / 4Thelos12, Avril 2021
About Patrick Modiano5 non-lus / 5karenb, Mars 2021
Ideas for What I Should Read Next in General?12 non-lus / 12HeatherVoight10, Mars 2021
Children's books with a good sense of place?3 non-lus / 32wonderY, Mars 2021
Recommendation for a stroke victim7 non-lus / 7timtom, Mars 2021
Pandemic books40 non-lus / 40bernsad, Mars 2021
Historical Romantic Fiction that isn't lame22 non-lus / 22nessreader, Mars 2021
Books about cults28 non-lus / 28paradoxosalpha, Mars 2021
Science fiction/rock music books13 non-lus / 13paradoxosalpha, Mars 2021
Any Books where the MC is a Snake?7 non-lus / 7paradoxosalpha, Mars 2021
Intelligent Technothrillers18 non-lus / 18paradoxosalpha, Mars 2021
post-Julio-Claudian ancient Roman Empire23 non-lus / 23Zambaco, Février 2021
Books like The Pull of the Stars?15 non-lus / 15nessreader, Février 2021
Any genre of non fiction please9 non-lus / 9elphie93, Février 2021
Something with a Succubus as main char12 non-lus / 12Thelos12, Février 2021
Heidi22 non-lus / 22EGBERTINA, Février 2021
Artistic or intellectual groups13 non-lus / 13cpg, Février 2021
Buddy reads -- historical fiction6 non-lus / 6ahd923, Février 2021
Mystery16 non-lus / 16KassRuiz, Février 2021
Graphic novels for 2nd grader28 non-lus / 28nessreader, Janvier 2021
Anything on catching salmon? Eating berries? How about delicious grubs?20 non-lus / 20aspirit, Janvier 2021
Books like the Dark Tower series10 non-lus / 10megbmore, Janvier 2021
Books like Cereus Blooms at Night?1 non-lu / 1juliareiter1997, Janvier 2021
I want to read a book that demystifies ADD and/or Bipolar Disorder6 non-lus / 6lorax, Janvier 2021
Climate fiction20 non-lus / 20Shrike58, Janvier 2021
Books like Amor Towles's9 non-lus / 9vwinsloe, Janvier 2021
Mysteries series outdoor like Michael McGarrity or Paul Doiron8 non-lus / 8Ennas, Janvier 2021
Books about American diplomats8 non-lus / 8June, Janvier 2021
Female Playwrights!13 non-lus / 13susanbooks, Janvier 2021
Light mysteries that aren't cozies58 non-lus / 58nessreader, Janvier 2021
Best book about penguins? Fiction or non-fiction16 non-lus / 16spiralsheep, Janvier 2021
Woodworking books?4 non-lus / 4Marissa_Doyle, Janvier 2021
Fiction recs for a picky reader33 non-lus / 33gmathis, Janvier 2021
Books for nieces20 non-lus / 20gmathis, Janvier 2021
True crime19 non-lus / 19ReluctantTechie, Janvier 2021
Books like the Chemist4 non-lus / 4MarthaJeanne, Décembre 2020
Espionage and other suspense writers5 non-lus / 5mamzel, Décembre 2020
Books on Chess (Intermediate to Advanced Player)3 non-lus / 3Lynsey2, Décembre 2020
Books on Metacognition4 non-lus / 4StorybookCat, Décembre 2020
Books like The Vanishing Half and There There9 non-lus / 9Micheller7, Décembre 2020
Books similar (but shorter) to Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle2 non-lus / 2Aquila, Décembre 2020
Books like the "fallen blade" series?14 non-lus / 14Thelos12, Décembre 2020
Christmas/winter holiday fantasy?12 non-lus / 12Ennas, Décembre 2020
Books like Jan Morris's _Hav_14 non-lus / 14MarthaJeanne, Décembre 2020
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