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Tailored Book Recommendations

Sick of the same old book recommendations from magazines or websites that either don’t suit your interests or you’ve heard a thousand times before?

A Book Like Foo discovers books perfectly tailored to tastes, selected from hundreds of thousands of titles. It learns over time, adapting to the changing tastes of readers through the years.

Discover the relationships between different books, without being limited by the assumptions we make about what people like.

This is a recommendation system that actually works, letting you discover your next favourite read with ease. Need somewhere to start? Check out some of our favourites:

  1. I, RobotA Scanner DarklyThe MartianI, RobotA Scanner DarklyWhich early 20th century titles might be liked by readers who enjoy Asimov?
  2. I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsLetter to My DaughterSingin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like ChristmasI Know Why the Caged Bird SingsLetter to My DaughterWhat recent non-fiction titles are most adored by fans of Maya Angelou?

Try searching for you own favourites and see what matches with your most-loved books.

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A Book Like Foo can help augment your ability in providing your readers with great recommendations across all areas of interest, genres, and time periods. Contact us to inquire about our data APIs, custom feature-sets and white-label offering.Get in touch

Are you an avid reader?

A Book Like Foo provides you with accurate and wide-spanning recommendations to fill your bookshelves and book clubs. Explore your favourite genres now and find your next page-turner.Find recommendations

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A Book Like Foo help you research successful themes, understand trends and reach more undersaturated parts of the market. Contact us to find out how we can help you reach more readers.Get in touch

How does it work?

  1. Entering the literary void: Think of your favourite books (the more the better!) and input them into the search bar. The characteristics of each of these books, like their genre and time period, are used to create a query which is run against our database. This is where millions of relationships are found between almost half a million books. In simple terms, you’re entering a giant matchmaking network for books!

  2. Path-finding your next binge read: The query travels through the database via the paths that link your chosen books together. It then discovers “co-affections” – or similarites – that exist for your favourite books. From thousands of possibilities, it tells us which books are typically reviewed highly by readers that have also read your favourites.

  3. Browse the shelves: The paths found reveal a range of titles from all genres, which are ranked by characteristics like general popularity, themes and authorship. In the end you’ll find a specific order of results, with the first few being the most correlated with the books you put in at the start. Now all that’s left to do is explore the shelves of your own virtual and bespoke bookshop!

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