Amanda Ross, a creator of the Richard and Judy book club, offers some (pretty damn obvious) strategies for finding something new to read that you might not have chosen otherwise. No offence, Amanda, but I’m really not interested in finding things I wouldn’t have chosen otherwise. It’s Twilight and Dragonlance for me, and that’s it.
A stranger’s opinion Independent bookshops are very much governed by the taste of the ower. It’s very, very brave of people to run bookshops, because of competition from chains and supermarkets. If you want to use them as your recommendation, then you need to spend time talking to the owner and see what kind of taste they have