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Need a Good Book Recommendation? Check Out NPR’s Book Concierge

Splashpage of the NPR Book Concierge book recommendation engine.

Sure, there are tons of ways to get book recommendations from polling friends to trolling through endless lists online. But if you’d like a solid recommendation from a well-established source, NPR has your back.

Over at NPR they have an easy to use “Book Concierge” recommendation engine that combines 2,000+ staff and critic recommendations spanning 2013 to the present with a simple filter system.

Using that simple filter system, you can drill down through their recommendations to find books for kids, comedy books, great long reads, engaging short reads, graphic novel recommendations, and more. You can even stack the filters to see only, say, kid-friendly graphic novels or “Eye-Opening Reads” about history.

Example of the filter system on the NPR book recommendation engine.

We spent quite a bit of time poring over the recommendations and found dozens upon dozens of books from all genres we’ve enjoyed over the last years, like the brilliant non-fiction book Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker and engaging Stranger-Things-esque comic series Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughan.

You can take the recommendation engine for a spin here.

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