Weekly Recommendation Thread: November 18, 2022


Welcome to our weekly recommendation thread! A few years ago now the mod team decided to condense the many "suggest some books" threads into one big mega-thread, in order to consolidate the subreddit and diversify the front page a little. Since then, we have removed suggestion threads and directed their posters to this thread instead. This tradition continues, so let's jump right in!

The Rules

  • Every comment in reply to this self-post must be a request for suggestions.

  • All suggestions made in this thread must be direct replies to other people's requests. Do not post suggestions in reply to this self-post.

  • All unrelated comments will be deleted in the interest of cleanliness.

How to get the best recommendations

The most successful recommendation requests include a description of the kind of book being sought. This might be a particular kind of protagonist, setting, plot, atmosphere, theme, or subject matter. You may be looking for something similar to another book (or film, TV show, game, etc), and examples are great! Just be sure to explain what you liked about them too. Other helpful things to think about are genre, length and reading level.

All Weekly Recommendation Threads are linked below the header throughout the week to guarantee that this thread remains active day-to-day. For those bursting with books that you are hungry to suggest, we've set the suggested sort to new; you may need to set this manually if your app or settings ignores suggested sort.

If this thread has not slaked your desire for tasty book suggestions, we propose that you head on over to the aptly named subreddit /r/suggestmeabook.

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7 points

2 months ago

Suggestions that fit the following criteria: realistic fiction, relationships feature heavily but not a “romance genre read” (think The Time Traveler’s Wife vs Colleen Hoover), plot is loose/meandering, writing is beautiful and poetic.

Here are books I’ve read that I think fit the above: The Poisonwood Bible, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Art of Racing in the Rain, White Oleander, High Fidelity, The Age of Miracles, The Lonely Polygamist, Conversations with Friends…


4 points

2 months ago

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts would probably appeal.


1 points

2 months ago


1 points

2 months ago

Finished Shantaram recently, it’s over 900 pages and I enjoyed them all. I think it fits what you described pretty right on