About Books Like This One

There’s a certain satisfying feeling you get when you’ve finished a good book. A feeling that once time has passed and you’re ready to move on to the next one, you yearn to recreate.

So you begin to search through computer-generated recommendations and attempt to find another book that will leave you with that content feeling. However, more often than not, these selections leave a lot to be desired and instead, you start asking book lovers for other books like this one!

Sound familiar? That’s why we decided to create one website where you can find personal book recommendations for some of the most popular books (as well as more obscure novels) created by readers just like you.

We’re Michael & Maggie – two lifelong book lovers – who founded Books Like This One to help others find their next great read. When we founded this website, we were full-time travellers and we often had long bus rides and airport layovers that we filled with finding the best reads.

Michael devours travel writing and non-fiction. His passion for exploring faraway lands directly translates into his love of reading travel-related fiction and creative non-fiction.

Maggie, on the other hand, is a lover of classic English and American literature and contemporary, literary fiction. She’s just as happy with a copy of Jane Eyre as she is anticipating the latest Sally Rooney novel and rarely found without her nose in a book.

We also have a team of writers who share their expert opinions on genres or books that we haven’t got around to yet.

Katy loves dystopian novels, literary fiction and creative non-fiction. She adores writers like Margaret Atwood and Kazuo Ishiguro and loves sharing her recommendations with others.

Claire loves reading classics, general fiction and non-fiction books. She is happy to read the bestsellers along with taking a trip back in time with a Victorian epic.

Wendy loves mystery, crime novels and thrillers but certainly doesn’t shy away from a bit of women’s fiction. She thinks that “chick-lit” should have just as much shelf space as other books!

John loves reading and writing science fiction and fantasy. He also loves a good epic series and can enjoy some contemporary literature, as well.

Paola has a broad range of tastes and enjoys reading pop romances like Colleen Hoover novels along with things like creative non-fiction.

Charlotte is an avid reader and loves a good YA fantasy series or romance just as much as she can swoon over a Donna Tartt doorstopper!

All of our team bring a broad range of tastes and genres together to help make the best recommendations possible so you’re never caught without a great book to read.

Not sure where to begin? Check out our genres page to start looking through recommendations or contact us if you have any questions or want us to include your favourite book here!