I originally started this project as my senior year thesis at university. I wanted to create a book recommendation website that used user-inputted metadata based on common archetypes, tropes, setting, and genre.
Originally, my project was focused on YA, but I recently shifted the focus to romance. The romance genre is perfect for this recommendation engine because of the abundance of commonly used tropes.
As a reader, I find myself always looking for books with specific characters or plot elements. Other than word of mouth from other readers, I found that online algorithms were not helpful.
All the books tagged on this site have been read by me. In order to provide the best tags possible, I only add books to the database that I’ve actually read. My goal is to have a robust recommendations platform one day!
The tagging system is not perfect, but I hope the recommendations are helpful to others looking for a new book to read.
For comments, suggestions, or business inquiries, contact me at books [a] muggle-born.net, or use this form here.
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