Lovereading is a website that aims to: “... combine the good judgment of an independent bookshop with the up-to-date selections of a mail-order book club. Using our unique guidance tools you can find new books to keep you inspired and entertained. And it’s all free!

You can sign up for regular email newsletters for your favourite genres; buy the books online if you want.

This is what they have to say about their service:

You loved your last book…
but what are you going to read next?

Using our unique guidance tools, Lovereading will help you find new books to keep you inspired and entertained. And it’s all free!

  • Email Newsletters about newly published books in your favourite categories
  • Free Opening Extracts so you can browse each book
  • Reviews by book expert Sarah Broadhurst
  • Like-for-Like recommendations for discovering new authors
  • At least a 25% discount on every book
  • Compare Book Prices to find the cheapest place to buy

They also have 2 companion websites:

Lovereading4kids and lovereading4schools

which aim to perform the same matchimng function for kids and schools. They provide booklists for all different reading ages (including my favourite – reluctant readers) and a like for like function  – if you like this try that.

The sites have been up and running since december 2005 hopefully eventually there’ll be user input as the results I got were promising but not brilliant.

Don’t be put off by the love heart motif of the site -it’s not about romance…