Five Books

Ever since the death of The Oyster Review, I’ve been pretty stuck for a good source of book recommendations. The Algorithm is good at many things but recommending things that depend on personal tastes and interests is not one of them. Five Books seems like it might be a good replacement though1. It bypasses The Algorithm and asks real live human experts to recommend, as the name implies, five books on a given topic. For example, 5 Sci-Fi books on the future of Europe, or 5 books on The Art of Living.

  1. Come to think of it, could Five Books actually be related to The Oyster Review? “five books” was one of their original features too