So you’ve just burned through an entire author’s body work. “There’s nothing to read!” you wail. It sounds strangely familiar until you recognize your tone of voice: it’s the same grouchiness your kids voice when they look into the refrigerator and yell, “There’s nothing to eat!!!”
Do not despair. The Internet once again delivers a resource to your home screen, free, easy to use, and inspirational.
The Literature Map is part of Gnod.com (they also do movies and music). Just go to http://www.literature-map.com/, type in a favorite author’s name, and watch the magic. A web of other author’s names will appear. The closer the name, the more similiar that author is to yours; the further away, the more dissimilar. What a great and easy way to find new authors to investigate!
Here’s an example. I entered “Debbie Macomber” into the search blank, and this is the result.
Of course, this is a database-driven list. For personalized recommendations delivered with more wit, humor, and warmth, always consult your local librarian! 😉 We love to help.