Top Talked Books is a free website where you can see the most recommended books to read on Stack Overflow, Reddit, and Hacker News. As a book lover we are always on the lookout for good books to read. Finding one to read is a tough job. The book has to create some sense of interest in you, for you to begin reading it. I as a reader find it very difficult to decide on what book to read next. I do not want to start a book and then leave it midway because I lost interest in it.
So Top Talked Books helps a great deal here. On this website you can go through a list of books being recommended by users on Reddit, Hacker News, and Stack Overflow. This was you can be sure that you are picking up a good book to read next.
Let’s look at this book recommendations website:
First of all use the link given to open the website. The link to the website can be found at the end of this article. Open the website and you will see an interface like the one seen in the screenshot above.
On the home page of the website you will see four tabs namely,
- What’s New: Contains books recommended on the present day.
- Best of the best: Contains books which are all time favorites with highest ratings and most comments.
- Articles: Read articles about best books in different categories like best WordPress Books, best crime & mystery books, etc.
- Explore: This tab lets you explore books by category. The categories are mentioned in alphabetical order.
The what’s new tab is the one which is opened by default. This tab contains the recommended book reads for the day as mentioned above.
How are the recommended books chosen?
If you are also wondering about the same, the answer is pretty simple, the website pulls data from Hacker News, Reddit, and Stack Overflow on a daily basis. The pulled data is analyzed by checking the number of times a book is being mentioned. Depending on this data the most recommended books list is created.
For example, when we are planning to buy a product, then we read its reviews and comments that it has received online. Similarly, this website relies on the comments and reviews left by readers or users for a book. If a book is frequently being discussed and is receiving great reviews than it goes up in the recommended books list.
The recommended books appear in the list as seen in the screenshot above. There is a small thumbnail of the book cover, the title of the book, author name, the ratings it has received, and the place it is available at.
When you click on the title of the book, it will open in a full page view as seen in the screenshot below.
This page will contain similar information like title, author name, place this book is available at, ratings, and category this book belongs to. In addition to all this you can also read comments left by readers at the bottom of the page.
There is a search box given at the top of the page. You can use the search box to search for a particular book by name or author.
Top Talked Books is a nice website to get recommendations about what to read next. The recommended books are selected from data that is taken from Hacker News, Reddit, and Stack Overflow. Recommendations are based on reviews and comments left by the users. You can easily go through the comments to decide if you want to start reading a particular book. You will also find a link from where you can buy the book.
Check out Top Talked Books website here.