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Literature Map

So, I was thinking of buying Someone a book and I was looking for ideas. I knew s/he liked certain authors so I remembered this helpful website.

You just type the name of the author into the box and it gives you a chart of other writers’ names. The closer they are in proximity to the name you typed in, the more similar their writing style is and the likelier the reader would like them.

Here’s Janet Evanovich…


Here’s my pal Julie Anne Peters …

Here’s another of my favorites, Mary Roach …

And you can click on any of the names and go further. So from Mary Roach’s page, I see Bill Bryson, who leads me to Jasper Fforde who leads me to…

You can get lost in here for hours, discovering all kinds of interesting authors. It’s only August, but I bet you could get your holiday shopping done too, if you don’t get lost in the website for four months. (Don’t forget to pick up a little sumpn-sumpn for yourself. And for me.)

Who is your favorite author? Did you discover any links to new authors? What will you be buying me?