People often judge a book by its cover and this can make the difference between downloading a free sample or buying it at your local bookshop. A new website wants to dissuade you by focusing on the cover and instead the text within.
Recommendmeabook.com is a new e-book discovery engine that primarily focuses on free and open source e-books that do not have a copyright, otherwise known as classics. There are a handful of newer books, but they are few and far between. When you visit the site you are given a free chapter in which you can read the text without any preconceived notions. If you like what you have read, you can reveal the author and the book cover and make a buying decision.
This new site puts a modern twist on the classic book recommending service but if you read a lot it feels more like “guess the book.” Still, it should provide a easy way to kill some time by reading the first chapter and moving on the next book.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.