How Well Does Goodreads Know Me?

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Hello!  I got the idea for today’s post from Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books, and it was originally started by Caitlin from Caitstiel’s Book World.  I loved reading both of their posts, so I just had to do it, too!  Basically, I am going to go through my Goodreads book recommendations, and decide whether or not I would read the books they’re recommending to me.

Today, I’m going to pick the first ten recommendations from my “read” shelf:

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1. Streams in the Desert

Because I read My Utmost for His Highest Oswald Chambers

Streams in the Desert is a devotional book.  I could see myself reading it in the future, but I’m pretty undecided at this point.

2. Radical Together

Because I read Forgotten God by Francis Chan

David Platt is a Christian speaker and author.  I’ve done some of his Bible studies with my church before.  While he’s not one of my favorites, I could still see myself reading this book.

3. Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione

Because I read Haunted Waters by Jerry B. Jenkins

I wouldn’t read Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione.  I’m not very into knights, and so this book just doesn’t sound like something I would be interested in.

4. Unstoppable

Because I read Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko

Christine Caine is another Christian author and speaker.  While I haven’t read any of her books, I’ve heard really good things about her, and would definitely consider reading this book.

5. Bad Kitty

Because I Read several different books by Meg Cabot and Heist Society by Ally Carter

When I first saw the cover for Bad Kitty, I was sure I probably wouldn’t be interested.  When I read the synopsis though, I actually really think it’ll be something I’m interested in!  I love sassy characters and mysteries, and this book looks like it has both.  I added this one to my TBR shelf!

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6. A Long Way from Chicago

Because I read Holes by Louis Sachar and The Giver by Lois Lowry

I don’t know if I’ll read this book anytime soon, but it does look like something I might pick up if I were looking for a short and easy read.  I think A Long Way from Chicago would have been a book I would have really liked when I was younger, though!  Because of that, I did add it to my TBR shelf, just so I can remember it, if I ever do decide to give it a try.

7. Winnie-the-Pooh

Because I read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

I definitely want to read Winnie-the-Pooh someday!  It’s one of those childhood classics I never read, and feel like I’ve missed out on.  I have so many fond memories of watching the original cartoons with my grandparents when I was little.  We were never allowed to watch the windy day episode when my cousin was there though, because it scared him too much…That used to irritate 5 year old me so much! haha 🙂  So, yes, this is a recommendation I completely agree with!

8. The Monstrumologist

Because I read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

I actually tried reading this book once, but I couldn’t get past the first couple of chapters because it was just too gruesome for me.  I wanted to like it, but it was just too much.

9. So Not Happening

Because I read the Christy Miller Collection, Vol 1. by Robin Jones Gunn and Heist Society by Ally Carter

I actually bought So Not Happening at a library book sale!  I haven’t read it yet, but I do plan on it!  So, this recommendation works.

10. Kinderen van Moeder Aarde

Because I read Matilda by Roald Dahl

This book is in another language – I believe Dutch – and unfortunately, I only speak English.  So, I’m going to have to pass on this book, lol.  From what I gather, based on the English reviews, it’s a dystopian novel where society is ruled only by women because men messed the world up.  If there was an English translation, I might give this book a chance, though!


This was so much fun to do!! I discovered a few new books I might like to read, too.  I definitely plan on doing a post like this again, with some of my other Goodreads bookshelves.

Thanks so much for reading!


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10 Comments on “How Well Does Goodreads Know Me?

  1. Yay! I am so glad that you managed to find a few books that interest you! I really should do this again some time soon. I think it is hilarious they would recommend you a book that is not English when you only have read books written in English!

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    • I am too! Yes, you should definitely do this again soon!! I love seeing the books Goodreads recommends to people. ☺️ I know! 😂 Why would they think I would read a book in a completely other language. And they recommended it because I read Matilda, and from what I could gather, this book doesn’t even seem like it would be a similar story to Matilda at all! lol

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  2. Kinderen van moeder aarde is Dutch idd, and sadly doesn’t have an english translation. Another book by this author has though: Crusade in jeans. Also a good read!

    This looks like a lot of fun! Great post 😁

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