It’s getting a bit absurd at this point to keep making TBR posts- there’s no way I’m going to encounter all these books in my lifetime, and if I did, I probably wouldn’t have time to read them all! But I guess I just like making lists of books. So, here’s another thing to add to this madness: I found that LibraryThing, where I keep track of my collection, automatically gives me recommendations. These is just based on books I have in my library already. I keep getting suggestions for books of types I don’t really read: political commentaries, steamy romances, mysteries (so I must find and try and cull the titles that are triggering those recommendations out of my library, ha)
In spite of that, surprised that I actually found a lot in the recommendation list that I wanted to make note of (after striking off all the ones that were obviously not to my interest, ones I’ve already read, or tried and didn’t like, etc.) Anyway, here’s the first lot. There’s a ton of backlog I can go through- it saves them all grouped by date, until I clear things out. I’m just going to go through and dismiss/make my own lists from those recommendations, whenever the fancy strikes me!
found at my public library:
Jennifer Murdley’s Toad by Bruce Coville
Colibri by Ann Cameron
The Hotel Cat by Esther Holden Averill
The Transfigured Hart by Jane Yolen (in Unicorn Anthology compiled by Peter S. Beagle)
not at the library:
The Stonor Eagles by William Horwood
Yellow Eyes by Rutherford Montgomery
The Mennyms by Sylvia Waugh
The Great Dane Thor by Walter Farley
The Song of the Cardinal by Gene Stratton-Porter
A Horse of Her Own by Selma Hudnut
A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett
Somebody’s Horse by Dorothy Morrison
A Patch of Blue by Elizabeth Kata
The Kingdom and the Cave by Joan Aiken
Flambards by K.M. Peyton
Hoofbeats by John Taintor Foote
Ghost Fox by James Houston
Dark Sunshine by Dorothy Lyons
Fire-Hunter by Jim Kjelgaard
A Few Green Leaves by Barbara Pym
The White by Deborah Larsen
Golden Mare by William Corbin
One is One by Barbara Leonie Picard
The Lark and the Laurel by Barbara Willard
Skywater by Melina Worth Popham
Algonquin by Dion Henderson
Nature Cure by Richard Mabey
Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes by Martha Long
Confessions of an Igloo Dweller by James Houston
Boomerang Hunter by Jim Kjelgaard
The White Dawn by James Houston
The Island Keeper Harry Mazer
Last of the Curlews by Fred Bodsworth
Out of Nowhere by Ouida Sebestyen
Lyrico : The Only Horse of His Kind Elizabeth Vincent Foster
not at the library either- these are books by authors I already know and like, or titles that are so familiar I think I must have read them in my childhood. I know I read Tin Can Tucker, and I’m pretty sure I once read Savage Sam, maybe also Snowbird and Kazan. It might well be enjoyable to read them again! If found by chance, of course.
Tin Can Tucker by Lynn Hall
Cornelli by Johanna Spyri
Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
Snowbird by Patricia Calvert
The House of Thirty Cats by Mary Calhoun
Savage Sam by Fred Gipson
A Dog of Flanders by Ouida
A Kindle of Kittens by Rumer Godden
Season of Ponies by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Dragonfield and Other Stories by Jane Yolen
At Paddy the Beaver’s Pond by Thornton Burgess
Vinzi by Johanna Spyri
I really like your TBR posts, so I’m glad you’ll keep making them! There’s just something really satisfying about seeing all the covers lined up so neatly in rows.
Looks like I read one of the books on this list, Kazan. You can read that one online for free! Link in my review: https://thistle-chaser.livejournal.com/tag/book%3A%20kazan%20the%20wolf%20dog
Fire-Hunter looks interesting, I’m going to try to find a copy of that.
LibraryThing did really well, those books look perfect for you!
Hey good to know, I’ll look for Kazan. I was pretty pleased overall, but you’re not seeing here all the titles I culled out of the list- it did suggest tons that weren’t of interest to me. I think the more I go through those suggestions and decline titles, the tighter it will get at suggesting things I actually like.
I saw this post on Reddit and it made me think of yours.
That ChatGPT AI tool can give you even more recommendations, if you need more. Though if you’re already doing the work of making LibraryThing tighten your suggestions, it might be better just sticking with that. ChatGPT is pretty fun to try out though.
Um, yeah I think I have plenty enough on my list already! I’ll forego that one.