Which Book Should I Read?

A recommendation tool to find your next book

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Michael MartorellaMaker@mjmarto · Data Analyst. Entrepreneur. Dreamer.
Thanks for the hunt, @ryandawidjan! This project started as a Saturday afternoon experiment. I was tired of scouring blog posts to find a good book to read and decided to see if I could build a recommendation tool using freely available api's. I hope you all find it useful! Happy to answer any questions, and all feedback / suggestions are warmly welcomed.
Dre Durr💡@dredurr · Growth Hacker
@mjmarto I'm curious, how you came up with the algorithm. The recommendations were spot on. It even included at least one book I never heard of. Very Dope🚬🚬
Michael MartorellaMaker@mjmarto · Data Analyst. Entrepreneur. Dreamer.
@dredurr Thank you! I got creative and daisy chained a few apis. I use the amazon catalogue to do most of the heavy lifting (as theirs is by far the largest that I've found). The code could probably be more elegant if I had access to the data first hand but it seems to work ok as is. I'm trying to add category / filtered search but that's proving much harder than I initially thought given what's available to me.
Jijo SunnyPro@jijosunny · Maker @ WhatRuns.com🕵& BuyMeACoffee.com💰
Pretty neat. I entered 'Elon Musk' (book by Ashlee Vance) and 'Zero To One' and 'Steve Jobs' biography were recommended. Can't ask for more. Suggestion: Please globalize Amazon links (prourls.com) so that users outside of USA can also easily click and buy products.
carlos garcia@androidlove · Co-Founder, Internet Missionaries
The Bible.
Jordan Jackson@jordan_jackson
wow this is excellent
Navin Kulkarni@navinkulkarni · Achieveee
Very similar to 'Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought' section of Amazon :)