Book Advice

We know how hard it can be to find new books. Sometimes you need to get a present for that person you might not know so well, or the book lover who already has everything. You have been walking around in a bookstore for hours now and still you don’t know what to buy. Maybe you’re even looking for a new book yourself, but you feel like you’ve already read all the good books.

in need of book advice

Our book advice service is here to help you!

Our website is of course filled with book recommendations of all kinds. Take a look at these:

Summer/Winter Reading Recommendations
Boring Book Recommendations
Book club picks and their further reading recommendations
New releases
– Best of 2014, 2015 & 2016 lists

Do you already know all the books?

In case you need something more personal or hardcore, you can use our book advice service. With this, we’ll send you 2 book recommendations per your request, to help you figure out what new novel to buy for your best friend/lover/most hated enemy/yourself. All we need is a minimum of 2 books that the person you’re shopping for likes, a short introduction of said person and 3 days to do some research. We will find you some recommendations to the best of our abilities, and as our abilities are pretty amazing, we guarantee that you will be happy.*

This is a pay-as-you-like-service, as we just like talking about books, so any type of donation you’d be willing to give is welcome. You might also want to order the books through the links on our website as well, as we have a partnership with and Bookdepository for book sales.

Now go on and send your request to and wait for the magic to happen!

*We definitely don’t guarantee 100% satisfaction. But we promise we’ll try to do our best!


  1. Hi dear people of the Bores to death book club,

    First of all I want to write that I really think the bag you have in store, is so much the bag I need for my books. I mean this text on the bag is awsome. Because I am a fearless reader and want to carry this bag around my arm and I am living in Rotterdam, I wanted to ask you if it is possible if the bag is also somewhere for people in Rotterdam, to buy in a store. That way I won’t have to pay sending costs that are not needed for me anyway as I am living in the city.

    Great initiative I think you are having started. I am a writer and a poet and on 6 november in the evening I will start a course of writingtraining. It’s six evenings, from 18.30 u – 21.00 u with tea and a pause for the ones who want to smoke. Its at my place just near the station on the Walenburgerweg 29A.
    There are still 3 places available. So if you like, I can send you an A4 with more specific information about this schort but intense course.
    I am working as a writing docent on the writers academy in Amsterdam and through years I have developed my own method. Lots of freedom! Lots of freedom in my method.

    Again, can I visit you somewhere to
    1. buy a bag
    2. meet you all
    3. bring a text about the course and the question if you could make people aware of this existing upcoming course

    Love your inititiave, love to come by,

    kind regards,
    Peggy Verzett

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      Bored to Death book club Reply

      Hi Peggy, thank you for your message! If you get the chance, you could come by our Shut up & Write on the 1st of November? I can bring one of the bags for you and you can talk to some of the writers who are there to see if they’re interested! The information on the event is on our Events page.

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