On Recommended Reading

I am a teacher in secondary school, and I require my students (~16 years) to read a self-chosen novel over the course of a term. The recommender is intended as an aid to those who do not read regularly, to help them find a book they might enjoy.

You can try the recommender here.

A full list of all the books in the recommender and the categories they are in can be found in this spreadsheet.

You can also suggest books to be added to the recommender.

I am looking for feedback on how to improve the recommender. Should there be more or fewer categories? Should any categories be renamed? Is the interface understandable? What problems do you see that I haven't even considered? Tell me! Please! You can use this form, or contact me on Mastodon or Bluesky.

Thank you very much for your time!