I love wandering bookstores and seeing which books catch my eye. There is an immense amount of joy and magic in that search. I created Shepherd.com to bring those same feelings to the online world.
Shepherd is where readers can keep following their curiosity as they bump into books and explore the unknown. I’ve asked over 7,000 authors to share five books they love around a topic, theme, or mood.
The results are fantastic lists like:
Author S.B. Divya on the best books for realistic near-future science fiction.
Author A.J. Norfield on the best fantasy books with dragon-human bonds in them.
Author Paul StJohn Mackintosh on the best books of modern Lovecraftian horror.
Readers can browse books based on a Wikipedia topic they are interested in, a favorite book, or a favorite author. Just go to our front page and select what you love.
We also have bookshelves that show recommended books by authors and help you connect with a list that speaks to
We launched in April 2021, so we are very new. I am working on adding genres and age groups to the website. You can join our monthly newsletter here if you want to get first access to new features!
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