Hello my name is Bijal Shah. I’m a book therapist and I create personalized reading lists for people based on their needs, interests and reading habits.
I get clients to fill out a questionnaire and then create a reading list based on the responses. You can find out more~~~~> here
I’m ,also on author and sell a variety of short books and literary guides which you can browse or order ~~~~~>here
Here’s a bit more background about the service:
In a world where a new book is published every minute, how do we filter what’s worth reading versus what should be shelved? Do we need someone who can curate reading lists for us based on our individual preferences, life predicaments, interests, reading habits and time constraints, that totally personalizes our reading experience? By this I mean human personalization, not algorithm-based book recommendations.
You can trawl Goodreads, Amazon and New York Times bestseller lists but that requires time and effort when we are poor on both accounts. And can we trust every review? Are books only ‘bestselling’ because their authors have learnt to game the system? In a world where everyone is super-conscious of what can be trusted online, how do you entice readers with great books?
Being a voracious reader with a permanent subconscious need to rescue others and share stories of how a piece of literature might resonate with them, I could not help but jump at the possibility of creating personalized reading lists for time-poor people who just wanted to be told what to read. Book Therapy was born and personalized reading lists became my raison-d’etre.
Book curation is the future. People want to read but don’t really have the time and need someone to tell them what to read based on what they are looking for – whether that’s a gift for someone, something therapeutic, a reading list for their children’s nursery, a list for their shiny, new coffee table or a literary reading list for a trip to India. Personalized reading will become more and more popular with time.”
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