The Wattpad Home page was a place where I used to get a varied reading diet. There were recommendations tailored to my interests but I was also able to sail to other lands if I was in the mood. There were million reads books, but also a space to find new or undiscovered gems.
I don’t know if Wattpad ditched that or if they’re going through technical difficulties.
Regardless, it doesn’t matter what’s happening behind the scenes. You folks know what the homepage looks like now and how books are being recommended in the site, and while I respect and love many books with record breaking read counts, I don’t think the current recommendations create a varied and rich enough reading experience.
So here’s what I want to do about this.
I want to give back the love to the Wattpad community by trying to give light to some undiscovered gems. I’ll open up a recommendations book but also share them on my Tumblr and Twitter if God wills. Now, if the Wattpad homepage would help me find books like that, I’d use that, but instead I’ll have to ask you folks to send me your book titles and I’ll try giving them a read. If I like them enough I may feature them for recommendations.
- Books should be under 150 reads (not 150k)
- Nothing 18+
- Due to religious reasons, I can’t accept LGBT+ books
- No authors with like 7 blockbuster level books please (respect)
- You can send books that aren’t yours as well!
So, what do ya’ll think? If this turns big enough we can even turn it into a campaign, lol.