A while ago I used to run a ‘what was that book’ forum on the fan forum section of my website. I stopped running the forum but in the last couple of years I’ve been a member of a website called whatsthatbook.com which does the same thing. The idea is that people post their missing books (stories they remember but cannot place the title and author) and other readers comment to say if they know what the book was.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy doing this. It’s like a game and resource all at once.
My profile page on whatsthatbook is here and lists my replies to questions and my correctly identified books. Other authors may be amused to see which books of theirs people have forgotten!
I’ve noticed some books that often show up on sites like this:
The Changeover by Margaret Mahy
Everything ever written by Monica Hughes, but especially Keeper of the Isis Light
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Drinking Sapphire Wine by Tanith Lee
I once identified a book for someone on the basis of a description that “it was brown and was about a girl who could talk to animals”. Can anyone else place the book I’m talking about?