What was the name of that novel which had a drunk lady, it was all about her being an investigator, it was a suspenseful novel… I totally understand this happens when you think so hard to remember the name of a book you once liked and you end up with some vague ends of that book. We can feel your pain but don’t worry, we now live in a world surrounded by technologies. Internet is the father of today’s generation and thus it has a solution for every problem, even a solution to find a book using a vague description.
7 Ways to Find a Book Without Exact Description
Through this article, we will make it very easy for you to look for a book when you don’t have accurate descriptions. We will give you several ways and you can try any one of them to find your book.
This is the first stop where you should land whenever you want to look up anything. So, when you don’t remember the exact details about a book, try to remember some keywords or characters or anything which makes that book or novel different, and then simply type those keywords on Google search and then click on “Search”.
You can even use a plot or a famous dialogue that belongs to that particular book to find it.
2. By Google Books
If you are a totally a book worm and extreme lover of novels and books, you might already know about Google Books, it is very similar to Google. It contains a huge range of books of different genres.
So yes, using this, one can easily find a book using a vague description, and if you want you can also find a book by its cover art. It contains some sample pages for books to be reviewed.
Using its advanced feature, one can also look up the book without the name of the book or author and has several filters that let you find a book using publishing date, publisher name or company, etc.
As we all know social networks like Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter is all about socializing and connecting with people of similar mindsets and interests. And thus, you can join several communities belonging to your interests. And thus you can make use of them when it comes to finding a book when you don’t have the complete descriptions.
You can ask your friends or you know just put up a story over your Instagram or Facebook using all the vague descriptions like plot or characters and then ask their help to find out the name of that particular book. I am sure you will certainly find your answer there, and also it is always fun doing such things!
When it comes to Twitter, it is a whole new level of socializing so you know, you can just tweet about asking for that book and then using certain hashtags relating to that genre or famous character as #room105 #hillhouse #zombieland #DarkFantasy and so on. You might end up having some people knowing that book in your comment section.
4. By Quora
Quora is a very famous Q&A site. It consists of larger public of expertise outside Facebook and Twitter. Quora is loved for its trusted answers from people all over the globe, the quality of the answers is very accurate and in fact, you can totally rely on those replies.
5. Amazon Books Search
We are all aware that Amazon started as a search engine and now has become the most popular place to find and buy anything. If you do not find a book at Amazon then it is pretty sure that the book doesn’t exist.
It is a social site where you can look up books and their titles and also talk with several people about different books and topics. It is very famous among book lovers. You can say, it is a substitute for Amazon.
Goodreads have books that are categorized as per their genres, so one can narrow down the titles and thus, find the book they are looking for without having the title or author name. You can even look for new books or new authors in the market, that’s so freaking amazing!
BookFinder is another search engine designed for this very purpose, it offers you to choose from 1,00,000 bestsellers from all over the world. You just have to type any details that you can recall and you’ll be good to go. You can stick to publication year or publisher’s name if that is all that you remember.
And that is all! It is a wrap finally. We have given you so many ways and alternatives that can help you to find a book with a vague description. I assure you that through these ways, you’ll definitely find the book that you are searching for.
If by any chance you are unable to find a book using one way then make sure you try another way, because it is possible that the book you are looking for is either way too new and not recognized yet or way too ancient that locating it becomes difficult. I hope that this article helps you.