Goodreads and algorithms, part 2

Earlier today I went through all fifty recommendations based on my ‘to-read’ list, and tidied them up: things that genuinely suited my interested I added (seven books in total), and things that didn’t suit, I deleted.

Since then – and it’s been about four hours – my ‘to-read’ recommendations have vanished.

I’m guessing I fall into the last category here, and they’re ‘in the process of generating recommendations’. I would have expected the algorithm to work instantaneously, desperate to populate, but clearly it’s a slower process than that.

So, anyway, I then went and added three more items to the list, bringing the total up to twenty. And immediately it came back.

None of the titles above are listed here based on the three new books I just added, and three of them are a result of the same book, Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta.