Which (user-submitted) book(s) will I like (enough to add to my recommendations list)?
The Metropolitan Man
Worth the Candle
Consider Phlebas
House of Leaves
Project Hail Mary
Rationality: From AI to Zombies
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

I have a (somewhat incomplete) list of media (games, TV, movies, books, etc.) I have liked enough to recommend at https://osmarks.net/otherstuff/. You can submit recommendations (for books, short stories or other primarily-textual media only for now) for things for me to read as answers for this question. They will be resolved YES if I enjoy them and add them to my recommendations list. (I don't know whether the market mechanics allow this, but I will resolve to NO if I really dislike something and drop it assuming it is).

Note that a major risk here is that I don't actually get round to reading your recommendation because I have a very long queue and am easily distracted.

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bought Ṁ10 of The Metropolitan Man YES

You might want to use a bounty system for future markets like this - everyone has to put down M25 they won't get back for each option they add, so everyone will probably lose money overall. A prediction market would make more sense if it took tons of effort to evaluate each option and you wanted to prioritize evaluating the best ones

bought Ṁ5 of Switch: How to Chang... NO

@CDBiddulph Wait, for some reason I thought your "recommendation list" was a list of books you wanted to read but hadn't necessarily read yet. Ignore the last sentence of that comment

bought Ṁ2 of House of Leaves NO

If you don't end up reading something, does that option resolve N/A?

@TheBayesian I intend to extend the close date as long as I am alive and reading things, so this should not happen. Should I become unalive or incapable of reading, I suppose everything would resolve N/A.

I see you have Children of Time in your to-read list - I'm reading it right now and it's great

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars: hard sci-fi with good fantastical premise

Project Hail Mary: firm sci-fi, good thinking book

House of Leaves: a parody of academia in fiction form, postmodern but not too pretentious, influenced an enormous amount of media you enjoyed.

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

I am unlikely to read nonfiction books or at least put them down on the list, but you could have inferred that from the contents of the list.


I have actually read HPMOR. I don't think I thought of it when I was writing the recommendations list for some reason, but it might be good enough to qualify, though I would probably want to skim-reread it before doing so.