[Small Chirps] A Flow Chart for Hipsters

If the number one rule of hipsterdom is you like things that are cool before anyone else realizes they are cool then any and all genre readers are the ultimate hispsters – right? Who liked Harry Potter before the rest of world did? Yep, that was us, sitting in our own little world, praying for our letter from Hogwarts. The same goes for Game of Thrones; my friends have been talking about their love/hate of the series for a full decade. Everyone else is really late to the party.

As a result, we genre readers are more inclined to go out on a limb and try the next crazy book. But if we love that book, it’s not always easy to find a follow up. Luckily, our friends over at Goodreads have done the heavy lifting for us. They created this fancy flow chart to guide the hispter along to his or her next read. Take a look at it below. And don’t forget to vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2012!

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9 thoughts on “[Small Chirps] A Flow Chart for Hipsters

  1. Here’s the danger of this chart: at the beginning I thought “this is pretty funny,” then about halfway down I noticed I’d written down several books to look up later. I think I have a problem.

    • I hear you! I didn’t even get that far down the list. China Mieville’s “Embassytown” has been on my to-read list for ages.

    • Infinite Jest is worth at least a try — it’s ungodly long and totally bizarre. But David Foster Wallace is a pretty sublime writer, so at least while all the weirdness was going on it was prose candy to digest!

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