The books tag has this extremely catchy, yet oft-ignored, entry:
DO NOT EVEN THINK OF ASKING THIS QUESTION. List questions (shopping lists) are not suitable for Stack Overflow and are going to be closed as "Not Constructive" immediately.
Since it appears that 99%* of these questions are just asking for book recommendations, and will just get Closed With Extreme Prejudice and clog up the site, can we just blacklist the tag?
Pretty please? With a cherry on top?
* Percentage just made up based on user's experiences, and may truthfully be closer to 97%-98%