also, as an example, one person said:
I like books whose timelines are not strictly linear, that might feature illustrations (not graphic novels), whose stories retell classics, or that feature strong female characters.
so i responded with:
this is a really fun request! were you looking for titles that contain all the above criteria, or would you want some suggestions that are nonlinear, some that have ephemera within the text, etc. ?
and she posted back:
Suggestions for each criteria, not titles that fulfill all criteria!
which was a relief, because finding multiple suggestions that contained ALL of those interests would have been tricky and i ended up giving her three suggestions for each of the four criteria, and indicated instances where more than one of her interests was being met within those matches. so you don't have to be super-rigorous with including everything, as long as you explain what you're doing and why you are making the matches, and letting them know they can modify or clarify the request at any time.