One of the best things I did in 2011 – that you should do in 2012 – was sign up to Goodreads.
“Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. They have more than 6,500,000 members who have added more than 220,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more.”
Here’s what I’ve enjoyed about Goodreads:
- Keeping a record of what I’ve read over the year
- Rating books on a 1-5 star system so I can instantly call up a recommendation for someone
- Seeing what books friends want to read (makes birthday present buying easier)
- Setting myself reading challenges for the number of books I want to read in a year
- Getting book recommendations from people that I can see (from their book lists) have good taste
- Discovering books I wouldn’t have otherwise known about, and
- Being able to discuss books online – like our winter read Anna Karenina – with like-minded but far-flung people.
Sign up – it’s free.
by Emma McCleary, Web Editor at Booksellers NZ
BooksellersNZ is in no way associated with Goodreads.