I feel like such a nerd but I can’t help it, there is nothing I love more than curling up with a good book. I read sixty two books last summer, and I’m fifteen in this summer and aiming to break my record. Why do I know how many books I read last summer off the top of my head? The answer is simple: Goodreads.
Goodreads is pretty much the best website for anyone with a love for literature. It’s the IMDB of books! Simply search a title, and find hundreds of reviews from people who have read the novel, critiquing both its good and bad qualities.
In addition, by creating an account, you are given access to write your own reviews. Personally, I don’t write many reviews because I feel I’d rather read more books than write my feelings about them, but the reviews feature is helpful to find out which books are worth the time.
My favorite part of this site is the electronic ‘bookshelves’ which you can customize and create to suit your needs. You can add books you have read to a bookshelf, and voila, you know exactly what you read, when you read it, and a quick one to five star rating of the book in question.
By simply signing in, I can see all the books I read last summer, as well as the dates I finished them and my rating of them (I could be bothered to do that much, if not write a review of the book). I even went far back and found some of my childhood favorites to add to a ‘childhood’ bookshelf.
The site has gotten quite popular over the last few years, and many authors have their own accounts, as well as do guest chats through the site. You can even add friends through Goodreads!
Social media for the literary lovers is finally here, and I couldn’t be happier. Plus, they have their own App available on App Store. I can have my bookshelves with me on the go. Plus, it makes checking reviews and ratings quite easy when I’m at my local Barnes & Noble.
Lovelies, have you ever been on Goodreads? Would you create an account?