Goodreads is a wonderful site where readers can rate the books that they read and authors can create a profile that helps readers know more about their favourite authors.
It’s the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Goodreads launched in January 2007. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love.
You can connect with friends and see what they are reading. You can keep track of the books you’re reading, have read and want to read. You also get personalized book recommendations from Goodreads.
This is the message from the CEO and Co-Founder, Otis Chandler, on the Goodreads ‘About Us‘ page:
When I was in second grade, I discovered the Hardy Boys series. Ever since, I’ve loved to read — both for fun and to improve my mind. And I’m always looking for the next great book.
One afternoon while I was scanning a friend’s bookshelf for ideas, it struck me: when I want to know what books to read, I’d rather turn to a friend than any random person or bestseller list.
So I decided to build a website – a place where I could see my friends’ bookshelves and learn about what they thought of all their books. Elizabeth, my co-founder (and now my wife) wrote the site copy and I wrote the code. We started in my living room, motivated by the belief that there was a better way to discover and discuss good books, and that we could build it.
Goodreads is that site. It is a place where you can see what your friends are reading and vice versa. You can create “bookshelves” to organize what you’ve read (or want to read). You can comment on each other’s reviews. You can find your next favorite book. And on this journey with your friends you can explore new territory, gather information, and expand your mind.
Knowledge is power, and power is best shared among readers.
You can check out my own author page here.
This site will benefit you whether you’re a reader or an author. Why don’t you go and check it out for yourself?
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