Goodreads is a very popular site for readers and book recommendations. It already has more than 6,700,000 members who have added more than 230,000,000 books to their shelves.
The platform is a vast home for casual readers and bookworms alike. Goodreads users can recommend books on the website compare what they are reading, keep track of what they have read and would like to read, find the next book they would like to read, form book clubs etc.
When you add a book to the site, all your friends get to see what you think about it. Most of the times, you are more likely to get hold of a book recommended by your friend than something based on a newspaper review. It is about shared tastes. When you like a person, you respect his judgment. Through Goodreads, you can easily find many recommended books by friends and family that you think would be worth a read.
Goodreads has created an algorithm that helps you to find other books based on what fellow Goodreads members with similar tastes enjoyed. Users of Goodreads also create trivial about books, lists of the best books, post their own writing, and form groups and book clubs.
You can also create ‘bookshelves’ to organize what you have read and what you are reading. You can comment on other’s reviews of a book, exchange ideas, and share the thoughts the book inspired.
The mission of Goodreads is to help people find and share the books they love. They can talk about it to others, see what their friends are reading and find amazing book to read.
To get insightful recommendations on books, you just need to tell Goodreads the titles or genre you enjoy. It will automatically recommend you books that you will most probably like.
Goodreads was launched in January, 2007.