I was talking to my favorite e-book author Marguerite Labbe a couple of days ago on Twitter, don’t you just love how I name drop? She told me about a website called Good Reads.
I joined the website immediately upon her tweet and started adding only the books that I have read and the book I am reading right now. What I like especially about the Good Reads website is that my list of books can be sorted. I have been a member of aNobii for years and their website is nice and all but you can’t sort your books.
Like, if you want to sort them alphabetically or by date read or bought or whatever. I think that has to be my favorite feature only because I have been wanting that for such a long time. I’m keeping aNobii which means I’ll have to keep both sites up to date whenever I buy a new book.
You can also add your books into shelves, like if you are reading a series like the Sookie Stackhouse series, you can put them in their own shelf. I read a lot of series books like Xanth, Cique du Freak, Sookie Stackhouse etc. so that is handy.
Your friends can join you so it’s very much like Facebook, but for readers. You can see on your home page what your friends are saying and what books they are adding to their shelves. I think that’s a very cool feature.
There are also groups that you can join. Think of it as a book club but with a message board and with thousands of people. You can discuss a certain book you are reading or have read with the people in the group. If you are a member of a book club in your town then you already have people to talk to but I am not in a book club, mainly because I don’t want to be told what book I have to read because I’ll bet you it’s never anything I want to read. So this way I can read a book that I want to read and then talk to people about it.
It’s a great website and if you are an avid reader I encourage you to join.