Goodreads “Readers Also Enjoyed” " data-medium-file="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/readersalsoenjoyed.jpg? w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 297px) 100vw, 297px" / Feed updates and recommendations. w=436" class=" size-full wp-image-3016 aligncenter" style="border:1px solid grey;box-shadow:5px 5px 5px #888888;" src="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/recommendations.jpg?As you scroll through the updates feed you’ll not only see friends’ ratings, but also Goodreads recommendations based on your previous ratings, favourite authors and what’s currently trending in your favourite genres. w=300" data-large-file="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/recommendations.jpg? w=676" alt="Image: Goodreads recommendation Grave Mercy" srcset="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/436w, https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/recommendations.jpg?Goodreads “My Review” " data-medium-file="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/myreview2.jpg? w=150 150w, https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/myreview2.jpg? w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 413px) 100vw, 413px" / All of these things make reading books, finishing books and finding new books a more satisfying experience, and encourage you to read more.Goodreads enables you to keep track of what you’ve read and “shelve” books in different categories of your choosing.You set a goal at the start of the year for how many books you want to read (be realistic and start small!) and throughout the year it shows you whether you’re on schedule or not.
Like so many book-related things these days, it is owned by Amazon (sigh)…
It finally began to shrink, even though I was adding more to it.
This wasn’t purely a result of joining Goodreads (things like trying out audiobooks and joining a book club and reading during my commute helped), but it motivated me and helped me sustain that motivation.
but if you read books from a mixture of sources, or borrow books from others, or are simply out and about when you want to look up the title of that elusive book you’ve forgotten, Goodreads (and the Goodreads smartphone app) make it easier.
The longer you use Goodreads and the more up-to-date you keep it (note: you can add past books and back-date them when starting out), the better the records you have.