Goodreads is a free website where you can find spot-on recommendations for books you’ll want to read. It also offers a number of satisfying ways to share your reading experience with friends, old and new.
Goodreads begins your experience by helping you create your own online bookshelf where you list books you’ve read, rate them, and review them, if you choose.
Goodreads then considers the books you’ve read, and then, based on a bit of computer magic and the collective wisdom of millions of other readers with bookshelves similar to yours, Goodreads is able to recommend books you’ll likely enjoy.
In the years since it first launched in 2007, it has added features like author interviews and live chats, book clubs, interest groups, trivia games, fan fiction, and even a self-publishing tool.
The primary draw, however, is still a social media way for people to share a love of books and find new books to read.
This course has 3 short sections highlighting key features, walking through how to get started, and how to get the most out of the site.