Goodreads

“Hi, my name is Jaye and I’m a book addict.”

Ok, so this isn’t a self help website but it Goodreads.com is a website and online community dedicated to book lovers where they can explore the wide range of books in the world and share the books that they have read and their reviews. This is a wonderful website in that it is full of positivity and everyone has one primary thing in common – they all love books! Goodreads has a number of different aspects to its websites such as:

  • find friends
  • reading challenge
  • favourite genres
  • view recommendations
  •  share reviews
  • chat
  • find new books
  • rate books
  • polls
  • quote of the day

The website is a fantastic concept but one of the greatest benefits of the community is the sense of being somewhere safe and happy surrounded by people who love books as much as yourself. Those same people will give you honest opinions about the books they’ve read, offer you personal recommendations and never judge your reading choices, instead you’ll find others who enjoy the same books as you and make new ‘friends’. However, there are limitations to the online community as it doesn’t offer the opportunity to get to know people in the same way that Facebook and other online communities offer.

Book lovers, I highly recommend this site, and actually it’s great for also finding recommendations for academic books too!

Jaye Dundas

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1 Comment

  1. I’m so happy you have used this as your Blog post as I love the idea of an online book club! As I sometimes struggle with what book to read next, having the feature of recommending your next read almost makes the choice for you!

    “However, there are limitations to the online community as it doesn’t offer the opportunity to get to know people in the same way that Facebook and other online communities offer.”

    I personally think this isn’t a limitation as such. They’re so many platforms that give you the opportunity to meet people and I feel an online book club doesn’t need that feature.

    – Lewis King

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