I love Goodreads. I really do. With all the reading I’ve done this year, it’s come in handy. I love reading, but as much as I love reading, I decided that next year, I would set a lower goal for myself in terms of reading. Like 50 to 75 books.
And then I started exploring their recommendation section. It reccomends books based on what you’ve added and based on similar books that other people have added. I had a handful of books on my to-read list…like 4 books, so literally, a handful of books.
Now I have over 200! 226 to be exact. It’s ridiculous! But I’m always looking for new books to read, and considering that it’s based on books I’ve added and rated, I’m sure that I’ve found a bunch of books that I’ll really like. I’m definitely going to start working on that list, since some of the books I’ve requested having a long waiting list, and I’m going to need books to read while waiting for them.
I definitely have 2 years of reading material, and that’s if I stick with the 100 book per year goal. And now, I’m considering it just to make it through that list.
I mainly use Goodreads to keep track of what I’ve read, am reading, and want t0 (or going to) read, and what I’ve rated it. And it keeps tracks of when I’ve read something too, provided I add in the dates. But I really like the recommendation feature, and it refreshes as you add books, so I’m sure I’ll find even more books to read.
They have all kinds of lists of books, and in answer to the question you may be asking yourself, I found some books there too! I haven’t looked it all too much, because it’s a little overwhelming, and I pretty much ignore the groups, quizzes, and trivia sections, but I find the giveaway section really cool.
Seriously, I love the giveaway area. Let me tell you why I love this part of the website. Publishers list books that they give away for free. You can enter to win a copy of these books. I entered a few, because those books look really interesting, and if I can potentially win a free copy of it…
So a couple days, I was checking my email…and to my surprise, I won a free copy of a book called Wildflower Hill! It’ll arrive in the next 4 to 6 weeks, but I’m really excited, since I don’t win anything. I’m looking foward to it’s arrival, that’s for sure.
But 226 books! 226! That’s a lot of books to read! But there is a good thing about having such a long list. I’ll always have something to read, since, you know, I have a really long list of books to choose from.