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So, why is Goodreads useful to people who find themselves in any of the above categories? You spend hours with your nose buried in a book, and if the story moves or delights or angers you, chances are the only way you can express that is if you’re part of a book club, or have a friend or partner who has read the book.
Through marking books as “to read” or “currently reading“, and through rating, reviewing and recommending books, or even through joining a Goodreads group, Goodreads makes you feel like part of a reading community.
This gives you a public sense of making progress through your reading list, and is more satisfying than just plopping a book back on your shelf or closing your e Reader. w=397" class=" size-full wp-image-2990 aligncenter" style="border:1px solid grey;box-shadow:5px 5px 5px #888888;" src="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/currentlyreading.jpg?
On your update feed you’ll also see what friends are reading and can like or comment. w=300" data-large-file="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/currentlyreading.jpg? w=676" alt="Image: Goodreads Currently Reading" srcset="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/397w, https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/currentlyreading.jpg?
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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.When you have friends on Goodreads that share similar tastes to you, you can easily see which books they’ve rated highly or added to favourites lists… Image: Goodreads “Friend Reviews” " data-medium-file="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/friendreview.jpg? w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 265px) 100vw, 265px" / Readers also enjoyed. w=297" class=" size-full wp-image-3002 aligncenter" style="border:1px solid grey;box-shadow:5px 5px 5px #888888;" src="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/readersalsoenjoyed.jpg?This display appears when you view a book on Goodreads and displays similar books that readers also rated highly – thus making it easier to find a book like one you’ve already enjoyed. w=297" data-large-file="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/readersalsoenjoyed.jpg? w=676" alt="Image: Goodreads "Readers Also Enjoyed"" srcset="https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/297w, https://nicolaalter.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/readersalsoenjoyed.jpg?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.