My Favorite Book Websites
June 04, 2012
There are few things better than discussing great books with like-minded friends, but once in a while, half-way through a conversation, I realize that one of my good friends actually hates a book that I like. It’s always quite shocking, since I only read the best books. But apparently, we all have different definitions of good. For example, I like to read books with interesting characters that change and develop over time. Apparently, other people read thought-provoking books or books with a fast-paced plot, or even books with a unique setting. I’m always disappointed when I can’t find anyone who shares my enthusiasm for a book I’ve recently read. What I’ve started to do lately is to go online, so I thought I’d take a moment to share some of my favorite book websites.
- Goodreads – Add and rate the books you’ve read in order to discover additional books you might like. Read reviews and ratings of books you’re considering. Share book suggestions with friends. I also enjoy searching for my favorite books and reading the book quotations.
- LibraryThing – Like Goodreads this site allows you to add books you’ve read in order to view book recommendations. I enjoy the "popularity" feature and the tag and subject links located throughout the website.
- Shelfari – Don’t miss the "Most Popular" tab, which allows you to browse the most popular books today, this week, this month, or all time.
- Fantastic Fiction – Great for figuring out which book is next in a series, but also lists all the novels written by your favorite author. New and forthcoming information for your favorite author or genre is also posted and updated frequently.
- What Should I Read Next? – Type in the title or author of a book you like, and this website will generate a list of suggestions. It’s quite fun and addictive.
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