If you’re looking for something new to read, we offer a Readers’ Advisory questionnaire where we ask you a series of questions about your reading habits. One of the more difficult things we ask is, “What have you read recently?” Even more challenging can be, “What have you read recently that you liked?”
What you’ve read and liked in the past is often the best guide in finding what you’d like to read next. While I’m obviously a huge fan of LibraryThing for it’s delightful tag mashes and the intrigue of folksonomies, I use GoodReads to keep track of what I’ve read and what I’m reading (when the pile on the dining room table….and the night stand…..and the kitchen counter over the microwave gets out of control.)
On GoodReads, you can tag and categorize your reading lists, review your books (or write just enough to remember whether you loved, hated, or didn’t even finish) and gather friends whose reading habits and inspire or overwhelm you. I especially love the email updates from GoodReads, which keeps me updated reviews and new items added by my friends. There’s even a Facebook application for when your wrist needs a break from Bowling Buddies.
If you’re looking for a way to keep track of what you’ve read and find new things to read at the same time, check out GoodReads.