Many serious readers like Goodreads, a social networking site geared toward people who love to read. I like it, too. You can keep track of books you’ve read, write reviews, recommend books to others, and follow your friends.
One of my favorite things about Goodreads is that its members know books. I often choose books after looking at their reviews on Goodreads. My students like the site, too. If a book gets four or more stars (out of five), it’s pretty much going to be a good one.
Just today, Goodreads announced the results of its Choice Awards for 2013. I like its description: “the only major book awards decided by readers.” Here are a few of the winners:
In these four categories, I don’t dispute the winners at all. The Goodreads community chose excellent titles.
I am also happy to report that all four books are on my students’ Kindles, and several students are reading them right now!