A Goodreads Review
This is going to be a short article about why I love Goodreads even though it is one of the most poorly designed websites on all of the internet. Goodreads, owned by Amazon, is one of the most popular book databases that allows users to search, document, and review almost any book in the world. Late last year was the first time I started genuinely using the platform to track my reading adventures.
If you’ve ever used Goodreads, you know that it looks like a website that was made in the late 1990’s, and never updated. I don’t know how to explain it, but the website embodies the feeling of a library, and for that, I love it. It allows me to do exactly what I want to do, find books, read reviews, add books to my shelves, write reviews, and share with my friends. If I could only be on one social media platform, it would be Goodreads.
At the beginning of this year, I decided to review every book I read and upload it to the platform. It’s been so nice to go back and read what I wrote about the book. The platform also allows you to friend people, see what they are reading, and their thoughts on the books you have already read. I’ve found it to be a great resource for finding new books to read.
If you are someone who is looking to read more, I think having a Goodreads account is a good place to start. Give me a follow on Goodreads to see what I’m up to :)