Saturday, August 16, 2008

Social Network Book Cataloging Sites?

Social Networks are common on the internet but most people think of social networks that focus on discussions of their love life or interests in music. I have found a different kind of social network focused on the shared interest in books and reading. I have also connected with friends, met new friends as well as authors. I can post book reviews, read others reviews and see what my friends are reading or have read. I have discovered new authors and books that have broadened my reading experience. There are many to choose from and I have 3 favorites that I wanted to recommend.

  • LibraryThing : This is a site that lets people create detailed online book catalogs, learn about the collections of other members, discover shared favorites and swap recommendations.

  • Good Reads: Most book recommendation websites work by listing random people’s reviews. On Goodreads, when a person adds a book to the site, all their friends can see what they thought of it. The premise is that people are more likely to get excited about a book their friend recommends than a suggestion from a stranger.

  • Shelfari: Members of this social media site can build virtual bookshelves, discover, rate and discuss books, and participate in online groups.

It's wonderful to be able to connect to other people who share the same passion , love and addiction for books! If you aren't part of one of these great sites, check them out and considering joining.


  1. Big fan of shelfari and goodreads. Not sure yet about librarything.

  2. Vickie,

    LibraryThing is a great site!
    You should consider joining.
    It's different than shelfari and goodreads. They also have an early reviewers group that you can join and can win free ARC books to read and review.


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