What’s Your Take on Goodreads?

With so many apps and social mediums competing for our attention these days, it’s impossible to devote one’s undivided attention to every new, latest and greatest invention that arrives on the scene.

But one that has stood the test of time for me is Goodreads. I love the annual Reading Challenge where you set a goal at the beginning of the year of how many books you’d like to read (I went for a modest 52, one book a week). I like stumbling upon a seemingly endless selection of books I add to my “to read” shelf. I’m also grateful for the constant reminder of how many people from all over the world not only love to read, but love discussing what’s lighting their fire (or not).

As an author who is currently shopping her third novel, it’s encouraging to know that despite articles that mourn the dwindling reading habits of your average American, there are thousands and thousands of people who still see — and celebrate — the value in books.

I finally got around to reading A.J. Finn’s positively Hitchcockian The Woman in the Window, which I enjoyed but wanted to like a whole lot more than I did. Proving yet again that truth is often stranger than fiction, I found this thoroughly engrossing article about Finn far more entertaining than his actual novel. I kind of wish they were making a movie about him rather than the book, but I digress.

How about you? Are you a fan of documenting what you read online? What book, fiction or non-fiction, has rocked your world lately?

See what else I’ve been reading on Goodreads here.

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  1. I love Goodreads too. Love keeping track, leaving reviews, and learning about new books.

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