Track your Reading Progress

Bookish social media is a fun way to connect with friends and fellow readers.  The most popular and probably most user-friendly site is Goodreads. Goodreads is an easy way to keep track of all those slips of paper with titles scribbled on them that you heard about from a friend, read about in a magazine, or saw someone reading from afar.  It’s also a good tool to connect with fellow readers and share recommendations.  

To begin your Goodreads account, use the sign up box in the upper right corner of the  Goodreads home page.  

Once your account is created, start building your bookshelves! There are basic categories of bookshelves – Want to Read, Read, Currently Reading.  Goodreads covers books of all genres, and all age groups. You can keep track of books you own, books you have read, books that you’ve re-read, and choose alternative editions.  Each book can be rated from one to five stars. You can also add a narrative review if you would like.

If you are motivated by numbers, Goodreads allows you to set a reading goal for the year.  Do you want to read 10 books? 50 books? Keep track of them and get cheered along by fellow readers.  At the end of the year, Goodreads compiles your statistics – what was the longest book you read? How many pages did you read?  What are your highest-rated books?

Additional features in Goodreads are found under the Community tab.  Here you’ll find online discussions, chats with authors, trivia questions, and book events.  You can open the Browse tab and search your for your next read or read reviews to see what others thought of the books you read in common.  Look at award lists and sign up for book giveaways here as well.

Piscataway Public Library is on Goodreads.  You can link to us and see what library staff are reading.  We would love to have you in our reading circle! If you have any questions about using Goodreads, please come chat with us.  We are here to help!


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