promotes online community, book clubs

Goodreads.comThe New York Times had an article this week on, a social media site for finding book recommendations and seeing what your friends are also reading.

I’ve been a member for six or eight months now, ever since a co-worker explained how the site works. I mostly use it to corral titles that interest me so I don’t forget them as I sift through my ever-growing pile of books-to-be-read.

But the NYT article exposed a different side of Goodreads, which has grown to 15 million members — it’s a community.

“The site is also host to roughly 20,000 organically occurring online book clubs for every preference — from people interested in only Proust to those who prefer history and Tudor-period fiction. There are 314 clubs for paranormal romance fans alone.”

Are you a member of Goodreads? Have you participated in an online book club or author chat? Leave a comment and let us know.

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About Sarah Chain

I'm an avid reader and book lover living and working in downtown York. Follow me on Twitter at @sarahEchain.
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