If you're serious about reading, there's a good chance you're already familiar with Goodreads, the literary mega-app and website. But if you've been wanting to elevate your book game to the next level, check out these Goodreads secret hacks. Ready to become a professional bookworm?
You know that one friend who you always hit up for good book recommendations, whose bookshelf is a curated work of art? Launched in January 2007, Goodreads initially sought to serve as that friend's digital bookshelf — if that friend was multiplied by, like, a million and lived all over the world.
Goodreads users can add books to their To Read, Currently Reading and Read shelves, along with star-based rating and written reviews. You can also add sub-shelves, if you, like me, enjoy being excessively organized. Connect with friends from Facebook or perfect strangers who just happen to have the exact same taste in feminist-theory-driven-Young Adult-fantasy novels by "friending" them.
Listen, I love reading, but it quickly becomes a solitary existence. For some folks, this isolation is a big part of why they read so much in the first place, but many of us crave making connections through our favorite authors and books. A few simple Goodreads hacks, and a whole new world of brilliant bookworms will appear. Get those friendship bracelets ready, because you're about to have, like, 100 new pals.