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Finding Books to Read for Fun!

This workshop will introduce participants to useful online resources for finding book recommendations and tools for keeping track of what you've read

Keeping track of what you've read

Goodreads

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. 

A Few Things You Can Do On Goodreads:

  • See what books your friends are reading.
  • Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read.
  • Check out your personalized book recommendations.
  • Find out if a book is a good fit for you from the community’s reviews.

LibraryThing

LibraryThing offers powerful tools for cataloging and tracking your books, music, AND movies, with access to the Library of Congress, six national Amazon sites, and more than 2,200 libraries worldwide. Edit your information, search and sort it, "tag" books with your own subjects, and use various classification systems (including the Library of Congress, Dewey Decimal, or other custom systems) to organize your collection. .

Social Aspects, Community Projects, and Free Books: If you want it, LibraryThing is also a great social networking space, often described as "Facebook for books." You can check out other peoples' libraries, see whose library is most similar to yours, swap reading suggestions, and more. Sign up to win free books through our Early Reviewers and Member Giveaways programs. Or, find the best book recommendations for your next reads, based on the collective intelligence of the other libraries.

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