Social media has become part of every day web use for most people, whether it is connecting to friends, playing games or sharing photographs. I believe social media should either be fun or useful, but I’m struggling to use book sites productively. I love books and I love book websites, but it often feels that I’m spending time duplicating activities or not making the most of the sites, for example using forums.
My favourite sites are:
I use each site for a different purpose, for instance now that Amazon have restricted their recommendations I use goodreads to find new book ideas and I’ve used bookcrossing to meet other book lovers.
However there are overlapping features, the main one for me is wishlist, I currently have bits of my lists on each site, especially bookcrossing and BookMooch as it means people may pass on books I’m interested in reading, but I find it difficult to keep on top of two lists.
What reading sites do you use? Which sites would you recommend? Do you combine features productively?