If you are a book lover, a.k.a. bibliophile, and have never heard of Goodreads, then let me bring you up to speed. Goodreads is an online social cataloging website owned by Amazon where you can create an account similar to any other social website.
The truly great thing about this website is that you can create a reading goal every year and it tracks your progress. In 2017 I set my reading goal for 25 books. My goal for 2018 is to read 27 books. As long as I meet my target I will continue to increase it.
Not only can you create reading goals for yourself you can also create a running list of all the books you have read, all the books you want to read, connect with friends, and even follow authors. Similar to Facebook you can share, like and comment on posts too.
Authors can also create accounts that have other perks. If you are published it seems like a great way to share and connect with readers. As soon as I publish my first book I plan on signing up for an author account and taking advantage of that gravy.
Goodreads is my nerdy obsession. I love that I can keep a record of what I have read and I love the ability to create a yearly goal. This website keeps me accountable and makes it fun to reach my personal reading goals. When I finish a book from my list I go over the books in my “Want to Read” list and choose whatever strikes me at that moment. My reading list is in constant flux, so I could add a book at any moment.
Though I like to read a significant amount of Fantasy Fiction ( I also love to write fantasy), I like to read a good mix of genres, including but not limited to fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, young adult, memoir, how-to, inspirational/spiritual, and nonfiction.
I have rambled long enough, so without further ado, here is my current list for 2018. I have also posted my completed reading list from 2017 afterward and then the link to the Goodreads website and my Goodreads profile in case you would like to friend me there.
MY READING LIST
Here are the books I would like to read in 2018, in no particular order:
What I read in 2017:
My Goodreads Profile