“I’m Looking for a Good Book . . .”

As we’ve mentioned before, we hear students saying things like this all the time:  “What should I read next?”  “I can’t find any books.”   “Can you suggest something good to read?”

One tool we’ve previously told you all about is The Book Seer – you type in a book you liked and it suggests others that you might enjoy as well.

Now we’ve discovered a new website for you to try: Goodreads!  Deciding what to read next?  This site is the right place.  Tell them what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and they’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations.   Want to know what are your friends reading?  They might be discussing their favorite (and least favorite) books on Goodreads as well.  Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings.  You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future. Don’t stop there – join a discussion group, start a book club, contact an author, and even post your own writing.  Signing up is simple — you just enter your name, email, and a password.

Click here to see how it works.

After rating 42 books, here’s some of what Goodreads suggested for Mr. Weber:

The Complete Stories, by Flannery O’Connor
Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester
Cathedral, by Raymond Carver
The Dispossessed, by  Ursulak Le Guin

Check Goodreads out and let us know if you have any order requests!


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