|Description||Community for book lovers|
|Angel, 11/2007 |
|Series A, 12/2009 |
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Founded in 2007, Goodreads is where readers find and share books they love. As of July 2013, Goodreads has 19 million members who have added more than 600 million books to their shelves and written more than 25 million reviews. Loved by avid and casual readers alike, Goodreads members can discover new books by seeing what their friends are reading or by using the Goodreads Book Recommendation Engine; share ratings and recommendations; track what they have read, and list what they want to read. Goodreads is also a place where more than 77,000 authors connect with readers. Goodreads is a subsidiary of Amazon (AMZN).
The site has standard social networking features, with users having the ability to edit their publicly viewable profiles, add and meet friends, and interact with each other through messages and comments. The site differs in that it revolves around users’ “Bookshelves”, a list of books they have read or are reading currently. Users can browse others’ bookshelves, and see their full reviews.