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Reader's Advisory: Reading For Fun!: Social Networking

A Guide to discovering fiction with links to reviews, web resources, award winners, and much more! If you sometimes just want to read a book that is not required reading for your classes, then this guide is for you!

LibraryThing

LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers.

LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of books: books you own, books you've read, books you'd like to read.

You can contribute tags, ratings and reviews for a book, and Common Knowledge (facts about a book or author, like character names and awards), participate in member forums, or join the Early Reviewers program.

LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers.

You can also join genre specific book clubs!

Featured Resource

Goodreads is like Facebook for book lovers!

  • Get great book recommendations from people you know.
  • Keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read.
  • Form a book club, answer book trivia, collect your favorite quotes.

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Listopia: A collection of lists by subject organized by member votes.  You can use it to find like books and also rate your favorite books.

You can add books to your currently-reading, to-read, and read shelf.  Goodreads allows you to rate a book based on a 5-star system.  You can also write a review for a book you have read.

You can also read the reviews of other members!