In Roland Emmerich’s 2004 thriller ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, a group of people find themselves in an end-of-the-world scenario. When asked what they would chose to save if they could save one thing, one of the party members says he would save a copy of the Bible, even though he was an atheist. Why? Because, in his words:

‘Books are the greatest accomplishment of our race’.

And isn’t that true? In the pursuit of furthering ourselves as individuals, there’s no alternative to reading lots and lots of books. However, it can get difficult to keep track of our reading practices. This is where Goodreads comes in.

Goodreads is a digital library that lets you keep track of the books you’ve read, wish to read and gives you an extensive catalogue of books to discover. Keep in mind, the website does not host the books themselves. Rather, it gives you brief descriptions of books so you can check the book out and determine whether you would like to read it in the future. The search tool on Goodreads is probably the most effective book discovering tool around today. You can also connect with a worldwide network of readers and check out their reviews of books. Does this sound useful? It is.

If you’re a book reader looking to organize your reading habits or someone looking to get into reading, you should definitely start using Goodreads.


by Rayaan Ibtesham Chowdhury