What Is Goodreads And How To Use It

In this brief article we will talk about Goodreads and how to use it.

What is Goodreads?

Goodreads is a platform for readers where not only they can maintain their reading schedule but they also interact and make friends with readers from all over the world.

In fact, you can also read and write reviews of different books on this app, As a Goodreads user. And each review (s) there will give you a different perspective about that particular book which you wanna read. So, you can choose the book wisely before reading it. 

In a nutshell we can call Goodreads as the Mecca (One of the most holiest sites of Islam ) or the Kashi and the Vatican of the reading community.

From authors to readers you will find people of all shades on Goodreads. It’s full of diversity.


The reading App and how to use it- 

To use this platform to you need to follow these steps


Step 1 –

To use Goodreads you need to create an account either through your gmail or you can also connect with your Amazon or Facebook account.


How to use Goodreads

After creating your account you can also download the Goodreads app on your smart phone.


Step 2 –

After creating your Goodreads account the first thing you can do is to put a profile picture and a little introduction about yourself. This I consider as the most important step. So, don’t avoid it.

A Goodreads account


Step 3 –

After completing step one and step two, you can add those books which you wanna read in the future or the book which you are reading currently.


You can divide your books into different categories or in whatever way you want. It’s up to you.


Step 4 –

After doing all the steps mentioned above you can send friend request to different readers and you can also follow them. It’s up to the reader that either he or she accepts your friend request.

After accepting your friend request you can also send message to your friend and ask them about books or different topics related to reading.


Step 5 –

Goodreads also gives you the option to take up the reading challenge. It’s up to you that either you take the challenge or not.

Goodreads book reading challenge


For example, in 2021, I’ve decided to read at least 31 books. So, for the year 2021 this is my reading challenge on this platform. And it’s not mandatory that you’ve to finish the challenge. It’s just a goal which you gave to yourself.


Step 6 –

You can also join various groups of readers if you find that particular group interesting.

Different reading groups on Goodreads



Step 7 –

You can also discover the best books from all around the world and then you can add them in your reading list. Like mentioned below. 


Goodreads is a good platform from a reader’s point of view. If you are into reading then I recommend you to join it sooner than later.

I hope you like this article, Thanks for reading, Jai Hind.

You can also check my Goodreads account – Dontbignorant

Yash Sharma

Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

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4 Responses

  1. Tyra says:

    Thanks Yash for this informative article you made about Goodreads. Aside reading there, now I know there are other things can do with Goodreads like sending friend request. I will try to recover my account later. Thanks 🙂

  2. Aishwarya says:

    That was really good. I being completely new to it found your article quite helpful. Thanks, I am definitely gonna join soon

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