Many readers use GoodReads (16 million according to GoodReads) in one form or another; either as a social networking site or to simply to catalog and keep track of their books. When the news broke that Amazon bought GoodReads reactions ranged from mass panic and dramatic wailing to a yawn and dismissive wave of the virtual hand. Many readers are seeking a GoodReads alternative since some fear Amazon will ruin GoodReads. I’d like to look on the bright side and hope that Amazon will fix what is broken (like that lame search feature) and enhance the stuff that is working. Time will tell.
I’m planning on staying put until the time for panic is undeniable. If you are looking for a new bookish home, there are several options for readers, depending on your needs. Since I have not ventured away from GoodReads yet, I cannot offer recommendations, however, here are a few alternatives I know of:
What are you planning to do? Will you stay put and wait to see what happens? Are you seeking out alternatives to GoodReads? Have you already moved your online library to another site like GoodReads? What are your recommendations for those looking for a new bookish home?