– Ben Martens


The ratio of good books I hear about to good books I have time to read is approximately 7000 to 1. Ok, maybe it’s not that bad, but I do have a huge backlog of books that I’d love to read. Keeping track of them was a bit ugly in the past but it got a lot cleaner once I started using Goodreads.

The concept is pretty simple. Think of it like a Netflix catalog and queue except it’s for books instead of movies. You can easily add books to your queue, keep track of books you’ve read, write reviews for books, and see recommendations of other books you might like based on what you’ve already read. There are apps for just about every platform (on Windows Phone look for “Social Reads”.) If you have one a Kindle Paperwhite 2, Goodreads is integrated straight into the operating system!

With so little time to read, I want to make that time count. Goodreads has really upped the average quality of books that I’ve read since I started using the site.