With the recent purchase of Goodreads by Amazon, I thought a side-by-side look at Goodreads and LibraryThing (in which Amazon also holds part ownership) might be helpful to anyone considering one of these reader sites.
Below is the first of two parts of an article by Book Riot staff editor Amanda Nelson; the link to Part Two is at the bottom of the first article. Together they cover:
- adding books to your library
- book recommendations
- user interface
- discussions and groups
- author interactions
- other notable stuff and things
And a final summary of the two sites. If you belong to either site, or you are considering joining one or the other, you’ll want to read both articles.