One way to sort your books on Goodreads (or at home) is by shelves. You can be creative with your shelving or you can use generic shelf names. I have a number of more creative names for my shelves on GR, which I will do a blog post on later in the month. It certainly helps to have some order in your books, especially when you have over 1600 books to sort.
The generic shelf names on GR are:
Let’s explore one of these in a bit more detail. Since I discussed my TBR list in a previous post I won’t go into it again today.
On my read shelf I currently have 322 books. These read books span from those I read all the way back in the year 2000 up until today and include a spattering of different genres, from romance to science fiction, to fantasy, to young adult, to paranormal romance and a large number more. I would consider myself very broad in my genre tastes; I will pretty much give anything a go even though I prefer fantasy and paranormal romance.
Out of the 322 books 79 have received 5 star ratings, while only 4 have received 1 star ratings. I think this is not because I’m liberal with my 5 star reviews, but a tribute to the level of writing in the books I’ve read. Each 5 star rating belongs to a well-constructed book, with likeable, believable characters that really got me interested in the story. Some of which are on my ‘Books I recommend’ page at the top of my blog.
Most of my other shelves are ones I apply to the book after I’ve read it. I will introduce you to some of those and the books that make themselves at home on them later.
What about you? Do you read a variety of genres or do you generally stick to one or two? Have you got some great books that you think I should read? A favourite author who writes the BEST books?! Let me know by way of a comment and I’ll give them a go!