How do I set my profile to private?
All the privacy settings on Goodreads are found by clicking edit profile from the drop-down menu to the right of your profile pic in the header. On the settings tab, you can select who can view your profile, last name, and email address, and send you messages.
If your profile is private, only your friends and members you are following can see your profile. This includes your profile data, book shelves, profile comments, and your friend list. Your first name and image thumbnail are still available in some areas of site. Your book reviews will also still be available on each book page. Note also that author profiles cannot be made private.