bookclubs just got even better!

Posted by Otis Chandler on December 22, 2008
We just launched a great new feature for bookclubs: structure for easily showing off what a group is currently, has read, and is going to read.

Bookclubs have always had a 'currently-reading' shelf, but now they can add start and finish dates, a blurb of text about why they picked it, who the discussion leader is, and link to the discussion folder. These changes allowed us to change the group page to show more exactly what the group is reading, with a neat "upcoming" section. Similarly, the books the group has read now shows the date the group read them.

There are over 9,000 groups on Goodreads now, and 1,600 of them have the word book club in their title or description. One of them, the Glens Falls (NY) Online Book Discussion Group, even got mentioned in the news recently!

For example, here's what the Sci Fi and Fantasy Bookclub is currently reading:

And here's what the Constant Reader group is reading:

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message 1: by new_user (new)

new_user Wow, looks great! Thanks, Otis!

message 2: by Jon (new)

Jon Thanks for the free publicity for my two favorite groups! :)

message 3: by Sara (new)

Sara Looks good!

message 4: by Janeen-san (new)

Janeen-san 0000000000000 I love newsletters!!!! <.<

message 5: by Finley (new)

Finley Neal A great way to seek out new reading materials. Thanks!

message 6: by Eva-Marie (new)

Eva-Marie Finley just said my thoughts exactly! Thanks for constantly working to make this site better for everyone!

message 7: by Rai (new)

Rai Great job!!! Goodreads rocks!

message 8: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Totally agree. Goodreads is the best :)

message 9: by Gabby (new)

Gabby What a helpful addition! Thanx :)

message 10: by Sage (new)

Sage sweet.

message 11: by Amrita (new)

Amrita Great! Thanx! :)

message 12: by Hubert (new)

Hubert O!Thanks for the great notification!

message 13: by Suade (new)

Suade I believe I love this site even more than yesterday. WAIT! How's that possible!? :)

message 14: by Terri (new)

Terri WOW. this is great feature.. great job . Merry Christmas to good readers staff who have worked so hard for this site grow bigger.

message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Wow. Awesome!

message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

awesome & pretty sweet :D

message 17: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Johnson i love the site so much i asked my teacher to try it out. A TEACHER

message 18: by Capri (new)

Capri Can you make it so we can do ratings with half a star at a time? Sometimes you need a little more specific rating. . .

message 19: by Keegan (new)

Keegan I would like to start a book club for a group blog I have, Cambridge Moms Blog. Can anyone tell me how I might get a badge from my book club page to put onto the blog so that the blog readers can join and discuss? Thanks!

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