Goodreads Records 6 Millionth Member and 200 Millionth Book Catalogued
Today is a very big day at Goodreads. Today we welcome our six millionth member and catalog our 200,000,000th book. That the two are happening on the same day is a coincidence, but a fitting one. After all, its our tremendous and unmatched community that makes such an enormous catalog of books possible.
So to all of our members, thank you for making our site the largest community of readers in the world.
200,000,000 books cataloged is a tremendous achievement, but even more impressive is the speed with which we've all done it. Just last June, we were celebrating our 100,000,000th book cataloged. It had taken us over three years to do it, but at the time, we were pretty pleased. And now, a little over a year later, we've doubled that number. That is astronomical growth. And we're not slowing down. In the last two weeks alone, since launching Goodreads Recommendations (powered by our community of 6,000,000 plus!), nearly 10,000,000 books have been added to our members' shelves. Apparently there's a lot of reading to be done, since almost 3,000,000 of those books were added to the to-read shelf. At that rate, we'll be celebrating book #300,000,000 before long!
Goodreads' mission is to share the love of reading. Our ever-growing community is proof that millions of others share that passion. We think the best way spread the joy of reading is to help people discover their next favorite book and share with fellow readers. We promise to continue to innovate to bring you the most cutting-edge tools to help you do both of these things. But we can't do it without you, so thanks again for being a part of the Goodreads story, and congratulations to you for being a voracious bunch of readers.
Now, let's all get back to reading. We've got over 45,000,000 books to go through on our to-read shelves!
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