Why I am deleting Goodreads and maybe you should, too | Kat Smith

Published May 13 2021 at 10:22 AM GMT
  • There's a buzz to sharing your reading life, but for me it turned it into a kind of competition that distracts from what I love about booksI can't remember the last time I enjoyed reading a book where my enjoyment wasn't tied to the euphoric sense of achievement I got from finishing it.
  • This is not because I don't love reading, or would rather watch television.
  • No, it's because of a little app on my phone called Goodreads.
  • Home to about 90 million readers worldwide, Goodreads is a website that lets users track their reading and broadcast their tastes to the world " or, in my case, a few friends and vague acquaintances.
  • At its core, it's a harmless concept: an online community for bookworms, and an opportunity to discover new books your friends have loved.



  • Published May 13, 2021 10:22 AM GMT