Goodreads, Redesigned

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Goodreads has been making quite a few changes lately. The biggest change is probably the new look of the website. Information about what you’re currently reading and how you’re doing with the Goodreads challenge now appear on the left side of the screen, along with books you recently added to your “want to read” shelf. The bulk of the page (the center column if you’re viewing on a large screen or right column if viewing on a smaller one) is where you’ll find your updates feed. Book covers are much more prominent and appear throughout the update feed when referenced in a person’s comment. In general it appears Goodreads was going for something that was more visual (hence the large pictures of book covers) and less textual.

Goodreads Home Page

Goodreads Home Page

If you do not like the new look, you can always switch back to the old one. On the new site look for “Old Site” near the bottom of the left column. Click that and say welcome back to the Goodreads website you’ve become accustomed to.

Another change at Goodreads is Goodreads Deals. Essentially these are personalized ads for ebooks sent to your email. The deals are selected for you based on your individual Goodreads profile. If you love ebooks and saving money, this is great way to add to your TBR. If you would rather not receive Goodreads Deals or only want to receive certain kinds of deals (for example, only romance titles or your favorite authors), remember you can always change your account settings to reflect your preferences. Simple go to your profile, then to Account Settings, and finally to Deals.

What do you think of all the changes at Goodreads? Let me know in the comments. Until then, Happy Reading!

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Mocha Girl Tiffani

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I grew up in northern California. Since then I have lived in Boston, New York, London, and Los Angeles. Wherever I go, I am sure to bring a book for with a book I can travel anywhere in time and space. As an avid reader with eclectic tastes, I'll give just about any genre a try. Whether it is a mystery, fantasy, science fiction, romance, literary fiction, or nonfiction - bring it on. My favorite read is anything with a good story, well drawn characters, a compelling plot, or well crafted sentences – bonus if a book contains all of the above. I joined Mocha Girls I wanted to meet other African-American woman who enjoyed books and reading as much as I do. In Mocha Girl I found an amazing group of women who understand the power of a great story.
  • I mostly use the app so I didn’t even notice the change. I really like how the reading challenge info is in the sidebar, I had such a hard time finding it before.

  • alterlisa

    Hadn’t noticed the change so it must not be real noticeable. Off to check it out right now.

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