Manage personal libraries/Find good books

Is your personal library out of control? Don’t know what you have? Or are you looking for recommendations for the next book to read from others who like the same genre? Got some spare time before spring semester starts? LibraryThing may be what you need!

Controlling your personal library:
Creating an account is easy and free. Add titles to your online library and tag them (assign words or phrases to describe them) for easy control and retrieval. Enter 200 books for free, as many as you like for $10 (year) or $25 (life). If you don’t want to share your library’s contents you can make it private.

Getting recommendations for books to read:
Either use the “Book Suggestions” tab to enter a title you own/love, and the system will suggest other titles to you, or search for books by authors, titles, or tags (words or phrases assigned to books by readers). Tags run the gamut from “vampire smut” to “string theory,” and with more then 21 million books entered so far, there has got to be a good book in there for you!

For more information, see About LibraryThing.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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