Looking for a way to keep track of what books you read? Ever checked out a book from the library, got home and started reading it, only to realize “I’ve already read this!”Let me suggest something to help.

LibraryThing is a simple and cheap way to catalog your personal library, keep track of what you’ve read, what you want to read, and interact with like-minded readers.It’s Facebook for bibliophiles.

Besides the great fun of cataloging your personal collection, users can also sign up for free book giveaways (often Advance Reader copies that publishers distribute to promote upcoming books) , participate in a Secret Santa exchange with other members, compare your library with others, and write reviews for your favorite (or least favorite!) books. You can also use LibraryThing to keep track of events at your favorite book related venues  – the Plainfield Guilford Township Public Library is one, right? -like bookstores and libraries. LibraryThing is also a great readers’ advisory tool. The user-recommended read-alikes have fast become my go-to source when I find myself asking “What should I read next?”