This week, my readers advisory training has me working with goodreads - a website I long neglected - making connections with colleagues, and recommending them new titles from books they have reported they enjoyed.
"My Bookish training has asked me to make some recommendations for colleagues. I noticed this on your favorites shelf, and would like to recommend a couple of titles I don't see in your "read" list. "Good Harbor" by Anita Diamant is also a reflective work about the relationships between women. And if you enjoy yarnwork at all, I read and loved "The Friday Night Knitting Club" by Kate Jacobs."
"My Bookish training has asked me to make some recommendations for colleagues. I noticed this on your favorites shelf, and would like to recommend a title I don't already see in your book list. "The Distant Hours" by Kate Morton is suspenseful, intricately plotted, and also tells a story about words from the past unearthing buried truths in the present."
It took me a while to wrangle up the courage to make book recommendations to people who have been librarians far longer than I have, but I opened up NoveList, and managed. I have discovered in the two months I have been an employed librarian that Goodreads is a great way of keeping track of all the books I come across that look SO GOOD but don't have time for immediately; on the other hand, my "to-read" list is burgeoning, and I have no hope of ever getting through it!