By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development
Bookfinity.com provides a Reader Type quiz, recommendations based on those Types, easy list-making functionality, and a fun review process for people who love to read and share their favorite titles with other book lovers.
Bookfinity's mission extends Ingram Content's goal to connect as many people as possible to the content they want in the simplest ways. Together we supply services and experiences to get more books into the hands of more readers.
Created by book lovers, for book lovers, Bookfinity makes it easy to discover your next favorite read. You’re unique and so is your reading taste. Your Bookfinity book recommendations reflect that because we know you're more than just your last read.
What are Reader Types and how do they work?
Think of your Reader Type as your reading personality. Bookfinity’s Reader Types go beyond the genre you prefer by taking hobbies, book cover styles, pop culture interests, and more into account. Reader Types include:
Take our short quiz to discover your three Reader Types and get custom recommendations that are powered by your Reader Types. Once you have recommendations, you can improve your results by liking and losing books—like online dating without the harassment.
When you log into Bookfinity.com, head to My Bookfinity. There you will find your lists. If you haven’t made a list before, you might find a Read list. This is a collection of all the books you’ve marked as Read through your recommendations or searched books. If you want to create a more specific list, such as a collection of your favorite thrillers or titles that your book club has read, just click Add New List.
How do I add books to a list?
There are two ways to add a new book to your list.
First, simply search for a book. When you find the one you are looking for, click Add to List. The second is by browsing the Your Recommendations page. Bookfinity offers great recommendations based on your Reader Type and your likes and losers. So, by browsing your recommendations, you’re likely to find plenty of books to add to your lists. Just click Add to List.
How do I share my Book Lists?
When you are ready to share your lists with your friends, it’s easy to share however you’d like. Simply select a list, click the share icon, and choose how you’d like to share it. Now you can share it with your friends and followers on social media or get a link to put on your website or blog.
How do I review a book?
With Bookfinity, reviewing a book is easy with just a few clicks, and it’s based on how it made you feel, how the writing and pacing were, and if you would recommend it. Search for your favorite title or your latest read and click Review this Book. Then answer four simple questions honestly. Once you have selected your responses, click Submit Review, and you’re done!
Each year, book lovers from all over vote on the Bookfinity Moodie Awards, which are five titles from each Moodie Category (Amused, Empowered, Happy, Informed, Inspired, and Scared) based on the most popular titles in each of the “how did this make you feel” category for reviews.