Visit Goodreads.com and log in or sign up. Goodreads.com only requires your name, email address and a password to sign up.
Click the "Explore" button at the top of your screen to read reviews about newly published books. Rate these books by clicking the stars under "My Rating" if you have already read the book. Once you've rated the book, it automatically goes into "My Books" as a book that you have read and reviewed.
Search for specific books and authors in the "Search" box at the top of the screen. Enter your search query in the box and then click "Search." This gives you a list of all the books written by the author or that match your search query. There is also an option under the "Search" to search Amazon.com for books you want to read or purchase.
Connect with people who like the same type of books you do. Choose either "Meet People" or "Groups" at the top of the page. In the "Meet People" section, you search for people by the top readers, top reviewers, top profile or the people closest to you. In the "Group" section, you join a group of readers with your similar interest in books.