We have officially taken the covers off Shelfari's brand new book groups feature!
Book groups have been on our feature list since the idea for Shelfari first came to our minds. Over recent months we have thought long and hard about what makes a book group different from a normal discussion forum. In the end, though, we realized this to be a silly question -- book groups are all about the books! To further this goal, every book group in our system has its own shelf. Members of the book group can add books to the shelf. When looking at a book you can always click "Show on..." to add the book to groups you belong to.
Go ahead, try it out! Create a group for your current book club. It's simple to invite members to your group and show the books you have read and the books you are thinking about reading. Another idea is to simply create an open book group around your favorite genre. Or you can invite all your college friends to join a group and use the group to stay on top of what your friends are reading. We are going to let our users drive the content and character of the groups they create.
We can't wait to hear your feedback and suggestions on how to make our groups better. We have even created a new group for site feedback! All of us at Shelfari hope you're enjoying the features we've added recently and we look forward to reading your feedback and suggestions for improvements.