To keep track of what I’ve read and what I want to read, I use All Consuming and Goodreads. Both services work moderately well at making suggestions on what to read, with All Consuming focused on strangers’ suggestions, and Goodreads focused on friends’ suggestions. But neither, for some reason, has a service along the lines of HarperCollins’ AuthorTracker.
I would love to be able, after I’ve told Goodreads that I found, say, Black Butterfly, The Financial Lives of Poets, Shades of Grey, Never Let Me Go, Catching Fire, and Chronic City to be pretty fucking good, to be able to tell Goodreads that I’d like to be notified as soon as Mark Gatiss, Jess Walter, Jasper Fforde, Kazuo Ishiguro, Suzanne Collins, and Jonathan Lethem publish subsequent works. Doesn’t this seem like a no-brainer?