If you are a voracious reader then this might be the social networking site for you. Anobii is a service that allows people to catalogue their books and rate, review and discuss them with other readers. The aim being to make it easier for people to discover books online which they might want to read. As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, the name is derived from Anobium Punctatum – the Latin name for a bookworm. Alongside the main website, the service can be used via Facebook, and also has iPhone, iPad and Android apps (with a cool bar code scanning feature).
Originally launched back in 2006, the site now has readers in over 20 countries, but is most popular among its Italian users. In 2010, it was acquired by a new venture backed by HMV Group, Harper Collins, Penguin and Random House – and the company is working on a new version of the service that allow users to buy physical or digital versions of the books on the site. Although not fully complete, you can already see how this could help monetise the service and is well worth checking out.