How to Delete Shelves on GoodReads

Remove shelves on Goodreads and organize your book library. Delete GoodReads shelves and clean up your account.

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Last week Brandon and I decided to do a casual date night of Barnes & Noble and the Starbucks cafe inside. The Starbucks cafe inside of the Barnes & Noble near us features desserts from The Cheesecake Factory and other places nearby so it’s a great place to go for a quick treat. Brandon wanted to buy a copy of Unscripted by Ernie Johnson Jr. but it took me forever to decide. In the end I settled on buying Girl In Disguise by Greer MacAllister because I loved her book The Magician’s Lie and have been waiting and waiting for her next novel. I also scanned about two dozen new books into the Goodreads app and added them to my “To-Read” shelf for later.

I had no idea the rabbit hole that was going to take me down.

When we got home I went on to my GoodReads account to review the books I’d scanned, read some early reviews, remove any I decided not to read, and organize the others on to my GoodReads shelves. That is where I ran into a problem. I realized my GoodReads shelves were a complete disorganized mess. I had a shelf for Textbooks (who reviews those??), a shelf for BookSneeze (a site I used to get books from years ago), and a bunch of other miscellaneous or ridiculous ones. I wanted to clean them up but I couldn’t figure out how to delete shelves on GoodReads. It took me forever and I’m kind of ashamed to admit that but I’m sure I’m not alone which is why I decided to share this quick tutorial. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Learn how to remove shelves from GoodRead and clean up your GoodReads profile.

To delete shelves on Goodreads, it’s literally 3 steps. It’s very easy but for some reason the steps weren’t intuitive for me. Once I finally figured out how to do it, I spent the next hour creating new shelves and sorting through the hundreds of book in my Goodreads library appropriately. I also spent about 30 minutes entering giveaways I’ll never win and researching new ARCs I’ll probably never request but I was in a bookish mood so that’s what I did.

If you want to delete shelves on Goodreads and clean up your own profile, just follow these simple steps (and come be my friend on Goodreads).

1 // Click My Books in the top menu bar.

How to delete shelves on Goodreads and clean up your Goodreads account profile.

2 // Click edit next to bookshelves.

How to delete shelves on Goodreads and clean up your Goodreads account profile.

3 // Click the X next to a shelf to delete it.

How to delete shelves on Goodreads and clean up your Goodreads account profile.

That’s it! Now, create and organize your new Goodreads shelves as needed. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Ashley LaMar
Ashley lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two small dogs. If she’s not writing or blogging, she can usually be found cooking, reading, or watching baseball. She also loves horror movies.


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