You insisted I write a review 1/5
By tst pilot
Well, you kept asking, so here you go.
Your app breaks a lot of standard iOS interface paradigms. It feels amateur.
Books disappear randomly 2/5
Until the issue with books disappearing randomly is fixed (case in point, most of my read books from 2017), this app gets a 2-star rating.
Get it! 5/5
By Andi CB
LOVE this app! Get it if you like reading and want a reading community!!
Love App, Please Update 4/5
3.5. Goodreads is amazing. And the app makes connecting with my friends convenient, especially those that live far away, about the books we read and love. However, I’m kind of disappointed that the app hasn’t had a better update, because there are glitches in notifications, and certain functions, such as giveaways and author’s blogs, redirect to Safari through the app, which doesn’t make for a nice or easy display. My rating would be 4 stars, but I’ve got to say the problems are now really getting on my nerves, so a 3.5 is more accurate. Please fix! I still love you, Goodreads! (These weren’t fixed in the most recent November, 2017 update).
A great saga 5/5
A generational series.
Begins in 1902 and follows the head of the family through the ups and downs of three wars and ends in 1964.
Sad and funny and the changes that changed England from bucolic to industrial.
Great to track my to-read and read list, but... 4/5
I love using GoodReads. There are occasional UI frustrations, but they aren’t too big a deal for me.
One huge improvement/feature I would love is a separate “library catalog” to scan in books I own. Not just a separate created shelf. I want something separate enough from my to-read and read lists and what I physically own. Currently I use LibraryThing as a supplement for this.
I don’t like it 1/5
Honestly this app just tracks how many books you’ve read, and what you to read.It doesn’t actually let you read the book!!
Recommendations do not work 4/5
Recommendations do not appear to work in the app.
Edit: they seem to be working now. Switching from 3 to 4 stars
Good app 5/5
Keeps track of the books I read and recommends others. Works well!
By Thunderbolt 156
This is the most brilliant service I have ever encountered. Counting books read, to read, and searching through a wide variety of information. Comparing (gone) amongst friends (back) and celebrities to see simply what everyone is doing with their lives. Hard covers loud texts and vibrant color.
Not Great Witj Social Media 3/5
I love Goodreads for helping me keep up and share what I’m reading. However, this app makes that far more difficult than the desktop site. The app never shares my progress on Facebook when I select the option for it to do so. Also, I wish the app let access and add quotes from books, but sadly it does not.
An amazing app 5/5
The app is amazing and has been helping me track the number of books that I read. Not to mention, it is a way to keep me accountable for the books that I want to read by the end of the year. The one problem that I do have with the app is that it is difficult to delete a shelf that I have made unless I go online to do it. I have managed to delete a shelf once from the app, but I do not recall where I went to do it. Aside from that, the app is wonderful.
I want to love Goodreads but I can’t 3/5
I love books and I love reading them so I thought that I’d love Goodreads, too. Sadly, not the case.
There are so many issues with the app that I can literally list them:
1. When setting up a reading challenge you can’t just add the books you’ve read in the year, you have to first put them in your ‘currently reading’ shelf and then ‘update your progress’ to then click ‘I finished the book!’
2. When creating custom folders there is no edit button on the iOS version. You have to look up comments under Help where I found a link that let me do it after another series of steps.
3. When you’re adding books you’ve read by immediately rating it with the stars the ‘read’ button gets checked (smart), but yet the book doesn’t get counted in your ‘Read’ shelf. You have to FIRST click the ‘read’ button manually then rate it (if you want) for the read count to be updated.
4. Several times the apps categories such as ‘Home’, ‘My Books’ and ‘More’ go gray and are disabled. Essentially the app freezes and you either have to restart your phone or uninstall, reinstall the app.
I could go on but I’m tired. I’d love to see these issues worked out. These app has so much potential.
The worst app I have not deleted 2/5
Goodreads is incredibly slow. It can take three minutes to change the screen. I originally rejected Goodreads and picked Shelfari over it. I made the right choice. Sadly, Shelfari Is no more. So this is what we are stuck with. For the life of me, I can’t understand why people give this app great reviews.
Great Reading Partner 5/5
Really is the best reading partner. Has expanded the world of reading a lot for me with the book recommendations and a place to store all the books I want to read. Also is great for keeping track of the books I am currently reading.
Love it! 5/5
As an avid reader, I love this app! It's great for keeping track of books as well as recommendations.
Ruined the movie! 5/5
I had seen the movie years ago, after reading the book, I watched the movie again.. movie was disappointing! The detail in the book, with so many story lines all coming together was awesome.
Used Goodreads app for several years 5/5
This is a useful app to keep a record of your reading and that of your friends. I’ve also found quite a number of good reviews here. I recommend it.
By Book Lover180
Love this app!
Daily Goodreader 2/5
By JA Man Sk8
I wish I could give Goodreads App 5 Stars. In recent versions have MADE AN ANNOYING POP UP ADVERTISING. This is something we should of learned from in the 1990’s. The design of this app is so great yet is diluted by this POP Up Advertising!!!! There is plenty of value here in this service. Someone needs to consider re-negotiating with publishers. Good reads is a great way to find out about books.
I know I am a daily user of Goodreads. I completed my reading challenge this year. There is so many ways I find out about books know and Goodreads is essential to that discovery. I ask people to join my Goodreads. It’s so nice to find so much value here enriching my life! I use Goodreads on the desktop, app, and on Kindle.
There are ways to monetize this service and continue building the winning atmosphere for everyone around reading!
A Must Have for any Reader 4/5
Goodreads is definitely a must have for anyone who wants to call themselves readers. The simple, effective rating system and comments/reviews allow fans of all genres to find new books to read or even get insights into old favorites. The recommendations page provides dozens of suggestions tailored to each individual based on previous ratings given. If you want an app that will enhance your reading experience, Goodreads is the app for you.
When im scrolling, it won’t let me go to more... garbage
Really enjoying the app. 5/5
Easy to use and helps me keep up with the books I’ve read or plan to read.
Wordy blather 1/5
This was not the novel that I expected. Usually as I finish a novel I’m somewhat introspective about the story and the characters but in this case I could only think”Thank God that’s done”.
Just one issue 5/5
When I read a series of books it counts as 1 instead of the 5;6;7;8 that were actually read....
No true iPad support 1/5
By a guy who reviews stuff
Is not optimized for iPad. Looks terrible on the main device I used it with
The Best 4/5
The took the best and made it the best reading app.
The best we’ve got 2/5
This app just isn’t as good as it could be. My biggest issue is that when you write a review, you can’t find it. When other people comment on things, sometimes you don’t get a notification. It’s nice for keeping track of what you’ve read and for looking up books to read, but as a way to interact socially about books, it is deeply flawed.
I Love Goodreads! 5/5
By Jen Frizzle
I truly love Goodreads and how it is synced with my Kindle App. I have Kindle Unlimited and I read several books a month and it keeps a list for me! It keeps a list of books I have read, am currently reading, and what books that I want to read! You can also look up different books by title, author, and more. Plus I find that readers leave more reviews on Goodreads then wherever you got the book from. Lastly, which I love... You can do a Reading Challenge for yourself. I suppose it’s against others too but I like having the challenge for myself to see how many books I have read this year, etc.. Goodreads is awesome!
Very are amazing I have already started read 8 books
Good but needs improvement 3/5
The app has basic functionality to sort your books, join groups and search.
I’d really like the option to search by genre and to also be able to look up Goodreads lists in the search. It’s inconvenient to have to go on the internet versus using the app and then searching my results in the app to add to my shelves.
If someone on their profile has more than a 30 shelves, the app won’t let you scroll past the first 30... I find this a big hindrance.
Organizer Resource 4/5
Great way to keep track of what I’ve read & what I would like to read in the future. Reviews are great means of determining what to add to my list. It’s a great organizer resource for a book lover.
Good, but some suggestions 4/5
First and foremost, this app is AMAZING!!!! I’m totally addicted to this thing. It is my new social media.
One thing, though. I would like the groups thing to be done better. I’d like an option to leave a group in the app instead of having to go online. I’d also like the option of creating a group in the app without having to go online. That would make it a lot easier!
Other than that, this app couldn’t be improved any more! It is fantastic and thank you so much!
Love this app 5/5
I have enjoyed using this app. As an avid reader, I love being able to keep track of what I've read as well as mark books I want to read in the future. A suggestion though- it would be great if users could access a list of all the authors that they are following.
Wonky search 4/5
This app is generally good, but searching for a book is weird. It’s almost like, the more you type in the search field, the less likely it is to show the book you want, until you’ve actually typed the full title.
book checklist 3/5
I use the app most often just to keep a record of the books I’ve read. I also use it to look up reviews for books I may be interested in. However, I still find plenty of glitches that frustrate me.
By Celegiri wew
great for the purpose of just listing books u wanna read so u remember, but i wish there was an easier way to get to listopia :/
Very funny 4/5
This is a quick and easy read. It’s simply a feel good book. It’s probably really only 3 star worthy but I laughed so hard I had to go with 4. I could totally relate to the over protective parenting and was grateful someone else could put into words how funny/ridiculous it can be.
Wonderfully Handy 4/5
Great way to organize my reading list and to see what others are saying about books I’m interested in. My one quibble is that I wish there were half-star ratings, as I often feel limited by the five star rating system. Otherwise, I’m very pleased with it.
I love Goodreads 5/5
I depend on Goodreads reviews by my friends and for finding my next read through both Goodreads and books my friends have read. I have won two amazing books through Goodreads! Thanks so much to all my Goodreads buddies and to Goodreads!
Auto tweets for you w/ no transparency or way to turn it off 1/5
WOW. I’m appalled. Just noticed when I mark a book as “Want to read” it autotweets it!
I don’t remember connecting twitter though no doubt I did. I don’t remember checking autotweet, and I never do that kind of thing.
But even if I did, I think it’s a reasonable expectation that when you’re tweeting on someone’s behalf, it says so somewhere right when it’s going to happen.
It doesn’t on this app. I tried to shut it off on the app and online. It doesn’t show twitter as a connected account, and there’s no way to shut it off! What a way to lose trust.
Such a good idea and in many ways a great app, but geez. Devs, fix this abomination ASAP and issue a sincere apology.
Meantime, users, make sure this app doesn’t autotweet you. Just pick a book and mark it “Want to read”, then check your twitter profile.
Good App But Not All Site Features 4/5
The Goodreads app works very well on both smartphone and tablet. I can add books to lists, rate them, find new ones, etc. However, I cannot write full reviews from the app and must use the site, which is a bit annoying. If reviews could be written from devices as well as PCs, this would definitely be 5 stars!
It’s ok 2/5
By Simone Aerosmith
If I quit a book I want to move it off my current bookshelf onto another bookshelf . I don’t want it to be in “ currently reading “. If confuses people to think I’m still reading a crappy book . If I could move it to another bookshelf , they could still see my review on why I quit the book. If I remove it completely, they won’t be able to see my review on it .
Message Notification 4/5
Love the app, but the notifications for messages do not automatically go away when you delete the message.
The Most Un-Deletable Worthless App 2/5
Un-deletable, because if you’re a book lover, there’s really nothing else that covers the niche, so you’re sort of stuck with this or nothing. Worthless, because of its horrible, user-unfriendly (but pretty) design. I’ve had it for years now and always assumed the people behind it would slowly realize all the ways it fails and attempt to perfect it, but no. They seem oblivious to the true stink that is their app.
New recommended lists make app perfect. 5/5
I loved the app before, but now that more of the Listopia book recommendations are integrated within the app, I am so much happier!!
Almost Perfect 4/5
If this app could simply be tied to my reading apps to automatically know what I'm currently reading and current progress - that would make it perfect.
For example, Kindle and iBooks. These apps have my books and known if I’ve opened them and what page I’m on. If Goodreads could “tie” into that, it would be amazing.
Scan barcodes to shelve? Yes please! 5/5
I have quite the backlog of books to read, so imagine my delight in discovering that all I had to do to add them to my Goodreads account was SCAN THE BARCODES! It's neat that you can also now scan the covers, but I feel like barcode scans are more foolproof.
Has lot of potential, but needs some work 3/5
By M. Lucero
As a replacement for Shelfari, which Amazon also bought and then shut down, Goodreads has a lot of potential but is way less intuitive and user friendly. It's really hard to add tags if you already have a lot of them. No option to search for existing tags; you have to scroll through your entire list, and without even a side scrollbar. There's also really no visual bookshelf feature like Shelfari had, nor any way to find others with similar bookshelves. And I really miss the ability to add/edit/view a book's Table of Contents like you could on Shelfari. It would also be nice to be able to multi-select books and perform actions like marking as read or adding tags.
It's also kind of annoying that the app runs so slowly. Probably the slowest of any app I use. It takes forever to load the My Books screen, and to load the list of books for a tag. I also find it puzzling that the My Books screen is dominated by the tags, with the actual books you've added only occupying a small sliver at the top. Interesting features like Recommendations, Explore, Reading Challenges, and Friends could be a lot more accessible and obvious (perhaps somewhere on the Main screen, which just feels like an overly simplistic feed as it is, and not of very much use) instead of being tucked away under the hamburger menu.
It also might be nice to have options to sync with other reading apps and services like iBooks, Scribd, Hoopla, Comixology, instead of just Amazon. And to be able to connect with friends and contacts from Twitter as well as just Facebook and email.
All in all, this app performs a highly useful and necessary service, and probably does a better job than any other app for tracking books read and sharing books with friends, but there's a LOT of room for improvement, and especially considering the slowness of the app, I can't give it more than three stars.
I love this app and use it frequently. It's better than the tattered list of to-read books that used to be in my purse. When at the bookstore you can rearrange the list alphabetically in order to wander less. Also great for knowing what your friends think of books. One feature I would change though...you can't un-follow people, so you're stuck seeing the never ending list of harlequin romances they read.