By Obscure Noun
This app does what I need it to do. I’m not moved by new flashy things but would like a few upgrades. Namely to fix the bug that makes it impossible to change start dates on iPhone and to search my Want to Read List.
A Must Read 5/5
For those looking for a well written novel full of laugh out loud humor, the most unusual and entertaining characters, and a plot that does not fail to entertain, this is the perfect book. Throughout the story, you are introduced to a multitude of interesting characters struggling to survive life during the Great Depression and beginning of World War II. McMillan invites you into the lives of residents living along Polecat River. His play on words and vivid imagery bring these comical characters and their struggles for survival to life. From the beginning, he will have you laughing and intrigued to learn more about the fate of his characters, including Crocco, a former circus performer known for his short, stubby alligator arms. This is a novel that does not disappoint!
Great but needs serious work 4/5
I love this app and use it daily. HOWEVER the app is super slow, crashes all the time, and the navigation is terrible. The UI needs a serious, serious overhaul.
By Sokeefe forever 💕
This app is great! I love connecting with other readers around the world. I can also see what books my favorite authors have read. It’s a bit confusing when you have to go to the website to do things, and I have no idea how to turn the notification emails off, but overall a great app!
Load Error 1/5
Load error everywhere. Fix your API
Super slow app - I’m also writing a review and the words are invisible so there’s that. Look at the letterbox app and try to be like theirs but for books…
I’m not sure if this me or if or if other people experience this but a lot (and I mean a lot) of times when I click the lists or open the app it just says that it there is an error or something along those lines. It’s super frustrating because even if I refresh or exit the app it still pops up.
Wish you could write notes to yourself about each book 4/5
I LOVE this app! But I wish it had a feature to write notes to yourself about each book like who recommended it to you or why you want to read it.
By static Penguin
Cant unfollow people.
Loving this app 5/5
This app is honestly great.
Needs Improvements 3/5
I love Goodreads for being able to keep track of what books I’ve read and what I want to read. I also love being able to see a book’s rating and reviews. However, I wish I could search for an author and Goodreads could tell me the top rated book that author has without having to click on each title. I also hugely wish that Goodreads could show us the highest rated books per genre, or to be able to search by genre in general. I want to be able to look up what the highest rating thriller book is right now. That would be awesome. ✌🏻
Terrible app and customer service 1/5
After having constant problems loading the app I deleted my account. After a couple of months I decided to give Goodreads another try. Not only can I not sign into my old account I cannot create a new one due to my already having an account. I reached out to customer service multiple time and received basic automated responses with no resolution whatsoever.
More Features Please 4/5
I love Goodreads but I would love some more “social media” esq. features ie.
- shuffle and get a random book rec or random from your TBR
- more organizational functions in lists
- sitewide stats on highest rated books etc
Giveaways need to be on app 4/5
Like the app but really wish you could do the giveaways from the app without having to log on separately.
Great app! 5/5
I use this app regularly, and I’m amazed at how complex it is.
Great app! 5/5
I love being able to keep up with my tbr list in Goodreads.
I wish that there was a way to mark books on my want to read list to indicate that they are on hold at the library.
Historical Love Scandal 4/5
By Mrs. Arvia
Great Apl 5/5
No issues with the app, great way to keep track of what I’ve read, see what others are reading (both friends & wider popular books) and get ideas on what I should read next!
Buggy App 2/5
By Satisfied Ambitious Runner
I'm surprised this app manages to accomplish as much as it does. With constant bugs and nuisances with notifications and adding friends and also just bad UI for entering reviews, I find myself only use the app when I finish a book. It truly has potential for a social media platform but the development is holding it back.
So handy and a great way to meet other book lovers! 5/5
I’d never tracked my reading before.goodreads has made this such a fun way to do that. Ok…I’ll finish this when I can see the letters…all I have is a white square?
Still loving this app! It’s such a phenomenal way of not only tracking my reading and the books I own, but also a fun way to share reading with others!
Age rating please 4/5
By mrs. customer
Please give a age rating with every book
Cost a fortune to read a book 1/5
If try to read a book, it will cost you more than if you ever bought it in a book store! Am deleting app and will NEVER read another book on this app
Great for book lovers, but very buggy. 3/5
I mostly use this app for seeing book ratings and reviews and of course keeping track of my books read. There are lots of bugs, but most of it has to do with the social media aspect side of it - home page, following, friends, updates, etc. As Jack Edwards said, “I’ve had a Tamagotchi with a better user interface than GoodReads.”
Really like it but I get errors 3/5
Really like this app but when looking for book suggestions I get unable to connect errors after clicking more than 4 genres. It’s super annoying
Best app ever
Style Me Vintage 5/5
By Love Them Cards
A guide to collectible hats, gloves, bags, shoes, and accessories. They list good brands to look for. Tips on quality of object you are collecting. Places to shop for items on line and in European markets. Lots of photographs of fun pieces. It was like a visit with a knowledgeable friend.
Goodreads keeps me on track! 5/5
I recently got into reading for pleasure after finishing a lifetime of schooling. How I wish I would have become a librarian major or an English major. Reading is so relaxing and vital for exercising our eyes and our brains. Goodreads allows me to follow my friends and strangers to see what their reading and how enjoyable it is! The only terrible part is that my TBR list keeps growing! Oh how I wish I had the time to read them all.
Free and Wise 5/5
GoodReads alone is most free on the internet. The only place you can find deep wisdom online in vast amount besides Archive.org.
Not the best recs 3/5
By Jay Plenty
I wish that my recommendations were more on point. They should take a hint from the YouTube algorithm
Outdated GUI that’s cluttered and clunky. 3/5
By hwat is manga
Goodreads is good reads so the app itself is not bad. But the gui is old looking and slow but the new website looks good. Just make that into an app and 5/5 stars👍.
This App Helped me Get Back Into Reading 4/5
I love this app, it honestly deserves 4.5 stars, only knocked for it being kinda buggy sometimes with notifications.
It has so many books on it. I’m constantly able to find new ones. It helps me keep track of books that are on my tbr. It helped me get back into reading because of the challenges and the fact I can use this app with my friends. I love giving book reviews and reading others’ reviews. I truly use this app multiple times in a week.
I love that this app lets me connect with other readers and find more information on books/austhirs I love
The Maid 5/5
What a great book! It’s written like it’s in Britain but not the accent. Has to be America but the English is so proper. As both of us listened to it we chuckled but very interesting. I can’t imagine anybody not enjoying this book.
Glitchy but still worth using 3/5
Very glitchy, hard to search for people, sometimes things won’t load correctly, some texts show up wonky. Hard to explain the glitches but it could definitely be improved. Surprised after so many years it has these glitches. Love tracking my reading, seeing what friends are reading, saving books to read, reading reviews…so definitely worth using.
Load Error 1/5
By candace george
I keep getting a “load error” prompt on this app that makes it near unusable . Please fix
Best app ever 5/5
I love posting my progress on this it is the best.
Great app except for 4/5
Why can’t you count a cookbook as a book read? That makes no sense. It’s a book. I love how the app keeps track of what I read, what I want to read and what my friends are reading/want to read. It really is a must have app for readers. But PLEASE INCLUDE COOKBOOKS AS BOOKS READ!!!!
Just Read 5/5
… I always tell people to read just read
Anyway, you can get it . good reads has changed my life.
Half star ratings 4/5
Please make half star rating an option!!!
amazing app 5/5
By nour Sabbah
Cant think of a better way to rate and read books
A hidden past unfolds 5/5
This was a wonderful multigenerational story. Secrets unfolds as the timeline covers decades and multiple cultures. The 445 pages are deceptive because the book has short chapters and a lot of blank spaces.
Nothing better 5/5
I have found nothing better than Goodreads to keep track of I have read or what I want to read. It is easy to use and has many other functions as well such as awesome book clubs to help you find books to read that you may not have found on your own. Would definitely recommend.
Good reads 5/5
Do you get charged by Amazon when you use this app ?
Not advertised as social media 5/5
The only apps I use more than Goodreads are my bank app and Libby. I started using it long before I had my kindle, and the fact that the kindle connects to my Goodreads has made the whole experience even more enjoyable.
This is a unique way to experience where your friends are at in life without the overwhelming TMI of social media. I also cannot rave enough about the reliability of book recommendations within the app. It seems that the more you read, the better it knows what you be interested in. I’ve been googling what books to read for YEARS and have more DNFs than I can count. Since I started using Goodreads in conjunction with Libby, I have the even larger issue of wanting to read every book on my TBR list at the same time- And that’s another thing! Goodreads makes tracking your books INSANELY easy. What you’ve read, want to read, and the progress in the book you’re currently reading. It even has a yearly reading challenge that lets you set your own goal (I’ve had to increase mine twice since January because I’m moving through books faster than ever before).
This app is my favorite app.
Must have app for book lovers 5/5
This app keeps me up to date with new and noteworthy but I really love how I can look up a book and get instant reviews and information. Hi use the library for most of my reading so It’s a great tool. I also love keeping track of the books I have read. It’s very special to look back and see my favorites and be able to recommend those to friends and family.
Update the rating system 4/5
I wish the ratings allowed for half stars. There also is no explanation of what 1 star vs 5 stars really means. Otherwise I am a huge fan of Goodreads
Finally my TBR is not a hot mess. 2 things I’d like to see (unless I’m missing it); a way to hide certain books from friends (because sometimes you need to shame read) & an easy way to see the cheapest way to read my TBR & if they’re included in the memberships I have.
Private shelf 2/5
I wish there was a private shelf. I don’t want to share every single book I’m reading with friends, but I’d still like to keep track of them all.
Ideas for updates. 4/5
By DIRECTIONER FROM MONGOLIA
Can we please get an update with N option to select if the book was an audiobook or kindle etc ?
Also maybe a tracker of how many minutes we spent reading. Like you go to the app and select book you’re reading, start a timer once you’re done you record which page you stopped etc. I feel like would be great date end if the year too…