Love it, but could use a few things! 4/5
By CA AP holder
I am an avid reader. Not only am I a historian, which requires me to constantly read for my job, but I am a lover of all manner of fiction.
The Goodreads app is a wonderful way for me to find books to read, keep track of what I want to read, connect with friends, etc. The app makes it possible to do all of that on the go, and it is well designed.
However, there is one feature I would LOVE to see in an update at some point: a reread option on a book’s drop down menu. Many book lovers love to reread cherished favorites, and it would be nice to pay homage to that option.
Keeps crashing 4/5
By Meka pie
I like the app, but if I go to certain areas the app crashes.
1st Reading APP 5/5
Loved the recommendations & ease of use... and MUST for all book-addics!!! 3/23/18
This version's better than the last 4/5
However, the app is not as good or easy to maneuver as the webpage. Still have to go to webpage to pick up my shelves or make a pin, so not much has changed since I first reviewed it
3/22/18 I am choosing to reload this based solely on the writeup of the latest version. I don’t suffer fools so I’ll give it a week
Great App 5/5
I love your app, but I really wish you’d add the ability to enter the Goodreads Giveaways to it.
Great - just one suggestion . . . 4/5
I LOVE this app! It’s so easy to find a new book to read or to mark the ones you want to read next. Before this app, I would always forget what books I had already read or wanted to read. Goodreads makes it to easy to keep track of your books and to find your next favorites! I just wish that there was a “not interested” option in recommendations. For example, the same books come up on my recommendations list all of the time, and I don’t know how to get them off of it besides marking them as read or to read. And adding them to a category would just make the list suggest more books like them. Besides adding a “not interested” option, this app is perfect!
Wiped out books read this year for my annual challenge 5/5
I upgraded and it erased all the books I have read so far this year from my reading challenge. Seriously!
Something’s not right 2/5
Where’s my reading challenge? My to-read and read list are intact but it starts years ago no matter what I do, and the books I’ve read so far this year are not on my read list.
I found the books I wanted to read that haven’t been uploaded on websites but I couldn’t read them! Very disappointed that I couldn’t read any of the books I found.
Love the kindle app 5/5
The kindle app is easy to use. What I like is how you can organize your books and share your review on Good reads and Amazon. A+++
Love it!! 5/5
I use it every day!
Still using cover flow?! 1/5
Recommendations are a PITA as they insist on using cover flow vs a grid of book covers.
Even Apple retired that functionality as cumbersome.
3/18/18 UPDATE - it’s still 1982 in GoodReads land!
Great reading motivation 5/5
Love the recommended books. Great place to keep track of what you're reading and what other people are reading.
Great for quick reviews 4/5
Very good app, but sifting through hundreds of titles is very slow and tedious on the iOS app.
Also, the app is often slow to populate, but I often have connection issues so I assume that’s not the fault of the developers.
Hold myself accountable 4/5
I’m the kind that read half a book and gets tired/busy/bored... I use the book progress feature to get myself to (a) start books I’ll finish and (b) finish them.
The social feature is nice even if it auto befriends people for me.
The bar scanning feature makes it easier to find titles
Perfect way to keep me organized 5/5
Love this app to keep a record of what I read and find new books I would love.
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Helps me Document my Brain Food 5/5
I use Goodreads to document what I’ve been feeding my brain. It helps to go back and ponder what I’ve read to recall what I learned from those books. The email updates have helped me keep up with authors I like.
Private notes 3/5
By Silver tongue34
I want a pop up menu to open when I change a book to “read” similar to the desktop version. And I’d also like a way to make private notes when I do, like the desktop version.
Not so great 2/5
By Dale Rodgers
3/16 got a email from Goodreads ..the sorry routine. Recommended I contact them. I have already contacted them 2x already to no avail.
I’ve had 1 1/2 years of books just disappear between logins and Goodreads did nothing to help restore them. And other reviews werewiped out. I don’t use Facebook. I use apple products. Which they don’t really support. What bothers me most is certain people always get their reviews as leads and they aren’t necessarily the best reviews. And that doesn’t allow for variety or for multiple opinions. It’s stilted. And there are so many little followers. Reminds me of beartown where there’s a gang mentality instead of denying rape you instead tell people what you want them to read.
There news letter is filled with inappropriate ads that are pro trump and when I asked about them they didn’t care. Look the other way. That Goodreads.
Love it, but could be better 3/5
Would love it more with these features:
• Easy button on every book to indicate that I own a copy and an automatic My Library shelf. (Make individual books or whole list public or private)
• Simple to mark books i have lent to others and who has them and when lent
• Simple way to mark a book I borrowed from another person or library and when borrowed/due
• Ability to had private notes about a book
Clunky App 3/5
Goodreads is a great website but the app is so clunky! In order to place books on different shelves I have to click at least 3 times to new pages and it always refreshes the original page with the list of books. Then I have to start at the top of the list and scroll forever to find my place again. Repeat that process for every book you want to organize. So frustrating!!
I got used to this app however I can’t leave a review and I want to let authors know how I grade their book. It keeps saying the review part is unavailable. This has been going on for about 3 months now
Is it me or is it the book... 5/5
By declan grace
Goodreads comments is a tool to help me to decide whether or not I want to continue with a boring difficult book. Goodreads makes me feel like I am part of a huge book club.
I like Goodreads, but.... 4/5
I noticed with the last three books I’ve posted, the start-and-end dates for when I read them don’t immediately show up in the app anymore like with the previous books. It’s a minor issue, I know, but I’d still like to let people know when I read the books without them feeling like they have to dig deep into the app to discover when I read it...if they’re ever inclined to be so curious. Most books I did read recently, so I don’t want to give visitors the impression that a review might be ancient history, nor should they have to hunt for start-and-end dates, maybe not knowing where to find that info. Otherwise, I have precious little to complain about. Nice app.
By Team Leo Valdez
Love the app, but whenever I try to remove a book from a list of mine, the app crashes and it doesn’t remove it.
By flute music
I read this book recently and was very excited because I previously had visited Busan, South Korea that where the main character is from and the book begins. She eventually moves to Japan and the book covers, in depth, the intense hatred between the Koreans and the Japanese. There was much to learn about pachinko parlors, which I had never heard of before. My issue with the book was that it was too long (496 pages) and involved four generations of the family and I basically lost interest the farther into the book I read.
Discover New Authors 5/5
Since joining Goodreads I have been introduced to some exciting new authors. They have challenged me to expand beyond the popular top writers and try out new and not so new less known talent. It is my resource for choosing new reading material.
Nice app 4/5
A great book blog, with thousands of reviews that helps you how to pick your next purchase.
Excellent app 5/5
Perfect way to keep track of what you've read, and more ! Is there any way to print out a list of my books from the iTunes app?
Very helpful 5/5
Makes book finding a breeze!
Innovative & Helpful 5/5
This app is a wonderful way to find new books, set reading goals, review books, and find a community of fellow readers. I like the layout of this app, very user friendly.
Best book app 5/5
I absolutely love this app. I started my account in 2013 and I use this app actively.
I love tracking the books I’ve read and the yearly reading challenge. That motivates me to read my goal when I’m in a reading slump.
I would recommend this app to anyone who has a passion of reading
This is truly a phenomenal app. Not only are you able to track your progress but you can find your next love.
Great app 5/5
Helps me to remember what I have and also me to see what others loved-likes to read
5 stars 5/5
Awesome app if you love reading & keeping up with friends who love reading as much as you
My Personal Bookshelf 5/5
By Here’s the skinny:
Goodreads had been a part of my life for 8 years now. It’s like having your own virtual library. I manage all my “reads” in different shelves; Want To Read, Read, Favorites etc. I use this app on all my devices. When I need to search a book or author, it’s the 1st place I turn to. I use it as a memory hack and add books I’m interested in or are recommended so I can refer to the list when I want to purchase a book. There’s a personal, annual book challenge/goals you can set for yourself. I follow friends and family to see what’s on their reading list. I’ve been fortunate to receive a new authors’ book in the giveaways they offer. Did I mention the many book clubs you can join -or create your own? Or the best Read genres list? Yeah, even the reviews are informative and interactive. Use this app. It not only works flawlessly, It’s the best source to gather and store all your book baggage ... because there just isn’t enough books in your life🤓.
Really Enjoy! 5/5
By Red,white and blue
My friend persuaded me to get this app and I really love it, especially for the book recommendations and the “want to read” shelf since I have trouble finding books! I only wish my school would use this!
I wish the quotes would stay on the screen longer her as he app opens. I often only get the chance to read about half the quote before it disappears. Or is there a way to go find them in the app?
Great reads ! 5/5
By Lori J's
Great selection of books to read.
Great Readers Resource 5/5
I love GoodReads. I use it often to research books as well as authors. I also post my reviews there. I use Goodreads usually at least once a day.
I d be worried that my library is going to fall on me, but it s only 2 Kindles. 5/5
Where else can you get books to read that allows you to download a free sample to see if you want to get it.
Refreshing issue 2/5
I love this app, BUT my only issue is when I’m searching my saved lists for a book to read and I click on a book to read the description and then press the back arrow to go back to my list...the list I was on refreshes and I have to scroll all the way back down to where I was. It used to hold my place and I could easily check out many books quickly. Please fix this glitch and my rating will go back to 5 stars!
Feel Good Social 5/5
By Distant Admirer
it’s my new favorite social platform. only positive vibes
I find this app very trying:( 2/5
By Zari Reede
This is not a very user friendly, interactive app. I love books and people who love books, but it isn’t engaging with others like Twitter or Litsy. I use it, but not drawn to use it often.
Great app 5/5
Love this app
By Bands sneakers Jdjfnfmf
It’s a little confusing to navigate. Could be better designed. And I hate being pestered to review an app every time I use it. So here’s your review 🙄
Doesn’t disappoint as a sequel 5/5
As engaging as the first book in the series!
Lots of room for Simple improvements 3/5
The general idea of this app is great. You can keep track of every book you’ve ever read, want to read or are currently reading. Set a reading challenge for the year. Review books. See what your friends are and join/start a reading group.
However, the book browsing section is weak and activity feed is weaker. For example, i like cookbooks yet i have no way of removing a cookbook that i find completely disgusting from my news feed. Been there for months.
I commented on a book review 1 year ago. I get notifications every time someone else comments. This happens frequently. I can not remove my notifications for a post. I may never comment again due to this.
I connected my Facebook so it could automatically add my friends. I have about 8 friends who created accounts and never log in so they haven’t even seen my request. Now I’m “following” them and i cannot unfollow or delete the request lol. Therefore I’m literally following non readers and can’t do anything about it.
Would also be nice to be able to give 1/2 stars.
Love it! 5/5
Helps me find books I want to read and keep track of them!