A Powerful Gateway to Learning 5/5
By Bryan Baecker
I have found a Good Reads to be a fantastic way to discover and share my favorite books. Pairing it with my Amazon account I am able to view the various passages I highlight during my reading. I then have the opportunity to take notes on them and share both with friends and family. In a time where I am deleting apps off my phone in order to regain valuable time and presence, Good Reads has a well-earned place among the remaining tools that enrich my life.
Easy to navigate 5/5
Fantastic app and easy to navigate. Does everything that the website does!
Girls Night Out 5/5
Loved this book - the back and forth of how each of the women had different versions of their friendship and how pettiness, jealousy and control took them all down.
Features missing 1/5
Why are certain features- like quotes - available on the desktop version but not the app? It’s super annoying and I end up having to go between desktop and mobile in order to access everything. I love goodreads, but the app is super buggy and frustrating.
A very useful app that helps you keep track of your books and if you do like to post your progress it is very easy to use. I also like the recommendations on your next book.
No privacy options for books I want private 1/5
I don’t understand how it is so well integrated with the wonderful Kindle app, yet at the same time any book I read is forcibly shared with anyone in my GR friends list. If I can’t keep certain books private, even after tons of ppl have requested private shelves, then no thanks, I rather not use GR at all.
Needs more 3/5
Wish this had all the same features as on the website, like giveaways and ect. This is a very basic version of goodreads which is fine but would be better with more.
This version's better than the last 1/5
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
This “upgraded version” is worse... can’t find anything I need so back to a link on the tablet faves
With the new Apple upgrade I thought maybe this would work better. I was dead wrong. It’s so slow
Home page issues 3/5
I love the idea of the app and the app itself when it’s working but frequently my home page will not load.
Love it but new version has bug 5/5
I have been tracking all of my books for a few years now in the app. I love all the features and use it every day. This new version has some good features but the home screen doesn’t load anymore. I can’t see what my friends are reading anymore and do not see trending titles like I used to. I would love an easier way to track audiobooks too. Going in the book details and scrolling through 35 versions of a book before finding an audiobook version is annoying. Please also create a DNF tag so we can easily track books we do not finish. Right now, I delete them from my shelves so i do not get credit for reading them. I would also like to pull up previous years reading challenges so i can see my trends up or down. Thank you for a great app!
Really enjoy this app! My Favorite! 5/5
Love it! I'm always scanning books that I want to read in the future. I can keep track of where I left off. See what other books are written from my favorite authors. Great app!!!👍😃
Track your books, find new ones 5/5
There is no other app out there like this. Track what you have read, share great books with your friends, find new books too. I find this particularly useful for finding out the order of books in a series.
Review to come 5/5
Review to come
Customer service 5/5
I don’t leave reviews. How cliche???? But it’s true. So, when I wanted to link my library account, but couldn’t, I reached out through customer service expecting in a few weeks to get a canned response that tells me I’m an idiot for wanting to do what I was asking. Instead, within a day, I get a response from Mariana g. (Title is a Goodreads expert, and that is an understatement). She tells me she just added my library and gave very simple instructions.
The app itself is awesome. I love that I’ve been able to track my 100s of books over the last few years. It has saved me from rereading terrible books that I’ve forgotten I've read. And I’ve gotten some great suggestions for books that might interest me. I can’t recommend this enough for beginning through heavy readers.
By hartleymac II
I need recommendations .. so hard to get answers .. ?
Excellent book review and listing of books read, wanted, and interested 5/5
The site automatically loads all books purchased on Amazon, but I wish it included Apple iBooks and Barnes and Noble purchases and other bookstores. I love the free books that some authors give away for a lottery. I like the listing of author’s biographies. I also like how it keeps track of books that your Facebook friends are reading. It list of obscure books that are good reads. Great site.
Homepage not loading 3/5
Got off of social media & started reading more. Great app when it’s working. Home page has not been loading for a while.
Love how the app connects with Kindle. Love to have a place to save my books.
Logging in issues 1/5
By ZaPziLLa :D+=
I have been having logging in issues, and it has been frustrating.
Great quality as an app as well on any devices you may have and not excluding the PC’s. Wonderful for reading, getting to know the Author as well interesting books, and best of all its free.
By Aubrey Unique
The app is kind of confusing to use
Helpful tool for readers 4/5
Goodreads gives me a place to store the details about every book I’d like to read and books I’ve read. It’s also useful for making decisions about which books to actually read by reading reviews from other readers. Over time, I’ve “friended” readers around the world who share my taste in books and often get ideas from their lists as well. I especially like being able to store book notes and reactions here and to share them with others.
I loved this app but... 3/5
The app used to be great! But the main newsfeed won’t load for me now. Doesn’t matter if I restart or update my phone, or if I’m connected to great WiFi... it just won’t load.
Feed doesn’t load 4/5
I would give this app 5 stars and would have in the past. However, for the past few months home page feed never loads on my iPad. A quote appears and the loading circle notification spins and spins and updates from my feed never load. I can still add books, see my shelves, see progress from my reading challenge, etc., but I can’t see my friends’ updates. My iOS is up to date.
Also, I can’t access giveaways in the app, only on the desktop.
Great, with a couple minor recommendations 4/5
I enjoy this app and primarily got it to track what I own. I have created a custom Owned shelf. The recommendation that I have is to be able to quickly display your custom shelves in the same display as the Read, Currently reading, and To read. Currently there is an extra click for ‘other shelves’. I also would like to edit the default shelf to a custom shelf, instead of the three default ones.
Truly a wonderful app! 5/5
By Cher chjdhjbfgkuonyhdjjomwhk
This app is great for a reader with crippling ADHD, terrible procrastination habits and intense OCD. This app organizes the books you have read, are reading and want to read, as well as the ability to make your own custom bookshelves! It is hooked to Amazon Kindle, so you can switch effortlessly to reading one of your current books. It’s a HUGE virtual library, any book you are thinking of reading or want to read or just want to browse, the search library is incredible. The ability to scan the barcodes or book covers of books is also so easy and fun to use. Thank you goodreads!
I hate it 1/5
This sooo dump I hate this app so much 🤬🤬
Unrealized potential 3/5
This is a good app for the basic tracking of books but is missing the bells and whistles you get on the desktop site.
Great start to the series! 4/5
This was one of my favorites when it was first posted. I like the slow, steady build up to their relationship, although sometimes I want to take both of them and tell them to open their eyes to their true feelings. I give this 4 stars because it could use some proofreading and editing. Otherwise I can’t wait until the next installment!
Fun and easy to use! 5/5
This is a great app! It’s fun and easy to find different and unique books. Also, to see reviews on new releases makes it interesting.
Pretty good app but needs some work! 4/5
I really enjoy using Goodreads to keep track of past, present, and future reads. It’s easy to use and I really don’t have many complaints. However it’s unfortunate I can’t “like” or “reply” to comments from others on my activities and reviews (at least on the iOS app?).
Love, Love, Love 5/5
I am so in love with the new update! It’s amazing and I wait to read more and more books! Great job with the update!
Great... but troubling. 5/5
The app has a great means to screen booms. I don’t appreciate the recommendations. They are politically loaded. The religious books suggested are particularly loaded with anti-religious books.
Not good for book clubs 2/5
This may be a perfectly fine app for some purposes. However I use this for my book clubs, and the key thing I want is to have is access to the books we put on our list. There appears to be no way of accessing that from the app. You can look at discussions,but without a list of the books we are considering how can we have a discussion?
This app has everything I’ve ever wanted when it comes to organizing my books & the like. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who does lots of reading & is always seeking out another good book to add to their collection!
This app has been a good tool to keep track of my reading. I like it.
Not easy to navigate 1/5
By KD in WI
I struggle w this app. I’m looking for good books and it’s just not easy to use this app.
Loving it so far! 5/5
By Game the day-NYC
Excellent book tracker, annoying recommendation 4/5
I love using goodreads to track the books that I’ve already read and wants to read and are currently reading. The only thing that I’m annoyed at is the recommendation section. After reading this much, the books they tend to recommend really doesn’t suit my taste so I don’t know why it’s there. Otherwise I’m happy with this. It’s sort of a community at this point.
No split screen support 2/5
Why this app doesn’t have split screen support on iPad is beyond me. You’re better off using the website in a browser if, like me, you want Goodreads open on an iPad while browsing books at your library, Amazon, Scribd, etc.
Audio ? Book ? 3/5
By licha 234
How do I get the audio book
Mixed review 3/5
I like being able to organize everything in one app but it’s very difficult to enter giveaways. It’s not allowed through the app and when I try to use the website I’m continuously redirected to the app and unable to continue. It’s frustrating that I can’t do everything I need to through the app and don’t have the option to go into desktop mode.
The lists and other browsing features don’t work. 1/5
I downloaded GoodReads so I could look at lists and reccomendations without having to use the safari website but on my iPhone 8, when you scroll down to the end of the first part of a list (first 20 books) it says “more” underneath but you can’t hit the button because it’s too low. :(
Introduction of annoying ads and UI functionality that no longer works 1/5
I’m a long time goodreads member. Since they have introduce ads into the iOS version, the UI experience has sucked beyond belief. I can’t scroll down the screen in certain areas. I’m better off pulling up the site on safari.
Two use 👎🏻
Great App 5/5
By Kay Duff
Love this app. It’s good at recommending books I might like. So far, it’s not been wrong! Highly recommend.
Love it, but wish I could modify text more easily 4/5
Great, just wish it were easier to modify text (eg bold text, italicize, etc), took me quite a while to figure out how to do it
Patron Saint of Liars 4/5
By Hymn rat
Ann Patchett, one of my favorite authors, has done a masterful job of both character and plot development. The end left me wishing for more
Probably my favorite app 5/5
Love Goodreads! If it’s not my favorite app, then it’s in the top 3. Always have it open when I’m in the library or bookstore and can’t remember what book I want to read. I recommend it to everyone, especially people who are looking for book ideas.
Organizationally Challenged 3/5
I like GoodReads a lot although I find the app somewhat counter-intuitive. I have always kept a running list of books I read and with GoodReads I started doing it electronically. However, the app has lost track of my complete list with titles disappearing mysteriously. Anyway, if I were an app designer, I would organize it differently - but I am not so I use GoodReads and hope for the best.