Best book nerd site 5/5
I love the reviews, the accessibility of the app, and the community. Go goodreads!
I love is app! It’s great but I have a suggestion (just one, don’t worry).
I suggest that you make it so you delete the books your currently reading. Because I’ll start a book and read halfway and not finish because I didn’t like it. That would be very helpful, and I’d appreciate it if you considered my suggestion.
Very good 4/5
By Chuck Some Cheese
Would like to put books in order from within the app. Unless I’m wrong, I think you can only do it from the website.
I love this app. I use it to keep track of books I’ve read & books I want to read. For me it does a great job
Goodreads app is a very cool idea, if everything actually worked. I love the scanning feature. However, Anytime I try search a list by date added, it just puts the books in random order. The date feature has never worked. Also I just got my year end report saying how much I’ve read this year. I read 70 books, but it said I only read 2. So fix the bugs and it’s 5 stars.
Good but needs work 4/5
3.25 Good reads has a wealth of great info about new books, the giveaways are great, the social aspect where you learn about friends books also is a plus. Organizationally, it needs some improvement. Books that are “read” should be sortable by completion date - they aren’t. The ability to differentiate audiobooks listened to from books read also would be a useful. The notifications are wonky and often require too much clicking on entries to resolve. These are basic fixes that would greatly enhance the user experience.
The best we’ve got... 2/5
This app just isn’t as good as it could be. I primarily only use the app on my phone. My biggest issue is the Update Progress button. It’s fine when all you’re doing is updating your progress. But more than once, I’ve made the error of writing a long review of a book, clicking on the “I’ve finished this book!” button, and rated the book. When you do this, that long review disappears. I now know that need to click the “I’ve finished this book!” button, rate the book, then go to the book’s page and review it there. I also don’t like that I might get a notification when people comment on my updates, but I won’t get a notification if someone replies to something I wrote on their update. Lastly, I dislike some of the limitations within the app, such as not being able to manipulate my bookshelves unless I use the desktop site.
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.
12/10/18 - I wrote this review two years ago. Nothing has changed.
Take away the ads!!! 3/5
First off, I do enjoy using this app. I like keeping track of the books I read and the books I want to read. It definitely helps when I’m at the bookstore or library.
One thing I truly HATE about the app are the ads! Get. Rid. Of. The. Ads. “They say” the ads are a source of revenue but I don’t see how. I delete every ad I see. I would rather PAY for the app or for a membership to the site than have to deal with ads. I know this has been an issue with others, so I hope GoodReads listens to their users.
The other thing I wish they had was a shelf for “Abandoned” or “DNF” books. I know you can create your own shelves, but I enjoy only using the ones that are already there. It’s too confusing when you start creating shelves.
Need audible and Scribd integration 4/5
I need to know when a book is available on Audible and Scribd
The only app for serious readers 5/5
By Rhonda Suzanne
I love connecting with other bibliophiles and following my favorite writers!
Good app that can become great 4/5
This app is useful to record what books you and your friends are reading. I wish it was easier to document a book that I’ve read and have that book go directly towards my reading challenge. Whenever I read a book that I had not previously put on GoodReads, I come on the app and click “Read.” Unfortunately the app assumes I read this book some other year and it doesn’t go towards my reading challenge. Then I have to go find that book in My Books and edit the date. Sometimes it’ll appear in my reading challenge then. Other times it won’t.
Great app 5/5
Good reads is a great way to keep track of the books you read.
Best book app 5/5
I don’t know what I would do without my Goodreads app to see what’s new in the book world, read reviews, enter giveaways, read interviews and follow my favorite authors. I visit this site everyday, it’s the best.
Enjoy the ability to track the books that I read throughout the year.
Wonderful community of readers 5/5
I enjoy the Goodreads app. It’s a perfect way to stay in touch with family and friends by seeing what they’re reading. I like the feature that allows you to follow particular authors, and I also enjoy posting reviews of books I’ve read. And it’s the perfect place to store a list of all the books I’d like to read. Best of all is the annual reading challenge, which keeps me on track to meet and surpass my goal for how many books I want to read. I’ve increased the number each year. Highly recommend this app.
Problem with latest version 5/5
I love the app and use it regularly, but recently I have been having a problem with the book description. When reading the book description, I choose the “read more” option and more of the description expands. However, there is then a second “read more” option and it does not work. Thus, I can’t fully read the book description. The end is hidden and it will not expand to open. I have deleted the app. Rebooted my phone and re-downloaded the app. Same problem. I have an iPhone and currently using iOS 11.4.1 (15G77).
The Last Black Unicorn 4/5
She’s so real! I love it just that the stories all over the place, organization could have been better
Sheer Submission 5/5
Loved this book couldn’t put it down and I love bed how they are getting together can’t wait to read more
New Paths 5/5
By hopeful jolly holly
Good reads has been an excellent addition to my apps. It has led me to read some great books that I wouldn’t normally pick on my own. I have not been disappointed.
Let us put half starssss!!! 5/5
Goodreads App 3/5
By 1¢e Queen
You cannot see gif or most pictures on the app. There is no way to post a book cover on the app and those that use the website and post the book cover that way, it rarely loads or shows up on the app either. The groups do not have nesting threads, making it very difficult to respond to a previous post. Which, you can on the website but NOT the app. You cannot view spoiler tags on the app either. Fix those and the app would be near perfect.
Not so functional 1/5
By sorry, no good
It’s really hard to find events for groups or book suggestions for our group. Perhaps create a calendar for book clubs/groups?
Amazing app! 5/5
I love this app, so many resources and reviews for all books! I am a review person so i always like to read the opinions of others before i pick my next book unless I decide to trust my guy but this app has it all at the palm of your hand couldn’t be more grateful!
I cannot seem to get around the app. It shuts down. I know people love it but something is wrong wrong wrong!
Lethal White 5/5
Another great Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) Cormoran Strike Book. Typical of Rowling, this had multiple interwoven plots that didn’t stint in detail. Though about 650 pages in length, it held my interest throughout.
Got me back to being a reader 5/5
Love how it’s like IMDB for books
Love this app! 5/5
Goodreads helps me keep my book reading in line. I don’t have to guess if I read a particular book all I have to do is browse my read books. When I’m interested in reading a book I just put it into my I want to read list. I also know what books I’m reading and what page I’m on (just in case of a missing bookmark). I can scan a book at the store and read what it’s about. Can’t say enough about this app other than I love it.
I love this app 5/5
I love this app because i have meet so many wonderful people who has shared books with me and I’ve shared books with them and we text all the time. We have the same book interest and it keeps up with all of the books i have read and I’m able to put them in folders so i can see what i have
Worst app ever 1/5
This app is terrible. The pits. And whenever I try to open the desktop version, it defaults to this awful app. Goodreads is a terrific concept - I’ll stick with the desktop version (only accessible from my computer) from now on.
What Child is This 3/5
This is what I call a subway read. You can read the whole 3 chapter short story in the time it takes to get to midtown. Not as rich in character and setting as most of Rhys Bowen’s historical fiction but if you need to get off at the next stop, you’re fine and pretty satisfied.
Does not work as well 2/5
I am use to a older version can not figure this one out
It would be a neat feature if I could select favorite authors and be notified when they release new works.
Thanks for asking me to review your app when I first open it 1/5
One star guys don't nag me with this when I first try to use your app.
Great book tracker 5/5
By 4 sh
Wish I would have found this years ago. Better late than never. I like that not only does it keep track of a the books I read but also lets me know other books like the one I like. Very good app
Best social media app........ 5/5
By Goat Milk Drinker
This social media app far outweighs the other social media apps. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, this social media app actually enriches one’s life. I deleted my Facebook and Twitter account over a year ago once I learned that a good book is a better friend than the fake relationships had at a distance with Facebook and Twitter which is conducive to a fragmented mind and depression. I’d rather have my mind deep into a good book with characters that are more real to me than the fake people on Facebook and Twitter which seem more like cardboard cut-outs. And, the interactions with people on Goodreads seem to hold more substance while discussing books than seeing the one millionth picture of someone’s 2 year who likes to smear poop on the bedroom wall for which the parent considers his or her child the next Andy Wharhol.
By mousey lover182900
How do I read the books?
Favorite app/site 5/5
I love to read and Goodreads helps keep me aware of what I’ve read. Love the reviews and recommendations
email backdoor - DO NOT TRUST 1/5
By Jamaica Blue
I don’t trust this app. it installed an insidious email backdoor to push ads on loading. Carefully read what access it gains per their website & monitoring.
Apple supposedly removes apps from the appstore which generates backdoor profiles.
Love this app! 4/5
By Rinny mac
I’m a avid reader, so it’s great to be able to keep track of everything I’m reading and want to read. My only thing though, is that I wish we could delete books from recommendations. There are so many that I’m just not interested in, but unless I add some to my list, no new titles appear, so I’m not really getting any recommendations.
Dry Bones 5/5
Another in the long line of great books from Craig Johnson featuring Walt Longmire
Can’t Put Down 5/5
By Cassidy Lee
Just like a favorite book, I can’t put this app down! If you’re a book lover, this is the most amazing app. Website too (used to use before apps).
Nice app but doesn’t work in China 5/5
I love goodreads! Have been using it in the U.S but couldn’t open the app once back in China, it seems the website has been blocked here, is there any way to fix it?
Very helpful 5/5
I love this app it is so helpful and fun to read!!!
Great concept but could be executed better 3/5
I love how good reads allows you to track what you are reading. Its catalogue of books is impressive and I enjoy seeing what my friends are reading. However, there are many areas in which the app itself could be improved. The newsfeed often does not load upon opening the app. Also, goodreads does not group posts (as Facebook does) when someone makes a large volume of updates. It would also be great to have the option to decide which updates to allow to post to the newsfeed (also a feature on Facebook).
The best app 5/5
By M. Fernanda Zapata
Helps me keep track of my favorite books and in touch with the book loving comunity! A must have app!
Orphan train 5/5
By janis's grandmom
Great book couldn’t put it down
Fabulous and Inspiring = deLIGHTful combo! 5/5
As I sort out the quotes I am searching for, I am inspired to read the books from which GoodReads extrapolated the quotes. I am simply thrilled with the user friendly nature of GoodReads too!
Just A Few Problems 4/5
I am a young bookworm and I eat up books fast than I can find them which is why I love goodreads. The only things I think are missing are being able to take books out of your recommended in the phone app not just on the computer. The other this is I use Libby and Overdrive to get ebooks and I like searching up ones I find on Goodreads but it can be annoying because half the books aren’t on these sites and I keep have to switch back and forth. It would be nice if you connect with these sites and you could press a button and it would search up all your want to reads.
Great app! Just missing a few things 4/5
Personally, I love this app because I can find, review, and organize almost every book. There are only two things I wish were on here:
1) a sorting option that sorts books by series. Sometimes I’ll add a book and then add another one, only to find that there was a another book after/before that first one. It should organize books by what series they’re in (unless they’re not a part of one)
Example: let’s say I added The Clockwork Prince and then City of Ashes. I go back and find that there is The Clockwork Angel, so I add that too. But instead of putting it after City it Ashes, it automatically puts it before The Clockwork Prince.
2) a where to find/order button