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Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks

By Goodreads

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Description

Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations!

Find new and interesting books by browsing personalized recommendations based on books you've read and your favorite genres. See what your friends are reading, write book reviews, and keep track of what you want to read.

Use our barcode scanner the next time you are in a bookstore. Add the book in your hands to your "to-read" shelf and browse reviews before buying.

More than 20 million members have added more than 570 million books to their shelves. No other app combines the power and depth of the Goodreads community with an enormous catalog of books and reviews.

Features:

• Get personalized recommendations and discover new books based on your tastes.
• Goodreads Choice Awards: vote for your favorite books of the year and see the winners!
• Participate in the Reading Challenge!
• Barcode scanner!
• Keep a want-to-read list.
• See book reviews and updates from your friends.
• Discover new books and explore popular book lists.
• Read ebooks! We have more than 2,000 public domain books, completely free.
• Rate and review any book in our catalog of more than 12 million books.
• Share notes and progress updates as you read.
• Recommend books to friends.
• Join online book clubs and connect with other readers.
• View literary events near you.

What's New in Version 3.1.3

Bug fixes related to signing in with your Amazon account

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Customer Reviews

Reading is so wonderful

Netflix tells me what shows I may like next based on what I've watched. Pandora tells me what music is similar to those songs and artists I listen to. Goodreads is the book version of those two things. Not everyone loves to read and there is no question more difficult to answer than, "what book should I read next?" There are hundreds of thousands of books crossing many genres, epochs, styles, tastes and preferences. I can't tell you how many times someone had given me a book they knew I'd love, but it was CRAP, but this app helps me avoid those frustrations.

First, I went through and added all those books I'd read over the years. It would have allowed me to add all the Dr. Seuss stuff too, but I left that off. Second, I joined some "clubs" (Thousand books to read before you die, Steinbeck club, etc.). Then I added my "friends", mainly Facebook contacts who also had a goodread account. Voila!

Each time I finish a book I add a rating and write a review. My friends do the same thing. The app had given me great book suggestions, and had even given me a few free books...not a bad deal.

Great community, good app, some improvements welcome

I love the GoodReads website, and this app makes it even more pleasurable for me to interact with other readers, and track my own reading progress. I only wish there was a more complete integration between the site and the app: 1. that the app would allow me to input quotes and favorite passages (the way the website does), 2. that it would allow me to access my full profile and timeline, and 3. that I could share directly to my blog on Tumblr or Wordpress. As ebook libraries become more popular, I would also really like to see integration with Scribd or Oyster or Kindle or Calibre: for synchronizing my reading progress, reading notes, and saved books. Referenced links to book reviews and author interviews in literary publications would be another awesome feature. Overall, it's a great app, and I love the GoodReads community. A few small improvements, including a few buggy freezes from time to time, would make the app even better.

So far...

Just started to use this app and it's a great tool. I've been wanting to read more books this year and I never know what to read. So it's great that recommendations are given according to the past books read. I also like it how I can have a list of books to read and/or add new ones... Along with being able to read reviews too, which is so helpful! My only and biggest complaint is the auto Facebook posting... Which I find extremely annoying. I think this new feature went into effect of 2015. But every time I add a new book to my list or rate them, I must remember to click off of the Facebook posting button... Otherwise what I post on good reads will appear on Facebook. I wish it was the other way around, that you have to click on the Facebook button to post and not turn off. Or it would be nice to have a feature that could turn off Facebook posting altogether for those people who want to opt out of dual postings.

Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: Jan 26, 2015
  • Version: 3.1.3
  • Size: 21.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Italian
  • Seller: Goodreads, Inc

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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