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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.
• Get personalized recommendations and discover new books based on your tastes.
• Participate in the 2014 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 2.5.2
- Additional improvements to 2014 Reading Challenge!
- Fixed a crash happening when tapping on some Goodreads links in the Facebook app.
- Fixed problem of disappearing Back button after opening pop-up panes.
- Some fixes on the book shelver pane on iOS 7.
Great Tool - Accomplish Your Reading Goals!
My first reason for using this was to help me keep track of the books that I wanted to read...it's too easy for me to flit from one book to the next and never finish one. Also, I can keep track if where I am in each, which is helpful when the bookmark falls out !
I too decry the ignorant reviews and rarely read them, but I so enjoy keeping up with what my friends are reading, and I DO want to know what they think before I purchase the next favorite, since their reviews are well thought out.
I don't like that it is so difficult to "unlike" reviewers that I unwittingly chose to follow. I ended up with notifications every time someone commented on their reviews! I think that I finally got the settings changed, but it took awhile to figure it out, and I had to do it from my Mac, not this app.
All in all, love this app, and use it every day, as I am an avid reader. I finish more if what I set out to read, and sometimes, decide to take things off the currently reading list because they really aren't worth reading now, or maybe, ever. The want to read list is helpful to keep track of the books recommended to me, kind of like a "waiting list". Well worth the download, I've been using it for at least a year now.
How I build my daughter's reading habit!
I'm just introducing my toddler to more than baby board books and this app has been invaluable in helping me find books by reviewing recommendations and exploring lists, keeping track of our progress, and helping me understand better what types of books she seems to like to read (by seeing the list in one place it helps you see patterns - she loves dump trucks and anything that involves animals being rescued!) I also use it as a sort of motivational tool for myself to make sure I'm always adding to her "Read" list. It helps me stay focused when I'm in the library and only have a short amount of time - I just tell the librarian which ones I need and she helps hunt them down for me - a big bonus when you have a fidgety toddler! I also love scanning the bar codes if all the books we borrow and adding them to her reading list. Well designed and intuitive app to use. I know this isn't the main intention of this app but it has really proved useful in helping me build my daughter's reading habit. The only area for improvement is that I wish there were more recommendations for picture books 2-3 year olds. Otherwise it's a really great app.
Useful and fun
It's nice to see a "social" site gain traction which revolves around reading, these days. The only annoying thing about Goodreads is that soooo many users fancy themselves literary critics and arrogantly think they're better writers than all the authors they read. I'm all for differing book opinions and certainly believe that there are many sub-par writers getting published, but there's an annoying tendency for rudeness and condescension in a lot on the reviews I see while researching my next potential read that I finally quit reading them unless they were thoughtful and insightful, even if negative. It used to influence me against choosing a book until I realized that it's just the same phenomena that I see in every comment section on every website - the Internet allows this false bravery thanks to its anonymous nature. Anyhoo. Taking reviews with a grain of salt and engaging with your friends is the way to go!
- Category: Books
- Updated: Feb 10, 2014
- Version: 2.5.2
- Size: 18.0 MB
- Languages: English, Italian
- Seller: Goodreads, Inc
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.