Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks
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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 35 million members have added more than 1 billion 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.
• 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.
• 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 3.4
• Explore what your friends and like-minded readers think of your latest read on the redesigned review page
• See a timeline of your reading history for each book including all your progress update notes
• iPhone 6s users: Peek and pop books from the review page
Don't know how I lived before this.
For any reader, no matter the scale, this is by far the best app to keep your reading organized. I love this app and the fact that it syncs seamlessly no matter where you edit your info. Add a book to your reading lists from your lap top? No problem. It shows up instantly on your mobile app. Can't remember if you've read a book by this author? It's all right at your fingertips. The recommendations based on the books I've read as well as the books I want to read keep my lists ever changing and I no longer have any lulls in reading. My only wish is you could add a field to add a 'date read' for multiple reads. You can't list a date for a book you've already read without losing your initial read date. The other feature I'd love to see added is a place to leave a memo note for yourself. I get a lot of my books from my local libraries and sometimes I search in advance which libraries have what titles available. I wish I could leave myself notes of the libraries that carry the titles on my read list. Other than those, I couldn't change a thing about this app. I suggest to to everyone I can. I'm totally in love.
Go To Book App
This is my go to app whenever I'm exploring a book to consider reading. The ratings & reviews are always helpful and it's rare that I don't check at least a few of the reviews before I make the effort to find a book I want to read at the library. I don't always rule in or rule out a book based on the ratings & reviews, but I do like checking them especially if it's a book I may purchase. I also love the apps ability to maintain a list of books I've read & books I want to read. This year I'm also using the reading challenge component of the app. With very little effort I'm able to keep track of every book I've read this year and so far, I'm on target to meet my goal. Since I've always been curious about how many books I read in a year but never remained consistent with keeping track, having this app at my fingertips on my phone is really great. Seeing what my friends read, their ratings, rating my own reads & having the option to offer reviews are added bonuses.
Not perfect, But what is?
Overall I really love this app, it seems like a simplified version of the website but I don't feel like I'm missing much. I use it mostly for adding books to my to-read or currently reading lists, the scan feature is so much easier than the full website! Though I've noticed if the book is pretty old and doesn't have an ISBN-13 it won't recognize it and I still end up having to search for it. My biggest problem with the app is that the reading challenge shows you your progress but not how many books behind you are which is helpful when I'm trying to plan out what I'm going to read. Instead, I have to log into the full website to see how many books I need to catch up. Besides that one short coming I can easily rate and review books, look for related titles and read author profiles. Overall a good app and well worth downloading.