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 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.
• 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 3.1.5
• Now you can invite your Facebook friends to join you on the Goodreads app!
• Miscellaneous bug fixes
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!
Goodreads is amazing
This app is so helpful and useful for people like me who absolutely love reading this app will help you find just about any book you have read want to read or are currently reading. It even lets you communicate with some of your favorite book authors. It also will leg you know if there is another book being published by that author and the date it is to be released, which is great if you're reading a really good book series. This app has it all, the only thing that could possibly make it better is if you were able to download Ebooks straight to your library, but hey this app is still amazing. I would most definitely recommend it for any book lover, what other app can keep track of all the books you wanna read? Not many. Definitely download this app you will not regret it!
For the list maker and the social butterfly...
Goodreads is great because it lets you socialize with other book lovers, and also with authors, but it also lets you keep a running tally of books you've read, ones you want to read, and ones that you're currently reading--plus you can make your own lists. Never again will you forget that book your friend told you that you just *have* to read, because you can put it on your list of books you want to read. It's also super helpful in that it lets you write reviews of books as well. The Internet is an amazing thing, allowing us lowly folk to speak our minds about the things we love, hate, and all emotions in between.
If you like books, making lists, socializing (optional), and speaking your mind, you'll love Goodreads.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Mar 19, 2015
- Version: 3.1.5
- Size: 20.1 MB
- Languages: English, Italian
- Seller: Goodreads, Inc
- © 2010 - 2015 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.