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 3.4.2
• Miscellaneous bug fixes
Great site to catalogue One's Reads
I love it for the ability to record all of the books I have read with short descriptions as well the dates. No synopsis for me but more the overall impression and what stood out which is what I tend to forget over time. The site allows groupings based on star ratings or dates read from most recent or in the reverse order so it is incredibly informative. I don't even really use the social network function which is another worthy aspect.
I love it and have found no downside. There is a newsletter, there is notification when books I have noted as "To Read" are published so I can look for them- it is fabulous and I tell all of my reading friends about it.
4 1/2 stars! Great app
Goodreads is a wonderful app. I have been able to find out about all kinds of books I would never have found on my own. I love that they have created a reading challenge, it has allowed me to push myself to read more. I have goal this year of 50 books. I am very excited about the new preview feature. It allows you to check out the book before you add it to your list. I have changed my mind due to reading the previews. It's a big help. My only complaint is that they do not allow half stars in the rating system. It would be a great addition. I feel I under score books or over score books to get close to what I think they really deserve.
Newest update is a mess
The new update looks good, but the functionality is a mess. I scan books in but now am only given the option WANT TO READ. After selecting that as the default, then I'm allowed to move it to CURRENTLY READING. I should be able to put it where I want to begin with. For books I've already read? I still have to first put them as WANT TO READ if I scan them in. Notifications still don't work most of the time. Also, there's still no option for rereading a book. We can't reply to a comment. There are still functions that only work by logging in through the web rather than the app. The new update looks cleaner and more current but the functionality is LESS than it was rather than MORE. Please listen to your readers and focus on the usability of the app for readers. Thanks.