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Discover stories that matter to you, from readers like you. Goodreads is the world's largest community of readers.

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. Goodreads is a free service for book tracking, recommendations and reviews.

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


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• Goodreads Choice Awards: vote for your favorite books of the year and see the winners!
• Participate in the Reading Challenge!
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• 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 books you read.
• Share notes and progress updates as you read.
• Recommend books to friends.
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Version 4.8.0

We’ve made the app even more secure to ensure everyone in our community has a great experience!
This release also contains several bug fixes and other improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
52.2K Ratings

52.2K Ratings

shamelesshussy ,

Healthiest App on My Phone

I think the best thing about this great app are the reviews. They get voted up by people who agree with them so the creme rises to the top.

I don’t find book reviews in the media very reliable at all. They most often are positive and I’ve bought way too many books with compelling subject matter but that I couldn’t finish because the writing just wasn’t exciting enough to keep me engaged. Also you can write your own reviews.

It’s cool to see what my fiends are reading too, how they rate the books - and you can recommend books to them by direct message.

But the other top thing about the app is FINALLY I have a place to chart all the books I’m thinking of reading. Not only that but you can save them as well as read books in “bookshelves’ - so by the category of your choice.

Now a new terrific thing I discovered - the Goodreads top 10 books of any given year is a reliable place to find strong writers. I just devoured 2 from the list.

It has got me reading again and I am really enjoying it!!!

Doha Deb ,

Goodreads rocks!

I have been a Goodreads participant for a few years now, and I LOVE it! I never buy a book anymore without checking the ratings on Goodreads. It’s a great place to keep track of the books you’ve read and the app is excellent! My only disappointment is the fact that I can’t give half star ratings!

HueGuy ,

App heats up phone

I love goodreads ( the web version) and the iPhone app is great except every single time I have it on, my phone heats up and feels like it’s about to explode. Maybe there is a memory leak somewhere or it’s using wayyy more cpu than it needs to, I don’t know, but please fix!!

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