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Rated: All Ages
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,197 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.14.0
  • ★ Updates feed is now the home screen - see your friends' updates and get book inspirations right from your home screen
  • ★ New navigation - your favorite features are just one tap away and all other features can be easily accessed from the menu
  • ★ Refreshed book page - try out the "Want to Read" button to make shelving your books even easier
  • ★ Updated design - cleaner layouts with easier to read fonts
  • In recent releases:
  • ☆ Beautifully redesigned feed - Like, comment, shelve, or rate directly from your friends' updates
  • ☆ Update to new Facebook login with more privacy controls for users
  • ☆ Sign up with your Amazon account as well as Facebook or email

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005AKD836
  • Release Date: July 5, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,197 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,093 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Join a free member service for book lovers
  • Track what you've read, what you're reading, and what you want to read
  • Scan book barcodes to access information
  • See ratings and reviews by Goodreads members
  • Get book recommendations

Product Description

Tap into the world's largest social network for readers with the Goodreads Android app! Read thousands of book reviews by your friends and other Goodreads members, keep a virtual bookshelf of what you've read, and build your to-read list as you discover great books on the app.

Goodreads is a free service for everyone who reads. We have more than 10,000,000 members who have added more than 350,000,000 books.

• Search, rate, and review any book in our catalog of more than 12 million books.
• See book reviews and updates from your friends, and comment on them.
• Browse your shelves! Next time you are deciding what to read, your to-read list will be handy.
• Add status updates and page number updates for books you are currently reading.
• Use the barcode scanner to quickly scan all of your books onto your Goodreads shelves.
• Also use the scanner to quickly access book information while on the go.
• Find your address book contacts or Facebook friends on Goodreads

You can use the basic features of this app without a Goodreads account, but sign in or sign up (you can do this in the app) for the best experience!

Why does Goodreads need the READ_CONTACTS permission?
You may choose to use your Android Contacts to find which of your family and friends are already on Goodreads. Your contacts will not be read unless you explicitly choose to do this.

Technical Details

  • Size: 5.6MB
  • Version: 1.14.0
  • Developed By: Goodreads (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
280 of 295 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodreads: on the Kindle Fire and HDX series August 11, 2012
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If you frequent or use the popular Goodreads site on the 'Net, then the name will need no introduction. But for those who are new to it, Goodreads is a 'social cataloging' Website that permits readers to sign up and register books to create their library catalogs and reading lists. It also allows users to create their own groups of book suggestions and discussions, along with posting their own reviews.

That being said, Goodreads on the Kindle Fire (and now the HD/HDX series) is an excellent way for users of this device to access this site. Once this free app is downloaded and installed, you'll be required to register with your email address, or you can choose the Facebook option if you have an account on that social media site.

The interface is clean, simple and familiar to any Goodreads user. In the main screen, are the following options:

> Updates
> My Books
> My Profile
> My Groups
> My Friends

Within the Updates section, you can see what your friends are reading and what rating they have applied (1 to 5 stars) and you can also update your own reading process. The My Books section give you access to all of your shelves, sort your bookshelves in a wide variety of methods, see what reviews you have posted and what comments might have been made by other readers... and you can even comment on them within this app.

The My Profile section gives you access to just that: your profile. This is how all of the others who access this site, and as with all of the other pages here, it's well formatted, clear and quite legible.
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123 of 139 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just what I've been waiting for! August 27, 2011
By sarak
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this app works exactly as intended - a mobile and easy to use version of the website. I read a ton and have been using goodreads since January as a tool to keep track of what I've read and update people on what books I'm reading. the app is great for on the go updates and adding books. so happy!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By Geegs
HORRIBLE! The fact that this is a "standard feature" on new Kindle purchases is unacceptable. The "Goodreads" site is establishing an account in your name without your permission and/or knowledge. Without knowing that you have this so-called "social network" attached to your name and your identity, others may "follow you" on this site. I consider this an invasion of privacy! Then just try gathering information from the staff at Amazon to learn how to remove your information. The fact is that they have NO IDEA how to do this. After receiving several emails from Amazon which contained WRONG instructions, I spent the time myself trying to figure it out. For those of you who would like to know... First, ignore Amazon's employees instructing you to set up a Goodreads account! (Who really cares who "follows" what you are reading or reviewing -- unless someone wants to stalk you!) Second, on your KINDLE DEVICE itself, open the account information (tap on the three bars in the upper-right corner of your device). Next, select "Social Settings." As a result, you should receive a listing of three social networking connections -- Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Tap on the "DE-LINK" button to remove yourself from the Goodreads automatic connection.

Yes. The default on all new Kindles is that you are automatically set up to be "socially connected" to Goodreads -- like it or not! Another good point here is to ignore the bad advice and instructions you are receiving from the Amazon support staff; they will tell you that you can de-link from Goodreads within the Amazon website. I have found that information to be completely FALSE. I hope this information is helpful to those of you wanting to remove the "Goodreads" social connection from your Kindle device. Remember, you OWN your Kindle, and should NOT be required to accept any invasion of your privacy by Amazon.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Love Good Reads, the Kindle Ap is almost perfect October 30, 2012
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When I first started used Goodreads I thought it was just a fluff ap and not very useful. BUT once I figured out how it works and how to use it I was hooked, I absolutely love Goodreads!

*Keep track of all of the books you've read, as far back as you can remember
*Rate and review all of the books you read
*Read reviews of other readers
*Find friends who also read, either from Facebook or Goodreads
*Follow authors you like for new book notices and updates
*Join Book Groups

*There are no "book recommendations" on the Kindle Ap, unlike the Web ap. If the Kindle ap had the recommendations, this ap would be perfect.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars malware. July 9, 2012
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malware. it will read your contacts and send invites to them once you enable it to auto post (you must for it to function)
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars INVASION OF PRIVACY!!!! June 3, 2013
There are no reasons why any developer needs access to your contact list. NONE!! Why don't you people give a rats bum about privacy? Heck I don't care one bit if you give yours away but your lack of consideration for everyone in your contact list is absolutely appalling!
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100 of 125 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodreads on the Fire - great! December 28, 2011
By Ann
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I love Goodreads but visiting from my Blackberry was a bit difficult to maneuver. I love it on my Fire!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love to read and LOVE this app! January 14, 2012
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I am a reader. I've used other sites for logging books but none compare to Goodresds. It's very easy to use and I LOVE that I can use the app to scan the ISBN number with my smart phone. It pulls up everything from the cover to the description. Even the price and reviews. It is almost perfect. The only suggestion I have that would improve it would be in the field where they ask the condition of the book...they need to add e-books...that's all I buy now.

Go to their web site for even more ways to add to the fun. It's a social site also where you friend readers and share comments about books. It's almost like I'm competing with them as Goodreads has a challenge for number of books read in a year. Love this app.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
My friend showed me this app and I couldn't be happier with it, first of all it's extremely easy to navigate and use,and it gives great recommendations!
Published 1 day ago by Turtle Pie
3.0 out of 5 stars Hoping this will be fixed!
I am an active user of Goodreads. I post daily, chat with friends and browse books...GR is no less important than Facebook to me. Unfortunately, the app has lots of imperfections. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Lala
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book App
My most used app. Really helps to see real reviews and Ive made a few friends.
Published 5 days ago by HeatherRose
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book App Ever!! Read With Friends!
Love Goodreads! An awesome place to keep lists of books I want to read, books I've read and books I'm currently reading, as well as making custom lists like: Book Club, Kindle... Read more
Published 7 days ago by shutterbug
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love to get good reading ideas
Published 8 days ago by Jo Anne Smith
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs work
Not a bad app, but frequent loading issues. Developers are frequently making changes that aren't user friendly such as how to update reading progress. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Jen Schu
1.0 out of 5 stars Really bad
I intented to use it in my kindle fire but it doesnt work.
Published 12 days ago by Alex I. Camacho
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Decent site for book recommendation
Published 14 days ago by Vishal Kumar
5.0 out of 5 stars fun app
Now I'll never forget to add a book!
Published 15 days ago by Shannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for any avid book reader.
This is a great app. I love Goodreads and this app has everything I need to track my reading lists and find new items to read. Easy to use, add friends, and track my reads.
Published 17 days ago by Lychordia
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