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by Goodreads
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (883 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.12.6
  • Fixed reading status updates
  • various minor fixes and improvements

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005AKD836
  • Original Release Date: March 29, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (883 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #708 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: 1.6MB
  • Version: 1.12.6
  • 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 1.5
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
266 of 279 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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118 of 134 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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22 of 22 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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99 of 121 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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bookshelf in your pocket December 18, 2012
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This is a great app for keeping track of everything you read and sharing info about books with friends and the world at large. Easy to use and takes up very little space on your device.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok for social side of app April 20, 2012
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love how it looks on kindle fire but has some major functions missing. there is no way to hyperlink authors and books. the add author/book option is missing. I have not found a way to add books read or rate them without going to my computer first. your profile photo and other options and tools we take for granted on the website while using your computer are simply not available through your kindle fire. but you can read what is already on the GR site just fine and you can add comments as long as you don't have to underscore or hyperlink anything.
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8 of 8 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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So So November 13, 2012
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I was at first excited to see a good reads app, but soon after downloading it realized it was way to limited for my liking. I downloaded it for my Kindle Fire and it runs well, it just is not all that I feel it could be. You are only limited to seeing your friends, any messages or updates, and then of course books you have already listed on your shelves. I would like to get to some author information, or perhaps have a link where I can see the monthly newsletter, or even read suggested books, but alas, no such luck. So I am hoping they may update the app, and give a few more useful options. As for now its just so so....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodreads
This app is one of my faves. I use it daily and it's a good way to organize the books I read and review.
Published 19 hours ago by Amy C
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard to navigate
I find this app hard to navigate for a newbie. I have two Goodreads accounts and I am signed in with the wrong one and I cannot figure out how to logout and sign in with the... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Pamala Litvin Marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful!
Helps me to keep up with what I have already read, where I am in a series and what I may want to read in the future!
Published 3 days ago by Lynda B.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great way to trach the books you read or want to read
I absolutely love goodreads. With reading so many books and trying to track the one I want to read became difficult and this has helped me sort through them. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars just a taste but with some spice
Excellent introduction to Spider Shepherd's army days for new readers and an insight into how he morphs into the Spider of later years.
Published 9 days ago by efb
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it as a reader and a writer
Great place for readers and writers to connect. Also a good place to try to win free copies of new books.
Published 9 days ago by Allen W. Ainsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Room was a great book. I like how the book was written through a child's eyes. Very interesting and heartwarming.
Published 10 days ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend
I love Goodreads, I have it installed on all my devices. So many cool features to keep track of your reading and read other reviews and see whats new out there.
Published 10 days ago by JennyAnne Oriente
5.0 out of 5 stars Seems pretty cool so far
Seems on first glance like a Facebook for can you go wrong with that? Have not gotten very in-depth into it yet but plan to
Published 12 days ago by Sandie McIlwaine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App
I am an avid goodreads user so I downloaded this for my kindle. Awesome I use it everyday! If you are a goodreads member worth the time if you are not join goodreads for FREE you... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Lovely Reader
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