Goodreads — Book Recommendations and Reviews
As opposed to providing a clean or intuitive interface from which to download new books, or get your reading done, Goodreads is truly unique in that its one of the only apps for book lovers that are looking to fall further in love with books. The app is designed primarily to connect readers with other readers, In this way, not only can you meet other, like-minded people with whom to share your personal book collection, but you’ll also get to discover what they’re reading, too, which is a great way to find out about new titles or must-reads that you’ve yet to get into.
The next time you’re in a book store, feel free to use Goodreads to scan the barcode of any title at all, thereby adding it to your in-app “to read shelf,” and you’ll be able to browse user reviews, insight, and commentary before making a decision to buy it. Furthermore, Goodreads will provide you with personalized, curated recommendations on what to read — based on your interests — and, once you find your next book, you can either save it to your “want-to-read” list, or find it for the cheapest price on the web.
With more than 35 million active members around the world, who’ve collectively uploaded over a billion reviews and recommendations, no other app of its kind even comes close to rivaling the vast and far-reaching depth of the Goodreads community of readers. So if reading, and discovering great new books, are some of your favorite things to do, then Goodreads for iOS or Android is the best — and free — way to fulfill your literary fantasies.