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Books Books Books: Goodreads App Review | 26 Android Apps in April for the #AtoZchallenge

Goodreads Android App

Many times I pickup a book and start reading only to realise halfway through the first chapter that I’ve already read the book before. With the number of books I read, over the years keeping track has been difficult.

It was this problem that I solved 6 years ago when I first came across Goodreads. But GR does more than this, it gives me stats about my reading, helps me find like-minded readers, has groups that support and challenge me to read more, shows me genuine reviews to choose my next read, and much more.

As you can see I’m sold on Goodreads and a big fan. Amazon’s take over of GR had me a bit worried but they haven’t changed the essence of the site and I’m glad of it. Apart for the website which is hugely powered by the book community Goodreads also has an android app so you can update book info on the go.

Goodreads Android App

What the Goodreads App’s supposed to do


The Goodreads app allows users to do almost everything that can be done on the website. You can mark the book you are starting to read or have finished reading. Mark books as to-read. Make book updates as you read. Write a review and rate the book.

Follow your groups and friends and stay up to date on what they are reading. Get recommendations. Find the best books of the previous year. Keep track of your reading challenge. You get the gist…

Goodreads Android App

How I’m using the Goodreads App

The Goodreads app has a lot to offer but what I use it for the most is to mark books are currently reading or finished reading. i also review books quickly using the app when I don’t have access to a computer or when I want to write a short review and not post it on my blog.

I do use all the other various features the app offers but not so often as I find a lot of them cumbersome to use on the mobile. I prefer the website for detailed browsing.

Goodreads Android App

My thoughts on the Goodreads App

Over all this is one of my favourite apps. It’s almost an app I can’t live without because I helps me keep my book list up-to-date and is a great way to track my reading.

This app is a must have for me. I used to use a third-party app to update Goodreads some years back but this app from Goodreads is way better and it gets better with every update!

App details and links

Goodreads Android

Stars – ★★★★★
Developer – Goodreads
Devices – Android, IOS
Size – Varies with device
Installs – 50,000,000 – 100,000,000
Link – Android Store | iTunes Store

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