Social Reads

Social Reads
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Peter Mitri

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Download size

3 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • video and still capture
  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • microphone
  • data services
  • speech
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • phone dialer
  • camera
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Social Reads, your reading partner!

Please send me an email with your problems rather than just exposing them in the reviews section, so I could figure out the source of the problem and fix it.

Social Reads is a GoodReads client for Windows Phone. (It is not an e-book reader). It features a very user-friendly UI so you can explore your books and edit your book shelves.
You can also browse GoodReads for books, read reviews and get ratings.
Social Reads also allows you to scan books by ISBN, so you can add them to your virtual shelves effortlessly!!
With Bing integration: when you find a book under 'products' in Bing Search, navigating to 'apps' allows you to look up Social Reads for this book.

Highlights of v1.5.7.0:
- Removed main menu shortcut button in favor of gestures (pinch the screen to show the main menu)

Highlights of v1.7.0:
- Added voice search and voice commands (hold the start button and wait for the popup, say a command like "Social Reads show me the books I'm currently reading", you don't have to open the app first)

Highlights of v1.8.0:
- Notifications!
- Unification (by Liquid Daffodil) support

Highlights of v1.8.4:
- Added the ability to view reviews from compare page
- Added the ability to flick through book shelves when inside a shelf

Highlights of v1.8.5:
- Added link viewer to view goodreads links inside SR

What's new in v1.9.0:
- Added "similar books" support
- Memory optimizations
- Added the ability to adjust the app tile to the phone's theme color
- Skinery support

What's new in v1.9.1:
- Custom background fix
- Editions support
- Added "projected finish date" to reading challenge
- UI improvements

What's new in v1.9.2:
- Removed Unification support as the service is shutting down
- Added lens support

What's new in v1.9.3:
- Search through shelf bug fix

What's new in v2.0.0:
- New design and lots of bug fixes!
Now fetches the book cover images not provided from Goodreads from other sites.
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  • by Rebecca 11/17/2014
    This app looked so promising, but every time I try to actively use it my phone goes blank then restarts. Uninstalling.
  • by Mike 10/29/2014
    Excellent, has all the features I want and it is well designed. I liked I enough to purchase the pro version. Thanks!
  • by vanessa 10/26/2014
    Love this app, especially the scan function
  • by Natanya 10/26/2014
    The app works well, but I'm not a huge fan of the's a bit clunky to me. The interface is better than it used to be, but still not ideal. I do like it better than just using the goodreads mobile site, though.
  • by Gabriel 10/22/2014
    Great App!
  • by M 10/2/2014
    I really like this app, it's easy to use and well organized. The only thing I can't stand is the color scheme. The brick red tone is very unpleasant and not kind to the eyes.
  • by Chakotay1z 9/26/2014
    Like this app!
  • by Brent 9/26/2014
    Great Goodreads app. I actually prefer it to the official apps on other platforms. And it keeps improving with frequent updates. Requested feature: make currently-reading list more accessible, and sort it by recent date descending like the goodreads home page does.
  • by Pam 9/11/2014
    The reviewer who said this has a "beautiful UI" is either clueless or knows the developer. This app is clunky, annoying and unstable. It crashes all the time and very rarely actually does the things it's supposed to do. I've been using it for about a year because of a lack of Goodreads support in other apps. I finally got fed up and downloaded Epiphany instead. That app has a much more pleasant and usable UI and already works WAY better and faster than this app. I am uninstalling this as we speak.
  • by Shamim 8/22/2014
    I really like this app. The most complete portal to goodreads in WP8. But the aesthetic hasn't changed in years, and it hangs up the phone. I'll check up on newer versions.