Goodreads Doubled Its Users in 2012, Published Over 20 Million Reviews

Goodreads Doubled its Users in 2012

Goodreads, the popular reader’s website,  announced through an infographic that their user numbers doubled in 2012 from 6.5 million to 13 million!

Okay, most people I know who read books also use Goodreads - it’s social media for readers and it ties into Twitter and Facebook, too. And yes, I publish reviews on there when I remember.

The most added quote was from John Green’s book, The Fault in our Stars:

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.

And the most reviewed book was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, with some 22,383 reviews to date. Guess I’d better go and read that one, then.

So, do you use Goodreads?

See the infographic here.

Dean Fetzer

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Dean Fetzer is originally from a small town in eastern Colorado, but has lived in London, England, for the past 21 years. After a career in graphic design, he started a pub review website in the late 90’s; He left that in 2011 to concentrate on his thriller writing, as well as offering publishing services for authors, poets and artists. When not writing - or in the pub - he can be found in the theatre, live music venues and travelling.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer January 2, 2013 - 12:06pm

I am on there constantly. The barcode scan on the Goodreads app is the only way I can keep straight whether I have a book or not. I also use it all the time to decide whether to buy a book or leave it at the store.

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff January 2, 2013 - 5:16pm

I use Goodreads all the time and try to post reviews of every book I read. But of course some fall through the cracks.

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SammyB from Las Vegas is reading currently too many to list January 2, 2013 - 9:52pm

I've been using Goodreads since 2010, I think. Unfortunately, I don't think I will be writing any reviews on there anymore. One of my reviews written in 2011, for a John Green book, was copied (word for word) and posted on Tumblr last month by some teenage girl. She is claiming it as her own, yet when you copy the review and paste it into Google, my Goodreads review comes up. How frustrating is that? Someone was so lazy that she plagirized my book review?! [sigh]

It is a great tool though. I always check out book reviews there and on Amazon. If Amazon doesn't have a review, Goodreads usually does. It also helps me keep my books sorted. When I was an English major, I would update each time I finished a book for class.