Goodreads app and website down or not working? You’re not alone


New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….

The original story (published June 7, 2022) follows:

Owned by Amazon, Goodreads is a popular social cataloging website where users can view and discuss books and quotes, among other things.

As of July 2019, the book reviews and recommendations website has over 90 million registered users.

That said, many Goodreads users are now reports that the website and app are down or not working at the moment.

Some first thought it was a problem on their end and tried resetting their internet connection, clearing the browser cache, deleting cookies and even trying a new browser, but nothing does seem to help.

Many are venting their frustration on social media platforms like Twitter. You can see in the image below the error that some get while trying to use the service.


It’s not working for me too, both on the app and on the web, I can’t review a book and for some reason it won’t allow me to open other reviews

Me too! I just wanted to check what volume came in a comic series because there’s a billion and now I’m like welp I should go to bed anyway

Unfortunately, there is no official word from Goodreads if the app and website are down or not other than the support page suggesting users to reinstall the app.

We hope that the developers will soon discover the root cause of the problem. Rest assured, we’ll update this space as we have more information, so stay tuned.

Update 1 (June 7)

5:07 p.m. (IST): The recent Goodreads app and website outage appears to have been resolved as we encountered no new user reports on Twitter.

Update 2 (September 22, 2022)

11:55 a.m. (IST): New reports on Twitter and Downdetector now report that Goodreads is down again or not working for many.

Update 3 (September 23, 2022)

12:45 p.m. (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent Goodreads outage has now been resolved.

To note: We have more such stories in our dedicated outage section, so be sure to follow those as well.

Update 4 (8 November 2022)

10:50 a.m. (IST): Reports on Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and Downdetector indicate that the Goodreads app and website are down and not working.

Featured image source: Goodreads

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