[Updated] Goodreads app & website down or not working (unexpected error occurred)? You’re not alone

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

Original story (published on June 7, 2022) follows:

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

As of July 2019, the book review and recommendation website had more than 90 million registered users.


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

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

Many are expressing their frustration on social media platforms like Twitter. You can see in the image below the error some are getting when trying to use the service.


It’s not working for me too, from both app and web, I can’t review any book and for some reason it’s not letting me open other reviews

Me too! I just wanted to check which volume came in a series of comics because there’s a billion and now I’m like welp, I should be going to bed anyways

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

We hope the developers soon find out the root cause of the problem. Rest assured, we will update this space as and when we come across more information so stay tuned.

Update 1 (June 7)

05:07 pm (IST): The recent outage with the Goodreads app and website seems to have been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports on Twitter.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Outage Section so be sure to follow them as well.

Featured image source: Goodreads

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.