Goodreads Grows to 20 Million Readers

Posted by Otis Chandler on July 23, 2013

Big news today at Goodreads! We now have 20 million members, up from 10 million members just eleven months ago.

Seeing more and more readers on Goodreads is inspiring, but what's more important is what's happening as a result. One of the main reasons why Elizabeth and I founded Goodreads is because we believe in the power of books. We believe the ideas you find inside stories can truly change the world. We believe that books make the world a better place. It's why the Goodreads mission is to help readers everywhere find and share books they love. So, you can imagine how much it means to our team to get emails like this:

This is really just a fan letter to tell you how much I adore Goodreads and how much I appreciate its mission. I've been using it since 2007 and it's been integral in introducing me to books and authors that have changed my life (to be maybe a touch melodramatic). Anyway, that's all. Just wanted to thank you for creating it!
All best, Corinne

And seeing tweets like this:

Your love of reading shines through everywhere on Goodreads, from group discussions to ratings and reviews to reading updates. You've written more than 25 million reviews and added more than 620 million books.

On behalf of the entire team here, I'd like to offer you all a heartfelt thank you for being a part of the Goodreads story. In honor of the many creative gifs shared in reviews by our members, we've created one to celebrate the 20 million milestone:

And here we are if you prefer a single shot:

Photo credit: Alison Christiana

Keep on reading!


P.S. Some of our long-term members will notice that our team is looking a lot bigger than in the 2012 photo. We're growing fast and hiring. If you're interested in joining the team, check out our openings here.

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message 1: by Vee (new)

Vee Cool, congratulations!

message 2: by Arwen (new)

Arwen CONGRATS!!!! great website

message 3: by D.G. (new)

D.G. That's amazing! Doubling the numbers in less than a year. :)


message 4: by Anna (new)

Anna Kļaviņa Congratulations and thanks for being great GR!

message 5: by Nan (new)

Nan Congratulations!
Goodreads is just the site for all bookworms to be.
Thank you for everything you guys do to keep the site running smoothly and efficiently!

message 6: by Rita (new)

Rita 20 million and growing :)

Sarah (needs a break from reviewing) Congratulations. Wonder how many new members joined after the Amazon acquisition compared to the previous 6 months. Looks like maybe Amazon was a good thing after all.

message 8: by Nermin (new)

Nermin it's a more exciting news than the royal baby:D

message 9: by Mehsi (new)

Mehsi Congratulations on reaching 20 million! Thanks for the site, it makes keeping track of my book much easier. And I found many new books and also made many friends. :)

message 10: by Jill (last edited Jul 23, 2013 06:06AM) (new)

Jill Dobbe CONGRATS! I am on it several times a day! Thank you GR for your amazing help and guidance for readers and authors.

message 11: by Vamshi (new)

Vamshi Hey congrats..!!

Keep going :)

message 12: by Jiwon (new)

Jiwon Han Congratulation from Seoul, Korea!!

Goodreads has been help me find good and valuable books from global book market.

Hope your growth and development.

message 13: by Usha (new)

Usha Congrats!!

message 14: by Elena (last edited Jul 23, 2013 06:00AM) (new)

Elena Congrats guys! Thanks for this wonderful site!

message 15: by Gisele (new)

Gisele Congrats, that's amazing!! I love GR! :D

message 16: by C.C. (new)

C.C. Congratulations! You really are a big help to us avid readers. Thanks to you I've made friends with amazing people and I've found the greatest books. I wish you more users, more years and more success to come :)

message 17: by Jacqueline (new)

Jacqueline Congratulations, keep on writing

message 18: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Congratulations Goodreads! Thanks for making my reading experiences even better. :)

message 19: by Barb (new)

Barb Love Goodreads and not only to find books but I have met readers and became friends....

message 20: by Shaunaly (new)

Shaunaly Higgins I Love GOODREADS! Thank you for this site and allowing me to keep the hundreds of books that I've read and wish to read organized instead of being a muddled mess in my head and on my many bookshelves in my home :D Congrats on Twenty Million! :D

message 21: by ThePsychopath∞ (new)

ThePsychopath∞ Congratulations

message 22: by Richel (new)

Richel Congratulations from the Philippines!
More power Goodreads!

message 23: by Nguyen (new)

Nguyen Viet Huong Congratulations

message 24: by Latifa (new)

Latifa Begum woooooowwwwwwww!!!!

Goodreads is very smart. I enjoy being with you very much.

Goodreads, I love you! :D

message 25: by AH (new)

AH Congratulations, Goodreads! I've discovered so many books through this website and met so many wonderful people.

message 26: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Wieme Congratulations and thank YOU!!! So GREAT to be a member!!

message 27: by Verónica (new)

Verónica Toro Congrats! I really enjoy this site, its unique!

message 28: by Neil (or bleed) (new)

Neil (or bleed) Goodreads! Yay! Congratulations! :)

message 29: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Congratulations. I've discovered so many great books and friends on this site. Keep up the good work!

message 30: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Congratulations! I love Goodreads and it has certainly introduced me to new books, authors, and people. All of you at Goodreads have blessed me with a wonderful reading experience.

message 31: by Sofia (new)

Sofia Congrats!!!!I love Goodreads...

message 32: by Micah (new)

Micah Way to go Goodreads!

message 33: by Janice (new)

Janice Thank You! I love Goodreads. I spend more time here than I do on FB and more time reading than I ever have done before....Although, I'd like to point out it's your fault my tbr list is completely out of control and there's a good chance I won't get everything read in this lifetime as I keep adding more, which is also mostly your fault. lol

message 34: by Paula (new)

Paula It's a daily visit from me. I love the App and the site, I also love finding others with the same interests I'm a ahem 20 something who loved YA! Most of my favourites have been found through Goodreads

message 35: by Tia (new)

Tia Way to go! I'm soooo happy to have found Goodreads. Only wish I would've joined sooner but didn't know of its existence. Happy to be apart of this EXTRAORDINARY community.

message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

congratulation >>>

and go on
in your good work
this web site >>
a chance for all

i like your work

message 37: by Becca (new)

Becca Tyler Congrats! I just discovered Goodreads a couple of years ago, but don't know what I would do without it. My aging memory appreciates being able to easily keep track of what I've read. Best of all is seeing others' reviews, getting reviews, and keeping my to-read list.

message 38: by Pedro (new)

Pedro Caetano Carvalho Awesome! Thank you for such an inspiring and unique website! Keep the good work. :)

message 39: by Mehrnoosh (new)

Mehrnoosh great :)

message 40: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Congrats!! :D

message 41: by Pat (new)

Pat Congrats! So proud to receive your email that I'm in the top 1% of your reviewers. Goodreads has always been my place to go to connect with authors, and find great books!

message 42: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Carnes Congrat's, I'm so grateful that you started Goodreads. I have always loved books as far back as I can remember. Please keep up the great work.

message 43: by Lizz (new)

Lizz Wow! Congrats!!! :D Love Goodreads, send people here all the time who are booklovers but have never heard of the site. :)

message 44: by Rae Marie (new)

Rae Marie Congrats.... love the site.

message 45: by Noninuna (new)

Noninuna Congrats! when my reading life went on slow motion, GR speed it up. thank you ~

message 46: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Congratulations! Great site.

message 47: by Emilio (new)

Emilio Amaro Congradulations and thank you for a great website

message 48: by Nada (new)

Nada Congratulations! That is awesome. I am so grateful that I found this site and get to be part of it. I am also so proud to get the email that I am in the top 1% of your reviewers!

Books are such a huge part of my life, and I am so happy to be part of this community.

message 49: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Yay! :D

message 50: by Anton (new)

Anton Congratulations! :)) You are awesome! :)

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