2021 is the year of blessings for the book community! Amazon bought Goodreads back in March 2013 and hasn’t provided a meaningful update since. The site’s interface is outdated and abuse on the platform is hardly ever addressed, leaving us begging for improvements and stuck without an alternative. And then… innovation began. The StoryGraph fully launched in January and provided us with an alternative platform to review books without the social media component (and a much needed UI upgrade), and now we have a brand new app entering beta testing: Readerly!
I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting apps and services that the Reader Voracious community would enjoy, and am happy to bring you a first look at Readerly, what you can expect, how you can get in, and my hopes for development.