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Dru Smith · 4 June 2015 - 13:29
· · Firefox 38.0 on Windows

Reachable if you aren't logged in, but once you log in it is "An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon! ". Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari and the iPhone App. All the same. June 4th

Scarlet Rayne · 25 August 2014 - 07:54
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

I'm getting really upset with this frequently crashing or going down or whatever they want to call it. I've never had this much issues with Goodreads until they switched to the new server. Now its almost always crashing. Before the new server, it crashed on me ONCE in the 10 years that I've used the website, and the crash happened recently back on May 2nd.

Its making me start to wonder if the new server is a bad idea if they are experiencing THIS much problem with it not staying up. On top of which, I get the 'over capacity' a lot more often since they switched servers as well.

Kat Thomas · 17 August 2014 - 06:09
Republic of Korea · Korea Telecom · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

It's currently undergoing Maintenance and they expect it up soon. They are referring people to twitter but I haven't seen a tweet on it yet.

Masters Lil-kitten · 16 July 2014 - 12:01
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

again? Really? Knew it was coming as the "Creepy Girl" pic started popping up for me for the last couple of days, now it's just... nothing. i really shouldn't be all *that* surprised.

Rose Molter · 16 July 2014 - 11:51
United States · AT&T Internet Services · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Yeah, can't get on goodreads just when I was signing up and having fun rating books. Closed the browser and tried to get back on several times with both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, wouldn't work. Hope it comes back up soon.

Marco Sanchez · 16 July 2014 - 11:43
United States · CenturyLink · Silk 3.21 on Kindle Fire

Not during Booktubeathon come on man we use Goodreads daily. I hate when it's down.

Coty Milhorn · 7 July 2014 - 09:09
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I am unsure as to why, but everytime I try to enter my email and password it says I need to reset my password then it says page not found. When I try to reset the password it continues on the same notion that the page is not found

Vicki Hopkins · 7 July 2014 - 09:04
United States · PacketExchange · Chrome 30.0 on Windows

It is down. You can see the intro page but that's it. Other pages returned error messages.

Seth Rumbley · 7 July 2014 - 08:59
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Having issues reaching the site. I can only reach the front page. Sometimes when clicking refresh, I will get an error message.

Carrie Adair · 7 July 2014 - 08:59
United States · Charter Communications · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Unexpected error. I wonder how long it will take to solve the problem. I was in the middle of an update!

Chrissy Martin · 7 July 2014 - 08:51
United States · CenturyLink · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Just got : page unavailable An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!

Internet Nomads · 7 July 2014 - 08:45
Canada · Edmonton Public Library · Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows

"Unexpected error" messages have been popping up the last three days. The front page of the site is working but nothing else. Please update the status of this site to reflect the issues.

Coty Milhorn · 3 July 2014 - 13:59
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

okay idk if it is jsut for me but Goodreads is all sorts of messed up. I look at my home page and it appears like some facebook profile. I really don't like this at all.

Natasha Schwinn · 25 June 2014 - 14:29
United States · AT&T U-verse · Chrome 35.0 on Chrome OS

Not again! I love Goodreads, but I thought they just did an update for servers or something! Shouldn't it be working BETTER? Please please please come back GR! I love you!!! *Chases after* I really need to check on things! Please don't leave me hanging! I need my TBR list!

Coty Milhorn · 25 June 2014 - 14:24
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Okay now I'm pissed Goodreads jsut went down on me and I was in the middle of a huge post. WTF!!! This idiots really know how to piss people off don't they?

Lana Haj Hussain · 7 June 2014 - 08:13
United Arab Emirates · Emirates Telecommunications Corporation · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Goodreads have been down for me for about 3 week ... I can't access the website from my computer nor my mobile phone :(

Mike Glover · 6 June 2014 - 16:19
United States · Time Warner Cable · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Your "Goodreads Website Status History" is inaccurate and useless! Goodreads has been down all day, but you show it's history as being flawless.

Masters Lil-kitten · 5 June 2014 - 12:41
United States · Q-Wireless · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

This site says it's up, but GR just tries to load and load and load... same problem as some others were mentioning earlier.

Jan Seidman Rice · 4 June 2014 - 19:16
United States · Comcast Cable · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

This site says Goodreads is up. But Goodreads isn't posting and won't load. Just like on the prior occasions.

Preston Orrick · 4 June 2014 - 15:12
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Pages take forever to load or don't load at all. Time to add more servers..

Ciara Sippa Webb · 16 May 2014 - 13:06
United States · Comcast Cable · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Every time I try and log-in I receive an error message that saying "page unavailable"...

Debbie Dominguez · 15 May 2014 - 13:47
United States · IQuest Internet · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

I have trouble more often than not in the last few weeks getting into the program. What is going on?

Stephanie Elkins · 3 May 2014 - 05:34
United States · Hughes Network Systems

I can't get in on my iPad, laptop, or my phone. I also tried to get on using my daughters nook. The error message I get is Error: An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be made. This has been going on since last night around 9:00 p.m... Hope it's back up and running soon.

Kimberley MacDonald · 2 May 2014 - 22:18
United States · Cox Communications

Goodreads still down. I thought it would be fixed by the time I got home from work. I miss my goodreads!!!

Srividya Vijapure · 2 May 2014 - 22:11
India · Tata Mobile

Oh No... GoodReads is down here too.. Come on!!! Need to get back on GR NOW!!! Missing it.. Do something!!!

Ci-Ci Clawson · 2 May 2014 - 22:10
Saudi Arabia · King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

I checked before i went to bed, down. I wake up, down. Goodreads, get your act together. I need to check my groups and have people I need to talk to.

Liam Williamson · 2 May 2014 - 21:49
United States · AT&T U-verse

Damn, this really sucks; Goodreads is the only non-narcotic stress reducer I know of...

Wendy Brown · 2 May 2014 - 21:43
Australia · Telstra Internet

Ahh the moment I pull my finger out to update my books on Goodreads to find out it is down.

Dennis Atlasov · 2 May 2014 - 21:41
Russia · Trancom ISP

Worked badly for as long as I remember. Pages loading like it's dial-up, if at all. Just about time it fell completely – maybe now their admins will get their shit together.

Vonetta Farquharson · 2 May 2014 - 21:24
United States · Cable One

Please fix it, this is my favorite site. If I loose my to read list, I am going to cry :(

Nelly Monsterr · 2 May 2014 - 21:21
United States · Verizon FiOS

I need to go on goodreads now! Omg GoodReads get your crap together. We've been waiting all day.

Coty Milhorn · 2 May 2014 - 21:10
United States · Comcast Cable

Okay i'm officially over this Sh*t they need to get their Fing act together like NOW

Kayla Lewis-Shutlak · 2 May 2014 - 20:58
Canada · Shaw Communications

I was on it for 30 seconds before it went down again. Please fix the site!

Kim Wright · 2 May 2014 - 20:53
United States · Time Warner Cable

From Twitter: goodreads @goodreads 2m
Thanks for your patience! Still working on the site. We'd love to be back up soon for your weekend reads.

Coty Milhorn · 2 May 2014 - 20:39
United States · Comcast Cable

It is down again after i just typed a full page until my post box would say no more words allowed.

Kim Wright · 2 May 2014 - 20:36
United States · Time Warner Cable

GR keeps going down and has been down for a while now. I just started a new book and can't continue until I have it recorded on GR that I am currently reading it! Kidding... sort of

Gia Milo · 2 May 2014 - 20:27
United States ·

Oh come ooooon. This is my guilty pleasure after an awful day's work. I need my daily dose of Goodreads :(

Alexandria Benter · 2 May 2014 - 20:16
United States · Charter Communications

sooooo frustrating!!! It works, then it doesn't... it works, then it doesn't... :(

Devin Johnson · 2 May 2014 - 19:48
United States · Verizon FiOS

Fios in northern VA is doing just fine with everything except GR. Of course the day I finish finals and I can't go back to my just for fun book club and actually catch up. Of course.

Scarlet Rayne · 2 May 2014 - 19:42
United States · Time Warner Cable

I have a tab open that has GR on it. I cant refresh it cause GR is down and I have a long extensive detailed post on it >.< that and I don't want to refresh and not see the GR screen

*is hopelessly addicted to Goodreads*

Nicole Petticord · 2 May 2014 - 19:35
United States · Time Warner Cable

Saying it is just down for me? My internet connection is working fine and fast with every other site. I use Chrome and I tried IE and it didn't load in this browser either. Anyone else having a problem again with this site?

Kathy Jo Perry · 2 May 2014 - 16:46
United States · Time Warner Cable

Holy crow!! I never knew how much I was addicted to Goodreads until today!! I just read an extremely painful book that had me so frustrated that I wanted to throw my Kindle and I had no one to share my frustrations with!! It made my reading experience THAT much more painful! Now I'm in need of a 5 star book to cheer me up and I can't do that without Goodreads!! *sigh* Maybe if I send all kinds of positive thoughts it will start working again?! *crossing fingers* LOL.

Kathy Jackson · 2 May 2014 - 16:39
United States · CenturyLink

Goodreads is never down this long!!! Wth is going on? I'd rather Facebook fall off the earth than Goodreads to be down for an hour.

Coffee Club · 2 May 2014 - 16:33
United States · Internet America

But... but... but... Goodreads can't be down! I just finished two books and need to find anoter one! How do I just not go look for another one to buy??? I never realized how much I depend on Goodreads. And to top it off, its a one of a kind website. Why aren't there more sites like it???

David Staniforth · 2 May 2014 - 16:23
United Kingdom · TalkTalk

Just about to type 'my book has broken into the top 1, 000' and then it went down again. Elated and yet deflated at the same time :~/

Carol Conley · 2 May 2014 - 16:21
United States ·

It's up, it's down, it's up, it's down. It's like an intern's head under a politician's desk.

Serenity Wever · 2 May 2014 - 15:46
New Zealand · Vodafone New Zealand Broadband

D= But- but- if Goodreads is down how am I supposed to read reviews for 'Under the Dome' before I start up reading? I guess I can just spend my time writing my review for 'Blinding Knife'... Will still be refreshing every few minutes.

Callie Mendoza · 2 May 2014 - 15:34
Finland · CSC - Tieteen tietotekniikan keskus Oy

I kind of feel like I'm losing my mind... I am checking this site constantly...

Elizabeth Danzig-Teck · 2 May 2014 - 15:19
United States · Time Warner Cable

YES! Goodreads is down. Facebook being down wouldn't bother me at all, but goodreads is a whole different animal. I want my books and my crazy wild and wooly book-aholic friends. Didn't know I was so emotionally attached and addicted. I feel no shame though...

Nicole Petticord · 2 May 2014 - 15:01
United States · Time Warner Cable

Yes, I too am experiencing Goodreads withdrawal! Never thought of this site as an addiction until now. Lol

Anne Sweeney Holliday · 2 May 2014 - 14:56
United States · Atlantic Broadband

I didn't realize I was actually addicted to until NOW! Uggghhhhh!!!

Kathleen Brittney · 2 May 2014 - 14:47
United States · Time Warner Cable

So annoyed. I know it's not their fault but I am literally on GR all the time. Major withdrawal right now.

Coty Milhorn · 2 May 2014 - 14:41
United States · Comcast Cable

Yep, I'm pissed... I am on goodreads for at least five hours a day and this is not working for me at all..

Scarlet Rayne · 2 May 2014 - 14:39
United States · Time Warner Cable

Definite Goodreads withdrawal going on hehe. Mostly because my friends on GR are IRL friends who moved away and hence the only way to keep in contact with them :/ that and I'm collabing with a friend to write a book and we can't work on it in Google Docs cause it can't handle all that we have so far (we already tried it didn't work Google Docs froze up big time)

Laila Marie · 2 May 2014 - 14:36
United States · Comcast Cable

Also having Goodreads withdrawls hah. I just finished a book; I MUST update it to completed! :P

Hope Haugstad · 2 May 2014 - 14:25
United States · CP Internet

Every site goes down from time to time. Breathe, and it will be okay. It will probably be back up by tomorrow at the latest. Let's go play outside! :)

Sheila Jackson · 2 May 2014 - 14:24
United States · Mediacom Communications

I am learning something about myself today. I am way too dependent on Goodreads for my daily book challenge addiction.

Doreen Witkowski Petersen · 2 May 2014 - 14:12
United States · Comcast Cable

I can't even load the home page on my laptop or cell phone. Everything was fine earlier this morning. What is happening?

Johnny Roadman · 2 May 2014 - 14:04
United States · Cox Communications

:( Why we no can get on? I wanna get on. It's odd, Second Life is down right now too, and I'm on these two sites everyday. :(

Natasha Schwinn · 2 May 2014 - 13:47
United States · AT&T U-verse

I'm SOOOO happy to find out it's not just me. Luckily I stumbled upon this site! Otherwise I would have thrown my computer out the window because I'd figure my computer was broke. :P HOPE IT (AND IT BETTER) COMES ON SOON! :D (I'm dying with out my TBR list)

Brenna Pappert · 2 May 2014 - 13:45
United States · Time Warner Cable

both my mother and myself have been having problems since 1pm EST for goodreads. we keep getting something stating goodreads is not responding, page could not be found.

Minttu Lilja · 2 May 2014 - 13:33
United States · Comcast Cable

Goodreads has been answering to concerned tweets on Twitter saying that they have no estimate when the site will be back up and also that all data is safe.

Mike Niccum · 2 May 2014 - 13:31
United States · Comcast Cable

As a legally blind person, I do wish the site had a "reader" option like safari and others. This would especially be nice for the discussion area.

Scarlet Rayne · 2 May 2014 - 13:06
United States · Time Warner Cable

@Minttu Lilja- Thank you so much for copy pasting that Tweet over! I don't have a Twitter, so knowing that Goodreads is down from a power outage is good to know! I hope it is up and running again soon!

Minttu Lilja · 2 May 2014 - 12:50
Finland · Elisa Oyj

They just tweeted "We're still working on bringing the site back up from the outage. We're so sorry for the interruption, and we appreciate your patience!"

Lori Latimer · 2 May 2014 - 12:48
United States · Suddenlink Communications

This started about an hour ago. Earlier I was able to log in as a member as well as just search the site. Thank you GoodReads for all you do.

Scarlet Rayne · 2 May 2014 - 12:41
United States · Time Warner Cable

Maybe they are doing a complete sweep of the website and app that involved taking down the entire website or something?

Scott McWaters · 2 May 2014 - 12:32
United States · Charter Communications

gr is so bush league. Do you ever see twitter, facebook, or even the Amazon commercial site crap the bed at peak time?

Kirk Andersen · 2 May 2014 - 12:28
United States · Computer Sciences Corporation

another Down site "Down for everyone or just me" says Goodreads is up, but when trying to connect I still get a network error. This after about 1/2 hour ago when that site was saying yes goodreads was down.
Edit: OK now the other site is agreeing that GR is down.

Shari Larsen · 2 May 2014 - 12:22
United States · AT&T Internet Services

It worked for me around 10am this morning, but now the site won't open for me at all, and I tried it using 2 different browsers.

Francine Marie Asquith · 2 May 2014 - 12:03
United States · Time Warner Cable

Yep. Down for me too. Im glad its not just me. Hopefully they get it sorted out quickly. I love this site.

Sathya Srinivasan · 2 May 2014 - 11:53
India · Fivenetwork Solution India Internet

ah no! good that it's down for everyone :P hope they sort it out real quick.

Birte Tamm · 2 May 2014 - 11:47
Germany · Deutsche Telekom AG

At least it's not just me... I hope it's just a temporary problem, everything else would suck majorly o_O

Coty Milhorn · 2 May 2014 - 11:17
United States · Comcast Cable

Okay Goodreads being down for maintenance is starting to tick me off, why can't these people get it done during a time that fewer people are on it, I mean really I know they have a record and chart during which times people are actually using goodreads.

Gigi De Young · 2 May 2014 - 10:59
United States · Time Warner Cable

May 2, 2014- Goodreads website and app are both down. Started at about Noon (CST) USA.

Lelyana Taufik · 22 April 2014 - 22:44
Indonesia · Internux

Can't click notification and cant write a review, can't update my status even. But I can do that on my tablet. What to do?

Joe Ahearn · 6 April 2014 - 09:06
United States · AT&T U-verse

Can't log in, and when I try to change my password, I don't get mail to reset.

Linda Marsh-Eells · 4 April 2014 - 06:45
United States · America Online

why can i not see "Giveaways You've Entered" for the past 2 days? Is it just me?

Sarah Boucher · 4 April 2014 - 03:14
United States · Comcast Cable

i was finding giveaways that i won, but it redirects to stupid sera jon's brahms lullaby with singing angels and counting sheep in it.

Cricket McGraw · 26 February 2014 - 09:12
United States · Time Warner Cable

Nothing is working for Goodreads, I can not even get the site to open let alone check my mail or blogs from authors I follow. Something is up for sure.

Aimee Shaffer · 26 February 2014 - 09:10
United States · The City of Wadsworth

Goodreads isn't working for me today - anyone else having problems, too?

Emily Hess · 26 February 2014 - 08:58
United States · Comcast Cable

"page unavailable An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!"

Jeanne Miller · 26 February 2014 - 08:25
United States · Verizon FiOS

"page unavailable An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!"

Winnie Tam · 5 February 2014 - 12:47
United States · AT&T Services

Page Not Found

The page you requested doesn't exist. Please check the url again, or visit the home page.

Andrea Bewley · 29 December 2013 - 20:25
United States · AT&T U-verse

cannot access Goodreads - say url can't be located; won't sign me in thru Facebook

Roberta Anderson Kilstrom · 23 November 2013 - 19:00
United States · AT&T Internet Services

Suddenly tonite the Good Reads site is saying my name and password are not in their system. The site remembers my password. Wrongly? There seems to be no way to change my password either.

Joanne Welfl · 16 November 2013 - 09:07
Canada · Telus Communications

the site opens on my computer for about 10 seconds then says not available.

Nina Caramelita · 17 October 2013 - 10:16
Finland · Elisa Oyj

I've also reported the problem & received the following mail :

Thanks for reporting the issue! What you describe is a known bug that our developers are currently working to fix. We're very sorry for the inconvenience, but we'll be sure to keep you updated on our progress.

Emily Wu · 16 October 2013 - 23:33
Finland · Elisa Oyj

I have the blender view also. Unable to sign in. Just sent them a message reporting the problem.

Nina Caramelita · 16 October 2013 - 18:45
Finland · Elisa Oyj

Same here, although I get 'something', it's like they've put the page in a freaking blender LOL Shit happens, but it's been 2 days ... erm? Hello?

Sari Koskinen · 16 October 2013 - 17:44
Finland · Elisa Oyj

I can't sign out because its only did again that I'm my profile and not lock out... only thing is that those site tell click this that you can sign out, but comes every time this same site again, and this is not normal thing how this should work.This is not so nice thing and also it looks like crap now when anything isn't in right place or normal place. And of course it's didn't even give to me first sign in without new account (not with my fb or twitter account etc...) which is not the right thing how this should work also.

Mara Cunnett · 16 October 2013 - 05:08
Australia · Telstra Internet

It's been down for me for 6 hours. "page unavailable: An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!" Is it possibly down in AUS?

Jo Gillespie · 12 October 2013 - 09:12
United States · AT&T U-verse

I have been getting this message for two days now. Page you requested does not exist. Please check URL again, or visit homepage.

Karen Gooderham · 8 October 2013 - 08:13
United Kingdom · BT

Hi I having been trying for the last 2 days to get on goodreads. Click on homepage then says Page you requested does not exist. Please check URL again, or visit homepage. Please help missing goodreads.

Esther Bradley-deTally · 17 September 2013 - 23:43
United States · AT&T Internet Services

haven't been able to get on all nite; I get my site, and punch in title of book and then page appears, "unable to..."

Hope Haugstad · 27 August 2013 - 07:20
United States · CP Internet

Goodreads is down for me at work. I'm using IE 8, so it really shouldn't be a problem. It says repeatedly that there are errors on the page. I can't install another browser on my work computer, and this is the site I use in my downtime. Really disappointed with the incompatability.

Lorna Driscoll · 25 July 2013 - 07:06
Canada · Xplornet Communications

I can access from my iPad but not from my laptop. For the past two days I've been getting the message "page cannot be found". Frustrating because, with the iPad app I can't seem to figure out how to invite friends using an email address which I can do on the laptop.

Natalie Hufton · 6 July 2013 - 12:29
United Kingdom · BT

everytime I log on it loads to 'page cannot be found error' page automatically without me even clicking on anything

Alisa Tazioli · 4 June 2013 - 10:16
United States · TEKsystems

I too am experiencing the page not found problems reported by others, have since yesterday. I noticed when I click on a link to get to a discussion that when it then goes to the page not found error message the URL changes! after it shows /undefined and then the rest of the URL link. Please fix this! Help! I am absent from moderating an ongoing discussion!

Wendy Larish · 4 June 2013 - 09:12
United States · Verizon FiOS

Still not able to navigate through the site, although I can click into discussion pages from email updates, but can't navigate anywhere else from there. What's REALLY frustrating is that there doesn't appear to be any way to make Goodreads aware of this problem as I can't successfully click in to HELP on the site.

Just tried accessing from another PC/laptop. Was able to successfully login, however, I get the same "Page Not found" errors when trying to navigate through the site.

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