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Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
21.Jul.2016
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21.Jul.2016
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21.Jul.2016
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21.Jul.2016
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22.Jul.2016
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22.Jul.2016
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22.Jul.2016
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22.Jul.2016
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23.Jul.2016
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23.Jul.2016
10:005.24 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 15:05

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Having Problems with Accessing Goodreads.com?
▼ LAST 6 MONTHS ...
Barbara Catrett · 21 June 2016 - 20:07
· · Safari 9.0 on iPad

I haven't been able to access my goodreads app on the iPad for at least a week. I get a server over capacity message. Have tried exiting, forced close -- nothing works. Goodreads, we need a fix!!!

Patricia Baisden Romanaggi · 31 May 2016 - 15:26
· · Safari 600.1.4 on iPhone

Help! I haven't been able to load Goodreads on either my phone or iPad. T says that the servers may be over capacity. I've tried logging out and signing back in but get the same message

Kat Davis · 15 May 2016 - 08:14
· · Chrome 50.0 on Android

Here we go again. Goodreads is becoming more and more unreliable. I read a lot because I don't watch tv. This is my entertainment and chill out. Wonder what would happen if all the cable channels went off due to increased demand? Bet they would be fixed pretty swiftly and hardware upgraded to cope. Why not with goodreads?

Makhda Sylviana · 13 May 2016 - 11:07
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Seriously? Again? Wth is wrong with you, GR??

Emily Echols Ginder · 13 May 2016 - 11:04
· · Firefox 46.0 on Mac

GR is down again this mornng.

Nancy Oakes · 13 May 2016 - 10:25
· · Safari 601.1.46 on iPad

Again, goodreads? Jeez! Have I told you my husband works for a tech company that may be able to solve your outage problems?

Pau San Antonio · 13 May 2016 - 10:14
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Nooooo! I need to find a new book to read!!!

Marlene Meijer · 13 May 2016 - 10:11
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

How annoying. it seems goodreads has been down more and more lately. You'd expect now that this site is from amazon and they forced shelfari users to use GR too they could spend some more money on servers

Martha Adam · 11 May 2016 - 11:44
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

It's been down a couple of times this morning, whyyyyy :(

Nancy Oakes · 11 May 2016 - 11:32
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Down again. Sigh.

Thanigai Velan · 11 May 2016 - 10:29
· · Chrome 21.0 on Windows

I miss goodReads !!!

Darla Kidder · 6 May 2016 - 10:19
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Bummer it's down just when I want to enter giveaways.

Cynthia Lasley · 5 May 2016 - 10:32
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

Goodreads is down now 3:31 am 5/5/2016

Damian Parsons · 2 May 2016 - 10:30
· · Chrome 50.0 on Android

Yup. It's down

Jessika Sanford · 2 May 2016 - 10:24
· · Firefox 46.0 on Windows

Nooooooo. I need to update! :(

Valentin Eni · 2 May 2016 - 10:21
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Goodreads.com is DOWN for everyone.
It is not just you. The server is not responding... :(

Fernanda Ferraz · 30 April 2016 - 21:57
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

my good reads site is down for a couple of days!

Sasha Kotliarova · 29 April 2016 - 13:34
· · Firefox 45.0 on Mac

I'm dying without updating my reading progress!

Emily Echols Ginder · 29 April 2016 - 13:22
· · Firefox 45.0 on Mac

Despite what this website says, Goodreads is still down and has been for at least 30 minutes.

Anan Meem · 29 April 2016 - 13:15
· · Chrome 50.0 on Mac

It's still down.

Eve DiNunzio Recinella · 29 April 2016 - 13:03
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

GOODREADS is down for the past 30 mins.

Lisa Hill · 28 April 2016 - 06:45
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Goodreads has been down intermittently over the past hour. Sometimes the home page opens but nothing else will, sometimes there's a message about an error, sometimes there's a message about undergoing maintenance, and sometimes all seems ok for a little while.

Nazzarena Carrau · 28 April 2016 - 06:35
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Page Unavailable
An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!

Paula Gibby · 28 April 2016 - 06:19
· · Safari 8.0 on iPad

Goodreads is down for me too

Karen Roberts · 28 April 2016 - 06:13
· · Safari 8.0 on iPad

Goodreads is down for me tonight after repeated tries.

Mary Baker · 27 April 2016 - 03:08
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

I cannot get Goodreads to load on my computer. I have used this site for years.

Tessa Abston · 13 April 2016 - 22:08
· · Chrome 49.0 on Chrome OS

Super irritated, it's been two days and I can't get to any of my groups. As soon as I click on a discussion topic the whole page freaks out and won't load.

Rita Zani · 4 April 2016 - 10:30
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

site is down. Twitter account acknowledged: e are currently experiencing a site outage. We're investigating and will be back up as soon as possible. So sorry for any inconvenience

Linda Pobuda · 23 March 2016 - 13:48
· · Chrome 49.0 on Android

I can access site fine, see updates, see trending books. Am never able to access my shelves anymore. Just never loads. Cannot move book from reading to read, cannot add to read shelf, cannot scan a book. Cannot access any of my shelves for the past several times I tried to use the app in the past month. Very frustrating. I want to use this.

Kathleen Kilmer · 7 March 2016 - 04:05
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

I am not able to edit or add books, have tried 3 different times this week, get this error: Note, I haven't signed in for quite a while...
"So sorry, but there was a problem completing your request. Please reload the page and try again."

▼ MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO ...
Sarah Tredwell · 2 January 2016 - 03:34
· · Chrome 47.0 on Mac

I've been having this problem on and off for the last week. Started again 5 minutes ago:

goodreads
page unavailable

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

Afraniq Warwick · 22 November 2015 - 03:23
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Goodreads has been down for me for about an hour.

goodreads
page unavailable

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

Emily Echols Ginder · 22 November 2015 - 03:19
· · Firefox 42.0 on Mac

Posted a message two hours ago that system seems to be down. It is still not working and Goodreads staff appear to be on vacation.

Cindi Kelley · 22 November 2015 - 03:18
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

page unavailable

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

Reviews at Large - Douglas C Meeks · 22 November 2015 - 03:11
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Goodreads been down for me for over an hour, maybe 2. Not sure what the problem is, can't post a review.

Srividya Vijapure · 22 November 2015 - 03:09
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

I got the page unavailable message for some time last night but then it was restored, so I was happy. This morning however, it is another tale altogether. Have been getting the page unavailable message for about an hour now. Arghhhh it's frustrating. Please do something!!

Sam Israel · 22 November 2015 - 03:05
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

I can get on goodreads on my kindle paperwhite but have also been getting the page unavailab;e message on my computer.

Harley Martin · 22 November 2015 - 02:58
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

I have also been getting the page unavailable message for the last hour.

Ayse Blackley · 22 November 2015 - 02:31
· · Chrome 46.0 on Android

page unavailable

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

Pauline Easter · 22 November 2015 - 01:57
· · Chrome 47.0 on Windows

All three of my browsers on Windows 8.1 show error messages for Goodreads. My Windows 7 computer accesses just fine. What's up?

Emily Echols Ginder · 22 November 2015 - 01:22
· · Firefox 42.0 on Mac

For me it says, "An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!" every time I try to load a page. It just started for me, but it looks like Scarlet was having this problem earlier.

Scarlett Sims · 21 November 2015 - 15:50
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

For me it says "An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!" every time I try to load a page.

Scarlet Rayne · 21 October 2015 - 22:49
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

And now it has crashed. Honestly was waiting for that to happen because of all the issues I was having, as well as other people I talk to on the website.

Scarlet Rayne · 21 October 2015 - 22:43
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Goodreads is being pretty glitchy, won't let me post anything without refreshing the page about a million times, and when I try to view my group updates it will reload to updates from people I'm friends with instead even when not clicking the button for it. Very annoying. I hope this fixes soon.

Linda Marsh-Eells · 12 October 2015 - 16:12
· · Chrome 41.0 on Windows

why have the winners of the giveaways been pending for a few days now?

Claudia Polydoro · 11 October 2015 - 21:25
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

Goodreads is not available for me. It says processing but it never finishes

Conan Zaid · 1 October 2015 - 11:41
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

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

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 · BellSouth.net

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 · BellSouth.net

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 Goodreads.com 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..

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