Review: The StoryGraph

Star rating guide

Each star here means something specific:
Can you easily get books in?
Can you easily get books out?
Can you organize your books?
Does it tell you when your friends add a book, or finish one?
Is there a phone app?

A green-glowing star signifies a standout feature.

The StoryGraph
thestorygraph.com

Can you easily get books in?
Yes. StoryGraph handily imports from a .csv.

After you upload the .csv, the import runs in the background. There's no progress indicator, but you get an email when it completes, and it politely declines to start another while the first is running.

The import imported 658 of my 659 books. It did a great job.

The import page has helpful instructions for helping new users deal with inconsistencies in Goodreads' data.
Can you easily get books out?
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Yes! Theres a .csv download option:
Manage Account -> Manage Your Data -> Export Storygraph library.

The data export was very helpful in verifying correctness of the import.

One minor quibble - Only 13 of the books in my export had non-blank ISBNs!
Can you organize your books?
Yes. But it's a little tricky. The main page has a "to-read pile" section, with a link a screen where you can search within your unread books.
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The corresponding screen for your already-read books is harder to find:
Upper-right menu -> Your StoryGraph -> "Read Recently" section -> "View all"
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You can add tags to books. To see those tags:
Upper-right menu -> Your StoryGraph -> "Books tagged" section

I do wish The StoryGraph had a unified list of all my books in the system. With the read / unread status as just another filter.
Does it tell you when your friends add a book, or finish one?
Yes!
Upper-right menu -> Your StoryGraph -> "Community"

This shows a list of reviews and started-reading notifications from followers.

At the time of this writing, I could not find any way to invite people via email, or get email update notifications.
Is there a phone app?
Yes there is! And it works rather well.
 
StoryGraph General impressions
The StoryGraph has great potential and momentum. If it had easy friend invites, email notifications, and a spreadsheet-like list of your books, it would be literally better than with GoodReads.

The UI is clean and spacious. The tradeoff for this is needing to tunnel through the hamburger menu to reach many commonly used screens.

The StoryGraph is under rapid development. Expect this review to change in the future.