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🐍 Python wrapper for Goodreads API πŸ“š

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This package provides a Python interface for the Goodreads API <http://goodreads.com/api>__. Using it, you can do pretty much anything that Goodreads allows to do with their own data.

Dependencies

This package depends on the following packages:

  • xmltodict
  • requests
  • rauth

They can be installed using pip.

::

sudo pip install -r requirements.txt

If you want to contribute to this package, you will need the nose package as well.

Installation

To install, run the following command from the top-level package directory.

::

sudo python setup.py install

Getting Started

The first thing is to request an API key from Goodreads here <https://www.goodreads.com/api/keys>__. Once you have it, you can create a client instance to query Goodreads.

.. code:: python

from goodreads import client
gc = client.GoodreadsClient(<api_key>, <api_secret>)

To access some of the methods, you need OAuth <http://oauth.net/>__ for authorization.

.. code:: python

gc.authenticate(<access_token>, <access_token_secret>)

Note that access_token and access_token_secret are different from developer key and secret. For the development step, you can call the same function with no parameters to get authorization. It will open a URL pointing a Goodreads page for OAuth permission. For your application, you can direct the user to that particular URL, ask him/her to authorize your app and save the returning access_token and access_token_secret in your database.

Examples

This package provides a Python interface for most Goodreads API methods. Here are a few examples demonstrating how to access data on Goodreads.

Books


Let's access the first book added to Goodreads! It is the book with id
1.

.. code:: python

    book = gc.book(1)

Once you have the ``GoodreadsBook`` instance for the book, you can
access data for the queried book.

.. code:: python

    >>> book.title
    u'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)'
    >>> authors = book.authors
    >>> authors[0].name
    u'J.K. Rowling'
    >>> book.average_rating
    u'4.49'

Authors

You can get information about an author as well.

.. code:: python

>>> author = gc.author(2617)
>>> author.name
u'Jonathan Safran Foer'
>>> author.works_count
u'13'
>>> author.books
[Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Everything Is Illuminated, Eating Animals, Tree of Codes, Everything is Illuminated & Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The unabridged pocketbook of lightning, The Future Dictionary of America, A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by Joseph Cornell, New American Haggadah, The Sixth Borough]

Users


User data can be retrieved by user id or username.

.. code:: python

    >>> user = gc.user(1)
    >>> user.name
    u'Otis Chandler'
    >>> user.user_name
    u'otis'
    >>> user.small_image_url
    u'http://d.gr-assets.com/users/1189644957p2/1.jpg'

Groups

Let's find a group discussing Python and get more information about it.

.. code:: python

>>> g = gc.find_groups("Python")
>>> g = groups[0]
>>> g['title']
u'The Computer Scientists'
>>> group = gc.group(g['id'])
>>> group.description
u'Only for Committed Self Learners and Computer Scientists Who are Starving for
Information, and Want to Advance their Skills Through: Reading, Practicing and
Discussion Computer Science and Programming Books.'

Events


Goodreads API also allows to list events happening in an area.

.. code:: python

    >>> events = gc.list_events(21229)
    >>> event = events[0]
    >>> event.title
    u'Books and Cocktails'
    >>> event.address
    u'120 N. Front St.'
    >>> event.city
    u'Wrightsville'

Documentation
-------------

Read more about this package
`here <http://goodreads.readthedocs.org/en/latest/>`__.

Contribution
------------

If you find an API method that is not supported by this package, feel
free to create a Github issue. Also, you are more than welcome to submit
a pull request for a bug fix or additional feature.

License
-------

`MIT License <http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php>`__

Acknowledgment
--------------

Thanks to `Paul Shannon <https://github.com/paulshannon>`__ for
providing 'goodreads' package at PyPI.

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