Raise your hand if you spend too much time on your phone? Guilty as charged.
There are so many great apps for the iPhone and Android - it’s easy to get lost in the phone vortex. And that means there are some amazing book and reading apps out there! So today I am going over 10 apps every book lover should have on their phone. Or at least a few of them.
So without further ado, here are my recommendations:
Ever fancy reading a classic book but just don’t have the time to read it? Let’s face it, a lot of classic literature is daunting - length and written wise!
This app lets you read classic books in daily bite-sized bits! Serial Reader delivers a new part of a classic book every day. Read each issue in 20 minutes or less! Choose from more than 550 classic books - all for free!
Litsy is a social media platform. It is a place to share and discover your favorite books with friends and family. How awesome is that?
Browsery By Barnes & Noble
This is a new app by Barnes & Noble. Basically it’s a recommendation app. You start in putting in titles or authors that you would like recommendations based off of, and then Barnes & Noble will give you suggestions. I love this idea because you can find similar authors in a quick and easy way. I have tried this app with Christian authors and books - and I got similar suggestions back. So it works wonderfully!
Do you want to read more Non-Fiction but don’t want to read the entire book? For just 15 minutes a day you can read book summaries of the most popular non-fiction books. I downloaded it just to check out the selections. I didn’t see too many Christian non - fiction. I saw a few from Pope Francis so there are some but not too many.
They offer a 7 day free trial and then it’s $80 a year. However, you can read the daily book for free. So there is no obligation to the membership.
If you love the library you NEED this app! This is a way for you to check out books from the library from the comfort of your home. This is great for those that live in rural areas and have to drive a distance to the nearest library. This app is free! You do need to have a library card from your town/city in order to borrow a book.
I love Goodreads! This is a great app for bloggers and non bloggers alike. This is a place to find books, do fun quizzes, find fun quotes, discuss books on forums, and much more! Also there is a book challenge you can do on this app. Want to read 20 books in a year? You can create that challenge!
Do you love organizing and cataloging everything you have in your home? If you have a lot of books this is app lets you scan your books, movies, music CD’s, and video games. You can also tag, review, rate, and make notes.
I think this would be wonderful to have if you live in a area that is prone to natural disaster’s - i.e. tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. That way you can file a claim - showing the value of your collection towards the insurance. This would also be great if you are about to move- don’t we all lose one or two books?
This app is for kids (maybe kids at heart too). It is app that lets you access over 25,000 children’s books. This would be great for road trips and those times you need your kids entertained. And if you are a homeschooler- they have a special membership access!
Epic! offers a 30 day free trial and then afterwards it is $7.99 a month.
Dr. Seuss Treasury
Another adorable kids app. This app is pretty much as the title suggests. It is a app exclusive to 55 of the Dr. Seuss books. How neat is that?! It’s kind of tempting getting this for myself! I believe it’s only available for the iPhone at this time.
They offer a 7 day free trial and then afterwards it is $11.99 for 3 mos and $39.99 for a year.
I am one of those that counts reading magazines as actual reading. I mean you are reading something - right? My guilty pleasures are People and Hello Canada Magazine. Texture is a app that allows you to access magazines - unlimited for just $39 every 3 mos. That is the cost of just a couple magazine subscriptions! They have every category available from science, news, fashion, outdoors, etc. You can also read past issues and download certain articles you like. I have personally subscribed to this app for about a year now. I absolutely love it - and have never had a issue reading or accessing any of the magazines.
What book and reading apps do you like using? Share in the comments!