The first one is a given......
1. GoodreadsIf you are not already signed up, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and follow me. This is a huge social networking site just for readers. Post your reviews, get recommendations, and enter tons of giveaways! Yes, you do win. I have won around four so far just in the last year.
is used through your library for borrowing books for free! All you need is a library card from your local library. Check out audiobooks and ebooks on any device. This is how I read way more and it's always free. Place holds for the latest books released for no cost.
Another app through your library where you can download free books! Library card needed. Libby is by Overdrive.
I use Hoopla through my library to stream audiobooks, comics/graphic novels, ebooks, movies, music, and TV. You are able to download or stream content to all devices for free with just a library card. The selection is endless!
5. Serial Reader
This app has gotten me into reading classics at a much faster rate. Reading classics are no longer daunting for me. It's great for readers that are new to reading classic novels. The app gives you free classics to read every single day in 20-minute bite-sized pieces. This helps you get those classics off your TBR shelf. It also helps you form your daily reading habits/goals.
An app that allows you to read reviews and compare customer ratings. I use this app to track and manage the books that I own. The app gives you stats on your reading to help you improve your reading rate and even lets you set goals!
8. My Books
Helps you keep track of the books that you have read or want to read by sorting them into folders. Books can be added by scanning their barcode with your cell phone to easily add books into different folders. Look at book ratings and reviews from other readers. I like using this app for blogging because I can sort books into my own titled folders for certain blog posts.
9. KindleThe one thing that I love about Kindle is the personal book recommendations based on the books that you have read. There is a library of over a million ebooks and more! You are able to access from your local libraries to borrow books and even sample books before purchasing. The built-in dictionary is the greatest tool in my opinion. Making reading that much easier when you do not know what a word means.... Especially in daunting classic novels or books for school/work. The app allows you to customize your reading experience.
What are some of your favorite bookish apps? Which apps are essential to your reading life? I know these apps have helped me to be able to read more at a faster rate. Plus, it's fun to know my own personal reading habits. I love being able to see visually my reading statistics in graphs etc. What about you?