Hello, book lover. If you’re like me, you might spend a good amount of your free time thinking about books. You read, you research books to find out what to read next, you talk about books, you want to know what others think about books, etc.
I’ve decided to round up and track down some of the best book related websites and apps on the internet. I’ve divided them roughly into categories. Yes, items may appear under several categories depending on how you use them.
*indicates there is an app to go along with the website
[app only] indicates there is only an app for iOS or Android; no website access]
Last updated: 5/10/21
Catalog Your Books
Just For Fun/Helpful Resources
Shop from these online booksellers from the comforts of your own home. Books are available as new books (N), used books (U), or discount/overstock books (D).
- BookDepot D
- Book Outlet D [use my affiliate link to save $10 off your first purchase of $25]
- Half Price Books NU
- IndieBound N
- ThriftBooks NU
These apps/websites have access granted through a library. It is worth checking with other libraries in your county or state to see if you can get a card with them. For example: Overdrive in city A and city B will have different collections. During this pandemic libraries are being a bit more generous with giving out cards including digital cards. Call or visit a library’s website for more info.
- Cloud Library *
- Kanopy *
- Libby/Overdrive *[same company; different name for similar apps]
Free reading apps (app is free and books are free)
Subscription Services [ebook or eaudio]
You will pay a monthly free for access to these books.
- Audible *
- Comixology Unlimited *
- Epic *
- Kindle Unlimited *
- Libro.fm * [Use my affiliate link to get a month free when starting a subscription]
- Book Riot
- Literature Map
- Novelist Plus [library database; check with your local library to see if you have access]
- The StoryGraph
- What Should I Read Next?
- Blurbr [app only]
- Readerly [app only] (invite only right now)
These are sites for you to connect with other readers.
Track Your Reading
Trading or Swapping Books
These sites are pretty much free. The only cost would be postage for one of the parties.