Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is Online Resources for Book Lovers (what websites, podcasts, apps, etc. do you use that make your reading life better?). I almost skipped this week’s topic because I just couldn’t think of anything beyond Goodreads at first. I put on my thinking cap though and was finally able to come up with a complete list of resources that just make my book-loving heart happy.
Online Resources That Enhance My Reading Life
1. Goodreads.com – It probably goes without saying that this is the main online resource I use in my reading life. I use it to track my reading, to reads reviews to see what new books I might want to read, and to keep my reading wishlist all in one place.
2. Overdrive.com – A way to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks for free, that works through my local library? Heck yes!
3. Scribd.com – Pay a reasonable monthly fee and read as many ebooks and listen to as many audiobooks as you want. They have a pretty decent selection, including new releases, so I use it when I’m way down the list for library holds and am too impatient to wait.
4. Kindle App – I have this app installed on every device I have and love that any ebook I’m reading will sync across all of the devices. This is my preferred app for reading ARCs as well as other ebooks.
5. Audible App – I don’t buy too many audiobooks but my husband has a subscription to Audible so I’ll occasionally use his credit to get audiobooks that are Audible exclusives. One of my favorite things about this app is that it has more reading speed options than any other reading app I use.
6. Get Booked Podcast – I don’t really listen to many podcasts but I tried Get Booked from Book Riot and enjoyed it. Who can resist a weekly show that gives personalized book recommendations to help grow your TBR? LOL!
7. Novel Pairings Podcast – Again, I don’t listen to many podcasts but I came across this one and thought it was fun. The goal of this podcast is to make classic novels “readable, relevant, and fun.”
8. Bookoutlet.com – I’m kind of cheating here since this is more about book collecting than it is actually reading, but anywho, I use this site to buy cheap copies of books I want for my collection. You can sometimes catch some pretty amazing sales and pick up titles you’re looking for as low as $1.99. I pick up a lot of older books this way, especially if I’m trying to read an author’s backlist and can’t find it on any of the other sites and apps I use.
9. Bookbeau.com – This is another site that isn’t really about reading but that just enhances my overall love of books. They sell book sleeves and other great bookish merchandise.
10. Fly Paper Products – Literary Gifts for Book Lovers – Yet another retail site that feeds my bookish addiction. They sell so many great bookish gift items. I especially love their wooden bookmarks and their mugs.
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