Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Online Resources for Book Lovers (what websites, podcasts, apps, etc. do you use that make your reading life better?).
I didn’t think I’d have ten to share — here are a selection of apps and websites that make my bookish life a little easier, cheaper, and better:
1 – Goodreads. Need I explain? I’ve been on Goodreads for about 10 years, and while some elements bug me, I value it for easy access to book and author info, and especially as a way to keep track of my own reading and library.
2 – Serial Reader: I love this app! A great way to access public domain titles in easy-to-digest daily installments. I haven’t read a Serial Reader book in several months, but I’ve loved it every time I’ve used it. How else could I possibly have made it through Moby Dick???
3 – Book Riot: Source of bookish info, e-book deals, and giveaways.
4 – BookBub and Riffle – more e-book discounts!
5 – OverDrive: I love this app, for listening to audiobooks borrowed from the library.
6 – Bookshop.org: Buy books and support local bookstores! What could be better?
7 – Libib: I just realized that I haven’t updated my Libib in several months. Argh! I set up Libib to track the unread books on my shelves and as a quick and easy way to figure out what books I already own. It’s easy to use and refer to… but now I need to get in there and bring my records up to date.
8 – My local library‘s website and app, for updates on operating hours, special events, and most of all, putting in hold requests and borrowing digital resources.
9 – I almost forgot to mention my Kindle! Not necessarily the actual device — which I love, but which isn’t an app or online resource — but the Kindle app, which lets me read my books on the go, even when I don’t actually have the device with me.
10 – Probably obvious for anyone who listens to audiobooks, but I use my Audible app all the time!
What do you know… that’s 10 after all!
What are your favorite bookish apps or online resources?
If you wrote a TTT this week, please share your links!