I have been wanting to do a post like this for a while now, so I am thrilled that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is pushing me to fianlyl do it. I love bookish websites and apps, and I am excited to share a few of the ones that I have found helpful. I am even more excited to discover new ones through everyone else’s recommendations!
I have been using The Storygraph for over a year now and am coming up on a year of being a plus member. If you are looking for an alternative to Goodreads, this is it! I have tried so many other platforms and The Storygraph is my favourite. Something I appreciate is how the website is always evolving and the creators really take users opinions into consideration. The Storygraph has changed so much since I last spoke about it on my blog, so I have plans to write a post highlighting all my favourite features. So, look out for that soon!
Try The Storygraph f you want half star ratings, trigger warnings, a pletora of stats, and unique book recommendations!
I have fallen in love with audiobooks over the last few years and have tried so many apps for audiobook listening. Scribd, Anyplay, and Libro.fm are three of my favouite paid subscription services.
Scribd has a great catalogue of audiobooks and ebooks, though you are limited to how many audiobooks you can listen to a month. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it, but I still use Scribd all of the time!
Anyplay has a similar catalogue to Scribd and there doesn’t seem to be a limit. The app is a little bit glitchy though and you cannot listen faster than 1.75X speed.
Libro.fm is like Audible, in that you pay a monthly fee for a credit to use towards an audiobook; however, Libro.fm supports independent bookstores, which I love! I also adore their influencer program, so if you have more than 1000 followers on a single platform, it is worth looking into.
Bookshop.org is another amazing way to support independent bookstores! It is simply a place to buy books online, but a portion of the profits goes towards independent bookstores.
Bookbub is described as a book discovery service and I love their newsletters! If you are an ebook reader, BookBub is a great way to find daily ebook deals.
If you are like me and you love bookish news, I highly recommend LitHub. I have read so many interesting articles on LitHub, from author interviews to think pieces. I also love their newsletter!
The website for AddAll needs an update in terms of how it looks, but I love how simple it is! If you want to find the best deal on a book, AddAll will search the internet for you. You can compare prices, shipping times, and the number of available copies. Such a handy tool!
39 thoughts on “Online Resources for Book Lovers”
I’ve discovered Scribd last year, it’s a great resource for all the ebooks!
It really is! I’m always impressed with the selection.
AddALL was on my list, too!
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-online-resources-for-book-lovers/
Such a good resource!
Great list, some of these are new to me so I will check them out 😊
I am so glad!
So many of these are new to me! I really need to check out AddAll to shortcut my shopping.
It is such a perfect tool for that!
Great list – I hadn’t heard of a lot of these.
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!
I am so glad!
Out of the three audiobook platforms you chose which one do you think is most worth your money? I have a very slim budget for books but I really want to start listening to audiobooks because I can do other things while still “reading”.
I think start out with Scribd! You can use a code for 60 days free to see if you enjoy it! Here’s my link if you are interested, but many people have codes as well! https://www.scribd.com/g/6yw725
Fab list! I love bookshop org too!!!
It’s the best!
I didn’t know about AddAll!! Thanks!
It’s a hidden gem!
Lit Hub is such a good website! There are always articles on there with points I’d never have considered (which I guess makes it a good article) and their short fiction section is also a bonus!
Right?! I read something on there every single day.
I just joined Storygraph while reading this article because I like some of the aspects that Goodreads doesn’t have.
I’m so happy to hear that! I use both The Storygraph and Goodreads but use the features of The Storygraph so much more often.
Checking out LitHub right now!
I hope you enjoy it!
A great list of resources!
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!https://readbakecreate.com/5-booktube-creators-worthy-of-checking-out/
I love LitHub!! Love their articles.
They are always so interesting!
I haven’t heard of most of these, so thanks for the heads-up!
I’m so glad I could put them on your radar!
This is such a useful post, thank you. It’s very easy to fall back on the A**z*n run websites which means alternatives don’t get a look in. I also love audiobooks and will definitely look at Scribd and at LitHub.
Exactly! It’s hard to avoid that company in the bookish world!
I’ve found some amazing deals on BookBub! Just yesterday I went on a mini spending spree that I felt less guilty about since the books were all 99p! 😂 I also need to use The Storygraph more—I think what’s stopping me is that I haven’t really figured out how to use it properly (like how to add friends LOL) and I still find GR more complete! Great list 🙂
Right?! The deals are amazing!
I know that they are working on the community aspect of The Storygraph, but I still use Goodreads as well!
I have not tried Scribd, but I think I really should! Great list of resources, thanks!
It’s worth trying for sure! Especially since you can get 60 days free to try it and see what you think!
Great list, I will be looking into the Literary Hub. Here is my link: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/10/top-ten-tuesday-online-resources-for.html
I hope you find something on there you enjoy!
Thank you for the recomendstions.
This was such a resourceful article. Thanks ☺️
I am so glad it was helpful!