Book reading is an incredibly productive habit that most of us hope to infuse into their busy schedules, but don’t have the time to do it.
Well, that was before the pandemic hit. Because in the last year we have seen a lot of things change, people realized the benefit of book reading again.
Don’t believe us yet? Well, in March 2020 we saw the book reading app “Libby” being downloaded over 245,000 times in just 7 days. And if that doesn’t prove how important book reading has become for people then we don’t know what will.
That’s why in this article, we are going to talk about the top 13 book reading apps you can find on the Android and iOS App stores right now. Let’s begin.
Top 13 Book Reading Apps of this Year
One of the best book reading apps that you can find on the market right now is Nook. The app has an incredible library containing millions of different books. The app has an incredible interface and is available on iPhone, iPad, Windows, and Android but not on Macs.
- The app gives you over 75,000 titles free from day one
- You can also add other free samples from the store and add them to your Wishlist
- You can add notes, bookmarks and also highlight the lines that you think are important
- You can also share these notes and pictures that you take from the app with your friends
Another amazing app on the list is Goodreads which is free and is has of the largest online libraries you can find to quench your thirst for book reading. With over millions and millions of titles, the app is incredibly detailed, and yet extremely user friendly and intuitive.
Goodreads is available on Android, iOS, and Windows, but sadly the app is not available on Mac.
- The app provides you with book recommendations according to your taste
- You can also for your favorite book for the Reader’s Choice Awards
- You can also make a list of all of the books that you want to read in the future
- You can also share notes and reading progress with your friends
- You can also join different online book clubs right from the app
- Free of Cost
With over 50,000 books that you can get for free when you download the app, Oodles is an extremely useful app that you can use to up your reading game in no time at all.
The app has over 1000 categories of different books which is enough to keep their 3 million users happy for a lifetime.
The app is available for Android and iOS but sadly it isn’t available on Windows and Mac.
- The app’s library contains books in 10 different languages like Italian, Russian, English, and more
- The app supports different eBook formats like EPUB and FB2, etc.
- You can set the size of the text according to your convenience
- You can also set bookmarks
- The app is free to download but the in-app purchases start at $6.29
If you want a book reading application that can also be used as a writing pad for your material, then Wattpad is the app for you.
The app has over 80 million users that read from the app and write their ideas in it. It is available on Android, iOS, and Windows, but it isn’t available on Mac right now.
- Using the app, you will have access to an incredible community or readers and writers with whom you can share ideas and conversation
- The premium version of the application is ad-free so that you can enjoy your reading sessions without those annoying ads popping up all the time
- You can also talk part in different writing contests and make a name for yourself in such a huge community
- The app is free to download but the premium version of the application is priced at $5.99/month and the Premium+ version of the application is priced at $9.99/month
BookFunnel is an incredibly helpful tool that you can use to publish and deliver online copies of your own material/book to your readers. In short, the application helps you to boost your career as a professional writer/ Book Author.
- You can market your book and also easily publish all of your written works
- Control the audience that has access to download or view your book
- The app has a promotion board that allows you to increase your outreach and find new readers
The app has the following packages for different types of writers/users.
- First-Time Author: Priced at $20/year
- Mid-List Author: Priced at $10/month
- Bestseller: $25/month
Google Play Books is a must-have book reading app if you are an Android user. The application has an incredible library that contains over 4 million titles which can last you a lifetime of reading goodness.
One of the drawbacks of the application is that it is only available on Android and there is no cross-platform availability. Other than that, it’s a no-brainer.
- You can change the font and many other physical aspects of the text that you want to read on the app
- You can get unlimited storage in which you can store all of the books that you want to read
- It will work on every android device and you don’t need a dedicated device to access your content
- The app is free to download, but if you want to purchase specific titles, you will have to spend some money
7. Moon+ Reader
Another amazing app on the list is Moon+ Reader that allows you to read thousands of eBooks straight from its library. The app has some very powerful control features that enable the users to search for the exact title that they want and easily read it.
- This app is a little bit different as it allows the users to use gesture commands to adjust the brightness and many other functions
- A Bluelight filter and a dark mode is available to decrease the strain you get from excessive reading
- You can store your books into handy cloud storage like Dropbox and WebDAV
- The application is free to download but the in-app purchases start from $2.14 for each item
If you want an application that has amazing features to improve readability and is one of the best applications to read books for free, you need Aldiko Book Reader.
The application has over 30+ million users from over 200 countries. It also allows the users to edit the book covers according to their liking and also offers many other features.
- The app supports many different reading formats like EPUB. PDF and also Adobe DRM encrypted eBooks
- The application has an easy-to-use interface which is displayed
- The app is free to download but if you want to purchase a book from the library then prices start from $0.99
9. Serial Box
Serial Box is an incredible application for you if you are a reader of sci-fi, thrillers, fantasy and fiction, and everything else. The application has an immense library that can help you complete your reading goals easily.
The application is available to be used on Android devices, iOS devices, but sadly the application is not available on Windows and Mac.
- You can read different titles and also listen to them using the app
- You can also listen to those titles offline
- You have 5 optimized typefaces and 6 different color combinations in the app
- The interface of the application is quite customizable, and you can modify it to your liking
- The application is free to download but the prices for the different titles you can purchase range from $0.99 to $13.99
One of the most incredible book-reading apps that you can use right now on all your different devices like Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac’s, is FBReader.
The application has over 20+ million installs and those installations are perfectly justified when you use the app’s incredible interface and never-ending library.
- You can store all of your favorite titles in cloud storage lie Google Drive so that you can access them even when you’re off the grid
- You can make different lists of your titles and organize your books according to your liking
- You can easily sync all of your book collections in the interface and also sync
- The application is free to download and also offers in-app purchases if you want to buy specific titles
- The full version of the application is priced at $3.99
If you want an app that allows you to read your fav titles, listen to them as audiobooks, and also show you different videos about them, then OverDrive is the application you need.
The application is available on many different platforms like Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac.
- You can easily customize your reading experience by changing different font sizes, margins, and many other options that the application provides
- The app will automatically return the title you borrowed from the library
- You can borrow an unlimited number of titles from over 30,000 libraries
- The application is free of cost
12. Amazon Audible
Another application that you can use to read your favorite books and also listen to them according to your liking is Amazon Audible. The application is available on many different platforms like Android, iOS, and Windows but it is not available on Mac yet.
- Using the app, you can listen to your fav audiobook from your apple watch
- You can sync all of your books on a cloud database which lets you access the content when you’re off the grid
- You can also listen to the books in your library even if you cancel your membership
- Amazon Audible costs around $14.95/ month
13. Apple Books
Available only on iOS and Mac, the application is an incredible book reading software that allows Apple users to access millions of different titles straight from the interface.
- The application allows you to listen to your fav book or a story in your favorite actor’s voice (No one else does that)
- You can have a list of all of the books that you want to read and keep that list synced to iCloud
- You can see your reading progress in the interface
- The application is free to use on iOS and Mac
We have highlighted the best book reading apps that you can use on any device. If you have any recommendations to add to this list, email us at: [email protected]
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