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6 Awesome Android Apps for Book Lovers and Avid Online Readers

6 Awesome Android Apps for Book Lovers and Avid Online Readers

Being a bookworm and an avid reader myself, I always try to find a way to read. Anyplace, anytime. I do own and use a Kindle Paperwhite, but I don’t carry it always with me. What I do carry always with me is my mobile phone. And what comes with a mobile phone? Yup, you got it right, APPS! These are the best apps for booklovers on the move.

GoodReads

With over 5 million downloads Goodreads is one of the largest social network for the readers around the world. With this application in your android phones you can have access to thousands of book reviews by your friends and other Goodreads members.

Goodreads popular app for book readers

Comprising of a catalog of more than 12 million books the app is more like your virtual bookshelf & more than 35 million members who have added more than 1 billion books. You can rate their books & give recommendations as well.

Also, you get suggestions for different books based on the book clubs you joined, your taste & preference etc. Download & discover new books for you to read via Goodreads.

A stripped-down version of Goodreads is also found in Kindle app.
Google Play Store: Download Goodreads app from Google App store

Bookqueue

The app is free and very simple to use. Meant for the Windows Phone users, it serves the very basic function for the readers and that is, as the name says ‘Bookqueue’, so this app lets you create a queue of the books you would love to read in the future.

Bookqueue app for reading bestseller books

Sometimes it happens that you get to hear about interesting books through your friends & its human tendency to forget the names, so here this app helps you to add to the app what others suggested you to read for later reference purpose.

You’ve different ways provided to find the book you want to read. Voice search is there, you can even scan barcodes and find your book. You can add on another books in queue as you at busy reading one book. So as not to miss your favorite.

Kobo

Kobo has got world’s best eBooks, magazines, comics and children’s books, and that too ample of it which could be read easily on a mobile or tablet. You can adjust the size & style of the text as per your convenience.

Kobe eReader app for eBooks

The app even allows you to share favorite quotes from the ebooks you read on your social media Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. 10 million downloads already showing with 4.2 ratings out of 5 stars.
Google Playstore: Download Kobo app for Android based phones

Google Playbooks

With millions of items available for free, Google play books is the most downloaded app by the users. Yes, its got 1 billion users presently.

Google playbooks gives you excellent reading experience from millions of books including new releases, New York Times bestsellers, textbooks and free classics covered there too.

Also, you get suggestions for different books based on the book clubs you joined, your taste & preference etc. Download & discover new books for you to read via Goodreads.
Google Play Store: Download Goodreads app from Google App store

Scribd App- World’s Largest Digital Library

They call it – A World of Books- Holding the world’s largest digital library, the app, gives you unlimited access to over 100,000 books right from New York Times bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners, and the most buzz-worthy books and audiobooks to comics & so on.

Covering all the genres & sections including fiction, nonfiction, self-help, business etc. The best part is if you take monthly subscription which is just $8.99 per month, you’ll have the choice of books from over 900 publishers.

Scribd shows the figure as 10 million downloads with 4.3 ratings on a scale of 5. Cool! Isn’t it?

Kindle App for Android and iPhone

Kindle gives you access to over 1.5 million of books. You can shop for e-books including bestsellers & the latest releases. Its inbuilt dictionary allows you to search for the meaning of the words instantly as you read.

Kindle book info screen on iOS

You even get to go through sample books before you buy finally. Kindle is meant for all types of readers whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader, you can get your choice of reading stuff from kindle store easily.

The app has 100 million Downloads already which shows clearly how loved it is amongst all. This is the app I mostly use.

 

Over to you

Whic of these apps do you use? What do you like best? Put it down in the comments below!

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