When you’re a reader, you might be interested in certain things. For example, you might want to be able to track the number of books you read. You might want to time yourself on how long it takes you to read one book. You might want to be social and share your reads with someone.
Luckily, the Internet exists and has provided us with numerous apps to keep us bookish folks updated and organized. I know that I have three very favorite bookish apps that keep my reading life pretty simple and organized. Here’s what I use:
This is my holy grail. This is my reading journal. This is the place I go to keep all my reads organized. I probably use Goodreads every single day and always keep up-to-date with what I’m reading and what other people are reading. It’s also where I keep a copy of all my reviews just in case WordPress collapses and deletes everything from me.
I also love Goodreads because all my friends are on it. I can see what they’re reading, share my thoughts with them, and they can do the same with me.
Libby is a new app for me, but it has quickly become my favorite. I don’t know what I was doing before this app existed. Probably just borrowing the books from the library like everyone else.
Basically, this is the app you use to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your library. It connects to devices like your Kindle and you don’t have to stress going online or to the library to borrow them. All you do is add your library card and get to browsing.
What I really enjoy the most is that you can deliver the books to your Kindle or you can read/listen to books directly from the app. This is so convenient when I’m on the run and I forget to bring my Kindle. I’m also getting into audiobooks so this allows me to listen to them and not pay for a subscription.
Seriously, I’m in love with this app and it’s for libraries so you’re not only reading more but you’re also supporting your local library.
I thank the stars for Bookly especially when it comes to readathons. If you’re a data nerd like I am, then you may like an app like Bookly. It allows you to track your current reads and time yourself. I love doing readathons and those require certain hours between certain days. I can easily track my times through the app and also the app learns how much time I would need to finish a book. It really helps me with my timing because I’m always trying to maximize my reading time and getting the most done.
3 thoughts on “My Three Favorite Bookish Apps”
Goodreads addict here! I’ve been on it since forever, and it is an essential part of my book lover’s toolkit. That said, the app hasn’t been performing very well for me lately, so I find myself using it online a great deal more these days.
Bookly is great as well. It was sort of glitchy in the early days, but seems to have improved. They certainly have made some decent updates as of late. But I used it last night with the Countdown feature, and that didn’t work. I set it to 45 minutes and it alarmed at 33 minutes. But a least the reading timer seems to be working consistently. And like you, I love that data!
I loooove Goodreads, but I think when life slows down I’ll make a spreadsheet to keep track of a few more things than Goodreads allows. I’m also very curious about Bookly! I haven’t tried it yet
I am absolutely going to get Bookly now. I love to look at my reading stats, and as someone who wants to maximize my reading time also, I’m keen to see my improvement.