Wednesday, February 8, 2017

DISCUSSION: Bookish Apps

Today, I thought I would share a few book related apps that I use all the time.

1. Goodreads
Of course, this one is a given. I read quickly so I am on this app to track my books ALL THE TIME.

2. Google sheets
I have become OCD with tracking my books read. I like to keep this spreadsheet to keep track of details that I can't really keep track of on Goodreads. In addition to the columns shown, I also track the genre and whether it is young adult, adult, or new adult.

3. Serial Reader
I LOVE THIS APP! You know how classics can be so tough to read because of the language and the fact that all classics have a tendency to move really slowly? It always feels like they take me forever to read. This app has SO MANY classics on it and it basically divides all of them into easy ten or fifteen minute "issues." You pick a classic and just commit to reading ten minutes a day. How easy is that? I have already read several of them. It makes it so much easier to actually finish a classic! If you are like me and you want to expand your reading to include some classics, but you are intimidated, this app is perfect!

4. We Read Too
Just discovered this one and while it is a little limited, I am still loving the concept. It's basically a resource that provides names of books written by authors of color featuring characters of color! I love that, especially since it can be tough to find books with more diversity sometimes. Right now, they only have children's fiction and young adult fiction, but they are working to expand that. And they do have a section where you can submit your own recommendation.

What apps do you use on a regular basis? Are there any new ones you can recommend?


  1. That spreadsheet looks bad ass but I know I would never keep up with something like that. I of course use GR. I just downloaded Serial Reader!!! Great post!

  2. I have finally decided to try using a spreadsheet to track some more reading stats this year. I love the sound of those last two apps! I hadn't heard of them before.

  3. Along with Goodreads, I love Litsy. And I just discovered Bookout but I haven't played with it yet.

  4. I already have the Goodreads app but the other two sound really cool! I've been trying to read classics for a while now but it's so difficult when I don't have a physical copy but I'm lazy and don't want to get a physical book. I'm also always looking for more books by diverse authors and sometimes, like you said, it can be difficult! I'll definitely be trying those two apps out!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  5. Dude, these are awesome! I had no idea that the last two even existed! I use a realllly basic ARC chart, but really never on my phone, and Goodreads. And that is seriously it because I am a mess. But I am DEFINITELY going to check out that last one, that looks fabulous!

  6. Wow your spreadsheet looks top notch, I need to do something like this it would be perfect for me!

    Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader

  7. I only use Goodreads, but I've been thinking about tracking my read books better with a spreadsheet. I don't know that I'll actually get around to doing it though and the further into the year I get, the less motivated I feel to do it because I already feel behind. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  8. I use Goodreads, but not the app. When I tried it before, I didn't really like the interface. I'll have to try it again to see if anything has changed.

    Tanya Patrice