I don’t have a lot of apps on my phone, but the ones I do have are largely devoted to reading. I’ll probably always prefer hardcopies of books as opposed to ebooks, but technology has transformed the way I read in many ways — often for the better (you can join book clubs online now!). Whereas I once chose books just based on guessing, now there are so many apps to help select and recommend books, that it’s easy to find new things. And I don’t have to carry a large purse to ensure I have a book to read at all times — I can store plenty of them on my phone through eBook apps. Plus, book-based social media apps allow all us readers to see recommendations from our friends without asking them to snail mail us a list of new titles to read.
Whether you’re obsessed with eBooks, or you still have all hard copies, you have to admit that book-based apps can be enormously helpful for readers. They can inspire you and give you new ideas for books to read (and even completely new ways to read). Maximize your TBR list (and easily use up all your phone storage!) with some of the following must-have apps for book-lovers.