Tuesday 19 October 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Online Resources For Book Lovers 19/10/21


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This is an interesting one because I probably don't utilise as many of these as I could/should so if you have any to add please leave them in comments!

1. BookTube! You knew I would start with this one because I have a BookTube channel. I discovered BookTube in around 2012 not long after starting this blog and I loved watching people talk about books online. Book hauls were where I got a lot of my bookish inspiration from!

2. Bookstagram

Another one, a bit like BookTube, I find this useful for finding out about new release and for inspiration for my TBRs. Plus it's really really pretty!

3. Book Twitter.

Basically the same as above but I tend to follow more authors and publishers on here and readers on Bookstagram. 

4. Goodreads

I know there are a lot of problems with it but I still find it really useful for tracking my reading and especially for keeping track of release dates etc in one place. 

5. Overdrive/Libby

I love this library app for listening to audiobooks. I have multiple library cards and I can have all the audiobooks I've checked out in the one place on the overdrive app. I know a lot of people have switched over to Libby and I know I would be able to listen to audiobooks faster on Libby but I'm just not ready to learn a new app right now. 

6. Hoopla

This is basically the same and Overdrive but with just one library. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning you'll find me on here looking for new releases of audiobooks and ebooks. I've also used this to watch movies because you can download and watch on a flight etc. 

7. Scribd

I don't currently have an active Scribd membership because, as you'e probably noticed, I'm reading a lot less now I'm living back in the UK and working full time again. I did absolutely love this app for finding back catalogue audiobooks as well as plenty of new releases. I have a link in my BookTube videos for a free month and I know I'll want to restart my membership again once things settle down and I get more time to read in the evenings. 

8. Audible

Again I know there are a lot of problems with this app/site. It's owned by Amazon and that audible exclusive flag means that you can't get those audiobooks anywhere else which isn't great but honestly I have relied on audible so much over the years for UK releases when I was living in the US, for giving me access to new releases when I only had my commute to and from work to listen to audiobooks and no other time for reading. Now my love of Nonfiction is also quenched by the fact that there are so many nonfiction books and biographies available through audible plus. Its a guilty pleasure!

I can't actually think of anymore right now so do help me out and let me know what online resources you use as a book lover!

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