Must-Have Apps for National Book Lovers Day

Celebrate a day of reading on a mobile device.

By Gretchen LeJeune-Whitaker on August 9, 2013

It’s National Book Lovers Day, the perfect time to rediscover an old favorite or seek out your next reading adventure.

For those looking for something new, your wireless device can be the perfect tool to find your next read. Through the Goodreads app, readers can find information on more than 8 million titles, including reviews from fellow readers. Users can also organize their reading list, and if they find something they like, purchase a hard copy or an electronic copy for their tablet.

If you prefer the traditional bookstore experience, the Goggles app from Google makes it easier to remember the specific book you had in mind before visiting your favorite local bookstore. This app allows you to take a snapshot of a book cover and instantly view the details on it. This way, you can make a quick decision about which books are worth your time.

If you’re ever in the mood to step away from your reading norm, Wattpad is the perfect app. This app allows you to discover up-and-coming authors, or even upload your own work, for easy accessibility on your iOS or Android device. And, if you want to find something new and exciting without a lot of research, check out the Watty Awards page, highlighting the Wattpad community’s most-loved stories of each year.

Finally, don’t worry about bringing multiple devices along – the Kindle eBook and Nook apps allow you to move seamlessly between your favorite devices.

Enjoy National Book Lovers Day from anywhere with these apps on your smartphone or tablet