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None of these sites have compensated me for mentioning them in any way. I simply included ones I’ve used or think sound cool.
Imagine being emailed a short passage from a book every day. Each instalment can be read in about 15 minutes, and you’ll eventually receive the entire book that way.
This was the first site to ever offer free ebooks! They have a huge selection of titles to choose from.
3. Your Local Library
Assuming you live in a country that has a free public library system, you might be surprised at what they have to offer!
Aside from the usual ebooks and audiobooks, mine offers online courses and events in all sorts of bookish topics. It also has digital subscriptions to hundreds of newspapers, literary journals, magazines, and more on just about any topic you can imagine and a few I never would have thought would have such big followings!
I don’t know about you all, but I’m all about supporting local businesses as much as possible. This is a fantastic resource for finding that special book you’ve been wanting to buy while helping your local bookstore stay in business.
This site helps visitors compare prices for the books they want to buy among multiple possible sellers. I wish I’d had access to this when I was in college and was scrounging around to afford textbooks! It works for regular types of books, too.
Imagine reading a concise but accurate summary of that book you’re thinking about reading but not sure if you want to dive into. I think there’s definitely something to be said for giving people a few spoilers if they need them to decide whether a particular book is the right one for them.
7. The Great Canadian Sox Shop
This quirky little shop is located right here in Toronto, Ontario. It caters to those of us who love finding that perfect pair of socks to express ourselves, whether it’s a conservative pair of business socks for an office job or something funky and bookish for less formal events.
A fantastic resource for LGBT+ writers and readers.
Want to find a local Little Free Library in your community? Or maybe you want to find out how to build your own? This site has all of the details you need…and then some.
A reading log app to help you keep track of what you’re reading and what you might dive into next.
***Bonus*** 11. Literature Map
If you type in the name of your favourite author into this site, it will recommend other authors that are also highly read by fans of the author you first mentioned.
I’ve been playing around with this site a lot and already have a list of new authors to try!
69 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Online Resources for Book Lovers
I love the sound of Book-a-Minute! That sounds super helpful.
This is a wonderful list! I am checking out several of these you’ve linked. Especially Book-A-Minute and Leio 😀
Aww, thanks. I hope you like them.
I like the sound of Daily Lit, it really sounds like a fun way to read a book during a tea break.
I was not familiar with a lot of these but I will look into some of them.
Ooh, I love the idea of the Literature Map! I’ll have to check that out.
Hi Lydia, thanks for the Book-a-Minute recommendation, that sounds like something I need to use. Happy reading! My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/10-books-about-books-on-my-tbr/
Thanks. I hope you like it.
DailyLit sounds amazing! I’ll go check that out for sure
DailyLit sounds a lot like Serial Reader, which I love! Literature Map sounds like fun — I’ll need to check it out. I love Little Free Libraries — I’ve been wanting to host one for a while now, but since I live in an urban setting, I’m not so sure that it’s a realistic idea. Great list!
Yeah, I don’t really see Little Free Libraries in urban places. What a shame.
The library is always the best source! And well, I’m going to have to look into that sock shop now… and not just because I’m wearing Halloween cat socks at the moment either. 😀
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!
Oh, that’s so neat!
I love using my local library, especially their ebook database.
Ebooks are so handy!
Oh, you do have some great sources here! I like the idea of DailyLit and Book-A-Minute.
Thank you very much!
I’ve never heard of Literature Map, but I’m definitely going to be using it from now on! Thanks for the heads up!
Awesome! Have fun.
Oh, I didn’t know most of these, but I’ll look into Daily Lit and Leio!
Good list. I LOVE the Little Free Library movement! A friend got to have one in her yard at her old house. It was wonderful. I always donate to those in my community. They are fun and do not hurt our public library at all.
Thank you! And what a cool project for your friend.
Leio looks really interesting!
My list— https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/10/19/ttt-books-i-loved-but-will-probably-wont-re-read/
So glad you think so!
Literature Map looks wonderful – definitely going to check that one out! Although I did misread the Canadian Sox Shop in a rather embarrassing way!
My list is here: https://bookloverssanctuary.com/2021/10/19/top-ten-tuesday-online-resources-for-book-lovers/
Thank you. And LOL. I did not mean it in a NSFW way at all.
Omg Literature Map sounds amazing. I’ll have to check that out
LiteratureMap sounds great. I often fall in love with authors and then am on the lookout for similar writers. Great list!
Literature Map sounds really fun!
I love Little Free Libraries so much! And I really like the idea of an independent bookseller locator. Happy Top Ten Tuesday!
Very cool! Happy Top Ten Tuesday to you as well.
I love that you promoted the local library! People forget what great resources they are!
Aww, thanks! Yeah, I barely scratched the surface of what they can do.
Leio sounds intriguing!
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Most of these are new to me but what fantastic resources! I love the idea of Daily Lit!
I completely forgot about the Little Free Library website. Their map is so handy.
It sure is!
I love my library! It has so many free resources to take advantage of. Plus, it’s just a peaceful place where I feel at home 🙂
Happy TTT to you as well. I’m glad you love your local library, too.
Literature Map looks so fun and I need to check LAMBDA Literary too, great sites
I love the sound of DailyLIt, I’ll definitely have to check it out. AddALL, Book-a-Minute, and Leio are also all new to me and sound like sites I should check out.
Awesome. Have fun!
AddALL is a place I’ve used in the past, but, over the years, I’ve forgotten. Thank you for the reminder.
You’re welcome. Enjoy!
Wow, I’ve never heard of any of these sites before?! So many cool ones that I’m eager to check out 😍 Great list!
Thank you very much!
What a great list of resources. I like them all.
Most of these are new to me and I look forward to diving into them further, thanks so much for sharing. I think your #11 bonus might be my favorite, at least at a glance 🙂 Here is my link for this week: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/10/top-ten-tuesday-online-resources-for.html
Thanks a lot!
This is my first time hearing about DailyLit. I’ll have to make sure to check it out!
May you enjoy it!
I haven’t heard of a lot of these! I’m definitely going to check out Literature Map. Thanks for sharing!
I always forget about Project Gutenberg because most of their works are older than what I like to read…but before too long some of my favorite children’s books will start popping up; I see a number of Kjelgaard’s are already on there. I did find it a very useful, streamlined way to text-search Little Women for my favorite parts/quotes!
You’re so right about libraries. I would be simply bereft if I lived in a place without access to a robust public library system. It’s one of the most important things in the world to me.
But to supplement that, I love that I also live in a place with Little Free Libraries all over — truly one of the best concepts invented in recent times. I borrow books quite often, sometimes on a permanent basis, and I love redistributing all the books I bought “just to read” from library & garage sales once I’m done w/ them.
I’ve not heard of AddALL; I’m intrigued! It looks like it’s worth testing against or running alongside BookFinder.com. I also haven’t heard of #1, 6, 10, or 11, and my interest is once again officially PIQUED.
That’s awesome! I hope you get lots of your favourite children’s books on Project Gutenberg soon.
It’s so cool that you’re surrounded by Little Free Libraries.
May you enjoy #1, 6, 10, and 11 as well. 🙂
I’ve been trying to purchase more from Bookshop.org lately. I may not long term as I may find something I like more, but with exception to having to pay those shipping costs, I haven’t minded the change. 🙂 Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week!