Resources for Readers
19 Resources Every Reader, Book Nerd, and Literature Lover
As an avid reader, I’ve tested out loads of platforms, subscribed to hundreds of newsletters, and have read thousands of essays and articles about the literature I love. I’ve waded through the junk and have found the gems I’ve listed below so you can keep your spam box empty. I hope these platforms and publications keep you entertained, informed, and excited as much as they have for me.
Note: This list is a constant work in progress. If you find a broken link or you think I should add something, let me know.
- Goodreads – A social network for book nerds. Build your library, write reviews, and share your work. (say hello)
- Tablo – A social network for readers to discover new stories and authors to share their work.
- Wattpad – A place where readers can find stories by fiction writers in any genre.
- iAuthor – A new platform where readers discover stories they love.
- Story Wars – A fun place to see writers duke it out to write the best next chapter in crowdsourced stories.
- Serial Box – The coolest serialized fiction I’ve ever seen. First chapters are always free.
- News360 – Like Pandora for articles. The app learns what you like to read as you read. Replaced the much-missed app, Zite.
- Scribd – Tons of books for next to nothing. Also a subscription service for the voracious reader.
- Amazon – The number one book seller in the world. Also, the Kindle e-reader.
- Barnes & Noble – Used to be the number one book seller in the world. Have a e-reader as well, called the Nook.
- iTunes – Buy books and read them on your phone, tablet, or laptop.
- Kobo – Another popular place to purcahse ebooks. Also have a lesser known reading device.
Must Read Publications
- Biblioklept – The best blog in the world. Books, art, and other literary things.
- Literary Hub – Book excerpts, essays, and articles for book nerds.
- McSweeney’s – Great stories by great people.
- The New Yorker – Everything from books, to humor, to cartoons.
- Electric Lit – Book reviews, author interviews, and more.
- Brain Pickings – Food for thought when the voracious reader is still hungry.
- Kotaku – Video games are literature too. This is where people write about them.