Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
Today’s topic is on online resources for book lovers, and I’ll probably sneak in some that are more suited to librarians.
- The StoryGraph: There are probably many people who’ve talked about how amazing this site is, and I’ll continue with this forever! The StoryGraph truly is created for readers and is leagues better than Goodreads. Also, the site is not owned by Amazon, so plus!
- Project Gutenberg: A library of over 60,000 free ebooks! This was created in the 70s to encourage the creation and distribution of ebooks. There is a focus on books that are older and not bound by U.S. copyright laws.
- Libby: I mean it’s an app, but that’s still online. I absolutely love Libby for ebooks and audiobooks. All you need to do is connect your library card and you can access thousands of ebook and audiobooks.
- Drunk Librarians Podcast: Booze, books, and some library shenanigans, what more could you want!
- Bookshop: A way to support independent bookstores. A portion of the profits goes towards independent bookstores, and you can select the specific bookstore it goes to.
- ModernMrs.Darcy: Anne Bogel is such a wealth of resources for book lovers. From lists of books, to podcast, to so much more!
- ALA: The American Library Association always has some great resources not just for librarians but readers as well.
- Your Local Library: While having our shelves filled with our read and TBR read books, not everyone can afford this and that is okay! Libraries are great resources for not just books but for community. (I still checkout books from the library and buy books).
Happy Reading Darlings!