A lot of people don’t realize that there are resources that provide cheap and even free reading options! To be honest, before joining a book club, free books were typically the only books I read unless there was a MUST READ book referral. While this was nice, I was also missing out on amazing novels due to being a “cheap reader”. Now that I have joined a book club, many resources have been given to me and it is only right that I share these resources with you today!
So true story, I haven’t been to the library since college. And it was totally forced and due to research papers. But now I have reconnected with old faithful and it’s not so bad because I have made my library experience my own! I use the library for my audiobooks! They allow me to check out the book for 14 days which is ample time for me to listen to the book. If it is a popular book, you place yourself on a wish list and they notify you once it is your time to check it out. This goes the same for books as well. Currently I am listening to Joel Osteen’s Your Best Life Now, 7 steps to living at your full potential.
Most libraries have an online site and I was able to sign up and obtain a library number on their site. I then downloaded their app called OverDrive and was able to find the audiobooks I wanted to listen too. This same process can be done for obtaining books.
Kindle book library
This is how I for the longest read my books. It is super simple and there are loads of free books to preview. I got into The Game is Life series pretty heavy this way. I believe a lot of authors offer free books options to get you hook then encourage you to read the rest of the series ( which cost money lol).
To find the free books simply go the search section and choose top charts and find the “free” section”. I base which book I want to read on how popular they were in regards to rating. Ratings never lie lol.
Bookbub.com is super cool! This site emails you daily about super discounted books on acclaimed ebooks. Before you receive emails you choose what genre you are interested in and they only send you email notification for those types of books. So for example, my notifications are set up for inspirational, mysteries, and romance. I have the ability to change it up whenever I want to just by going into my settings.
This site doesn’t actually sell the books but round up all the deals for that day and notify you of offers.
McKay’s Used Books
So for all my paper copy lovers I don’t want to leave you out! My husband and I have actually had date night in this store; it is huge! They are known for their books but they have records, video games, cassettes, vinyl, cds and sooo much more. I remember the first time I walked in the store I literally screamed with excitement (I get excited easily!). They not only sell books, but they also buy and trade! So unless you prefer to be a book hoarder 😉, this is a sure fire way to keep your house clutter free and your reading going! Also…
McKay Used Books Has Donated Over $4,000 To Local Area Public Schools For The 2016-2017 School Year. They are A Proud Supporter Of Our Local Area Public Schools.
The list above are the resources that I currently use but others that I have heard of that have been successful are:
Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org
Google Books: https://books.google.com/
Hope you guys are having a wonderful day! Happy reading!