When this year started, I decided I wanted to challenge myself to read more. So using Goodreads, I decided to challenge myself to read 48 books in one year.
As someone who doesn’t have a lot of physical books, I decided to put my Kindle to good use and started to collect ebooks. Although many of the books are worth paying for, I didn’t want to spend so much on the books, so I looked for ways to get free ebooks.
The end result? I found plenty of apps and sites that offered free ebooks! Now my kindle is full of ebooks and has really helped me with my reading challenge.
10 places to find free ebooks
There are plenty of ways to get free ebooks, but these are the places I find some of the best books. From books that haven’t been released yet to classic books, here are the 10 places to find free ebooks.
I absolutely love this app! It makes it easier to get ebooks from the library in your area. The best part is that if you don’t have a library card, it finds the library near you and if that library has an online library card application, it allows you to fill it out.
When I was on Libby, I found my library and Libby detected that I could fill out an online application. Within minutes I had a temporary library card number and I was able to borrow a book from the library.
Now I have 3 on hold and a bunch of favorites!
If you have any influence (an influencer, blogger, tv host, Amazon reviewer etc…), then you should definitely check out NetGalley. Here you can find all the books that authors pre-release and you can review them. It doesn’t cost anything to sign up for NetGalley and you can request many books at a time.
I have about 6 books waiting for me to leave reviews!
You don’t have to be an influencer to get books. You can also get them at BookBub. They have a variety of ebooks, from bestsellers to hidden gems. The best part is that their expert editorial team will recommend free and discounted ebooks, which you can get straight to your inbox.
The Amazon Kindle Store has a bunch of books and most of them are free! You will need to know where to look for these, but once you find the section of free books, you will have plenty to choose from.
If you’re a Prime member, you are also eligible to get a free ebook a month.
If you’re looking for ebooks in another language, this is a good spot to get them from. I was able to get quite a few French books and also some books in English. Although you won’t find the latest books, you will find plenty of classics.
Another great site to discover good, free ebooks. I usually get an email from them with all the ebook selections and a lot of them are free.
They have over 50,000 free ebooks, so if you find yourself with nothing to read, then checkout ManyBooks. You can also look for free ebooks by language, which is great for anyone looking to read in another language.
Google has a free section for ebooks, where you can find all sorts of genres. They have everything from bestsellers to classics.
If you rather just borrow a book, then you can check out Book Lending. Aside from borrowing books, you can also lend books to others. The loans are limited to 14 days and there’s limited titles.
Another site that offers free ebooks. Whats great about Kobo is that they have an app and they do have a variety of books.
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