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The 5 Best Book Reading Apps for Android (Free)

Are you looking for a free book reading app for Android? Do you want the best reading app that’s free and has a wide selection of awesome books to read? Then you’ve come to the right place.

We sat down with a few people and some of our staff to talk about hobbies. We then found out that some of our staff likes to read before bedtime while some just simply tuck it in. With that in mind, we decided to make a list of best free book apps for Android.

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By the way, we also included an app that teaches kids how to read. It’s a free reading app for kids. So without further ado, let’s jump right into it.

Best Free Book Reading Apps for Android

Sure, the free books are not the latest ones but there are some indie gems and of course, classical masterpieces included. The free book apps not only save you cash but also introduce you to new amazing authors who never landed a publishing deal.

1. Wattpad ? Where stories live – Wattpad.com

Wattpad ? Where stories live. Wattpad.com
Wattpad Android Reading App

While Wattpad is a serviceable eBook reader, the free book collection it provides is amazing. We’ve been using the app when we wrote the eBook reader article and have absolutely loved the concept and execution of the app. The interface is clean and the books they provide meet certain quality criteria.

There are millions of stories written and published as well by amateur authors. The only problem we have is that some screens tend to get over saturated with information and the never-ending ads every after chapter.

Features:

  • Popular genres are there and so are niche ones.
  • You can share what you read with your family and friends.
  • You can leave comments and give feedback directly to the author.

Notable Feature:

The best part about this app is that you can write and upload your own personal stories/novels. This is an amazing way to expose your work to rampant criticism and try to improve.

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2. Moon+ Reader by Moon+

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Moon+ Reader Android App

Moon Reader+ has the best interface on the whole list. The app looks great on smartphones but really shines on tablets. However, landscape orientation might not be ideal for reading but it really helps while you are choosing what to read.

The app comes with thousands of free books belonging to various genres. Its selection is vibrant and vast so you don’t have to worry about running out of interesting books anytime soon.

Features:

  • 10 themes are available to curb visual monotony.
  • The books are in popular formats.
  • The books are shown with covers and synopsis to ease selection.

Notable Feature:

Moon Reader+ is actually an amazing eBook reader as well. While you can get books from the app itself, it potentially can display books which you download from other apps on the list as well.

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Moon+ – Paid Version

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Pro Version

The paid version of the app removes those mischievous ads. It also brings in a lot of features which facilitate your reading experience. There is no much added in terms of free available books though.

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3. Free Books – Read & Listen by Digital Press Publishing s.r.o.

Free Books - Read & Listen Digital Press Publishing s.r.o.
Free Books – Read & Listen App for Android

Are you in love with classics? Then this is the app made just for you. “Free Books” comes with tons of classic book selection which are available for download. Read right off the bat. Many apps on the Google Play Store lure users with promises of “free books” but in the end want you to pay for them.

Thankfully this is not one of those clever ruse apps. The reader included in the app is an average one but the books are in popular PDF format. The In-app purchase, which is one time only, by the way, allows you to listen to audio books as well.

Features:

  • From Shakespeare to Austen all are there.
  • The search feature works like a charm.
  • The app comes with original covers not the first Google image of the name.

Notable Feature:

The most noticeable feature of this free book app for Android is its comprehensiveness. Sure, many classical authors are featured but it is also easy to find works of less famous writers as well.

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4. 50000 Free eBooks & Free AudioBooks by Oodles

50000 Free eBooks & Free AudioBooks Oodles

Despite having the name of “50000 Free eBooks,” we’re not actually sure whether the app has 50000 books or not. Although this app has a lot of book selection, even if you read a book every day, it will take you years before you can completely read all the books in their library.

The interface is nothing to write home about but it gets the job done. The books do come with covers, but some of them are not original US ones. Tap on a book and it will give access to a small summary and the download option.

Features:

  • Books are arranged in neat categories.
  • Check all the books by one author with ease.
  • The search feature is great.

Notable Feature:

The app comes with a curl page animation. While this is not a big deal for many, it does add to the “realness” of the book for us.

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5. Inkitt – Free Fiction Books, Novels & Stories by Free Novels Inc

Inkitt – Free Fiction Books, Novels & Stories Free Novels Inc
Free Fiction Books, Novels & Stories for Android

Inkitt is not as popular as the first 4 apps that we mentioned. However, it is slowly gaining popularity due to its wide selection of free fiction books, novels & stories. Every book listed that’s accessible by this app is 100 percent free.

In terms of user experience, the app comes with a decent design and user-friendly interfaces. It’s easy to use and navigate. With Inkitt, you can customize background colors and fonts to your preference while reading, enable auto scroll, read offline, and even write your own story with their Inkitt Writing: Tell The Story app.

Feature:

  • Comes with a wide selection of free books.
  • Read online and offline.
  • User-friendly interfaces.

Notable Feature:

The app offers a way for you to include your story in their library. However, you have to download a separate app for it.

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Bonus Tip – Free Reading App for Kids on Android

If by chance that you’re looking for a good reading app for kids then you’re in luck. If you’re looking for an app that teaches kids to read or further enhance their reading skills, we highly recommend checking out Endless Reader. An app that makes reading fun for kids.

Endless Reader

Endless Reader App
Endless Reader App for Kids on Android

Endless Reader was designed with children in mind. So that children can interact with the app at their own pace. In terms of teaching techniques, this app focuses on sight words. Sight words are a kind of words that have an unusual spelling. These words cannot be sounded using phonics and often cannot be represented with pictures.

Endless Reader App
Sentence Reading Practices

You can download this app directly from the Google Play store. It is worth noting that this app is not 100 percent free. Some packages require in-app purchases.

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Reading surely is fun especially if you immerse yourself into it. However, reading on a smartphone or tablet could get tiring over time. There are various accessories designed to help you enjoy reading on your gadgets and eliminate the exhaustion that you can get from holding them for so long.

For this specific purpose, we highly recommend checking out that best selling Lazy Bracket on Amazon.

B-Land Neck Cell Phone Holder Lazy Bracket

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Lazy Bracket Phone Holder

This phone holder is a multi-function holder that you can either strap around your neck, on your car, on your bed, and it can even act as a phone stand. It features a 360-degree rotatable holder and a multi-support bracket. Enjoy reading for hours without getting your arms or hands exhausted from holding your phone for so long.


Final Thoughts…

These were the 5 best free book apps for Android. I do hope that the book worm in you is satiated with all of these free books. I personally only read fiction and sometimes dabble in romantic novels. What do you guys like to read?

If you have any great recommendations do scribble them in the comments below.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi,

    There are websites that are actively converting books to digital formats. All these books are in the public domain. All you need do is download them to your free /ad free Google books app. I download all kinds of pdfs to it and Google has recently updated it. You should really take a look if you have not in a while. If you download a book from these free librairies,there are choices of file type too.

    The apps above,just like Kindle,are drawing from these free librairies,so,cut out the middle man!

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