Top Novel & Literature Apps for 2017

The best free and paid novel & literature apps are found in this category. These apps allow the user to read individual or collections of novels on their device. Types include virtual library and social media based novel & literature apps. Novel & literature apps are great for those who enjoy reading novels and are looking to read while on the go.

Last updated 06-25-2017

Gutenberg Books
1st

Gutenberg Books

Android
iOS

Seller: Mind For Books

40 4

If you are looking for the best novels to cuddle up at read, whether for recreational purposes, or for schoolwork, then this app is here for you. See famous titles from classic writers of old, to some of recent names taking currently the literacy world by storm. Save them in your library and explore titles you may not have heard before.

To start, choose your novel of choice and then proceed to download it. You can access your downloaded books in your own "Library" and check them whenever you want. Search for titles using the the magnifying icon above. Create your own library of novels, and recreate classic stories from your imagination!

▲ Change the font size to suit your preference for a more comfortable reading experience!

▲ Search for stories easily through the nifty feature above.

▲ Discover titles you may be interested in, and enjoy stories whenever you have some free time!

Android
Gutenberg Books

Gutenberg Books

Free

iOS
Gutenberg - Download unlimited bestsellers

Gutenberg - Download unlimited bestsellers

Free

Tap - Chat Stories by Wattpad
2nd

Tap - Chat Stories by Wattpad

Android
iOS

Seller: Wattpad.com

35 3.5

Technology has created quite a number of innovations when it comes to storytelling. However, few can be as engaging and bite-sized as chat stories. They might be gimmicky at first but here is one app that presents this new style as an interesting art form.

The stories here come from a number of familiar genres, including comedy, romance, fantasy and mystery. Tap to see the conversation proceed in a very lifelike fashion as a story takes form with every reply the characters give.

You can even write some chat stories of your own and color it up with emojis, brief pauses and even pictures! It is a form that is certainly easier to construct compared to raw prose. Discover this interesting new medium and see where this type of story might go!

▲ Check out gripping and intriguing chat stories from across genres.

▲ Tap the box and see them unfold with every reply.

▲ Create your own story with character names, emojis and more!

Android
Tap - Chat Stories by Wattpad

Tap - Chat Stories by Wattpad

Free

iOS
Tap - Chat Stories by Wattpad

Tap - Chat Stories by Wattpad

Free

Horror & scary stories
3rd

Horror & scary stories

Android

Seller: catwill

35 3.5

Do you enjoy scary ghost stories and creepy urban legends whenever you lay down at night? Indulge in over 1000 stories that are sure to give you a royal spooking! Feel your adrenaline pump, as you try to resist reading on!

Change your settings between day and night mode, altering the lighting. Change the font style and size, whenever you want! Organize horror stories between what you have already read, and are waiting to dive into. The stories are categorized by ratings, votes, and name, making it simple to search for a fitting, but haunted surprise.

Android
Horror & scary stories

Horror & scary stories

Free

thatolddevil
4

January 26, 2017

Fantastic for horror lovers. Tons of stories to choose from and they're all categorized which makes it easy to find what you want. Also all offline! Get ready to freak yourself out if you read these at night like I do :P

Writing Prompts Short Stories
4

Writing Prompts Short Stories

Android

Seller: Invariant Labs

30 3

Sometimes the only thing you need to chip away that hunk of writer’s block is a prompt to put your mind in the right creative direction. In this reader app though, you will find not only one prompt but an entire library of them as well as the witty and creative short stories they inspired!

These writing prompts are taken directly from their respective section on reddit and it is constantly streaming with new ideas every day. Whether you like writing romance, comedy, fantasy or any sub-genre in between, there is bound to be a few prompts to get your imagination going again. Scroll down to browse as many as you want. Pick up a story and enjoy every paragraph as you read it at your own pace.

And when you have finally set your eyes on some favorites, you can mark them for future reference. Look them up any time whenever you start feeling short on ideas. Start making cracks in your writer’s block with a treasure trove of creative writing concepts.

▲ Discover a fresh stream of plot ideas fit for any genre, from science fiction to comedy.

▲ Read what others wrote in response and discover concepts that you can also incorporate.

Android
Writing Prompts Short Stories

Writing Prompts Short Stories

Free

Inkitt: Free Books and Novels
5

Inkitt: Free Books and Novels

Android

Seller: Inkitt GmbH

30 3

Discover and read hand-picked novels from upcoming authors! Browse through different genres and download them on your tablet or phone to enjoy them offline. Pick from categories that you can add to your favorites; add and remove them at any time. Whenever you want to download a novel, just click on the bookmark icon to access them anywhere, even without internet connection.

As you read using this mobile tool, you can tap and hold to auto scroll for an easier experience. You can also change the app’s backgrounds and fonts to make it more personalized. Search from over 80,000 stories and discover the next bestsellers from indie authors! From Fantasy and Romance to Action and Adventure, this tool is great for all fiction fans out there!

▲ The tool helps you find stories that may fit your interests based on the genres you picked.

▲ You can read novels even when you are not connected to the internet through the Offline Library.

Android
Inkitt: Free Books and Novels

Inkitt: Free Books and Novels

Free