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 03-29-2017

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

Creepypasta & Scary stories
2nd

Creepypasta & 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
Creepypasta & Scary stories

Creepypasta & 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

Inkitt: Free Books and Novels
3rd

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

Tenali Ramalinga Tales
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Tenali Ramalinga Tales

Android

Seller: iStudios

25 2.5

Interested in India and its rich traditions and customs? Now is your time to indulge in a series of stories featuring the adventures of Tenali Ramalinga and how he made a name for himself in his hometown.

This app is packed with different short stories centered on love, war, fraud, friendship and many more. It’s a fascinating companion for students who are studying Indian heritage as well as those who fancy random story reads! You just have to click a title and enjoy reading its story with an accompanying photo.

▲ Browse through the list of 17 short story titles! Read them at random or in series!

▲ One story in one page! No need to flip through the next pages! You can finish a story in one go.

▲ Adjust font sizes according to your convenience! Reading on a small phone or large tablet? No problem!

Looking for a relaxing way to jump start your learning experience with Indian culture? Here’s your chance to take a sneak peek! This is an app that beautifully incorporates history and tradition into a couple of entertaining, easy-to-understand short stories. Interested in Indian culture and a bit of spare time? The stories featured on this app are excellent and intriguing read. You can spend your free time browsing through them anytime, anywhere. Want to share random tales to kids or friends? The stories on this app can all be a part of your selection!

Android
Tenali Ramalinga Tales

Tenali Ramalinga Tales

Free

Free Books - 23,469 Classics
5

Free Books - 23,469 Classics

Android
iOS

Seller: Digital Press Publishing s.r.o.

25 2.5

Classic novels are always a hit whether it be a literature class or a book club. If you love reading these timeless books, you are in for a treat. Find over thousands of stories to read, all for free!

You simply have to find the book you want to read, browse over categories like "Mystery" or "Adventure" and download them for offline reading. You won't have to pay a cent to read your favorite Mark Twain or Edgar Allan Poe. You can read them wherever you are! What a fine way to excite bookworms of all walks of life. Now, you can access the pages of wonderful classical books and have a copy for free!

▲Tap the Header to find different books that you are interested in reading.

▲In "Books", the books are assigned in different categories like Adventure or Mystery. Scan through the available books and tap the book you want.

▲Tap the download button to read offline.

▲All the books you downloaded will be available in your library.

▲Tap on a downloaded book and read them instantly. Scan the pages by swiping the screen.

The Public Library can hold up to thousands of books to read for your leisure. If you're a bookworm, you might have scanned the pages of these magical classics way back. You can still read it without going to the library. In fact, you don't have to buy or borrow books since you can access them for free. The best part is, you can read it anytime and anywhere you want, anywhere you want. When you choose a book, you can read it offline so if you are on a long flight to Asia, the best way to keep you company is have a good book, at the palm of your hand. Enjoy and savor these wonderful classics!

Android
Free Books - 23,469 Classics

Free Books - 23,469 Classics

Free

iOS
Free Books - 23,469 Classics To Go - The Ultimate Ebooks And Audiobooks Library In Your Pocket

Free Books - 23,469 Classics To Go - The Ultimate Ebooks And Audiobooks Library In Your Pocket

Free

Shree Hari Charitra
6

Shree Hari Charitra

Android
iOS

Seller: Phoenix Binary System Pvt Ltd

30 3

There is a timelessness to traditional stories. Many of them can be passed down from generation to generation and still be enjoyed. If you have ever loved listening or reading classic fables such as “Gopal Yogi”, you can read a collection of picture stories with this app!

The stories are appropriate for everybody, especially children. So if you are a parent and want to share stories with your child, open up this app and enjoy some traditional Indian folktales together!

You are offered several classic Indian fables such as “Krutya” and “Pribek” to read. They are told through both prose and imagery. Everyone can start reading and enjoying these! Just choose which story you would like to read, and browse through the pages of each fable.

▲Read classic Indian fables updated with illustrations. Tap on the arrows to continue reading.

▲These traditional stories are just full of lessons.

▲Choose a story to read, all of its pages will be downloaded automatically.

Ancient tradition runs deep in classic stories. You’ll get a wealth of wisdom from these fables. You can learn so much from reading the various easy to read picture stories that this app offers. Share these stories with people and their wealth of knowledge will grow too. Do you want to awaken your senses to the deep wisdom offered by these fables? You’ll get all types of lessons by reading through these comic stories. We can gain a lot by learning about the stories that have been told.

Android
Shree Hari Charitra

Shree Hari Charitra

Free

respect_mah_authoretah
3

November 14, 2016

Nice app for reading folk tales and the illustrations are a nice touch. The English version has a lot of spelling mistakes though but these can be overlooked most of the time because they're pretty minor.

iOS
Shri Hari Charitra

Shri Hari Charitra

Free

Слушай аудио книги бесплатно
7

Слушай аудио книги бесплатно

Android

Seller: Anyreads

25 2.5

Be entertained, enlightened, and engrossed wherever you are with this pocket Russian audiobook library. Discover and explore thousands of titles organized by category, including the works of Boris Akunin, Victor Pelevin, Leo Tolstoy, Sergei Dovlatov, and Mikhail Bulgakov - perfect for anyone with a large appetite for good stories, fiction or otherwise.

Personalize your experience with the app's playback and sleep timer options. Fall in love with a book even before you listen with the comprehensive summaries. Play your favorites whenever your ears are ready for pleasure or information, whether you are riding the bus to school or going home after work. Satisfy your appetite as a voracious audiobook listener on the go!

▲ Know what to expect before you decide to start listening.

▲ Enjoy a wide range of recent, popular, classic and useful books in various categories.

Android
Слушай аудио книги бесплатно

Слушай аудио книги бесплатно

Free

นิยายไม่ใช้เน็ต NiyayRak.com
8

นิยายไม่ใช้เน็ต NiyayRak.com

Android

Seller: NiyayRak.com

25 2.5

Browse the most recent and popular work from "NiyayRak's" fiction writers. Never miss a single chapter of the novel you are following, whether you are hungry for a good story on your lunch break or looking for an escape after a long workday.

Express your thoughts in the comments section and encourage the authors to continue weaving great stories for adult fiction lovers. Enjoy tales of romance, action, mystery, suspense, comedy and erotica in cleanly designed paragraphs with easy-to-read large fonts. Satisfy your needs to be entertained, thrilled, moved and inspired as a writer or reader on the go.

▲ Discover good Thai stories from writers in NiyayRak.com.

▲ Mark where you left off for easy access and communicate with the author through the comments.

Android
นิยายไม่ใช้เน็ต NiyayRak.com

นิยายไม่ใช้เน็ต NiyayRak.com

Free

Audiobooks
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Audiobooks

Android

Seller: Developing Perspective, LLC

25 2.5

Why not listen to a book instead of reading it? This is a great app for book lovers who would like to add a little more reading time to an otherwise busy day. Bookworms who who enjoy listening to classic books being narrated can get thousands of titles for free, through this app’s audiobook library!

There are tens of thousands of audiobooks for you to enjoy and listen to. Most of these are literature classics, so you should be able to find a book for yourself. You can search for amidst the classic titles, or browse and see what has taken your fancy!

▲You can search for a specific title or author. Just type in their name or title in the search bar.

▲Open a title to be given a short summary of the book. Access “Player View” to begin listening to the audiobook.

▲Tap on play, and the book will instantly begin to download and play.

▲Fast forward and next chapter buttons can be used when you’re listening to a book.

▲Chapter sections also let you browse between the different chapters of an audiobook.

▲Books are organized by their author. Browse through authors to get lists of their works.

Listening to the audiobook is as easy as picking up and reading a book. There’s controls like skipping between chapters and fast forwarding through sections. Starting a book is as easy as pressing play, the audiobook will then immediately start downloading and playing. The audiobooks are arranged according to author so you'll find favorite ones in no time! Are you a fan of Mary Shelley? You can listen to “Frankenstein” on this app for free. You’ll also gain access to thousands of other classic works of literature. Audiobook listeners who just love the classics, will definitely enjoy the large catalog of audiobooks on the app. Listen to a wide variety of titles with this audiobook library.

Android
Audiobooks

Audiobooks

Free

Crave
10

Crave

Android
iOS

Seller: Crave Romance

30 3

Complete your day with a compelling love story in this pocket collection of romantic novels. With titles such as "One True Loves," "Maybe Someday," "He Will Be My Ruin," and "The Best Goodbye," this library offers a delightful mix of emotional and moving narratives.

To begin, simply tap a book to select, and scroll down to read. Broken down in digestible pieces, this library allows you to read chapters that can suit tight schedules. Brief videos appear in the middle of the story to provide visuals for the tale. Excited for the next part of the story? Receive notification whenever a new chapter arrives!

iOS
Crave Romance

Crave Romance

Free