Serial Reader

Serial Reader

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.07
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Michael Schmitt
  • Compatibility: Android
1,704 Ratings
$ 0

Serial Reader App

Read classic books in daily bite-sized bits! Choose from more than 450 classic books for free and read a new installment every day. Serial Reader helps you fit the best classic literature into your spare time. Each day's issue is designed to be read in 20 minutes or less! • Hundreds of popular classic books • Customize with a variety of themes and fonts • Choose when to receive each day's new issue • Sync your progress to Goodreads • Easily lookup words in the dictionary and Wikipedia • Earn fun badges and track your reading streaks Plus, with an optional one-time in-app purchase: • Sync your reading across multiple devices • Highlight text and save notes • Save books to read later • Skip ahead to tomorrow's issue today • Pause delivery of new issues Serial Reader has been featured in The Washington Post, Mashable, Lifehacker, BookRiot, Gizmodo and was selected as one of Apple's Best New Apps in February 2016. More than 450 books are currently available, with new titles added each week. Here's a selection of some of the most popular titles: — Most Popular — • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen • A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky • War & Peace - Leo Tolstoy • Les Misérables - Victor Hugo • The Time Machine - H.G. Wells • The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde — American Lit — • Moby-Dick - Herman Melville • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott • My Antonia - Willa Cather • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain • This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald — Adventure — • The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas • Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson • Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe • The Odyssey - Homer • King Solomon's Mines - H. Rider Haggard — Romance — • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy • Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare • Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert — Science Fiction — • The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne • A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs — Horror — • Dracula - Bram Stoker • The Dunwich Horror - H.P. Lovecraft • Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley • The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe • The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers • The Wendigo - Algernon Blackwood — Mystery — • The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle • The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie • The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins — Children's — • Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll • The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame • Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery — Fantasy — • The Well at the World's End - William Morris • Time and the Gods - Lord Dunsany • The Wood Beyond the World - William Morris — Westerns — • Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey • The Virginian - Owen Wister • Gunman's Reckoning - Max Brand And many more!


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Serial Reader app reviews

  • Wonderful and Unique 5/5

    By Robfb7
    This is an excellent app for readers. A wide range of classic literature is available at your fingertips - delivered in bite size chunks every day. I have always wondered what it would have been like to read Charles Dickens as it was originally released as a serial. With this app I can now do this. Additionally, there are several authors that would have never been on my radar had it not been for this app. The e-reader is fully featured with the ability to look up words, highlighting, changing font size and type, etc. You also earn uniquely named badges to encourage you in your reading. It is worth checking out! Now back to my current issue...
  • Fantastic 5/5

    By jkcanewton
    Loving every second of it!
  • Non stop notifications 2/5

    By FallenButCool
    I usually love this app but today I started getting notifications literally every second! The "25 new Halloween stories" message kept on sending and wouldn't stop until I turned off notifications in my settings. Please fix this bc I like getting a reminder in the morning for my new chapters!
  • Notification! 1/5

    By rexgirl32
    Serial Reader is currently sending me notification after notification. Literally one right after another. This is crazy and horrible!! Rendering the app and my whole tablet unusable. Will have to delete it.
  • Major malfunction 1/5

    By Pooperoodle
    Can’t turn a page without having to readjust the font settings
  • Nice! 4/5

    By Petty_husbander
    Great app! One of the best I've found. Only complaint is that the rewards for reading a certain number of words pop up randomly in the middle of reading, which breaks concentration. A little counterintuitive.
  • Favorite Reading 5/5

    By sidi 345
    Great concept - App works without flaws. Perfect break for my busy days - just the right “ bite” of reading . Love it!.
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Chris Doherty
    Awesome app! I concurrently read two books. One long one and a short quick one. The format allows me to read anywhere anytime. I might even take a shot at War and Peace again.
  • Amazing concept & execution 5/5

    By Bay_hiker
    All the books you know you should have read by now, delivered in accessible, bite-sized chunks. It becomes a pleasant mission to keep up with each day's 10-15 minute section, which are delivered automatically at whatever time of day you choose. So far my experience has been that the books are sensibly and logically divided into sections almost as if that was the way they were intended to be read. I can't say enough about the work Michael has put into his continuing project. Use this app. The books are public domain and daily delivery is free. So pay the onetime $2.99 upgrade, which is the only support for the work he puts into it.
  • Nice! 5/5

    By Alianew
    I've only had this app for about a week, and really like it. I'm able to read classics in shorter chucks...very doable. I love the reminders, badges and encouragement. I paid for the upgrade, which is a reasonable price, to be able to highlight, read ahead, etc.
  • My new favorite app 5/5

    By kellanlanlan
    10/10 Serial Reader is my new favorite app. There's nothing I love more than having endless stories available (for FREE) in digestible bites which I can access any second of the day. This app makes reading in your spare time accessible and fun. Plus, the UI is gorgeous. Couldn't recommend it any more.
  • Great reading app 5/5

    By PapaJoe74
    I enjoy looking forward to getting the next installment of the books that I am reading. Great idea and great app
  • New favorite app 5/5

    By RandomsParrot
    I love reading, but 1- am broke, and 2- currently have no more space for new books. This app is perfect for people with either of those issues (or just people who want to read more classics!). I’ve only used it for a fairly short while, but have finished a handful of books I’d been meaning to read for a long time, and am working through five more. I actually just got the one-time-purchase upgrade, but only because I wanted to support the creator (though I will admit the “read later” aspect is pretty great). Oh! And my favorite part by far is that it links to your goodreads account, if you have one, and automatically updates your books-in-progress as you go. It’s so handy!
  • Great App Clean Design 5/5

    By James5011
    This is a really neat app. I enjoy the excitement of getting more pages to read on a daily basis. It helps keep me disciplined to read consistently every day.
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Kurobaray
    Awesome app it really motivates me to read i hope that it will add books in other languages like arabic and french in the future
  • Chip away at some classics 5/5

    By Heithar
    This is a great app that lets you chip away at some classics. It's a perfect way to get through the must reads by having a small manageable section delivered to you as you see fit. And then before you know it. You've finished several great reads!
  • Such a great idea! 5/5

    By GotCelloSkills
    This has really helped motivate me to read some classics! It's super motivating to get through each issue.
  • Brilliant 5/5

    By Jojolikesgames
    I love this app! I love the titles to choose from and the options for fonts and background color. Very nice!
  • Super great!! 5/5

    By L.S.R.R
    This is the first time I feel like writing a review, because this app is worth it!! No adds, no boundaries on what you can and cannot read, and it's all free!! You can change the font of the letters, the color of the page, and it has a great variety of books! I highly recommend this app!! :))
  • Really like it so far! 5/5

    By Calvin Shoop
    Great reading app. I like that I can highlight and take notes too. Free material!
  • Noice 5/5

    By Aryanarocks*2005
  • Makes finding time to read easy! 5/5

    By Nansense
    I love that you can move ahead if you want (with purchase)...also like the daily notification. Great app!
  • Just excellent 5/5

    By Chess aficionado
    Not as slick a layout as big-developer apps but such a great concept and the app works without a hitch. Highly recommend. (I do wish that for translated works (like the Russian literature) it said what version was used.)
  • I love that Goodreads is connected! 5/5

    By SES12345678
    I just tried out the new connection between SerialReader and Goodreads, and it works perfectly! It's so convenient!
  • lovely little app for classic reading 5/5

    By suffisaunce
    I don't normally write reviews, but this little app sends you classic literature a chapter at a time, big selection, and cute little reinforcements when you finish reading a section. Recommended for younger and older readers alike ❤️
  • Great but 5/5

    By mistermisetess
    Its a great app and I already purchased the premium but i would be very happy if the book list would have been updated more frequently. And of course it would make me much more happier if i saw some of my requested books in there.
  • LOVE this app 5/5

    By LAK412
    Great way to read the classics that seem overwhelming. Perfect for the commute to work when I take public transit.
  • Catching up on the classics 5/5

    By IndaMuddle
    I have long wanted to catch up in reading more classic literature, but found it daunting, so what a lovely surprise to find this app! I paid for the extra features, mainly because I like to read with a different background and more serif type fonts (easier on the eye). The only knock I would give is the highlighting and notation function feels clunky and the developer could put together a FAQ on working with it. Also unclear is whether notes or highlighted passages can be downloaded/uploaded to, for example, Evernote. Again, I think for premium users a good FAQ on these features would be helpful.
  • So good! 5/5

    By Lemon kitty 9
    I love this app! I'm reading a book I would never have attempted before and thoroughly enjoying it. Getting a small bit each day makes reading doable no matter how busy I am. Highly recommend.
  • Great app 5/5

    By TheTime545
    This is the best way to read those long classics I've been pushing off for a while, and it's free!
  • Best. Ever. 5/5

    By Bookyworm7
    I love this app! I'm so busy that having a little tiny section of a book to read each day is amazing! I did end up purchasing the premium, and it is so worth it!
  • Outstanding App! 5/5

    By Sfworswick
    A great way to read the classics. I love this app. It is outstanding
  • Enjoyed 4/5

    By ipod geek
    I have enjoyed using Serial Reader for the past few weeks and I ended up purchasing the extra features. Two things I'd love to see addressed; the sync, while it works, is a little off. I complete a serial on my phone and sync. I pick up the iPad and tap sync, and it still shows the serial not completed. I would assume it would state I was done with that one for the day. I would also like to see some marking, a badge or similar on finished books, maybe I'm just getting old but I've read 12 books already and I'm forgetting which ones they were when browsing something new to read. I can just see this getting worse. I'd still like to see the detail for the summary and other similar books, so I wouldn't want them hidden.
  • Amazing app for book lovers 5/5

    By Tracylovesbooks
    This is my absolutely favourite app, the only one I use, with dedication, every single day. It has enabled me to read, thus far, amazing lengthy masterpieces (War and Peace, Great Expectations and David Copperfield) among numerous shorter books. I can do it chapter by chapter when I am very busy with work and other life demands, or in more lengthy spells when traveling or commuting. I will use this app for the foreseeable future. Fantastic! I could not praise Serial Reader enough.
  • Serial Reader has changed my life! 5/5

    By HeatherBookNerd
    I started reading on Serial Reader last year and finished Anna Karenina, which had been in my TBR pile for approximately 7,000 years. I kept avoiding starting it because it was such a doorstop. But I thought it seemed totally doable if I chipped away at it 10-15 minutes a day. And it was. After a few months, BOOM. I finished it. And loved it! So now I am just two weeks away from finishing The Counte of Monte Cristo, which is also awesome! I'm just going to keep a big old classic going all the time and my eternal TBR pile will diminish. I LOVE the encouragements when I finish an issue and seeing that percentage tick higher as I go. The daily reminder keeps me accountable. This has been such an amazing boost to my reading life. ❤️
  • Awesome Idea 5/5

    By Gretrascis
    I've been meaning to read these older classics and this app is a great way to get started. Plus, reading cheevos are the best cheevos.
  • I am definitely grateful for this app 5/5

    By Mccree2333
    It's been an amazing experience reading on serial reader, I would say. Though this platform could have far more books on it, it's been totally free for you to read a looot of books! I pay the in app purchase of $2.99 for a permanent unlock of all further functions at once, as a small encourage for the developers for this great app. BTW, I like the way the app shows the progress bar at the bottom while u read. It's brilliant.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By LuluBodhi
    An excellent way to sneak reading in throughout the day. Very good selection of books!
  • Great app for book lovers 5/5

    By Lorfanelli
    I have resisted electronic devices for reading because I love reading physical books. I love this app bc it makes my reading accessible. Instead of Facebook, I'll read another session which is time better spent. It has a ton of classic literature and sends it daily in bite size portions that make it easy to digest. My reading has significantly increased since purchasing this app and I always thought I was a slow reader. I highly recommend it!
  • Wonderful 5/5

    By Mbwakali
    An easy way to read the classics. Like one of those seven minute workouts but it actually accomplishes something.
  • Great App! 5/5

    By dobrowsegiii
    Love this app! Very well done and is a great way to get in the habit of reading daily without having it overwhelm you! Don't let the fact that the books are older turn you off, they're really good reads!!
  • Finally reading the classics 5/5

    By AngM123
    I love this app! I have a long list of classics that I have wanted to read for so long, and this app makes it super easy. I have my daily issue delivered to my phone each morning while I drink my coffee. It has become a great start to my day. I also find myself reading more often throughout the day. The short 10-15 minute issues are perfect for reading when I need a quick break.
  • Great app 5/5

    By DJB9884993
    Love love love this app! Such a fun way to read the classics a little at a time! I bought the extended version that allows for font change and read ahead simply to support the app developers because I love what this app offers and want to see more from them 😍! Perfect for book nerds!
  • Amazing Reading App 5/5

    By zxsnatch
    I was looking for an app that allowed me to load my own books but the e-reader apps available never worked well for me. This app is the perfect middle ground. Even though you can't load your own books, the library available is incredibly well versed with classic literature. I also have a habit of reading several books at once and having this app makes it so easy to read through multiple stories at once. The serials are the perfect size for light reading during my daily commute that I could not be happier. To the developer and the team behind this app, thank you! You've made this little bookworm incredibly happy. :)
  • Love this app 5/5

    By MsLlicia
    I look forward to reading classics I should have read by now. Great app!
  • Wonderful App!! 5/5

    By Angela R.a
    I absolutely love this app. It reminds me of way many of the classic are supposed to be read- in serial segments in which you look forward to the next installment. Dickens and so many others wrote their books in this way. Each segment is between 9-17 minutes long, and everyone has that amount of time per day to enjoy reading classic literature. These are the words that have shaped our world!
  • Classic Serial Reading, Just the Right Amount 4/5

    By gimpPAC
    As a kid, I used to devour books. In the past couple decades, I've been having a hard time getting into a book. I find that I either have a hard time starting, or when I do start I tend to barrel on through until I'm done. Taking the way that many of these classics were originally delivered to readers, I'm finding this app to be really helpful in moderating my reading: to become more consistent by breaking it down into chunks. The interface is fun and the little pop up congratulations for finishing each digest is oddly rewarding. Trying out the sync now and I suspect this will be a great way to keep up on all of my devices. Also appreciate the pause feature, which I haven't really used yet, but probably will when on vacation or super busy. A+ experience so far!
  • I LOVE THIS APP! 5/5

    By CR Wills
    First of all: it's gorgeous. I love the fonts. I love the minimalistic design. Second of all: ALL OF THE BOOKS. Lookit, I prefer PAPER books, but the chance to easily read so many books I label as "Classics I Shoulda Read By Now" leaves me giddy. I love the bite-sized portions. It guarantees I'm always reading one of those CISRBN. BADGES! Nerdy, bookish badges. I cannot WAIT to try to use this in AP Literature. The kids MIGHT ACTUALLY WANNA READ THE SCARLET LETTER! DID I SAY I LOVE THIS APP?
  • Become a classic lit reader 5/5

    By 0ET0
    If you want to read classic literature but don't think you've got time, this is the app for you. It delivers classic books in daily chunks which only take about 10 minutes to read, and everyone can find 10 minutes to enjoy a bit of reading. I enjoy reading a lot, but I tend to go for current novels and non-fiction at the bookstore or library. Since installing the app, I've enjoyed 15 works of classic literature which I almost certainly wouldn't have read otherwise. And the works aren't all weighty tomes - the available books include humor from authors like Oscar Wilde and PG Wodehouse and some early sci-fi and horror works. And all of those books are free! I did pay for the premium version of the app, because I wanted the read-ahead feature (to finish War & Peace before seeing "Great Comet" on Broadway). That benefit, plus the other premium advantages like additional fonts, make the very small cost well worth it. I did run into two quirks with earlier versions, but the developer quickly fixed both, one in an update of the book and the other in an app update within days of my issue report. I heartily recommend this app to anyone who loves reading, and especially to anyone who wants to read more.
  • You've got a lot of talent. 5/5

    By wasted 15$
    For the longest time, I've battled with myself over my reading habits. Before, I would spend days cooped up in the library, the bookstore, or my room, with a pile of books stacked high next to me and one opened in my lap. I think that now, with modern times, (or perhaps, just the fact that I got busier as I grew older), the act of sitting down and reading a book has stopped holding my attention. It's unfortunate, and I spend days scanning my library to find a book, sit down with it, but then dream of finishing it. Serial reader has gifted me with the chance to read the classics that I want to, in digestible amounts, and with fun reminders. There is no guilt when you miss an issue, because you're more likely to feel hungry for the next chapter. It's truly an incredible app and I want to congratulate the creator. A suggestion I could give would be to have the option to customize the days between new issues, so that if I'm particularly busy one month or if I have a certain schedule, I can customize the issue dates. Thanks again for making this great app! Let me know if you'd like some more feedback!

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