As 2022 comes to a close, you may be looking for the best reads of the year that you might have missed, or you may want to start compiling a list of books you want to read in the new year. There are numerous apps out there that are designed to help you keep track of your reading and discover new books, so we compiled a list of some of the best ones to help you pick one that’s to your liking.

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The app’s rating system is unique because it gives users a series of questions that the platform will then use when recommending a book to another user. For example, if you say that the book you read would be good for someone who likes emotional and fast-paced novels, StoryGraph may recommend that book to someone who is looking for such a read. The rating system also lets you rate using full, half or quarter stars, unlike Goodreads, which only lets you rate on a full-star system.

StoryGraph is great for people who want something kind of similar to Goodreads. The app is free-to-use, but also offers a $4.99 per month subscription plan that unlocks additional features, such as advanced stats and more personalized suggestions.

The app lets you browse books that are currently popular, while also helping you keep track of what you want to read. If you find a book that interests you, you can purchase it directly from the app if you live in the United States. Tertulia’s app is easy-to-use and features an intuitive browsing experience.

Tertulia is great for people who want to discover what books are currently popular across social media, podcasts and the web. The app is free-to-use and is launching on Android soon.

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As you read, you can use Basmo to digitally scribble your thoughts and ideas about parts of a book that you find interesting. You can also scan and highlight your favorite passages as you read. Once you finish a book, you can track how it made you feel. For example, you can note if the book made you feel excited, happy, angry, bored or confused.

The app is great for people who don’t care about the social or community aspects of reading, and instead want to focus on their goals and progress. Basmo is free-to-use with standard features. The app also offers a $5 per month subscription that unlocks unlimited functionality and additional features.

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The app also moves away from long reviews and instead has Gists, which are the app’s short review format. Gists essentially get users to write a TL;DR version of a review in 200 characters or less. Gists are then turned into an Instagram Stories-like format. Once you’ve created your Gist, you can add additional slides with your favorite quotes, characters or other additional information that you think others might find helpful. In terms of book discovery, the app will surface Gists from readers with similar reading tastes as you.

Readerly is great for people who want to try a unique book discovery platform. The app is free-to-use, and also offers a $2.99 monthly subscription fee for users who want to support the new platform and receive personalized ratings.

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The app has specific rating categories for different genres that go beyond star ratings. For example, if you are rating a self-help book, you can give it separate ratings based on how inspirational and helpful it was. Or, if you’re rating a classic book, you can give it different ratings based on how heartfelt and interesting it was.

TBR Bookshelf is a good app for people who are part of #BookTok, as many of the features are geared toward these users. The app is free-to-use, but also offers a $4.99 monthly subscription that unlocks extra features, including things like seasonal ratings, book playlists and TV show and movie adaption ratings.

5 of the best apps to track your reading and discover new books by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch