Serial Reader

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4.9
1.67K reviews
50K+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Read classic books in daily bite-sized bits!

Serial Reader helps you fit classic literature into your busy life: Choose from more than 700 classic books and receive a new issue every day. Each issue can be read in 20 minutes or less. Read the best classic books in your spare time!

• 700+ 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
• Lookup words in the dictionary & Wikipedia
• Earn fun badges and track your reading streaks

Plus, with an optional one-time in-app purchase:

• Sync your reading across multiple devices (iOS and Android)
• Highlight text and save notes
• Save books to read later
• Skip ahead to tomorrow's issue today
• Pause delivery of new issues


"For those who are intimidated by thick, leather-bound tomes, Serial Reader is an good way to break it all down." - The Washington Post

"The joy of anticipating the next episode is what keeps us coming back... That's a great feeling to start associating with classic literature" - Mashable

"Serial Reader’s subscription format makes it a little bit more fun to crank through the classics" - Lifehacker

More than 600 books currently available! Here's a selection of some of the most popular:

— 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!
Updated on
Oct 23, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.9
1.67K reviews
Yuliya Astapova
July 12, 2022
Very cool concept, but the app is very buggy: some pages don't load properly and require closing and reopening a few times to work. When I unlock issues in advance, they don't stay unlocked and get hidden again when I'm done reading them. I had high hopes for the "serialize your own ebook feature" but sadly it errored out. Though it is marked as a beta version, so I look forward to when it is completed. I hope it won't be limited to only supporting the English alphabet.
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Johannah Timbreblue (Timbreblue)
November 23, 2021
This app is the best!! I've subscribed to three books and each day I get a section of each one, approx. 7-8 minutes of reading. The font is clear and easy to read. The completely optional $2.99 upgrade is very nice -- a good way to thank the developer -- and it gives several nice features including highlighting text, syncing between devices, and skipping ahead if you're eager! The selection of books is excellent, all the classic favorites and some obscure titles I'm excited to read.
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Rocco Rockafire
November 9, 2020
Great selection of classic literature! The serialized format took some getting used to, although it works really well for mobile devices. I would enjoy the ability to organize the serials and pause selections that I'm not currently reading. The text and font options are incredible and I really like the interesting and fun motivational pop-ups that say how many words or pages you've read! Simply the best for anyone who enjoys reading!
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What's new

• Fixes and updates for compatibility with latest version of Android