Serial Reader

In-app purchases
4.8
2.1K 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 850 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!

• 850+ popular classic books
• Serialize your own EPUB 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 850 books currently available! Here's a preview of the top books:

Most Popular
• Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
• A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
• The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
• 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
• The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

American Lit
• Moby-Dick - Herman Melville
• Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
• My Antonia - Willa Cather
• Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

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

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 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

Biography
• The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
• Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
• Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northup

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

Philosophy
• The Republic - Plato
• Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes
• Rights of Man - Thomas Paine

Nonfiction
• Vindication of the Rights of Woman - Mary Wollstonecraft
• On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin
• The Federalist Papers
• The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

Westerns
• Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey
• The Virginian - Owen Wister
• Gunman's Reckoning - Max Brand

Religion
• King James Bible
• The Dhammapada
• The Quran

Build great reading habits and finish classic books in days with Serial Reader!
Updated on
Jan 11, 2024

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.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

4.8
1.98K reviews
Sarah Greene
March 3, 2024
This app is wonderful! I tried it out for a day or two and then immediately purchased the premium version (very fair price!) to use the "read later" function. I tend to read many books at once, and Serial Reader helps me slow down and think critically about some of them. The badges are fun and encouraging, there's an extensive array of titles to choose from, and the overall design of the app is minimal and sleek. Highly recommend!
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Apoorva Shridhar
February 17, 2024
This app works amazingly well. I have read a lot more classic books since getting it than I otherwise would have. The concept of bite-sized deliveries was a bit weird to me at first, but it worked really well for some books. I also ended up getting the premium (which is such a good deal) so I have the option to read ahead if I want to. I like the customization options for fonts and light/dark mode, and sync works well (changed phones a couple of times and didn't lose my progress).
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A Google user
November 16, 2018
This app is awesome. It's great to get you back into a daily reading habit. Whenever you find yourself a bit out of the habit, it can help get you right back in. It's also great for people who haven't been big readers in the past but would like to develop into one. I really like the serial format, which gives small daily doses and if you really get into a particular story, you can read ahead whenever you feel like it.
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What's new

• Add "Copy" option to text selection actions