Scribd: My New Favorite Way to Read

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Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. I genuinely use Scribd on a daily basis and believe that it is a wonderful service. 
As you may have gathered from my 2015 reading list and my Goodreads profile, I read A.LOT. Unfortunately, despite receiving books for review, I find myself buying quite a lot of books. In an effort to alleviate the pinch on my wallet, I decided to try out Scribd, a subscription book service.

Scribd features 1 million ebooks, audiobooks, and comics for a flat monthly fee. You can read as many, or as few as you like. It’s basically the Netflix of books.

Things I love about Scribd:

  • Trying new genres — I am not a huge comic book or graphic novel fan so I am wary of spending money on them. Since subscribing to Scribd, I have read several comic issues (mainly Lumberjanes) without worrying that I am “wasting” my money.
  • Tasting lots of books — I often pick up several books before I decide which one to read that day. Scribd lets me start reading as many books as I like before settling on one, all without paying a penny more than my subscription price.
  • Audiobooks — prior to using Scribd I was getting most of my audiobooks from Audible. While I love Audible’s model and highly recommend it if you are looking for specific titles, I find Scribd a much better value for money. You can listen to as many audiobooks as you want on Scribd for the same price as 1 “member” audiobook on Audible.

Favorites that are available on Scribd:

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • If You Have to Cry Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
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