“How to read more books” became a breakout search term over the past five years, reaching an unforeseen spike in April 2022 and rising again with the new year. It’s also a goal that might be surprisingly more complicated to pull off than it sounds. Between finding the time, choosing titles you’ll actually want to finish and keeping track of your reads, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. But there are a bunch of Google tools that can help you hit the books now — and all year long. Here’s how to read more books in 2023 and beyond with some help from Google.
Read and browse with Google Books
Google Books is a vast resource that can help you in every step of your reading journey, from accessing free books, to reviewing the books you’ve already read to keeping track of the (ever-growing list of) titles you want to read. Here are some tips for how to get started:
- Browse Google Books’ 10 million free books. The online library is home to more than 10 million free books, and plenty more than you can pay to access.
- Preview books before buying. No buyer’s remorse, thanks. You can use the “preview” option on a book’s page in Google Books to get a sense of whether you’ll like a certain title or author before you buy the book.