My Must Reads 4+

Hummingbird Digital Media

Designed for iPad

    • 2.3 • 214 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

This robust e-book and audiobook app connects you to your favorite independent digital book merchant. (You’ll need an account from one of MyMustReads merchants to use this app.) Choose from hundreds of thousands of the most popular e-books and audiobooks from the largest publishers to the smallest.

Find your favorite authors in the catalogs of HarperCollins, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Workman, Harlequin, Sourcebooks, Tor, and more than 2,700 others. Stephen King? Harper Lee? Janet Evanovich? Daniel Silva? Max Lucado? You bet.

Looking for your next favorite book? it’s here. “What to Expect when You’re Expecting”? “The Nightingale”? “Good to Great”? “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”? Jane Eyre? You bet.

Books for kids, teens, young adults, and adults. Romance, sci-fi, mystery, history, biography, the arts, diet and health, crafts, computers, self-help, cooking, how-to—your selection is vast.


Read or listen to your books on up to five devices—a great way to share a book with family members.


Features you’ll find useful:

Return automatically to where you left off reading.
Highlight a word to get a definition or to search for it on the web.
Bookmark passages.
Search for new titles by category.
Adjust type size and line spacing.
Adjust screen brightness for nighttime reading.
Choose from white, black, or sepia backgrounds.
Search and discover new books from within the app.
Listen to audio embedded in an e-book.
Watch video embedded in an e-book
Choose to limit your search to audiobooks only.
Connect with Facebook and Twitter.
New features added regularly.

What’s New

Version 3.1

Bug fixes.
Stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

Average educated layman ,

Not very useable at night

When I set it for black background with white print, it worked for the first few chapters, but then got glitchy. The first page I open to is okay, but every page I turn to after that just displays an unreadable gray screen, so I end up using the sepia screen with the lowest brightness I can read. I do most of my reading in bed at night, so this is a dealbreaker for me, especially since the book I bought is a long one (The 1619 Project). I’ll try to get through it, but may end up re-buying the book elsewhere to finish on one of the more popular readers. I won’t be buying again through this app unless the problems get fixed. A disappointment, because I really did want to support local bookstores.

illarai blue ,

Room to Grow

I agree with many of the other reviews that this app could use some upgrades and offer readers more useful features to be in more direct competition with Kindle’s customizable experience. Supporting my local bookstores is more important to me than having a luxurious app however, so I’m grateful such a thing exists.

I love the suggestion that other bookstores could be saved in a directory feature. I personally track my progress and cite locations in academic papers and in simply talking about books with friends, so it would be helpful to have a way to navigate and reference locations within a book more easily. The suggestion of including a dark mode would also be nice, though I love the sepia option to lessen contrast and eye strain.

It would also be great if I could sort my library by genre or rating or some other method. I do wish my library was the home page rather than the bookstore. Adding this extra step to the navigation means waiting for a bigger page to load when I might not have a great internet connection. It slows down the whole app before I can navigate to the books I’ve downloaded.

camino real ,

Miserable experience

I wanted to support independent bookstores so I got this app to read American Dirt for my book club. The only favorable thing I can say is that the text is mostly legible. So I will resist the urge to purchase a Kindle version and persevere to the end.

Where do I start with its failings? The table of contents, font and bookmark tabs don’t appear half the time when I tap the top of the page to open them up. The bookmark feature worked once I was able to find it, but after a few days lapse from reading, all my bookmarks have disappeared. I read on my IPad, but when I tried the same app on my phone, I had to scroll from page one to find my place. The text has many typos and weird spacing errors, especially with possessive words and apostrophes. There’s no way to highlight passages or look up words.

After this experience, I’m sorry to say I’m returning to my Kindle. This app needs lots of work before I’ll use it again.

App Privacy

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