Note: Top Shelf Text received a Scribd No Limits Reading Kit and subscription for free in exchange for featuring news of the Scribd Unlimited Release on TST. TST only supports brands that I genuinely use and love!
If you've been following along for a while here on Top Shelf Text, you may have witnessed a shift in my reading life. In the past two years, I've become a huge fan of audiobooks. I listen to audiobooks (or podcasts) everyday, and I love having audiobooks as an extension of my reading life for times when I can't exactly sit down to read. (I've even collected a whole list of recommendations from you, which you can find under the Audiobooks tab at the top of the blog.) I use Overdrive to borrow library copies of audiobooks, but there are often super long waitlists for popular titles. Occasionally, I'll buy a title from Audible, but I can't justify the cost of the subscription for only one credit per month. With these two platforms, I sometimes felt like my choices were pretty limited when it came to choosing audiobooks.
Enter Scribd: my newest subscription and my latest obsession.
When the Scribd team approached me with news of the revival of Scribd Unlimited, I knew I had found an app that would work for my reading needs! With Scribd Unlimited, readers have access to unlimited books, audiobooks, and magazines—on any device for only $8.99 a month. That's less than an Audible subscription and it lets you access both audiobooks and e-books.
Scribd allows you to try out the subscription free for 30 days. Just follow this link to sign up!
I have the Scribd App downloaded on my phone, and kicked off my listening with You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir by Felicia Day. I've been listening on my Wifi at home, but you can also download texts to store offline so they can be accessed at any time. I spent the weekend making lists of books I want to listen to, including more celebrity memoirs and a list of Newbery books to help me continue to check off titles for my personal challenge.
I've partnered with the Scribd Team to offer a giveaway over on Instagram that you won't want to miss. One TST reader will receive a No Limits Reading Kit (pictured above) and a one-year subscription to Scribd ($120 value) so that you can read and listen to your heart's content! Hop on over to @topshelftext to read the rules and enter the giveaway!