Read With Oyster

July 23, 2014

This post is sponsored by Oyster


I did lots of reading on last week’s beach vacation. Naptimes were glorious!! I converted to a huge fan of digital reading after buying a tablet while I was pregnant. I love that I don’t have to carry around a tote bag of books (especially on airplanes when space is tight!), and I love that I can download a new book a second after finishing one. Or if the book I “brought” isn’t what I am in the mood for (which happened at the beach!) then I have a new one at my fingertips in a hot second.

New to the ebook world is Oyster. Oyster is a subscription based app that gives you access to unlimited ebooks for $9.95 a month. Think of it like Netflix for books! Oyster houses over half a million books in every genre from classics to new releases and continues to add new titles every day. The app is accessible on any operating system like Apple, Android, Kindle, etc. Best of all, your first 30 days of reading are free!


There are a ton of different genres to browse. This was my favorite part – if you’re in the mood for a light, summery novel while at the beach it’s easy to find them. Check out the complete Oyster library here and learn more about the app’s features here.

I’m a sucker for romance novels, so just listen to the categories you can browse:

  • Love & Vampires
  • Love in the Wild West
  • Time Traveling Lovers
  • Around The World Romance
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Online Dating
  • Historical Romance
  • Supernatural Lovers (!!)
  • Sex in the City
  • Urban romance
  • Good & Bad Love Stories
  • Unfaithful
  • and lots, lots more!

Seriously – with all those categories you’re bound to find a romantic book you’ll love!


There are also HEALTH books, COOK books and CHILDREN’s books!!

Here are some of the popular titles on Oyster. And there are lots of hand-picked editor lists with suggestions too:


The app has multiple view settings and was very easy to read. Look at all the theme options:


I especially loved the quick “night reading” button that changed the screen to dark and dim with just a single touch.

It’s a really gorgeous app to use:


So what’s on my reading list? Quite a few titles I’ve been wanting to read for a while along with some new ones I found while browsing around:

Life of Pi by Yann Martel {Gotta read the book before I can see the movie!}

Keeper by Kathi Appelt {About mermaids – perfect beach read}

The Motion of the Ocean by Janna Cawrse Esarey {a struggling couple lives on a sailboat and travels the world}

The Mighty Gastropolis of Portland by Karen Brooks {Sounds delish…!}

Ice Cream Social by Brad Edmondson {All about Ben & Jerry’s!}

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels and Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond {I’ve been waiting a while to read this!}

Guests on Earth by Lee Smith { <—she’s an author from my hometown who I have met!}

Wheat Belly by William Davis {I want to skim this and see what it’s all about}

Lip Service by MJ Rose {this was recommended in the seductive romance section!}

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo {my dear friend is going to be in this performance this fall and I would love to read it}

Beach Lane by Melissa de la Cruz {a light read set in the Hamptons!}

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood {one of my favorite authors, I bet this is good}

The Happy Herbivore Cookbook by Lindsay Nixon {I bet there are great recipes in here!}

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin {it’s been on my to-read list for a while}

And a few favorites I recommend!

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell {We read this in by book club!}

The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman {one of my favorite books EVER!!!}

She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb {I loved this! So real}

Little Bee by Chris Cleave {another adventure favorite!}

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier {great book, great movie}

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood {another favorite!}


Your first 30 days of reading are free, so there’s no reason not to get started on a new book today!

I’d love to hear some of your favorite books and authors – especially great summer beach novels!

This post is sponsored by Oyster


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