Where books make friends.
The only thing that matches the joy of reading a great book is sharing that joy with friends. That’s why we created Litsy.
Litsy is the place to share and discover your favorite books with your favorite people. As readers, our favorite books are recommended by people we respect, not algorithms.
The Litsy community is a groundswell of passionate readers, authors and influencers creating short posts about their "reading moments." These posts are made of blurbs, photos, quotes and reviews, and each post is linked to one book.
Since enjoying a book has no end, Litsy is 100% mobile and allows you to capture whatever bookish thoughts you have, whenever you have them. Litsy also makes it easy to “go down the rabbit hole," browsing your feed while on the go. When you find your next book, it’s easy to add it to your stack for future reading.
Talking about books is a feel-good activity. It shares a piece of yourself, and it helps others. To recognize this, we thought it would be fun to invent the world’s first “Litfluence” scoring system. Litfluence is our way of showing that what you say about the books you read matters.
It’s fun. It’s simple. It’s rewarding. It’s spoiler-free and free to use. And it’s all about the book.
Sign up and get a little Litsy.
We recommend iOS 9 or newer for the best experience.
• Fixed missing stickers in image editor
• Fixed white screen o' death, but you may have to sign in again.
• iPhone X support.
• A few minor visual improvements
Ratings and Reviews
From Instagram to Litsy
I am a bookstagrammer and I've seen so many other bookstagrammers go to Litsy and I think it's really interesting and I really want to try it. I love that it really is combining goodreads and instagram. I love the concept of it.
Some things that I don't like are the layout of it is a little confusing and that may just be because I haven't used it and I'm new to it but it was a little overwhelming. I do like the point system it's pretty cool but I don't know what exactly it's for.
Things that I would like to see added or changed. (These things may be on here. Again I'm new and not completely sure how they work) A better introduction of how the app works maybe going through how to make posts and what all of the things mean. I would also love to add more shelves rather than just the three: have read, to read, want to read. And also the rating system. I would love to see others on a scale of how much they enjoyed it, because there's a wide range of if you liked it pick it up or if you loved it and you need to pick it up. I'm not sure if that completely made sense but I think a different scoring system would be better.
I honestly can't wait to get more used to this app and it has so much potential! I can't wait to see what you guys do with it. Please don't use the algorithm though because that's the main reason bookstagrammers moved to this platform!!
Like it a lot so far...
I’ve just started using Litsy, but I like it a lot so far. It’s visually appealing and pretty intuitive to use, so I was able to use it without any tutorial. I’ve enjoyed it and interacting with the Litsy community. I’ve been able to make a recommendation for a newly released book and also have appreciated the multiple views about new books I was considering purchasing. It’s so nice to have more input than just the book jacket!
There really do need to be varied levels of recommendation, however. This is the reason I cannot give Litsy 5 stars. For instance, if you really love thrillers, you may be unwilling to say a thriller is “so-so” even though the plot is a bit derivative and none of the characters are very well developed. If it’s a great page-turner by your favorite author, you’ll still recommend it, but it certainly won’t please a classical literary fiction enthusiast. So, there should be at least one all-out blockbuster recommendation and also a “recommended with reservations” option.
Otherwise, it seems like the friendly Litsy community has found ways to welcome newcomers and overcome the awkwardness of a new App by just being themselves.
I heard about Litsy via a Facebook group and I got the app a couple of days ago, only to discover that it’s really entertaining, informative, and fun. Others have said it’s kinda like combining Instagram and Goodreads and that seems like a solid assessment, from what I’ve seen. It’s easy to sign up and use. I kinda like the “influence” statistics that you receive based on others’ interactions from what you opt to post. I believe this is how that aspect of the app operates. It’s not something that’s imperative for readers to know, but some might view the “touches” received by a post to be interesting. Thus far, I feel very comfortable recommending the app and the opportunities it provides. I understand that the developers are working on enhancements so I’m eager to see what those will be. I can go for months without checking Goodreads, but I find myself foregoing doing other things that I’m supposed to do so as to check Litsy!!! 🤷🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️👍🏻😄
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.