You’re stuck at home…so you’ve finally got some reading time. These summary apps could be your answer.

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Every new year, people vow to read more. Of course, it seldom actually happens, but we all wish we had more time to slow down, pick up one of the books off the bedside table we’ve been meaning to get through, and dive in.

If we can find any silver lining to all the COVID-19 craziness and self-isolation, it might be that your wish for more reading time may finally be here. But since you’ve only got so many options at home and a trip to the library isn’t really practical these days, how about a library’s worth of great books all available on your smartphone or tablet — and all digestible in just a few short minutes?

You can not only satisfy that reading jones right now with all of these services but also explore loads of interest areas in a fraction of the time. You’ve got time on your hands…so you may as well make sure it’s time well spent.

BookNotes Book Summaries ($29 for a lifetime subscription; originally $299.99)

From finance and love to career and happiness to fiction and even documentaries, BookNotes boils them all down.  Spin through hundreds of available titles, then let Booknotes’ concise 15-minute summaries extract all the key insights of the book and serve them up. And if you’d rather just listen, BookNotes summaries come in audio versions as well, so even if you venture outside your home, you can always be learning.

SumizeIt Book Summaries ($19 for a lifetime subscription; originally $99.99) Read the rest