Read Books Online | Our Selection of the Best Free Content
On Wattpad, stories are available in over 50 languages across every mobile device. There are also more than 375 million story uploads to discover, read, and share.
If you’re looking to read books online, we’ve got a wide range of content from notable authors and everyday storytellers.
Why Choose Wattpad to Read Books Online?
Stories and Books on Wattpad are Free to Read
About 90 percent of the 45 million people who visit Wattpad every month are here to discover free stories to read on a regular basis. Collectively, they spend over 15 billion minutes engaged with Wattpad content. Here are a few examples of the types of books and stories you can find on Wattpad:
A Collection of Over 1000 Free Classic Works
The entire Project Gutenberg collection of public domain titles is available to read free of charge. Explore titles from authors like:
- A House of Pomegranates
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
- The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
- The Pit and The Pendulum
Check out this full list of free classic books.
Books by Modern Authors, Publishers, and Celebrities
Wattpad works with every major publisher, and many of the world’s most prominent literary voices have chosen our platform to connect with the Wattpad community.
Here is a sample of some of the free-to-read stories posted by today’s biggest authors:
- Margaret Atwood
Find Books to Read by Today’s Biggest Celebrities
If classic works, publishers, and big-name authors don't interest you, some of today’s biggest pop-culture icons and internet-famous personalities have also posted stories on Wattpad. Below are just a few of the notable celebrities with profiles and works available online:
Read on Wattpad and Enjoy an Endless Supply of Free Content
Wattpad hosts the largest collection of user-generated stories and classic books on the internet. With our free app, you can explore a collection currently housing 375 million story uploads (and countinging). It’s safe to say you’ll never run out of stories and books to read online.
Outside of the thousands of uploads shared daily, we also host the world’s largest writing contest called The Wattys. In 2016, over 140,000 submissions were shared. Thanks to The Wattys, a new selection of quality reads will be yours to enjoy every year!
Check out the reading lists below for some of 2016’s Watty award winning stories.
- Voracious Reads Award Reading List - Stories selected for their page-turning drama
- New Voices Award Readling List - Winning stories by writers new to The Wattpad Community
- HQ Love Award Reading List- Winning stories selected by Wattpad Staff
- Writers Debut Award Reading List- Winning stories by first time competitors
- Trailblazers Award Reading List- Winning stories that depart from the ordinary
- Visual Storytelling Reading List - Winning stories that utilize multimedia and images. Includes comics, cookbooks, and more!
- Hidden Gems Award Reading List- Winning stories that are worth discovering
- Talk of the Town Award Reading List- Stories selected for their ability to spark debate, comments, and conversations
- Collectors Edition Award Reading List - The stories most added to Wattpad libraries and reading lists
- People’s Choice Award Reading List- Theses winning stories received the most votes on Twitter
Read Stories in Over 50 languages
Check out the selection below to find a list of great reads in your preferred language:
- Spanish Watty Award Winning Reads
- Italian Watty Award Winning Reads
- Turkish Watty Award Winning Reads
- Filipino Watty Award Winning Reads
- Portuguese Watty Award Winning Reads
Create your Own Library to Read Online and Offline
When you download the Wattpad app you’re free to read millions of stories on-the-go. What’s even better is that any story you add to your library can be synced to read offline. It’s a great way to save on data and read in places where Wi-Fi access is spotty at best.
Read Anywhere on Your Phone or Computer
Build a Reading List to Curate Books and Stories by Genre
On your Wattpad profile, you can easily share your recommend reads by creating a reading list. Stories added to your library are private, but stories added to your reading list are publicly displayed and can show the community your curated recommendations.
Here are some of our reading lists curated by genre with links to their respective Wattpad profiles:
- Historical Romance Reading List
- Western and Cowboy Romance Reading List
- Dark Romance Reading List
- If You Loved 50 Shades of Grey Reading List
- Featured Fanfiction Stories
- Harry Potter Fanfiction Reading List
- Sherlock Fanfiction Reading List
- Game of Thrones Fanfiction Reading List
Discover Rising Stars and Aspiring Writers
“Wattpad opens the doors and enlarges the view in places where the doors are closed and the view is restricted. And somewhere out there in Wattpadland, a new generation is testing its wings.”
Margaret Atwood - The Guardian
On Wattpad, a new generation of literary stars are rising. These beloved online writers connect massive audiences through their serialized online stories and published books. Below you can explore some of the most popular free to read content posted by these amazing storytellers we call the Wattpad Stars.
- Lindsey Summers
Connect with Writers and Readers
Inline comments, @mentions, story dedications, and broadcast messaging are just some of the ways that writers and readers interact on Wattpad. Our website also hosts a forum where you discover tips on writing and request new story recommendations.
Never Miss an Update
When you add a story to your library or follow a profile, you can quickly check for updates in your newsfeed and receive push notifications to your mobile device every time a new story part is shared.