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    Booky Call Is An App For Book Lovers That's Like Tinder — Here's What You Need To Know

    Booky Call is like a dating app but for finding your next favorite book.

    Hey book lovers, it's Farrah and Kirby! We're two people who can't stop talking about books. (Seriously. DM us. We'll give you the perfect recommendation for your tastes.) So when we learned there was an app out there that was like Tinder for book lovers, we were immediately intrigued.

    The app is called Booky Call, which includes its cute tagline "find your book match." It's completely free to download.

    You swipe through books like you'd swipe through profiles on Tinder. (Let's be honest — many of us DO judge books by their covers!) If something catches your eye, you can read the book's "bio," written from a first person POV.

    screenshots of the app page showing a book cover and then the reasons why you should read it

    Allow us to walk you through what happens when you download the app. Obviously, Booky Call wants to know a little bit about you in order to feed you the best type of matches. First, you'll go ahead and rank how much you like or dislike certain genres.

    a scroll bar for you to adjust how much you like different genres

    Once you rank what types of titles you'd like to see, you're directed to the match section. This is where Booky Call presents you with potential book matches.

    The profiles are really in-depth! Not only can you see how many pages a book has, but there are fun prompts that give it the feel of a dating app. The fun part is reading through to see if ~there may be a connection.~

    a self help book with 222 pages with the question, would you swipe right on me?

    You also get a little taste as to what you can expect when you crack it open!

    the book showing an inspirational quote and what it's favorite one liner is

    And if you're intrigued, you can keep reading to see if this book might be a match for you.

    the book page answering the prompt, here's what makes me dorky

    You can really tell they have fun with these prompts, which sets up what you can expect to find. It feels like a fun, fresh way to choose a book to read.

    the book prompt is, what will we eat/drink on our first date?

    Now you have to make a choice: Do you want to swipe right, or swipe left?

    the book cover below the text, swipe right to take me on a date

    On Booky Call's Instagram, they report the books that received the most swipes that week. We thought that was such a nice touch in case you wanted to see what others were reading from the app!

    Here's what happens when you swipe right on a match! Farrah swiped right on a book she'd never heard of before called Hey Ladies: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails.

    the book cover profile with 5 likes a little blurb

    You can listen to a little audio excerpt from the book, which we thought was a nice touch!

    You'll get an unread notification in your inbox from the book you swiped right on. The DM includes a cute message alongside Bookshop, Amazon, and links to shop this title!

    links to the print, ebook, and audiobook editions in the messages

    Now for the moment of truth: did Farrah and Kirby find *true love,* or was it a bust?

    Farrah started out by reading her first match, Hey Ladies: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails.

    Her second match was You Had Me At Hola by Alexa Daria.

    Kirby initially matched with Fireheart Tiger by Aliette De Bodard, a queer fantasy novella.

    the book profile with a blurb and instructions to swipe up for more

    Her second suggestion was The Red Palace by Jane Hur.

    Overall, we thought this was a neat concept! It seems like a great tool for the indecisive reader or for the reader who thrives off the process of discovering a new book. It may not be super helpful for the reader who has a sky high TBR pile, but it proves to be a fun way to find a book you've never heard of before.

    Would you try Booky Call? Let us know in the comments!