This is an app which offers a library of book summaries. The team picks up the most popular book from different categories (like psychology, health, or business) and distills them into short Blinks – 15-minute written or audio summaries (actually the length varies from 10 to 10 minutes).

Recently, the company added podcast insights to its premium subscription.

How many books are on Blinkist? 

There are over 4,500 books in the Blinkist library and about 40 new ones are added per month.

Who writes the blinks for Blinkist?

The summaries are written by real writers.

How do I download books on Blinkist?

To download a book, go to the library tab. Then, press on the ‘download audio’ icon.

How does Blinkist work?

Their team takes bestseller lists, user suggestions and uses other sources to figure out which books to summarize. Then, writers distill it into short pieces which are proofread after.

How to use Blinkist app?

After you sign up and download the app, you get access to Blinkist database. To find the summary you want to read, you can browse by category, check new or the most popular titiles.

After you choose the book, you can read it or listen to it directly via the app, or send it to your eBook.

Blinkist Book List

blinkist book list

All the book on Blinkist is united under 27 categories. Those are:

  • Politics
  • Science
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Money & Investments
  • Personal Development
  • Career & Success
  • Productivity
  • Creativity
  • Management & Leadership
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Mindfulness & Happiness
  • Communication Skills
  • Corporate Culture
  • Society & Culture
  • Technology & the Future
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Nature & Environment
  • Biography & Memoir

Also, you can find the most popular books list.

Here are some examples:

  • Lives of the Stoics (2020) by Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hansel
  • Hood Feminism (2020) by Mikki Kendall
  • Doesn’t Hurt to Ask (2020) by Trey Gowdy
  • The Art of Stopping Time (2017) by Pedram Shojai

As you see, many of them were recently released. Additionally, you can check out top book lists by categories.

How much does Blinkist cost?

The monthly pricing is $14.99/month, but if you buy the annual plan, you’ll get 50% off (which means $7.49/month or $89.99/year). 

There is also a 7-day free trial.