Online reading

Holy books with skeptical annotation

And, just for fun

  • The Brick Testament – content notice: The Bible contains material some may consider morally objectionable and/or inappropriate for children.


Google Books

– Many of the Google digitisation project books are now out of copyright and the full text is available free. Use the Advanced search to focus on ‘Full view only’ texts on specific search terms. Sample texts include:

Project Gutenberg

–  a large collection of digitised out-of-copyright, freely available books to either read online or download to your local device or ebook reader. Contains such books as:



A huge project to convert all out of copyright works into audio format. Contains many classics of philosophy or religion as well as poetry and fiction, all available in various audio formats for free.

Open Culture

Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. You’ll find great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more. Also please see the related collection: 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices.

Listening Books

– seems to be mostly fiction but may be some interesting old classics to stream or download to listen to free

 Loyal Books

Hundreds of audio books available free, to stream or download

Book reviews

To discuss and review interesting and topical books, try Atheist Republic’

Oxford Humanists Recommended Reading

A list of books owned or read by our members, providing recommendations for useful reading material, is available on Goodreads. We would love to add more ‘recommended reading’ and ask members and fellow humanists to add some informative reviews for any of the books already listed, or add details of other books you have read and found helpful in some way. Please email the webmaster, with any titles you would like to suggest, and a review of content would be valuable too.

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