Top Ten Tuesday: Book Blogs I Adore!

Posted August 14, 2018 by Madalyn || 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is our top ten book blogs or bookish websites. This is by no means an exhaustive list of book blogs I love; these are just a few of the blogs that, if I see a new post from them in my blog reader, I will almost always click it. <3 (I would love to do a part two to this post, so let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in seeing!)

madalyn’s list

Bookmark Lit (Lauren)

Lauren’s blog is one of the first ones I followed when I started blogging, and it has consistently remained one of my very favorites. We have similar reading tastes, so I always look forward to hearing her thoughts and seeing what she’s reading. Over the past year or so, she’s also started incorporating more lifestyle posts into her blog, and I also enjoy hearing her thoughts on non-bookish things like beauty, podcasts, food, and general life stuff. Whether it’s a book review or a post about where she gets her groceries, I always love reading what Lauren has to say! (Also, her graphics? ICONIC.)

We Live and Breathe Books (Sam)

Another person who reads very similarly to me! I always get great YA contemporary recommendations from Sam. I particularly love her mini review posts; the bullet point format always helps me get a crystal clear idea of whether or not the book is going to be for me. Plus, her discussions are always a ton of fun to read! (Also, Sam is one of those bloggers I really admire for how present she is in the blogosphere! Her consistent comments always brighten my day!)

Mel to the Any (Melanie)

Okay, I am honestly ASHAMED to have only recently started following Melanie, because it feels like we should have been friends forever??? She is a reviewing QUEEN. They’re so articulate and well-organized; plus, I really appreciate and admire bloggers who review a good mix of backlist and frontlist titles, because that’s something I’m SO BAD at balancing. Anyway, Melanie is the coolest, basically.

Catfairy Books (Alexandra)

I met Alexandra at BookNet Fest last year, and I’m so glad that led me to her blog (and the two of us becoming friends)! I adore her reviews because, in addition to her thoughts, they feature things like playlists, fancasts, and 90’s TV references. Plus, there’s a copious amount of photos of her cat, Charlie Chuchi. I so appreciate her enthusiasm for the books she reads!

Word Wonders (Fadwa)

Fadwa’s blog is one of my faaaaaves. She does a wonderful job of uplifting marginalized voices in the book community, whether this is through book reviews, guest posts from other marginalized creators, or discussions based on her own experiences. I always look forward to new posts from her, and I so appreciate her sharing both her experiences and others! (She also offers sensitivity reading services, so authors, you should absolutely hire her!)

Aimee, Always (Aimee)

Aimee’s blog is another relatively recent follow, and I’ve so enjoyed reading her posts these past few months! Her discussions definitely stand out; I feel like she gets so much personality across in every post!

Quite the Novel Idea (Bee & Leah)

I mean, obviously I can’t get enough of my coblogger, so I had to mention her other blog here! Bee and Leah both write such excellent reviews and discussions. Again, I feel like I share quite similar tastes with both of them, and I always love discussing with them in the comments.

Howling Libraries (Destiny)

Destiny’s blog has quickly become one of my very favorites over the past year or so! Her tastes are quite broad, so I love reading her thoughts on both books I have read/am interested in AND books I’ve never heard of before. She also participates in a ton of weekly features that I always enjoy reading. Plus, she’s another person who discusses lots of queer books, which I always look for in the blogs I follow (obviously). (Side note: I LOVE that her blog lists the estimated reading time for each post!)

Du Livre (Amber Elise)

Okay, while Amber reads a lot more fantasy than I do, I appreciate hearing her thoughts, because I don’t keep up with new fantasy releases very well and her reviews give me a good idea of whether or not I’d enjoy a given title. Amber recently started a series spotlighting independent bookstores in her area, and as a bookstore nerd, I am loving it. Her personality shines through in every post, which makes her blog a delight to read!

Girl in the Pages (Cristina)

Again, Cristina has excellent taste in contemporary reads, and I visit her blog both to discuss books I’ve already read and to find new books I might enjoy. Her discussions are unique and are always some of my favorites.

Who are some of your favorite book bloggers? Do we share any favorites?

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12 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Book Blogs I Adore!

  1. I agree about Sam’s reviews- I love her bullet points too! I recently discovered Du Livre and love her blog! Same with Aimee, Always.

    Great list!

  2. My heart nearly exploded when I saw Sloth up there. Thank you so much for including me, because I reflect all that love back at you. *kiss, kiss* I love Aimee. She is really honest and adorable. Amber has a crystal clear POV, and I love reading her thoughts as well. There are a few up there I need to check out, because I am always looking for more contemporary readers.

  3. Omg thanks for the love Madayln! I’ve been struggling so hard with YA fantasy lately. I just want to read adult contemporary which sucks because I have mostly fantasy ARCs. Oh well.

    I can’t wait to check out these blogs, a lot are new to me!

  4. OMG! I just saw this! Your the sweetest! Thank you! I am so glad that we became friends and your blog is definitely one of my faves too! I can’t wait to see you at BookNet Fest!

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