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!)
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.)
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!)
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.
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!
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’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!
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.
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!)
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!
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?