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Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Amazing Book Bloggers That Should Be on Your Radar

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Favorite Book Blogs/Bookish Websites.  This is such a hard topic for me, mainly because there are WAY more than ten book blogs that I love visiting.  I could probably easily make this Top 50 Tuesday, haha!

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, mainly because my desktop computer died last night and while it’s being (hopefully) repaired, I’m trying to type this post on a laptop.  I don’t know if it’s my old eyes or my clumsy fingers, but it is taking me forever. The way I’m typing you would think this was my first time ever using a computer before, haha!

Anyway, back on topic…what the bloggers on my list all have in common is that they not only consistently put out great content, but they’re also just lovely people.  I enjoy chatting with all of them about our love of books, other interests we happen to share, and just about life in general sometimes.  Some I’ve known since I first started blogging, while others are new friends that I’m really enjoying getting to know better.  Have I mentioned lately how wonderful the book blogging community is?

 

 

10 Amazing Book Bloggers That Should Be on Your Radar

 

  • Du Livre.  I love visiting Amber’s blog because her reviews are always so honest and thoughtful.  I also love her First Thoughts features where she shares her first impressions of whatever book she’s currently reading.  Those posts are always fun to read.

 

  • Aimee, Always.  Aimee’s blog is beautifully designed, and I just love how her personality shines through on every post, especially those enthusiastic book reviews.

 

  • POP.EDIT.LIT. I love reading Verushka’s posts because although she reads a pretty wide variety of books, she has a special interest in thrillers so this is where I go when I’m on the hunt for exciting new thrillers to add to my TBR.  I also love that she reviews a lot of books from Australian authors, many of whom I hadn’t heard of before reading about them on POP.EDIT.LIT.

 

  • Musings of a Literary Wanderer.  Angela and I started blogging around the same time so we were newbies together 🙂  I really enjoy visiting her blog for many reasons, with one of them being that she and I both love books that feature dual time lines. I can always count on her for great dual time line recs.  In addition to her well written and thoughtful reviews, another highlight of Angela’s blog is that she is an avid hiker and she often shares photos from her adventures.  I love that variety in her content.

 

  • Greg’s Book Haven.  There’s so much to love about Greg’s blog that I hardly know where to begin.  Greg and I share a love of Star Wars and George R.R. Martin books so when I a need a Star Wars or Game of Thrones fix, his blog is my first stop.  Greg also has the most entertaining new feature called Movies That Suck where he reviews absolutely horrible movies so that you don’t have to spend your time watching them.  It reminds me of Mystery Science Theater 3000, which I’ve always loved, so this feature is a real treat for me each week.  Greg, of course, posts excellent book reviews on a wide variety of books, and he also posts tons of fabulous cult covers and artwork.  And if you’re lucky, sometimes he’ll even share some of his own fiction writing projects.

 

  • We Live and Breathe Books.  Sam’s blog is my go-to when I want to get new YA contemporary recommendations.  If Sam reads it and loves it, it’s almost a guarantee that I’m going to love it as well.  I’ve lost track of how many new favorite authors I’ve discovered while visiting this blog.  In addition to the reviews on the site, I’m also a big fan of the discussion posts, which are always so thought provoking.  Oh and if all of that isn’t enough, the absolutely fabulous sloth blog design is a must-see. It makes me smile every time I visit. 🙂

 

  • Read All The Things.  Aj’s blog has become a favorite of mine because she reads and reviews a wide variety of books, basically anything from new releases all the way back to Newbery classics from my childhood.  I also love visiting because she has such a fun sense of humor.  I’m always entertained when I read Aj’s words, especially when she’s giving little anecdotes from her life.

 

  • Metaphors and Moonlight.  If you’re into great fantasy, science fiction, and supernatural creatures galore, Kristen’s blog is one that should definitely be on your radar.  She has introduced me to many wonderful books and series that I probably would never have known about if I hadn’t read her reviews and recommendations.

 

  • Rebel Mommy Book Blog.  If you’re into contemporary authors like Colleen Hoover, Morgan Matson, Kasie West, and Harlan Coben, you should definitely make Grace’s blog a regular stop during your internet travels.  You’re sure to pick up some great recs every time you visit.

 

  • Book Reviews By Di.  Di is one of my go-to blogs for YA fantasy reads.  I love the vibrant design of her blog and her reviews are always so well written.  If you’re into bookstagram, you should also check out her feed there.  I’m just discovering bookstagram, but she’s already one of my favorites there as well.

 

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Who are some of your favorite book bloggers?  

Top 10 Book Bloggers You Should Be Following (If You’re Not Already)

 

We’re still a couple of weeks away from the return of Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  While waiting for their return, I’ve continued looking through their archives to see if any of the topics they had covered prior to my joining were of interest.  This week the topic that caught my eye was basically a blogger spotlight, which I thought was a fantastic idea.  It was hard to pick just ten for this list because there are so many fabulous blogs out there. I could have easily done a top 50 and still felt like I was leaving people out.

That said, these 10 blogs are blogs that I try to visit as often as possible, no matter how busy I am.  I enjoy the people who run these blogs because they’re all always so kind and so supportive of their fellow bloggers and I enjoy visiting their blogs because they are always packed with interesting content that appeals to me.  I highly recommend each of them if you haven’t yet discovered their blogs.

 

Top 10 Book Bloggers You Should Be Following (If You Aren’t Already)

 

1. THE BOOK SATCHEL

I love visiting The Book Satchel for several reasons:  1) Resh always posts such thought-provoking reviews on the books she reads, 2) She reads many books from a variety of genres and she often reads books that I haven’t heard of before, so I’m always adding new books to my TBR after visiting, and 3) Resh also takes some of the most gorgeous book photos I’ve seen so it’s always a treat to see new photos.

 

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2. REBEL MOMMY BOOK BLOG

Rebel Mommy Book Blog is another favorite of mine.  Grace reads and reviews a lot of contemporary novels, and since contemporary is a fairly new interest of mine, I love seeing what books she recommends.  She also participates in blog tours, does some fun bookish memes, and even occasionally posts about her TV interests, so it’s always very entertaining to visit because of the variety of posts.

 

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3.  MUSINGS OF A LITERARY WANDERER

I enjoy visiting Angela’s blog, not just because of her insightful book reviews, but also because she often posts about interesting trips she has taken.  I like that added personal touch because it helps to get to know the person behind the blog.  I also think Angela’s blog is especially great because she has really come on strong this year with lots of interesting discussion posts as well as a fun new feature of her own called Quotables.

 

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4. GREG’S BOOK HAVEN

Greg’s Book Haven is such a great blog.  It’s filled with book reviews from a variety of genres and so much more.  If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you have to stop by and check out his fantastic GoT discussion posts and episode reviews.  Greg also posts creative writing on his blog and it’s incredible.  I highly recommend checking out his current writing project, ‘On the Run.’  I get so excited every time I visit and there’s a new installment up.

 

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5. POP.EDIT.LIT

Verushka’s blog is so much fun to visit.  I love the thought-provoking questions that she always poses to her readers in each post and her reviews are always so entertaining and enthusiastic.  Verushka also reviews quite a lot of fiction from Australian authors.  I’m not familiar with many Australian authors or their works so I love learning about them and of course adding tons of new books to my TBR.

 

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6. BIRDIE BOOKWORM

Birdie Bookworm is another of my favorite blogs.  I love the variety of books Wendy reads and I also love all of the features she has on her blog.  A couple of my favorites are 1) Baby Chick Picks where she features books that her daughter has read and reviewed.  I just think is wonderful on so many levels, and 2) Flights of Fancy, which are excellent discussion posts on a variety of unique topics such as comparing herself to YA parents.

 

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7. BOOK REVIEWS BY DI

I love visiting Di’s blog for a number of reasons:  1) She writes such honest yet persuasive book reviews that she can talk me into reading books that I never would have considered reading.  Since I had already read Six of Crows, I had planned to bypass The Grisha Trilogy until I read Di’s reviews.  Now I can’t get to that series fast enough!  2) I’m also a big fan of the Blog Squad – Blogger Collaboration series of discussion posts that she does with two other excellent book bloggers, Amy at A Magical World of Words and Uma at Books. Bags. Burgers.  I look forward to these collaborations because the topics are always interesting and very easy to relate to, and I love reading each blogger’s point of view on their topic of choice.

 

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8. BIONIC BOOKWORM

Bionic Bookworm is another fun blog to visit.  You can count on Bionic Bookworm for honest and insightful reviews that are also spoiler free, and Shanah also takes part in several fun bookish memes and shares her wonderful book hauls.  She also has a fun Top 5 Tuesday feature on her blog as well as a Blogger Spotlight, where she features some of her favorite blogs.  Since she shares her love for other blogs on a regular basis, I like being able to shine the spotlight on her blog this time.

 

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9. SHOOTING STARS MAGAZINE

I enjoy visiting Lauren’s blog because of the fantastic variety of posts that she has. Of course there are always plenty of great book reviews, mostly YA and middle grade, but also some adult.  I like to read a variety of books myself so it’s always fun to look to Lauren’s blog for book recs.  In addition to the book reviews though, there are also movie reviews, guest posts, product reviews, giveaways, and even some personal posts.  There’s always such a wonderful variety so I look forward to stopping by and seeing what’s new.

 

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10. LINDSEY READS

Even though Lindsey is on a semi-hiatus right now as she settles in to her new job, I still wanted to spotlight her blog since it’s another favorite of mine because Lindsey shares not just her love of books, but also her love of music.  As much as I love reading her reviews and tag posts, I also really enjoy it every time she shares some of her passion for music with her readers.  I look forward to her return to her blog.

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Question: Who are some bloggers you think everyone should be following?