Summer is a great time to get in some quality time with a good book blogger! If you are looking to find that perfect read for vacation, the beach, or just staying in, find a book blogger and they will find you the perfect book! It’s what they do.
Book bloggers are basically professional readers. Most read at least 50 books per year, some read HUNDREDS. Not only do they rate and review all these books, they also collaborate with other bloggers, so they know ALL THE GOOD BOOKS!!! They can give an in depth analysis of all the books in their niche and they know the most popular books in every niche. Book bloggers are truly book experts.
There is a whole world wide web of book bloggers. Each has their own unique style and their own unique selection of books from their favorite genres. Finding the right book blogger for you, is all about finding a blogger in your favorite genre, with a writing style you enjoy. Reading a book review, should be like having a conversation with your best friend. Trust me, your book blogging best friend is out there!
The following are some of my favorite bloggers, they have been blogging for at least six months and are active collaborators in the blogging community. They are all friendly and enthusiastically helpful. They are passionate about books and reading and would love to help you find your next favorite book!
Blog Established: 2019
Genre: Popular Fiction
Books Read per year: 50+
I have a bookworm’s dream job – I’m a librarian at my hometown’s library! Last year I finished my Master’s in Library and Information Science.
I’ve always been a reader, for as long as I can remember. It’s a trait that I definitely got from my mom because she read a lot when I was growing up, and still loves to read. For a few years in college I stopped reading a lot, just a few books a year, but I slowly started picking it back up at the tail end of my undergraduate degree.
My blog, Genie in a Novel, was born out of the sheer fact that I wanted my own space to talk about books. Honestly, books are my life, so why not have a blog about them too? The name for the blog is based on the alias I used for a short-lived Librarian’s Anonymous blog. I loved the name so much that used it for my new blog that is dedicated to my love for books.
Favorite Post: Gone With the Wind
Blog Established: 2016
Genre: Children’s Fiction and Non-Fiction
Books Read per year: 500+
Hi, I’m Rachel and I blog about children’s books. I started my blog a couple of weeks before my son was born and I originally intended to use it as a means of sharing the books we read together. I’ve now been blogging for about four and a half years and the blog quickly broadened in scope. I still review books that Sam and I enjoy together but I also review non-fiction, illustrated fiction and middle grade books that I’ve loved.
Along the way, I’ve been fortunate enough to make some great contacts with publishers and I’m often invited to be part of blog tours. This is what the Blog Spotlight area on my blog is for - guest posts from authors and illustrators. I’ve loved sharing interviews and ‘how to draw’ features, and championing books that have been shortlisted for awards.
Sam starts school in September and I go back to work full-time (I’m a primary school teacher). I’m excited to see how my blog might change. Perhaps I’ll feature books my class have loved and share the work they inspired? Maybe as Sam learns to read and write, he’ll have more input in the reviews? Please pop along and say hi. I always love to hear which books you’re loving.
Favorite Post: Fox Girl and the White Gazelle
Blog Established: 2018
Genre: Graphic Novels
Books Read per year: 365
My name is Sara Smith, and I am currently in my 6th year as a high school Teacher Librarian of a rural district in California. Previously, I taught for 6 years in the English department at my school. I've been reading graphic novels since I was in junior high. My favorite style to read is definitely manga. I got started with comics a lot later in life, but I love the variance in storytelling that comes with color illustrations.
I started my graphic novel blog because I was frustrated by the lack of professional reviews on manga and comic books. Most libraries require a title to have professional reviews in order to be selected for purchase, so this means lots of titles get left out. In school libraries, where the fear of challenges are always looming, librarians are hesitant to purchase books when they don't know the content. There also isn't much in the way of education out there for library staff about how to select graphic novels, at least not in the way that we are trained to select fiction and nonfiction. My goal is to help librarians make informed decisions about what they're putting on their shelves, just as they would for fiction and nonfiction titles.
Favorite Post: Persephone
Blog Established: 2020
Books Read per year: 100+
I've always loved books. I remember my mom reading to me when I was little and how fascinated I was by the stories. When I was nine or ten, I would sneak into the kitchen in the middle of the night to read. The passion for books never waived, and after years of reading and reviewing on Goodreads, I decided to start my blog.
I read mostly romance, historical fiction, and women's fiction, but sometimes I go out of my comfort zone and read crime and mystery, or poetry. I love to make graphics, and I do a unique art for each of my reviews.
Favorite Post: Jane Austen Society
Blog Established: 2017
Genre: Classic and Literary Fiction
Books Read per year: 40
I’m Eleanor and I’ve been blogging since 2017. I live in the UK and I’m a recent University graduate, spending some time working on my blog while I search for a job. I first started my blog because I wanted somewhere to put my book reviews, at a time when I was racing through all the books at my local library. My blog became a place I could express all my thoughts about the books I was reading- the good, the bad, and all those in between.
As my blog has developed and matured over the years, I’ve started to incorporate other topics that interest me. This includes lifestyle pieces on subjects that are important to me, and television and film reviews.
But book reviews are still my favourite posts to write- and that thrill of writing down all my thoughts after I’ve just read a good book can’t be beaten! I enjoy providing honest, spoiler-free reviews for all my readers. It’s also such a nice feeling when someone reads a book I recommend.
In the next few months, I hope to continue to grow my blog, reaching out to readers and book-lovers across the world. I always aim to offer fun, entertaining, thought-provoking content, and I hope I can continue to do that!
Favorite Post: Valley of the Dolls
Blog Established: 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Books Read per year: 150
My name is Raji, the blogger behind Worlds Unlike Our Own, and I’m an engineer based in Toronto, Canada. I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember, and started blogging around two years ago once I graduated from university, since I really wanted to have a space where I could share my book recommendations and reviews with everyone. You’ll find mostly book reviews on my blog, but I’m always looking for ways to diversify my content.
My main focus is YA fantasy and historical fiction, but I also enjoy a good mystery novel from time to time. My all-time favourite book is The Lord of the Rings which I credit with getting me interested in the fantasy genre and is now the standard I hold every new book I read to.
I try to keep my reviews concise, honest, and as conversational as possible - though when I’m in fangirling mode about a favourite book, my word count can’t always be guaranteed.
Snow days are the perfect days in my opinion (though rainy ones are a close second), and all I need is hot chocolate, a blanket and my Kindle for an afternoon of uninterrupted binge reading. Outside of reading, I enjoy listening to music (mostly classical), travelling, and also hope to try my hand at writing some day if inspiration strikes.
Favorite Post: House of Earth and Blood
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