#TopTenTuesday My Favourite Book Blogs

Posted August 13, 2018 in BOOKS, Memes & Tags / 20 Comments

My Favourite Book Blogs
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It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here.

What makes me love a book blog?

This topic was quite hard because I follow so many amazing book blogs and I like them all for different reasons. One of the things I love about blogging is how friendly the bookish community is. Over the years, I’ve met so many kind and supportive people with creative, inspiring blogs.

There are a lot of factors involved, but the main reasons that make me love a blog are:

  • Balanced and informative book reviews in the main genres I read (YA sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian)
  • A unique voice/style (funny, snarky, philosophical, etc.)
  • Interesting discussion topics
  • Fun, original takes on memes
  • Friendly comment replies 
  • A cute layout which is easy to navigate

My favourite book blogs

Choosing just ten favourites was really tough, but I eventually narrowed it down to the list below. So here are my fave book blogs, in no particular order:

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The Literary Phoenix

Amber is someone I could see myself being friends with-we have similar geeky and bookish interests and I love everything about her blog! She always has something interesting to say and I love how she breaks down her reviews by the different criteria. She’s a great fiction writer herself and she also has the best gifs ever! 

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Read All the Things

AJ’s blog is like none other. I love her quirky layout and the original twist she puts on her meme and discussion posts. I return her blog again and again because I always learn something and she makes me laugh too-a perfect combination.

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Herding Cats and Burning Soup

Anna doesn’t often review the genres I read but she’s one of the kindest bloggers I’ve come across and I mainly visit her blog for the updates about her gorgeous cats! She runs a few fun events for bloggers, such as Blog Ahead and blog hop giveaways.

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Dora Reads

Cee’s posts are always interesting and thought-provoking, I especially love her ‘Nerd Church’ series. She’s always honest and tells it like it is! Her posts often promote diversity and she’s encouraged me to be more open-minded and try books and fan fiction than I might not have considered.

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Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

I have loads in common with Jemma so I can really relate to her posts. I love her creative bookstagram pics. She usually reviews all the books on my wishlist and I really value her opinion. Plus, you’ve got to appreciate all the Harry Potter references! 

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Munch Reviews

I discovered Maddie’s blog when I was paired with her for the July comment challenge and she’s already become a favourite. Like me, she juggles blogging with parenting and her posts are always so fun and down-to-earth. I adore her colourful layout too. 

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Olivia’s Catastophe

I found Olivia’s blog through the June comment challenge and I was so impressed. She has such a wide range of hobbies from yoga to nail art and I have no idea how she manages to balance all her activities with blogging and studying. I find her really inspirational! Her booktube videos are great and we have similar tastes in fiction. She’s wise beyond her years and always makes me think about things in a different way.

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Avalinah’s Books

I consider Avalinah to be a blog guru-she has so much knowledge about the technical and promotional aspects of blogging. If I need to know something (like how to gain followers from Pinterest, for example), I head over to Avalinah’s Books to find the answer. She also offers really deep and thought-provoking critiques of what I call challenging books-those that have something important to say about society and culture.

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Metaphors and Moonlight

Kristen is a blogger I really look up to. She’s not afraid to talk about difficult topics and is often open about her own life. She has similar reading preferences to me and I always trust her detailed, balanced reviews. I often visit her blog for diverse book recommendations-she’s compiled lots of handy guides and lists!  

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Cornerfolds

I’ve been following Cornerfolds for ages-about four years. I love reading the varied opinions of Tracy and Chelcie (and previous contributors like MC). I like how they always have a good mix of content-reviews, discussion posts, memes and personal updates. The layout is so cute and they also sell amazing candles!

Before you go…

I’m sorry I couldn’t mention every one of the awesome blogs I follow, but I love you all! What are your favourite book blogs? Let me know in the comments!

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20 responses to “#TopTenTuesday My Favourite Book Blogs

  1. *dies* THANK YOU!!!!! I have no idea how to explain how happy you just made me!!!!! *flaps* <3 <3 <3 (Also, so many amazing people on this list!)

  2. Og gosh Tizzy, thank you! 🙂 I love your blog too!!! Your layout makes me happy and you are such a lovely person. And you always have insightful content (you’re the only only other person I know who does BBH but answers with more than a sentence or two!!!)

    You made my morning loff. Def gonna check out these others (though I follow Cornerfolds and Avalinah too!). <3

  3. Oh, I must check out your list, especially Olivia’s Catastrophe (not just because we share the name), sounds delightful! Thank you for sharing.

  4. You are so sweet for including me and made me smile with what you said!!! I’m glad you’ve discovered Olivia’s blog, hers is great! I love how thought-provoking and diverse Cee’s is too. There are some here I’ve not heard of, so I’ll have to check those out!

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