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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:
August 14: Favorite Book Blogs/Bookish Websites
This was so hard for me to narrow down, as there are so many wonderful blogs and bloggers out there who I STAN, but I managed to pick ten that you should definitely check out.
Hollie is my Twitter wifey and one of my absolute favourite bloggers around (as well as one of my best pals). She writes well-thought out, critical reviews about the books she reads, and insightful, fun travel features, as well as being a huge advocate of LGBTQIAP+ fiction. She also takes some of the best Instagram photos, so you should definitely check her out on there too.
Jeann, Aila, and Jenna @HappyIndulgence
Jeann, Aila, and Jenna make a brilliant blogging team, and together they’re always posting engaging features and fun reviews that never fail to entertain me. They’re thoughtful, analytical, and I always get excited when I get an email saying they have a new post out.
Beth is one of the most friendly bloggers out there, hands down. She always makes time to comment on my posts, and we end up having great, in-depth chats about our faves and how much we love A Darker Shade of Magic.
Fadwa’s discussion posts about diversity in the book community and publishing industry are fantastic, as she’s not afraid to call out issues she sees as unjust, and always gives a critical but fair breakdown of why something is problematic. Her Instagram is also gorgeous, so you should definitely go follow her on there too because she takes the best outdoors photos.
JM is an amazing representative of the Filipino book blogging community, and is always enthusiastic about the books he promotes and events he attends. He organises great blog tours and I love his reviews of diverse and own voices books. When he emailed me to say I’d been chosen for an exciting blog tour, I replied back basically screaming at him in gratitude and happiness. (Sorry JM!)
I love Ashleigh’s blog because she talks about such a varied range of books – from classics to YA – and her reviews are always detailed, and insightful. She also has a YouTube channel where she reviews books, does bookish tags, and vlogs about blogger meet ups.
Marie is one of the kindest book bloggers you’ll ever meet. She posts brilliant bookish features and her weekly Top Ten Tuesday posts are some of my favourite. She’s also constantly pestering me to pick up good books so we can talk about them and I love that!
If you’re looking for a great YA blog, Jenn’s your girl. She’s always up-to-date with the latest YA (and her reviews are tip top) and writes excellent discussion posts about events and anticipated books. She also spotlights other bloggers, and even runs her own shop, Literary Galaxy.
LaRonda is so friendly and enthusiastic and we often end up comparing notes on books we’ve both read. She’s reviews a lot of new ARCs and diverse books, and her posts are eloquent and entertaining, making her a ‘must follow’ for anyone who wants to pick up more diverse and own voices books.
CW’s blog always includes really inquisitive, engaging reviews, and discussions of self care and the book community. She often posts her art on there and on her Twitter, and it’s some of my favourite, especially her digital paintings of cute dogs! Her blog is under renovation at the moment (so I’ve linked her Twitter instead) but I can’t wait to see it once it’s done.
There are so many other bloggers I love, but since I could only choose ten, I went with these wonderful, inspiring people. I might do another post like this in the future to boost other bloggers that I couldn’t include here.
Who are some of your favourite book bloggers? Do you have any recommendations for other bloggers I should follow?