Before I became a blogger of my own I read a handful of book blogs. Some of these are old favorites and others are blogs I found after I had been blogging for some time. Hopefully with this list you will discover a new blog you haven't read before.
Things Mean A Lot: The first book blog I came across that inspired me to start my own was Nymth's blog. I read her blog regularly for about a year before beginning my own; her reviews are always insightful and incredibly thorough. She also reads a wide variety of genres so there is something for everyone.
Bookworm Meets Bookworm: Beth is one of my favorite book bloggers. Not only are her reviews thoughtful and well-written, but she is also diverse; she posts about crafts and photography from time to time, both of which is is really good at (or at least much better than I am!) I like to think if I knew Beth in real life, we'd be friends. :)
Dog Ear Disks: For some reason blogger doesn't allow me to add this blog to my blogroll, which is really sad because that's where I keep my list of favorites. Anyhow, Dan is another blogger with fantastic reviews and a wide variety of genres. He has introduced me to a handful of books I wouldn't have picked up on my own and has also starting a "read all of Atwood" project which is pretty awesome.
Farm Lane Books: Jackie reads a lot of ARC's and current fiction so when I'm thinking about buying a recently released book, I usually check if she has reviewed it first. She also keeps up with prize winners and closely follows short lists and long lists of the Orange and Booker.
Fat Books & Thin Women: Not only is this blog name one of my favorites, but Ellen can review the hell out of a book. She mostly reads literary fiction and always has unique and well articulated insights with each work she reviews. She is also in the peace corps and I like to follow her volunteer adventures at Ellen in Albania.
What Red Read: Red's blog has been a longtime favorite of mine. She is one of the first bloggers I connected with after I started to blog myself. Her reviews are honest and often funny in a quirky but intelligent way.
Dead End Follies: This is another longtime favorite of mine. Not only does Ben review books, often noir and crime-realted fiction, but he incorporates movie reviews and writes about pop-culture and current events. He has opened me up to genres I may have overlooked if I didn't follow him and he's a fantastic writer himself.
Nomad Reader: Like Jackie at Farm Lane, Nomad Reader reads a lot of current fiction and closely follows literature prizes. Her reviews are concise but careful and also published frequently; she reviews a few titles a week.
Like Fire: This is a fun and offbeat literary blog that covers all things literary from criticism to recommendations to articles that are particularly relevant for readers and writers alike.
Feel free to share some of you favorite book blogs in the comment section!
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