Before I was a book blogger, I was an insane reader of blogs – hundred of book blogs, but also fashion, photography, DIY, design and more. At the height of my obsession, I was writing insanely long comments on people’s blogs, and after awhile, I was like, “why don’t I just publish this myself?”
I decided to become a book blogger because the book community was so inviting and welcoming. Even though I felt it was already saturated, I just really wanted a stronger way to connect to people.
I feel so lucky that in the three years since I started blogging, I’ve gained so many new friends, readers, bloggers, authors, publishers, and more – it’s just been a godsend! And even though I’ve culled back my blog reading time, I’m still an avid reader of blogs.
That’s why I’m really excited to be part of the BFF Blog Friends Hop (hosted by Fiction Fare and Swoony Boys Podcast) today, spreading the love among our community to a few sites that I think more people should be following.
I want to stress that I think every blog could be appreciated more, even the “big blogs”, and that often the blogs you *think* are hyped aren’t necessarily the ones with a lot of followers.
So without further ado, I present you with 5 underappreciated book blogs to follow and add to your reader:
I recently added Lauren’s blog to email subscriptions because I’ve been noticing that she’s got great discussion posts on things I really care about (she recently did a post on feminism and slut-shaming, which, as many of you know, is a topic near and dear to my heart). I also really love her blog design – we clearly both have a penchant for watercolours!
I met Bella at BEA for the first time this year – she came to the Blogger Dinner and Drinks that I organized. Bella is probably one of the most articulate teens I’ve ever met, and I love how sophisticated her writing is, as well as her focus on food and design as well as books. I’m not sure she’s that unappreciated as she has a pretty decent email following, but if you’re not following her, you really, really should.
Micheline is a fellow Canadian blogger I met at BEA14, and my favourite part of her blog is her Harry Potter moments – she always gets the heart of what made me love a scene, and it gives me total feels. Even though Micheline and I don’t always have the same taste in books, I appreciate the fact that she gives me the deets for books I might not find otherwise.
I’m ashamed to admit that I wasn’t following Ashley by email until now, because her book reviews are stellar, and she’s one of the first and only people I look to on Goodreads when I’m trying to decide whether to add a book to my queue. Ashley and I have similar interests when it comes to books, especially new adult stuff, so I’m grateful she cross posts! =)
The book blogging world is very female-centric, and while I love it for that, it’s always a lovely surprise to talk to a male blogger about what he’s reading. I met Joey at the Book Blog Ontario meet-up this summer, and while we don’t always read the same stuff, but we did bond over our shared love of Patrick Ness. I adore the TL;DR version of his reviews, and he’s one of the creators of the Burrito Bowl Tag, which is hilarious and I so wish someone would tag me for it =P
Who are the bloggers you feel are unappreciated in your life? Who should I be following? Go tweet them now and spread the love, then come back over here and enter the giveaway for $75, $50, and $25 gift cards to the winner’s choice of bookstore! Also, be sure to check out the other stops on the blog hop today: