There are so many book bloggers I love, I can't possibly name them all. Anyway, when I was at a speaking engagement recently to college students, book review blogs came up, and a large number of people in the room did not seem to know they existed. They asked for examples, and while I named only a couple in passing, in case any of the people that were in that room are reading, I thought I'd list a few more here:
The Story Siren
Hippies, Beautys, and Books
The Midnight Garden
Books with Bite
La Femme Readers
Steph Su Reads
Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
Oh, gosh, I could go on forever! Like I said, there are so many blogs out there, one simply can not read them all. These are not all the blogs I read, but they're the ones that come to mind right now. And while not all of them may have reviewed my books favorably, they are known for giving very fair, thoughtful, professional reviews. I can usually nod my head and "get" where they're coming from.
YA book bloggers are some of the most passionate people around, and I they are one of the reasons why YA books are so popular right now. So they are vital to this industry. And people who love books are the best people in the world, hands down.
(On a side note, I love books like crazy, but I can not imagine how much work must go into maintaining a successful book review site. My little blog here makes me want to pull my hair out. But some of the bloggers above have been running their sites for years, and have managed to make multiple posts every week. I don't know how they do it. I think some people might think that if you like books, it's simple to have a book blog... but that's wrong. It takes serious work! Keeping up with all the new releases, industry info, getting the books in, reading the books, keeping the lists of books organized, writing thoughtful reviews... all an exhausting labor of love, since most bloggers only get paid in books and comments. I think I have the easy job, as an author.)
So who are your favorite book bloggers? Give them a hug today!