Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Apparently I’m in the mood for meme posts so here’s a TTT for a SECOND WEEK IN A ROW! shock horror.
This week’s topic is to share ten blogs or bookish websites that you like.
- Paper Fury. If Cait’s blog isn’t on over half of the lists this week, I’m going to be super surprised and stage a riot. How do you stage a riot on the internet? Idk but I’ll try. She is probably the most unique blogger out there, which is likely why she is so popular. She is a delightful bean and lets her personality truly shine through her posts. I love all of her posts, from her reviews to her posts about writing, which are always the best and super helpful.
- Goodreads. Goodreads is the ultimate book lovers site, and honestly, you can try, but nothing will ever beat it. Really the only thing I can think of to change this site that lets you organize your books by shelves, keep track of what you’re reading, rate, and review books, would be to add half stars. I can spend hours on Goodreads and it is a truly amazing thing.
- Drizzle and Hurricane Books. If you haven’t had Marie comment on one of your posts yet, I would be very surprised, because she is probably the most active blogger in the community, at least in my opinion. In addition to enjoying talking to her through comments on our blogs, I also just love her posts. We have similar reading tastes so I especially like her reviews, and enjoy the bullet point reviews quite a lot. She also writes great posts with blogging advice, which I find helpful even though I’ve been doing this for quite a long time.
- Edelweiss. This list isn’t really in order, but I would probably put Edelweiss up before NetGalley. I find it easier to browse because there are more options, I can set up my homepage so it shows recent YA books, and I can browse publisher catalogs and tag books that I want to request directly as physical ARCs or make note of ARCs that are going to be available on Edelweiss eventually. Plus, Edelweiss is where I get all of my HarperCollins eARCs, since I have had no luck trying to contact them for physical copies.
- The Writing Hufflepuff. Michelle is such a delightful person, and her blog is equally delightful. Her posts on writing are ultra relateable, and I love her posts that feature book aesthetics. I always feel a burst of joy and happiness when I see a new post by her on my WordPress reader or Bloglovin feed.
- NetGalley. NetGalley is basically where I go for all of my non-HarperCollins eARCs. Because I am a librarian and member of the American Library Association, I am now autoapproved for a bunch of publishers, which is obviously great for my blog as well because more books = more reviews + books to post about! I don’t find it as easy to browse as Edelweiss but it is faster and generally has a less obnoxious interface.
- Word Wonders. I consider Fadwa at Word Wonders basically the celebrity diverse book blogger of the blogging community. Her reviews are always so on point and I adore her discussion posts, both the ones she writes personally and the ones she hosts by other bloggers. Word Wonders is just such a thoughtful blog and is one of my favorites.
- Instagram. Bookstagram is one of my favorite things. I find scrolling through my Instagram feed so relaxing, especially since over half of it is book photos. I haven’t figured out how to be successful on it personally, but I’m having fun experimenting and like just looking through everybody else’s photos.
- Vicky Who Reads. I only discovered Vicky’s blog somewhat recently, but all of her posts are excellent, particularly her discussion posts. Her posts on diversity, especially those dealing with privilege, are always so well-written and eye-opening. I’ve learned a lot from her, and I really hope that other people do as well, because everything she says about diversity and privilege, particularly within the book community itself, is so on point.
- Litsy. Litsy is actually an app, which I wrote about a couple weeks ago. It’s basically a combo of Instagram and Goodreads, and acts as a casual book diary. I’m not as excited about it as I was when I first discovered it because I find it difficult to discover people to follow who are specifically into YA, and there’s not really a way to search for that.