While books will always be my go-to when it comes to my reading material of choice, I also love spending a lazy Saturday morning in bed with the sun streaming through my window and copious cups of tea catching up on the latest posts from some of my favourite book bloggers.
And while back in the infancy of book blogging, when most online spaces for book lovers were unsophisticated at best, and downright dreary at worst, these days some of my go-to book bloggers are the proud owners of some seriously sophisticated sites. From the crème de la crème of bookish photography, to book memes, sleek lay outs and more, these bloggers are proving that books are anything but boring. There are a number of fellow book bloggers I’ve been following for a while, but most of my current favourites have been sites I’ve come across in the weeks that have passed since my book blog won the London Book Fair’s Book Blogger of the Year award, meaning there are ample posts for me to read, requiring endless hours in bed as I pour over their latest posts.
From the new kid on the book blogging block, to some long-time and firm favourites, I’ve rounded up thirteen of the most stylish book blogs around, perfect for anyone wanting to up their reading repertoire or in need of some beautifully bookish inspiration. And so, whether you’re looking for book recommendations and book reviews, the very best new books to read, the latest mystery books, or some inspiration for your next book club, read on for my very favourite book blogs.
One of the book blogs I’ve come across most recently, has been Looking for Aruba; a beautiful blog featuring books, life and style from Dubai-based Abeer. A self-confessed caffeinated geek who spends most of her time buried under the pages of a book, her blog features everything from photo diaries to book reviews and personal outtakes, and it’s oh-so-easy to lose yourself in the pages of her blog. With a beautiful Bookstagram to boot, it’s easy to see why she’s got such a legion of loyal followers.
Kath Reads is another blog I’ve come across in recent weeks, and suffice it to say I’ve spend many hours since pouring over her plethora of book reviews. A great source of fiction book reviews, Kath is a Filipina living in Germany with her husband, and covers books by everyone from J K Rowling to John Green – from romance books to mystery books and many more besides. And as a fellow chai latte lover, it’s clear the girl has great taste.
With book reviews in both English and Dutch, Netherlands-based Femke reads all things YA, offers readers an intimate insight into her love of books and is one of my favourite book review blogs. She too has a lovely Bookstagram account, that features flowers, fairy lights and the all important cup of tea alongside her current book of choice. Find out which tomes Femke chose for my Desert Island Book series.
While no stranger to having an online book-fuelled platform, Faroukh from The Guy with the Book has turned his Bookstagram talents (he recently won the London Book Fair’s Bookstagrammer of the Year) to the world of book blogging. With everything from Instagram tips to The Travelling Biblio Chronicles – a new series in which guest bloggers will be paying homage to a tale set in the city in which they live – Faroukh’s book blog is a fabulous online resource for anyone wanting to up their reading game. Faroukh too has been a great supporter of my book blog, and was also kind enough to share with me his Desert island Books picks which will give you book recommendations a-plenty.
I’ve recently featured Resh on my Desert Island Book series and she was one of the first book blogs I thought of when I began putting this post together. She writes about everything from her predictions when it comes to book prizes to her thoughts on two books by the same author, and with posts covering her 30 books in 30 days challenge, her book blog, and captivating book reviews will inspire any avid bookworm to make more time for reading.
When it comes to beautiful book blogs, Yeldah Yousfi’s literary and lifestyle blog is undoubtedly one of my very favourites. Fusing travel with books, you’ll find posts on everything from city breaks to her 2018 reading goals, and her stunning Bookstagram account offers some serious bookish inspiration, with pictures taken from Toronto to Paris and everywhere in between.
Book blogger, author and Brontë Society’s Young Ambassador, Lucy Powrie from Queen of Contemporary is the go-to book blog for all thing YA and definitely one of the best book blogs around. Creator and host of #UKYAChat, Lucy’s YA book blog offers great book reviews for teens and is fresh, vibrant and rich with great content – offering readers everything from book reviews to tips on getting published.
An esteemed name in the book blogging world, Simon from Savidge Reads started his book blog to stop boring everyone he met with talk of books, and has certainly come a long way since then, with a recent appearance on the BBC to discuss the Man Booker Prize winner, as well as having been on the judging panel for the 2017 Costa Book Award. Alongside his popular book blog, he also has a fabulous Book Tube channel and is co-host of The Readers Podcast.
With one of the most popular Bookstagram accounts around, Bookish Bronte’s brilliant book blog gives readers an intimate insight into the life behind the lens of a bookish photographer. Having worked on countless campaigns with brands from Cath Kidston to Penguin Random House, Bronte offers readers advice on how to write engaging Instagram captions, to what life as a book blogger and bookish photographer is really like.
Arpita from Bag Full of Books has got armchair travel down to a fine art and was another recent guest on my Desert Island Books. With beautiful visuals, and book reviews a-plenty, Arpita loves nothing more than being stuck in the middle of a good book, and having lived everywhere from India to the US she occasionally writes travel-themed posts, and also has an impressive list of classics she hopes to read her way through by 2021.
Book blogger, author and podcaster extraordinaire, Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs Darcy is the ultimate bibliophile, featuring everything from romance book reviews to a behind the scenes look at her progress from blogger to book, and is one of the best book blogs I’ve read. Host of the much loved What Should I Read Next podcast, her blog posts cover topics from Expert Tip for a Pretty, Peaceful, Practical Bookshelf, to Discover Graphic Novels with these 8 Favourite Reads. Putting a timely spin on timeless women’s issues, this beautiful book blog also features tips on house and home and beauty and style.
One of the most stylish book bloggers in the blogosphere, since discovering Ink and Fable on Instagram a few months ago, I’ve been a huge fan of Patience Randal’s book blog. With book store articles and book recommendations a key feature of her book blog, she’s also launched a Little Things series, in which she documents the little things that have made her week.
With an community book club on Instagram where they share cosy fireside reads, Helen from A Bookish Baker has mastered the art of comfort reading, and I loved reading her Desert Island Books picks. Her book blog captures the essence of al things brilliantly British, and alongside her bookish content you’ll find tips on online storytelling, book reviews, writing, Instagram photography, baking, chicken-keeping and the seasons. A dreamy blog for when you want to inject some stillness and calm into a chaotic afternoon.
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