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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite bookish websites

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite bookish websites

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl

 

I’ll be honest, most of the bookish websites that I visit are blogs. That means this post is going to be a sprinkling of sites I think you should visit and a huge dollop of love for my favourite fellow book bloggers.

10) My Friends Are Fiction

I used to visit Kristen’s blog very regularly, but she hasn’t been posting as regularly as she used to. One of my favourite things about My Friends Are Fiction are the LEGO cover redesigns she posts: I can’t imagine Mindy McGinnis’s A Madness So Discreet any other way.

9) Epic Reads

I used to watch all of Epic Reads YouTube videos, but then Margot left and I kind of lost interest in their videos. That being said, I still find myself visiting their website very regularly. Every month they showcase the most exciting titles they’re releasing that month, and they release most of the extremely popular YA fiction. Their cover reveals are also always beautiful – I add so many books to my TBR every season just based off of their covers.

8) Tales of Yesterday

Chelley hasn’t been very active for the last few months, but everyone is allowed to take a bit of time off. Until her recent break Tales of Yesterday was one of the blogs I visited the most, and the British Books Challenge which she was hosting challenged me to discover new authors who I hadn’t tried before (including Robin Stevens, who is one of my favourite authors now!).

7) Tea Party Princess

Cora’s reviews stand out for one reason: she always chooses five words to describe each book, giving you a nice taste of the title before you read on. I’ve been reading her reviews on Goodreads for years and only realised she had a blog at the beginning of last year, but I’ve been an avid reader ever since.

6) Queen of Contemporary

Lucy, host of #UKYAchat, is one of the best UK book bloggers out there. Her website is so aesthetically pleasing, and with her debut novel – The Paper & Hearts Society – being published next summer I’m looking forward to getting some insider info from the author herself.

5) Bustle

Honestly, I haven’t visited Bustle much this year. I used to use it a lot while I was working in the library, as they recommended a lot of new titles and it kept my finger on the pulse of a wide range of genres… But then I kind of forgot they existed until I was writing this topic. I think I’m going to have a read through some of their recent articles and see if I still like them as much as I used to, but it’s certainly easy to waste HOURS on this site.

4) Booker T’s Farm

I’ve been visiting Barb’s blog for the past few years, because she has great taste in books. Instead of reading YA, she reads a lot of crime and horror books (and has a special penchant for books with dogs on the cover!). I have always gotten great recommendations from Barb, and constantly add the books that she features on her TTT posts onto my Goodreads TBR.

3) Goodreads

Predictable? Probably. But Goodreads is the bookish website which I use the most, so I had to feature it.

2) Golden Books Girl

I only discovered Amy’s blog towards the start of the year, but I love it. As well as writing about books Amy also writes about Disney and films that she’s seen, and the more she blogs the more I realise that we have basically the exact taste in EVERYTHING.

1) Paper Fury

Cait is my favourite book blogger. With over 25,000 Twitter followers, I’m sure a lot of people agree with me! Not only is Paper Fury a visually attractive site, Cait’s book reviews never fail to make me laugh and she also writes a lot about writing (which meant it wasn’t a huge surprise when her debut novel, A Thousand Perfect Notes, was published a couple of months ago).

 

Are any of these bookish websites on your list this week, or are you looking forward to discovering new bloggers?

Alyce

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