Finding a new book is a challenge, especially when you’ve explored an entire genre, and you’re getting close to running out of ideas on what to read next. One of the best ways to find a new book to enjoy is to ask the people that know best.
By reading reviews, you can find some of the most popular, interesting, and compelling books on the market. To give you a head start, here is a selection of what I consider to be some of the best book review websites and blogs where you might find your next favourite story.
Book Riot – A compelling blog related to all things book, including book-related news, a ton of reviews, and advice as well as in-depth articles and information on the technology that surrounds books, such as Kindles, Nooks, etc. This is easily one of the most popular blogs and around 60 new posts are uploaded each week.
Omnivoracious – Featuring around 12 new articles a week, this blog dedicates itself to reviewing books, interviewing authors, and publishing guest posts from authors around the world.
Cathy Braden, a book editor for Best Australian Writers, describes this blog as being “one of my favourite all book-related blogs which has the most up-to-date information, all in one convenient place!”
Smart Bitches Trashy Books – Only founded in 2005, this alternative blog is a great place to start if you’re looking to find your next favourite romance novel while having the opportunity to discuss and chat about it with other like-minded readers. If you’ve written a romance book, this is a great place to share it!
Indie Reader – Renowned for being the 49th most popular book-related blog on the internet, Indie Reader is an authoritative website that offers compelling reviews on all manner of books, including indie titles, up-and-coming authors, and best-sellers. The reviewers on this site are known for being some of the best around and have even recommended books to the teams of USA Today and HuffPost.
The Book Geek – Predominantly for readers based in the UK, the Book Geek averages around 23,700 individuals visits a month. It’s no wonder why this is such a popular blog; the site is overflowing with compelling reviews of best-selling books to stories you’ve probably never heard of before. If you’re an aspiring author, this is a great place for your book to be reviewed!
Novel Novice – Described by James Hawkins, a book editor for Top Canadian Writers, as “the best place to find young adult stories and literature,” Novel Novice is exactly that. If you’re searching for books to get your youngsters, teenagers, or young adults you know interested in reading, then you needn’t look any further. This is the perfect place to start.
Fantasy Faction – With a new post every day, Fantasy Faction is one of the best places to get your fantasy-related fix when it comes to reading. This blog contains a comprehensive collection of book reviews, interviews with aspiring and upcoming authors, and a ton of information on writing your own fantasy fiction.
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