Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Book Bloggers to Know About in 2014

As the new 2014 year is approaching I am finding myself reminiscing over the past year.  How my reading went, how my blogging progressed, and so on.  Things like that.  I also found myself realizing I didn't spend nearly as much time as I wanted on socializing and connecting to some of my favorite bloggers.  So as the new year approaches, I have decided to declare the top 20 book blogs that I will be keeping my eye on, and the ones you will find very interesting and insightful.  These are the book blogs that will make you drool over all things bookish.

The Book Wheel
-1- The Book Wheel is actually pretty fascinating to me because it combines not just books reviews, but also a lot of other miscellaneous content: author events, blogging content, sponsored and guest posts, thoughts in the news, and of course one of my favorite topics, politics.  It's definitely a good stop for book and a little more.

-2- Books Speak Volumes first and foremost appealed to me because the top of her site has a Sylvia Plath quote, probably one of my favorite all time writers. Also, though, as you come to realize, her website is very simply stylized.  Easy on the eyes.  Quickly attractive in the review style.  And plenty of content to go through, at the top menus as well as all around.  Plus she's hosting the Jazz Age January event!  An event where you get to read Heminghway and Fitzgerald??!? Cannot pass that up.  Two of my favorite authors.

-3- Parajunkee's View has to be by far one of the most prominent book blogs in bringing people together.  I was featured on this blog for the Feature Follow Fridays that Parajunkee hosts.  Parajukee is more than just inspiring, but a pivotal force in the book blogosphere.  I'm really thankful I've come to learn about this blog.  I'm always learning something new every time I step into the Parajunkee world.

-4- The Broke and the Bookish, yet another blog I found myself unable to stop visiting year after year.  I love the Top Ten Tuesday that she holds.  It brings all kinds of bloggers together and we all get to see our quarky perspectives on all types of topics about books.  I love it!

-5- Pure Imagination.  As far as YA book blogs go, this is definitely one of the ones I appreciate and frequently visit to see what's happening around the YA block.  I love the blog roll.  I love all the links available.  I love the overall tone of the blog.  If you like to read YA, this definitely a blog worth browsing for a good read.

Bewitched Bookworms

-6- Bewitched Bookworms is a blog with true character.  I stumbled on this blog by accident, and it instantly put a smile on my face.  Besides the fact that they read and review really great books like The Shinning Girls, one of their more recent review, they also have a Sunday Meme: Super Six Sunday.

I also love the layout and the style of this blog.  It's very well done, and well put together.  It was so pleasant to browse it.

-7- Zoe's Book Blog is one of those blogs you'll instantly be curious to explore.  First and foremost, her quarky expression of books will definitely do you in.  And then you'll feel even deeper when you explore her reviews and her additional content.

-8- Pretty Deadly Reviews is actually a very clean, cut-to-the-reviews kind of blog.  I was pleasantly surprised by the focus on just reviews.  One of the best out there.

-9- Pen and Muse Press.  Oh this is an all stop shop on all things about blogging, writing, and even tips about socializing in the blogosphere.

-10- Everyday I Write The Book is absolutely one of those blogs you have to visit if you're wondering about a review for a book you've seen or hear of.  This book blog has reviews on all your most encountered books, and then some new ones.  Highly recommended for 2014 for you if you want to catch up on some good reading options from 2013.

What book blog/blogger should we know about in 2014?

Bookserk by Author

Milan Kundera (4) Jane Austen (3) Stephenie Meyer (3) Suzanne Collins (3) Bernhard Schlink (2) F. Scott Fitzgerald (2) H.G. Wells (2) Herman Hesse (2) JRR Tolkien (2) Jules Verne (2) Khaled Hosseini (2) Paulo Coelho (2) Sam Kean (2) Stieg Larsson (2) Sylvia Day (2) A.G. Howard (1) Adam Johnson (1) Alafair Burke (1) Albert Einstein (1) Alexander Soderberg (1) Alicia Hendley (1) Amanda Hocking (1) Andre Dubus III (1) Ann Patchett (1) Aravind Adiga (1) Azar Nafisi (1) Barbara Kingsolver (1) Becky Aikman (1) Camilla Lackberg (1) Carl Sagan (1) Cat Hellisen (1) Charles Webb (1) Charlotte Bronte (1) Chinua Achebe (1) Chris Prentiss (1) Chrisanna Northrup (1) Christopher S. Stewart (1) Clare Clark (1) Clive Barker (1) Coltaire Rapaille (1) Dai Sijie (1) Daniel J. Levitin (1) Daniel Kahneman (1) Daniel Pink (1) David Foster Wallace (1) David Levithan (1) David Sedaris (1) Debra Driza (1) Domenica Ruta (1) Don Miguel Ruiz (1) Douglas Adams (1) Elie Weisel (1) Emily Bronte (1) Emlyn Chand (1) Enid Shomer (1) Epictetus (1) George Orwell (1) George R.R. Martin (1) Greg Graffin (1) Gretchen Rubin (1) Harper Lee (1) Haruki Murakami (1) Herman Koch (1) JR Moehringer (1) Jane Eyre (1) Jennifer Egan (1) Jodi Meadows (1) John Eldredge (1) John Englander (1) John Kenney (1) John Steinbeck (1) John T Cacioppo (1) Joyce Carol Oates (1) Judy Blume (1) Julia Glass (1) Karen Thompson Walker (1) Karol Jackowski (1) Kate Chopin (1) Kate Walbert (1) Katherine Boo (1) Lauren DeStefano (1) Lisa See (1) Lois Lowry (1) Lou Marinoff PhD (1) Madhulika Sikka (1) Maggie Stiefvater (1) Margot Livesey (1) Marissa Meyer (1) Martha Stout (1) Mary Roach (1) Mary Shelley (1) Meg Howrey (1) Megan Abbott (1) Natalie Babbitt (1) Nujood Ali (1) Oliver Harris (1) Paulo Giordano (1) Poet Charles Swain (1) Poet Margaret E. Sangster (1) Priscille Sibley (1) Ray Bradbury (1) Rebecca Dean (1) Richard Francis (1) Robert Louis Stevenson (1) Robert M. Pirsig (1) Rudyard Kipling (1) Sarah Gruen (1) Sharon Lebell (1) Shirley MacLaine (1) Stasi Eldredge (1) Stephen Chbosky (1) Sue Kidd Monk (1) Susan Cain (1) Susanna Calahan (1) Tara Conklin (1) Tea Obreht (1) Terri Giuliano Long (1) Thrity Umrigar (1) Victoria Hislop (1) Virginia Morell (1) Voltaire (1) Zora Neale Hurston (1)

Bookserk Globally

Bookserk by Publishing House

Harper Perennial Publishing (8) Random House Publishing (7) Crown Publishing (6) Little Brown and Company Publishing (6) Harper Publishing (4) Knopf Publishing (4) Scholastic Press Publishing (4) Vintage Publishing (4) W.W. Norton Company Publishing (4) Anchor Publishing (3) Atria Books Publishing (3) Free Press Publishing (3) HarperCollins Publishing (3) Penguin Books Publishing (3) Riverhead Books Publishing (3) Ballantine Books Publishing (2) Bantam Books Publishing (2) BarnesNoble Classics Publishing (2) Broadway Publishing (2) Harmony Publishing (2) Harper Paperback Publishing (2) Hyperion Publishing (2) Katherine Tegen Books Publishing (2) Simon and Schuster Publishing (2) William Morrow Publishing (2) Algonquin Books Publishing (1) Amber Allen Publishing (1) Amulet Books Publishing (1) Berkley Trade Publishing (1) Blue Crown Press Publishing (1) Createspace Publishing (1) Crown Business Publishing (1) Del Rey Publishing (1) Dover Publishing (1) Ember Publishing (1) Faber and Faber Publishing (1) Farrar Straus Giroux Publications (1) Feiwel Friends Publishing (1) Five Rivers Chapmanry Publishing (1) Gallery Books Publishing (1) Grand Central Publishing (1) HarperOne (1) Hill and Wang Publishing (1) Hogarth Publishing (1) It Books Publication (1) MJF Books Publishing (1) MTV books and Pocket Books Publishing (1) McGraw Hill Higher Education Publishing (1) Nelson Publishing (1) Pamela Dorman Books Publishing (1) Pantheon Publishing (1) Plaza Y Janes Publishing (1) Plume Publishing (1) Pocket Publishing (1) Puffin Publishing (1) Quill Publishing (1) Reagan Arthur Books Publishing (1) Science Bookshelf Publishing (1) Signet Classics Publishing (1) St. Martin's Press Publishing (1) Touchstone Publishing (1) Virago Publishing (1) Washington Square Press Publishing (1)