My Top Ten Favourite Bookish Websites
I thought long and hard about this topic and decided I wasn’t going to list my favourite book blogs (because I would be here all day!) so instead I’m focusing on my favourite bookish websites. I follow so many blogs it would be really hard trying to narrow it down to only ten and I would feel super-bad about leaving anyone off the list.
Bear with me because I’m not feeling at my best today. I had to phone in sick from work and I’m sitting here in my PJs curled up round my laptop (feeling more than a bit sorry for myself!) Here are my top ten favourite bookish websites (click on each image for a link to the site):
I wouldn’t have found the bookish community if not for Goodreads. Although I don’t spent a huge amount of time over there anymore, I do still use it to catalogue my books and keep up to date on any bookish news.
This is another cataloguing site, similar to Goodreads but not quite as successful. I still like it rather a lot though. I don’t really use it to keep track of my books but it is a great resource for tracking down hard-to-find titles. The community is pretty great too.
This isn’t a bookish website but it is a great source of inspiration for me. I love seeing everyone’s photos and the community element is pretty darn great. I’m including it because apart from my blog, it is definitely the place I spend most time on.
4. Thrift Books
I love collecting vintage books so Thrift Books is a godsend for me! Such a huge selection of titles; I could literally spend hours on there. I enjoy reading the reviews too.
5. Epic Reads
When I first started out in the book blogging community; Epic Reads was one of the bookish sites I was on every day. There was just so much bookish news and entertainment to be had. I’m not on as often now but I still visit frequently and I am still a subscriber.
6. Forever Young Adult
Forever Young Adult is a reviewing site but it is also a community and it has a lot of contributors and guest contributors. The reviews are fun, there is a book club and even a store with bookish related merchandise. I like this site a lot.
Oh Etsy, let me count the ways I love thee… Seriously, I spend an inordinate amount of time on Etsy. Although not strictly a bookish website, there is still a tonne of bookish merchandise to be found on Etsy. Nearly all of my favourite small businesses are on Etsy and I spend the vast majority of my wages (and time!) on here.
8. Fantasy Cafe
A reviewing site that focuses primarily on fantasy and science fictions books; Fantasy Cafe has news and articles about speculative fiction and also has various writers popping in here and there with guest posts/reviews. It’s a great little site for science fiction and fantasy lovers like myself.
9. Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
I’m not a huge lover of romance as a genre but I do love this site. It’s sharp, funny, blunt almost to the point of rudeness (in a good way!) and just a lot of fun all around. It has a community, podcast, and related shop too.
10. The Book Smugglers
It was through reading The Book Smugglers reviews that I first thought of starting my own blog, believe it or not. This site started out as a review blog but it has since become an independent publishing house. I have always really enjoyed visiting and can spend hours on here. One of my favourite bookish websites.