Best Book Review Blogs of 2022

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Discover the best book review blogs in your preferred genre. From general fiction to YA paranormal romance, our search bar connects you to a vetted catalog of active book blogs and thoughtful, quality book reviewers. Run a book review blog? Submit it here

We found 248 blogs that match your search 🔦

Best Thrillers

Featuring trusted thriller book reviews, awards and author lists, BestThrillers.com helps mystery and thriller fans discover the best new books and writers.

https://bestthrillers.com/

Blogger: Bella

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Domain authority

14

Average monthly visits

2,300 p/month

Preferred contact method
online form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Mysteries by Moonlight

Are you a cozy mystery lover? Well, any mystery book really? Come by to check out our reviews, recommendations and more! Long live cozies!

https://mysteriesbymoonlight.com/reviewlist/

Blogger: Luna

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Domain authority

7

Average monthly visits

100 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Thoughts on Papyrus

A book review site with a difference, providing in-depth book reviews, while focusing on character analyses and exposure to different cultures and countries.

https://thoughtsonpapyrus.com/category/book-reviews/

Blogger: Diana

Genres: Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Non-Fiction, and Science Fiction

Domain authority

7

Average monthly visits

3,700 p/month

Preferred contact method
Social media

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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books irl

books irl is committed to highlighting and celebrating various diverse characters, stories, and authors.

https://booksirl.com/

Blogger: Alex

Genres: LGBT, Mystery/Thriller, New Adult, Romance, and YA

Domain authority

1

Average monthly visits

100 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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BookWritten

BookWritten is a platform where you can learn more about books, literature, poetry, and much more. We believe in connecting people through the art of reading.

https://bookwritten.com

Blogger: Pradeep Kumar

Genres: Children's, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, and YA

Domain authority

14

Average monthly visits

75,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Brewing Writer

Brewing Writer is a place for anyone who who loves reading and/or writing. Here, you'll find lists of book recommendations, bookstagram and book blogging tips. If you love a good book and coffee, here's the place to be!

https://www.brewingwriter.com

Blogger: Sonia Singh

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Poetry, and Romance

Domain authority

9

Average monthly visits

25,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The Book Nanny

The Book Nanny gives readers a look inside their book without spoilers. We give information about the violence, adult content and language a book contains so readers can find books that fit their media standards.

https://thebooknanny.com/

Blogger: Emily Campbell

Genres: Children's, Christian, Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Mystery/Thriller, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Urban Fantasy, and YA

Domain authority

1

Average monthly visits

11,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The LitBuzz Hive

A book review site featuring a diverse Hive of voices reading and sharing, we have a vast palette. We welcome both indie and traditionally-published authors - at no charge for reviews, ever.

https://www.thelitbuzz.com/

Blogger: The LitBuzz Hive

Genres: Children's, Christian, Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Erotica, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, LGBT, Mystery/Thriller, New Adult, Non-Fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Urban Fantasy, and YA

Domain authority

7

Average monthly visits

300 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Kids Lit Book Cafe

KLBC writes professional captivating reviews for children’s books of all ages and all genres.

https://kidslitbookcafe.com/

Blogger: Kids Lit Book Cafe

Genres: Children's, Graphic Novel, and YA

Domain authority

8

Average monthly visits

100 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The Chrysalis BREW Project

The Chrysalis Books, Reviews, and Everything Written (BREW) Project is an up-and-coming platform that aims to help content creators and audiences to grow, thrive, and soar through reviews, interviews, features, news, press releases, podcasts, and promotions. BREW hosts the monthly and annual BREW Readers' Choice Awards, the annual BREW Book Excellence Awards, and the quarterly and annual BREW International Blog Awards.

https://thechrysalisbrewproject.com/

Blogger: Esperanza Pretila

Genres: Children's, Christian, Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Erotica, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, LGBT, Mystery/Thriller, New Adult, Non-Fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Urban Fantasy, and YA

Domain authority

18

Average monthly visits

100 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Cozy Critiques

Dallas is a blogger and social media influencer passionate about books, writing, and all things cozy. Her blog, Cozy Critiques, is inspired by the feeling of being cozy while reading and writing. Formed in 2021, find a welcoming blog full of book reviews, bookish and cozy things, and writing advice.

http://cozycritiques.com/

Blogger: Dallas Smith

Genres: Fantasy, LGBT, New Adult, Romance, and YA

Domain authority

1

Average monthly visits

360 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Bookishloom

Bookishloom is a blog about books and all things bookish. Come and read an interesting post on your favourite Classic or a New Release.

https://bookishloom.wordpress.com/

Blogger: Ninu Nair

Genres: Children's, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Non-Fiction

Domain authority

3

Average monthly visits

2,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Book Nation by Jen

Book Nation by Jen features book reviews, recommendations and author Q & A. Jen also hosts a Book Nation Book Club to meet authors and discuss their books live on Zoom.

https://booknationbyjen.com/

Blogger: Jennifer Blankfein

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, and Non-Fiction

Domain authority

7

Average monthly visits

2,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Social media

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Avocado Diaries

Accomplished book critic and columnist reviewing a selection of fiction and nonfiction. The editor also enjoys interviewing authors, creative and art directors, and book cover designers.

https://www.avocadodiaries.com

Blogger: Sean Loughran

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, LGBT, Mystery/Thriller, Non-Fiction, and Romance

Domain authority

10

Average monthly visits

2,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Book Vue

Book Vue was born out of the editor's restless desire to share with the world thoughts and opinions on some of the greatest books out there. The honesty behind each review is the essence of the blog.

https://bookvue.wordpress.com/

Blogger: Chitra Iyer

Genres: Children's, Christian, Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Erotica, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, LGBT, Mystery/Thriller, Non-Fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Urban Fantasy, and YA

Domain authority

5

Average monthly visits

100 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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So you want to find a book blog?

If you’re a voracious reader, you might think of a book blog as an oasis in the middle of the desert: a place on the Internet that brims with talk about books, books, and more books.

Well, good news — we built this directory of the 200 of the best book blogs to satiate your thirst. Take a walk around, use the filters to narrow down your search to blogs in your preferred genre, and feel free to bookmark this page and come back, as we do update it regularly with more of the best book blogs out there. 

If you’re an aspiring author, you might see a book blog more as a book review blog: a place where you can get your yet-to-be published book reviewed. In that case, you’ll be glad to know that most of the book blogs in our directory are open to review requests and accept indie books! We expressly designed this page (and our book marketing platform, Reedsy Discovery) to be useful to indie book authors who need book reviews. If you’re wondering how to approach a book blog for a review request, please read on. 

You’ve found a book blog. Now what? 

Let’s say that you’re an author, and you’ve found a couple of book blogs that would be perfect fits to review your book. What now? Here are some tips as you go about getting your book reviews:

  • Be sure to read the review policy. First, check that the book blog you’re querying is open to review requests. If that’s the fortunate case, carefully read the blog’s review policy and make sure that you follow the directions to a T.  
  • Individualize your pitches. Book bloggers will be able to immediately tell apart the bulk pitches, which simply come across as thoughtless and indifferent. If you didn’t take the time to craft a good pitch, why should the blogger take the time to read your book? Personalize each pitch to up your chances of getting a response. 
  • Format your book in a professional manner before sending it out. Ensure that your manuscript isn’t presented sloppily. If the book blogger asks for a digital ARC, you might want to check out apps such as Instafreebie or Bookfunnel. 
  • Create a spreadsheet to track your progress. Wading through so many book blogs can be troublesome — not to mention trying to remember which ones you’ve already contacted. To save yourself the time and trouble, use a simple Excel spreadsheet to keep track of your progress (and results). 

Looking to learn even more about the process? Awesome 👍 For a detailed guide, check out this post that’s all about getting book reviews