Best Book Review Blogs of 2023

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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

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Bookish Santa

Bookish Santa's blog will help you find your next read! Read book reviews, find best book recommendations, learn more about your favorite authors, their lifestyle, and so much more.

https://www.bookishsanta.com/blogs/booklings-world

Blogger: Bookish Santa

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, and YA

Domain authority

29

Average monthly visits

23,501 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
No

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Bookish Brews

A book blog that is dedicated to celebrating and bringing attention to diverse books and authors. Bookish Brews is helping people diversify their reading one book at a time.

https://bookishbrews.com/

Blogger: Amanda Khong

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, LGBT, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, and YA

Domain authority

11

Average monthly visits

2,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The Bookish Elf

The Bookish Elf is a site you can rely on for book reviews, author interviews, book recommendations, and all things books.

https://www.bookishelf.com/

Blogger: Mitul Patel

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

40

Average monthly visits

30,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Bookish Indulgenges

My name is Debdatta Dasgupta and I am the proprietor of Bookish Indulgences. Although I am a reviewer and publicist by profession, I am a reader and book lover first; reading for the love of printed words.

https://www.ddsreviews.in/

Blogger: Debdatta Dasgupta

Genres: Contemporary Fiction and Mystery/Thriller

Domain authority

33

Average monthly visits

3,500 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Early Bookish Birds

Hello beautiful person, I am Nada Hosny, an Egyptian, 20 years old bookworm; trying to share my little thoughts about books. I'm a College student, Engineering Major.

https://earlybookishbirds.wordpress.com/

Blogger: Nada

Genres: YA, Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, and New Adult

Domain authority

18

Average monthly visits

5,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Mail

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