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

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Book Riot

We're always interested in hearing about new books, but even with a stable of writers across book blogs we can't get to everything. So if you'd like to tell us about something, shoot us an email. Before sending something for consideration, take a look around the site to get a feel for who we are, who our readers are, and how we go about things. Bonus points will go to submissions that have looked at our contributors and can suggest which contributor might be a good fit for the book.

http://www.bookriot.com/

Blogger: Book Riot Contributors

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

Domain authority

80

Average monthly visits

995,200 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Kirkus Reviews

Book reviews and recommendations from the most trusted voice in book discovery. We've reviewed the nation's top publishers' books since 1933. Our coverage includes the big 5 houses, small presses, genre publishers & more.

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/

Blogger: Kirkus Reviews Team

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

Domain authority

79

Average monthly visits

880,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Submission manager

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Reedsy Discovery

Give your indie book the launch that it deserves! Submit your book to over 150 reviewers and gain exposure to thousands of readers in your genre. If our reviewers like what they read, your book will get a high-quality review and will be promoted on the Discover feed, where readers upvote their favorite titles. The top books from each week will be featured in our weekly newsletters.

https://reedsy.com/discovery

Blogger: Reedsy

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

78

Average monthly visits

600,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Artisan Book Reviews

Artisan Book Reviews writes professional engaging book reviews that will make your book shine and help you boost your book sales.

https://artisanbookreviews.com/

Blogger: Ella

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

Domain authority

17

Average monthly visits

160,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Book Page

BookPage reviews almost every category of new books, including literary and popular fiction, nonfiction, children's books, audiobooks and gift books. We rarely review poetry or scholarly books, and we do not give review consideration to self-published books, print-on-demand titles or books from presses that lack major distribution.

http://bookpage.com/

Blogger: Book Page Contributors

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

Domain authority

67

Average monthly visits

135,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Mail

Accepts indie books?
No

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Book Reporter

The majority of our reviews on Bookreporter.com are fiction. We review bestsellers, debut authors, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, some fantasy/science fiction and some romance. We also delve into Non-Fiction, newsworthy books, biographies and memoirs.

http://www.bookreporter.com/

Blogger: The Book Report

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

Domain authority

63

Average monthly visits

113,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Mail

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The Children's Book Review

The Children's's Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children's) Great Web Sites for Kids, is a resource devoted to Children's's literature and literacy. We publish reviews and book lists of the best books for kids of all ages. We also produce author and illustrator interviews and share literacy based articles that help parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians to grow readers.

http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/

Blogger: The Children's's Book Review

Genres: YA and Children's

Domain authority

50

Average monthly visits

94,900 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
No

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Quill and Quire

Quill & Quire is the magazine of the Canadian book trade. The magazine reviews around 400 new titles each year, offering the most comprehensive look at Canadian-authored books in the country.

https://quillandquire.com/

Blogger: The Q&Q Team

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

Domain authority

57

Average monthly visits

81,500 p/month

Preferred contact method
Mail

Accepts indie books?
No

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Fresh Fiction

Many of the books for FreshFiction's reviews are unsolicited. We can't guarantee that a particular book will be reviewed (since we receive many more books than we can review), but review / advance copies are always welcome.

http://freshfiction.com/

Blogger: The FF Team

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

Domain authority

53

Average monthly visits

71,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Mail

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Crime Fiction Lover

Crime Fiction Lover was set up by two journalists who love reading crime stories ‰ÛÒ everything from atmospheric noir to thriller mysteries and police procedurals. The rise of Kindle, eBooks and iBooks interests us a great deal. We hope to discover and share some of the best reads on these new formats, but by no means will we overlook traditional print. There's nothing like the feel and smell of a freshly printed book.

http://www.crimefictionlover.com/

Blogger: Catherine Turnbull

Genres: Crime

Domain authority

42

Average monthly visits

59,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Mind Joggle

Mind Joggle helps readers find books they love through reviews and book lists. Mostly covering contemporary and literary fiction, with some historical fiction, nonfiction, and young adult and middle grade reads, Mind Joggle offers bookish discussion through reading lists, posts on the reading life, plus learning, creativity, and writing.

https://mindjoggle.com/

Blogger: Allison Casey

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

Domain authority

23

Average monthly visits

56,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Lovely Loveday

Lovely Loveday was created because of a love for books. I love to share my thoughts on books I have read and authors I have discovered along the way in hopes that others will enjoy reading as much as I do. I enjoy reading any genre both indie and traditional books.

https://lovelyloveday.com/

Blogger: Lovely Loveday

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Erotica, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery/Thriller, New Adult, Non-Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and YA

Domain authority

26

Average monthly visits

50,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Shelf Awareness

To have your book considered for review, please send two copies of a galley at least three months in advance of publication, and a finished copy when the book is finished.The book must be available through national distribution, i.e. Ingram and/or Baker & Taylor. Currently, we do not review ebooks or print-on-demand titles. We send galleys out for review consideration, but do not guarantee reviews.

http://www.shelf-awareness.com/

Blogger: Stefanie & Si̒n

Genres: YA, Contemporary Fiction, and Children's

Domain authority

63

Average monthly visits

47,500 p/month

Preferred contact method
Mail

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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YA Books Central

Hey, thanks for joining! We're so happy you're here! We accept review requests from indie authors (small press, independent press, and self pub) and traditionally published authors. We do not guarantee reviews. IMPORTANT: Do not contact our staff reviewers directly with review requests. They will not respond. Repeated contacts will result in your email being blocked.

http://www.yabookscentral.com/

Blogger: YA Books Central Team

Genres: YA

Domain authority

47

Average monthly visits

45,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Submission manager

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Love Books Group

My name is Kelly and I am the founder of Love Books Group. I live on the outskirts of Edinburgh with my two cats Pawkey and Poppet. My blog came to fruition in January 2017 as an outlet to talk about all things books. I thoroughly enjoy the world it has let me become a part of. Getting to meet new people, authors, readers, and fellow bloggers has been marvellous.

https://lovebooksgroup.com/

Blogger: Kelly Lacey

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Humor, LGBT, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and YA

Domain authority

21

Average monthly visits

40,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

Visit blog

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 πŸ‘ For a detailed guide, check out this post that’s all about getting book reviews

 

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