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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Lisa's Reading

Family-Friendly Book Reviews

https://lisasreading.com

Blogger: Lisa Ehrman

Genres: Children's, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Non-Fiction, and Romance

Domain authority

30

Average monthly visits

3,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The LitBuzz

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

Domain authority

25

Average monthly visits

5,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Personal Website of Paul Jariabek

I am a Historical Fiction Author and a Technology Exec. I write about my research for Historical Fiction and review Historical Fiction Books.

https://jariabek.com

Blogger: Paul Jariabek

Genres: Historical Fiction and Mystery/Thriller

Domain authority

6

Average monthly visits

150 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Eye-Rolling Demigod's Book Blog

Hi! My book review blog is dedicated primarily to fantasy and sci-fi books. I also feature promo’s, excerpts, and interviews. I primarily read books geared towards audiences at the middle-grade and young adult levels. I also occasionally read contemporary romance books. While these are the genres I tend to drift to, I’m open to giving most books a chance.

https://www.eyerollingdemigod.com/

Blogger: Dusty

Genres: Children's, Fantasy, Humor, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, and YA

Domain authority

29

Average monthly visits

1,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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My Writing Life

I Blog about unique reads.

https://juliahoneswritinglife.blogspot.com

Blogger: Julia Hones

Genres: Historical Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry

Domain authority

28

Average monthly visits

500 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Pithy Summary

Pithy Summary provides a free Weekly Bulletin that includes: an outline of a compelling non-fiction book + a review of a related book in a different genre + a review of a related product (when possible). This way, busy people can learn about new, engrossing concepts in a simple format.

https://www.pithysummary.com

Blogger: Carlen Zhang-D'Souza

Genres: Non-Fiction

Domain authority

5

Average monthly visits

400 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Mru's Books and Reviews

Exclusive recommendations, lists, bookish merch & more. I am a software consultant by profession: a mom and an avid reader by choice. My job's 9-5 grind bored me to death. That's when I was inspired to break the monotony. I discovered book blogging. Through my blog, I would love to promote my passion for reading and to read as many books as I can.

https://mrusbooksnreviews.com

Blogger: Mrunal Natu

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

Domain authority

20

Average monthly visits

3,500 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The Taurus Reads

Hi there! My name is Ava, and i'm a sophomore creative writing major in university. I like to review books (typically YA, New Adult, contemporary, and romance) but I've been known to post some short stories as well. If you're looking for quirky reviews from a gen-z reader who spends more time scrolling through #booktok on TikTok than actually reading- check out my blog!

https://avaeshaffer.wixsite.com/website

Blogger: Ava Shaffer

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, LGBT, New Adult, Poetry, Romance, and YA

Domain authority

15

Average monthly visits

65 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

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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Toby A. Smith

Independent book reviews (without spoilers) that focus on historical fiction. Chief areas of interest are English, French, and Russian history and the two World Wars.

https://tobyasmith.com/

Blogger: Toby A. Smith

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, and New Adult

Domain authority

14

Average monthly visits

1,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Flora's Musings

Flora's Musings is a blog dedicated to adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy and paranormal cozy mysteries. It's run by Flora: a menopausal fifty-something from South-West England.

https://florasmusings.com

Blogger: Flora Gatehouse

Genres: Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal, Romance, and Urban Fantasy

Domain authority

19

Average monthly visits

1,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Bibliofreak.net

A book blog written by English writer Matthew Selwyn, Bibliofreak.net has been providing content for over 10 years. Featuring in-depth reviews on an eclectic range of books, there is plenty of content to explore.

https://www.bibliofreak.net

Blogger: Matthew Selwyn

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Historical Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Non-Fiction, and Sports

Domain authority

25

Average monthly visits

15,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Totally Bex

Totally Bex helps romance book lovers find their next amazing read by providing original content like romance book reviews, romance novel excerpts, new romance book releases, and romance book lists.

https://totallybex.com

Blogger: Bex

Genres: Romance

Domain authority

29

Average monthly visits

10,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Literary Quicksand

We’re a book blog based out of Minneapolis, MN. We feature a group of women writers from multiple countries who all come together over one thing: our love of books!

https://literaryquicksand.com/

Blogger: Jolissa Skow

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

Domain authority

31

Average monthly visits

4,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Geeky Galaxy

Geeky Galaxy is a blog dedicated to science-fiction and fantasy books and games. It's run by Lorraine: a twenty-something geek from South-West England. As a sci-fi obsessed gamer and reader, she’s spent most of her life with her nose in a book, or a game controller. In 2020, Geeky Galaxy was longlisted in the UKYA Blogger and Vlogger Awards.

https://geekygalaxy.co.uk

Blogger: Lorraine

Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal, Science Fiction, and YA

Domain authority

17

Average monthly visits

1,000 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 πŸ‘ For a detailed guide, check out this post that’s all about getting book reviews

 

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