Blogging is still a hugely popular medium in 2023, with 77% of internet users reading blog posts on a regular basis. And book blogging is no exception.
Social media communities such as BookTok, Bookstagram, and BookTube have given the publishing industry a much-needed shot in the arm.
And whilst some see this success as a threat to conventional book blogging, I’d argue that it’s actually revitalised the bookish content creation landscape – including blogging.
So, to celebrate all aspects of bookish culture, I’d featured some of the best bookish content creators you should be following in 2023.
Briana & Krysta are amazing at creating (and promoting) their bookish content – if I’m ever half as successful as them, I’d be thrilled.
Rebbie Reviews is an absolute star. Again, a really fine book blogger. She takes part in The Write Reads book tour circuit fairly frequently, so you can guarantee you’ll find some interesting independently published books on her blog.
She also brought my attention to a really interesting used book scheme that is promoting literacy in the UK, whilst reducing waste.
Alex @ Spells & Spaceships has cornered the SFF book blogging game like an absolute pro.
His interviews with authors are always interesting, and his famed #Norsevember month of Norse-based content is really impressive.
Cozy with Books once posted 100 blog posts in 100 days. That’s how seriously she takes blogging. Her dedication is matched equally by her quality of content.
Plus, Esther’s just a really flipping nice person.
We don’t typically read the same books, but that’s partly why I enjoy her blog so much – it exposes me to other types of writing.
Mackenzie @ Lit Lemon Books is brilliant. She posts regular, diverse book-related content – as well as some fun ‘beyond bookish’ posts including her favourite scary movies.
Interestingly, she also challenged herself to ‘read for free’ back in 2022, by supporting local libraries. For many of us, the idea of not buying new books for an entire year is virtually impossible, so do check in and see how she’s doing!
As you can perhaps take away from the name, Out of This World SFF is a blog geared towards fantasy and science fiction novels.
However, this is a blog that focuses on new and upcoming books from less-known presses and independently published fiction. Nick, who runs the blog, also publishes a variety of content outside of reviews, including book tour stops, cover reveals, and author interviews.
Because of this approach to blogging, readers of Out of This World SFF should expect to find fresh, exciting new writing in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.
Celeste is a fine book blogger who runs A Literary Escape – a book blog that focuses primarily on fantasy fiction. However, she also publishes the occasional science fiction and non-fiction review (including high-profile release, Spare).
Reviews on A Literary Escape adopt a more conversational tone, which is super approachable, digestible, and actually feels very personal to the reader. Reviews provoke conversation, which is why Celeste has a healthy community of regular commenters.
Definitely worth checking out.
Whilst her blog has taken somewhat of a back seat, Owl Be Sat Reading is a big personality in the Book Twitter space, running a popular ‘Book Twitter’ community space.
She’s also the originator of the #BeatTheBacklog / #BallsToTheBacklog trend.
This sees bloggers choose to defer from buying new books in lieu of completing their backlog OR, as in most cases, legitimises the inevitable ballooning of readers’ TBRs.
It’s a fun hashtag, and Owl Be Sat Reading is well worth a follow for Book Twitter goodness.
As such, she features a lot of guest posts on a variety of topics. from spotlighting indie publishers to the more quirky articles such as a guide to tea-drinking.
It’s a unique corner of the internet, and the sheer variety of content on offer makes The Redhead Notes a book blog that comes highly recommended.
Bex is one of the funniest, most authentic people on Twitter – and a super passionate blogger. After all, she’s focused on ‘books, more books, and nothing but the books’!
If you’re not following Bex, you’re missing out big time.
Beth of BooksNest has been blogging at booksnest.co.uk for a few years now, but really found a voice and presence on YouTube.
Recently she’s pivoted towards travel-based vlogs, but high-quality bookish content remains at the heart of her channel.
Ashleigh at A Frolic Through Fiction is pretty prolific bookish content creator across both Bookstagram and BookTube.
And with a cozy cottagecore vibe and aesthetic, A Frolic Through Fiction videos always come with exceptional production value.
From witchy books recommendations for your TBR, through to bullet journal planning, and even immersive ASMR videos – A Frolic Through Fiction is a BookTube channel with some incredible content.
Using less stylisation and filters than other BookTubers, she keeps her content lean, clean, and super authentic.
It’s this authenticity and approachable screen presence that makes The Not So Secret Bookaholic channel such a great channel to tune into on a weekly basis!
Got any bloggers you want to give a shout out to? Post a link to their site below!