At some stage every day I crank up my iPad and browse through the latest offerings of my favourite Book Bloggers (also known as LitBlogs) via my “NewsBlur” app. I’m continually adding new blog feeds to my list via RSS subscriptions adding up to an unmanageable number so I put a bit of self discipline in place by keeping my subscriptions down to fifty.  I’m constantly refining my list resulting in some interesting reading.

I no longer spend wonderful hours in bookshops trawling through their offerings, though this is a loss, on the whole I’ve gained something new. I now browse through constantly updated Book Blogs where I find suggestions, reviews, personal opinions and themed read-a-longs, all for free.  I select many more books than I did when browsing bookshops because the Book Bloggers give me more detail to peruse while I’m in the comfort of my lounge room. After having my interest tweaked, I head off to Amazon to download a sample to my Kindle.  The end result is – listen up marketing people – I buy more books than ever before.

I miss my visits to bookshops terribly but my pleasure within books themselves has increased immeasurably.

Here is a list of my current favourite Book Bloggers along with links to their RSS feeds and, if known, their Twitter Feeds.

Book Blogger ANZ Lit Lover Lit Blog
ANZ LitLovers LitBlog
: This Australian blog is a blog of reviews and commentary about Australian literary fiction, Australian classics and (less often) non-fiction. There are also regular blog posts about contemporary international fiction and the classics.
Book Blogger Between a Rock
Between a rock and a hard cover
: This Australian blog reviews books that are of personal, Australian or Archaeological significance.
Book Blogger Intrepid Reader
The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
– A Blog from an Australian blogger. The blogger says “Reading is what I do to relax and escape, talking about reading is my favourite hobby. You might find me immersed in historical fiction or romance, young adult, a mystery or a fantasy, but you can be sure that wherever I am, I will have a book with me!”.
Bookd Out Book Blog
Book’d Out – A blog from an Australian blogger – Book reviews and news for variety of genres. The blogger says: “don’t expect erudite literary critique, I tend to just write about what I did or didn’t like about a book. I try very hard to avoid spoilers and I am not interested in denigrating anyone, no book bashing allowed.”
Book Blogger Savidge Reads
Savidge Reads
: This blog is from the UK and its blogger is a self confessed book addict who likes to share tales, facts and reviews of the books he has read, is reading or simply must read soon.Subscribe to the RSS feed: click here
Book Journey Book Blog
Book Journey: A book blogger from Minnesota USA who generously provides us with a place where we can find humor, bookish discussions, the next great read, and a virtual cup of coffee.  Cream and sugar optional.
Book Blogger Brain Pickings
Brain Pickings
: “Is the brain child of Maria Popova, an interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large. Brain Pickings is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why, bringing you things you didn’t know you were interested in — until you are.”
Book Blogger Avid Reader's Musings
Avid Reader’s Musings
: “Bookish thoughts on everything from literary fiction to classics to nonfiction”.  An American blogger, blogging about the books read and bookish things thought and done.Subscribe to Avid Reader’s Musings RSS feed: click here
Book Blogger A Common Reader
A Common Reader
: this UK blog is an independent book review site published from England.  The site contains an emphasis on literary fiction, biography, history and current affairs with a particular interest in 20th century European books.Subscribe to A Common Reader’s RSS feed: click here

Book Blogger A Striped Armchair
A Striped Armchair
: An American blogger from Texas, a twenty-something reader and unapologetic book nerd.Subscribe to A Striped Armchair’s RSS feed: click here and Twitter Feed: @BiblioEva
Book Blogger A Literary Odyssey
A Literary Odyssey
: this American blog is a journey through 250 of the classics. A personal journey through literature to find answers to life’s problems.Subscribe to the RSS feed: click here
Book Blogger A Work in Progress
A Work in Progress
: An American blogger writes about her adventures in (mostly) reading, and (sometimes) needlework and other artsy endeavors….Subscribe to the RSS feed: click here
Twitter feed: @WorknProgBlog
Book Blogger A Writer of History
A Writer of History
: this Canadian blog adds to the literary conversation by focusing on the writing and researching of historical fiction and by understanding and engaging with people who choose to read historical fiction.Subscribe to the RSS feed: click here
Book Blogger And The Plot Thickens
And the plot thickens
: This blog reflects the bloggers reading tastes which are quite eclectic encompassing a variety of genres. The blog’s purpose is to indulge the blogger’s obsession and talk about all things literary.Subscribe to the RSS feed: click here
Book Blogger Beauty is a Sleeping Cat
Beauty is a sleeping Cat
: a blog of books, cats, movies, music and other art forms as well as spirituality and psychology. The blogger didn’t want to limit the blog to one topic, its fairly open although most posts focus on books.Subscribe the the RSS feed: click here
Book Blogger The Compulsive Reader
Compulsive Reader
: A blog from the US – Reviews of books of writers working today, exclusive author interviews, literary news and criticism.Subscribe to Compulsive Reader’s RSS feed: click here
Book Blogger Jenns Bookshelves
Jenn’s Bookshelves
: A blog from the US, the blogger has been reviewing books for around 13 years and says that reading has always been a big part of her life, with always a book nearby or a book in hand. In her blog she discusses and recommends books.Subscribe to the RSS feed: click here
Book Blogger Reading Matters
Reading Matters
: A blog edited by an expat Australian living in London. The blog contains over 600 book reviews of mainly modern and contemporary fiction.Subscribe to the RSS feed: click here
Book Blogger Reading the Past
Reading the Past
This blog is from the US and it contains news, views and reviews of historical fiction.Subscribe to the RSS feed: click here
Book Blogger Tales from the Reading Room
Tales from the Reading Room
– A literary salon located in the UK.Subscribe to the RSS feed: click here
Book Blogger The Broke and the Bookish
The Broke and the Bookish
– A international group book blog for the eclectic reader. “The Broke and the Bookish is a group of college aged and twenty somethings that have an unhealthy obsession with reading and would spend every last penny on books even if it meant skipping a few meals. We are the people who lurk in the library, buy handbags based on how many books can be stashed in them, and who refer to characters in books as if they are personal friends.”



More favourite book bloggers:

The Blog of Litwits

Books Speak Volumes

Desperate Reader

Dove Grey Reader Scribbles

His Futile Preoccupations


Lit Nerd

My Reader’s Block

Read Warbler

Reading with Tea

Sarah Reads Too Much

Stuck in a Book

The Broke and the Bookish

The Captive Reader

The Compulsive Reader

The Indextrious Reader

The Radio 4 Blog – British Blog

Tony’s Reading List

Too Fond

The Towering Pile

Whispering Gums – Australian Blog

Winstons Dad’s Blog

Writers No One Reads

A FEAST OF BLOGGERS participating in
Leeswammes February 2014 Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!