The Elegant Variation


Mark Sarvas is a professional screenwriter, novelist, and the author of the popular and controversial literary weblog “The Elegant Variation”. His blog is dedicated to the best of contemporary fiction, and his posts are incisive, well-written critiques of the books he finds most worthy. This is a blog for the discerning reader.

John Banville reads in Los Angeles
by TEV about 2 months ago
My Top 10 Banned Literary Essay List
by TEV 2 months ago

The Story Siren


Kristi founded The Story Siren in 2007 as a way to keep track of the books she had read and was planning to read. She is a die hard fan of young adult fiction and when she isn't reading or blogging about what she's read, Kristi works as an orthodontic assistant and looks after her family. What started as a personal adventure has grown into a highly-respected and award-winning source on the best books for teen readers.

The Debut Dish: Tracey Clark, Katie Delahanty, Julie Murphy, A.J. Pine & Rebecca Yarros!
by The Story Siren 5 days ago
Cover Reveal: Mortal Enchantment by Stacey O’Neale!
by The Story Siren 9 days ago

Paper Cuts


The illustrious editors of the New York Times Book Review manage and write the blog for this savvy, cutting edge icon of the publishing industry. Bloggers at Paper Cuts write about books and other forms of printed matter, offering news, opinion and interviews. Posts also include spotlights on the book review’s archives, and other special features.

SXSW 2014: Lady Gaga’s Keynote Message — ‘Don’t Sell Out’
by By JON PARELES about 1 month ago
At SXSW, the Music Plays On After a Somber Scene
by By JON PARELES about 1 month ago



Shelfari is a member-based community for book lovers. Using social networking tools, Shelfari has created what could be called the biggest book club in the world. A favorite of classroom teachers and librarians, readers of all ages can build their own virtual bookshelf, share opinions and recommendations, and discuss the stories they have read.

Amazon Asks: Francine Prose on Advice from Mavis Gallant, Negotiating Her First Advance, and the "Ultimate Empowered Little Girl"
by Omnivoracious 6 days ago
Brigid Schulte on Taming the To-Do List: "Put Joy First"
by Omnivoracious 7 days ago



MotherReader is part-time children's librarian and full-time mom. Somehow she finds time to read -- a lot -- and blog about it. Another favorite of educators and fellow librarians, this blog is charming, witty, sassy, irreverent, and full of astute observations, candid recommendations, and contests that keep visitors engaged.

Decisions, Decisions...
by MotherReader 1 day ago
College Update
by MotherReader 22 days ago

Bookshelves of doom


Leila Ann Roy is a college librarian who loves classic mysteries, young adult fiction, and romance. A popular reviewer, Leila has had articles published in various literary and industry publications as well. Her blog is chock full of book news, including insider info. A must-read for whetting the appetite of the insatiable reader.

Django Wexler's top 10 animal companions...
by Leila about 6 hours ago
Time's 100 Most Influential People list has been released.
by Leila about 6 hours ago

Tales From the Reading Room


Writer and author Victoria Best Goyder examines and reviews the best of British literature, both classic and contemporary. She also posts her own essays, with are generally insightful and objective. The best posts on this blog have been compiled into book form, for your reading enjoyment.

First Cousin Once Removed of the Great American Novel
by litlove about 6 hours ago
A Change of Heart
by litlove 2 days ago



Pam, the founder and host of Bookalicious, describes herself as a book-a-vore who will devour almost anything Fiction. Her award-winning blog covers a wide variety of genre--from kids books to historical literature and beyond. Pam has posted her extensive reviewer's resume to add to the credibility (and professionalism) of her posts. She prides herself on her 'knack' for picking a good book by its cover, and on being a trustworthy resource for readers.

May Query Bootcamp
by Pam 25 days ago
April Query Bootcamp
by Pam about 2 months ago

Becky's Books


Becky's blog is one of the most respected book review sites on the web. With an extensive background in English literature and library science, Becky knows wherof she reads. Her blog focuses on children's and young adult literature (primarily for tweens and teens) in the hopes of promoting lifelong reading habits.

Rump (2013)
by noreply@blogger.com (Becky) 1 day ago
When Christ And His Saints Slept (1994)
by noreply@blogger.com (Becky) 2 days ago

The Weekly Crisis


Kirk Warren is a comic book enthusiast who started his review blog because he noticed a lack of dedicated comic book sites on the web. What started out as an adventure has grown into a passion. The site includes weekly reviews, featured every Wednesday. Kirk has also added news, previews, moments of the week, character profiles and other assorted columns and posts.

Comic Book Moments of the Week for 04/16/14
by Ken Boehm 4 days ago
Opening Contract - Alan's War
by Dan Hill 11 days ago

The New Book Review


Multiple award-winning novelist, poet and author Carolyn Howard-Johnson pens this lively blog. Her book reviews are thorough and she covers a wide range of genres and topics. Carolyn also includes news from the publishing industry, insights and commentary on reading trends, and do-it-yourself marketing advice for writers.

Poet J. R. McRae Urges Celebration of Earth Day with Poetry
by noreply@blogger.com (Carolyn Howard-Johnson) 4 days ago
Nina Amir and Writer's Digest Pair for Must-Have Reference for Writers
by noreply@blogger.com (Carolyn Howard-Johnson) 6 days ago

Dog Eared


National Geographic sponsors DogEared, a truly unique interactive experience for kids. This blog is all about books for kids, reviewed by kids. Young readers are invited to register and set up an account that allows them to keep track of a personal reading wish list, play book related games and interact with each other in a safe environment. Think of it as your own online book club. Enjoy!

Socrates' Book Reviews


Yvonne is a New Yorker who loves to read an blog about it. Under the guise of Socrates (her cat), Yvonne invites authors and publishers to submit books for her review. Her blog covers many romance genres, as well as thrillers and mysteries. Yvonne hosts guest bloggers (authors) and other events like reading challenges.

Cat Thursday - April 24th
by noreply@blogger.com (Yvonne) about 15 hours ago
Review: Mai Tai for Two by Delphine Dryden
by noreply@blogger.com (Yvonne) 2 days ago

Kids Book Review


Based in Australia, Kids Book Review focuses entirely on children’s literature. Primarily a book review blog, the site also includes featured authors, illustrators and publishers from all over the world. Contributing editors post news, reviews, interviews, articles, guest posts, as well as literacy articles to support teachers and librarians. This is a great blog for young readers, and those that are just young at heart.

Review: Light Horse Boy
by Susan Whelan 6 days ago
12 Curly Questions with author Dianne Wolfer
by Susan Whelan 6 days ago

Grame's Fantasy Book Review


Graeme Flory is a dedicated fan of fantasy literature and blogs about it on a daily basis. An avid reader, Graeme's posts read a bit like a travel guide through his daily life. In addition to advance notices of new releases and insightful reviews, Graeme includes snippets of his personal experiences and always manages to relate them to a book he's read. This blog is not only a fantastic resource for fantasy lovers, it is also an entertaining read all on its own.



Born of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program, BookDragon was created as a way to promote literature that a multi-cultural audience could relate to. Acclaimed journalist and author Terry Hong has been The BookDragon since its inception. Although she officially left her position in June 2010 as the media arts consultant for the program, Terry continues to seek out and review books for multicultural readers--primarily Asian Americans like herself.

Migrant by José Manuel Mateo, illustrated by Javier Martínez Pedro, translated by Emmy Smith Ready
by SI BookDragon 2 days ago
Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis
by SI BookDragon 3 days ago

Zoe's Book Reviews


14-year-old Zoe reviews the books she likes to read. Well-written and honest, Zoe offers a balanced opinion by sharing a complete analysis of the story that includes what worked for her, and what didn't. The truth is, Zoe hasn't met a book she didn't like, but she likes some more than others. This is a great site for teens to find peer to peer recommendations, and an insightful read for parents who just want to know what their kids are reading.

Great by Sara Benincasa
by noreply@blogger.com (Zoe) 16 days ago
Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
by noreply@blogger.com (Zoe) 23 days ago

South San Fran Library Book Reviews


Hosted by the South San Francisco Library, this blog features reviews by staff librarians. Not only are the librarians knowledgeable reviewers, they know where to dig up the most interesting literature around. This blog includes reviews of new acquisitions as well as classic reads and covers every genre. You'll find helpful recommendations and reading suggestions here, even if you aren't a patron of the City of South San Francisco public library system.

Book Ends


Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are a pair of middle-school librarians, and featured bloggers on Booklist, one of the many publications of the American Library Association. Cindy and Lynn writer about, review, and discuss young adult and children's books for fellow librarians, middle-school teachers, and the young readers they hope to inspire with their recommendations.

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
by Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan 29 days ago
How the Beatles Changed the World by Martin W. Sandler
by Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan about 1 month ago



We love this blog for its name almost as much as we love its content. Originally founded by Bridget Kulakauskus, the site has grown to include reviews by several insightful bloggers, whose bios are posted for your review. Illiterarty aims to provide interested readers with a wide range of book reviews and writings on various subjects (including books, authors, themselves) to better inform their audience about what to read and what not to read. Decidedly from the 20-something point of view, the reviews are comprehensive and include an eclectic mix of contemporary commercial fiction, fringe genre and mainstream literature. Bookmark this one for its enterprising insights and sharp witted writing.

Book Review: Pinkerton's Great Detective; The Amazing Life And Times Of James McParland by Beau Riffenburgh
by Admin 5 months ago
Book review: Spirit Of Steamboat by Craig Johnson
by Admin 5 months ago

The Book Nut


Melissa The Book Nut lives and reads in Wichita Kansas. Another of the large number of adults who love to read young adult fiction, Melissa posts her opinions on various book-related topics. Her reviews are unapologetic with no punches pulled, but she writes from a somewhat objective point of view. The posts on this blog are great starting points for lively book club discussion.

by Melissa Fox 1 day ago
Dreams of Gods & Monsters
by Melissa Fox 3 days ago

Mysterious Reviews


Who can resist a good mystery? Certainly not the bloggers at Mysterious Reviews. In partnership with the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books (www.omnimystery.com), this blog is committed to providing readers and collectors of mysteries with the best and most current information available on the genre. This is a slick looking but professional blog that posts fairly objective reviews about books from every mystery sub-genre.

Here I Blog


This book review site is hosted by Mark, a Southern Baptist divinity student with aspirations of joining the pastoral ministry. Mark blogs about religious and church issues, morality and his own struggle with his faith. His reviews faith based books, mostly non-fiction testimony and inspiration titles. For those looking to build their Christian reading list, this is a great place to start.

Ethics: Son’s Scoutmaster Comes Out as Gay
by Mark Lamprecht about 24 hours ago
Sunday Considerations: Glorious Resurrection
by Mark Lamprecht 5 days ago

New Pages


We chose this blog for our Best Blogs list because of its support of independent publishing. Not only does the site host reviews on everything from art and poetry books to new age self-help and obscure literary fiction, it also features links to independent publishers, booksellers, and industry resources. New Pages prides itself on being a portal for connecting readers, writers, and publishers with unique and fresh ideas.

2013 Consequence Prize in Poetry
by noreply@blogger.com (Kirsten) about 7 hours ago
American Live in Poetry :: Amy Fleury (Again!)
by noreply@blogger.com (Denise) about 7 hours ago

Fresh Fiction


Fresh Fiction is a popular resource site for authors looking to connect with readers and readers eager to read the next new book. Although their mission statement promises coverage of all genre fiction, this blog is primarily about and for romance books. The Fresh Fiction Blog is maintained by a team of professional staff members and readers. Author guest posts are a regular feature which invites interaction between the writers and their readers.

Fresh Pick | THE HUSBAND CAMPAIGN by Regina Scott
by SaraReyes 20 days ago
Fresh Pick | THE HUSBAND CAMPAIGN by Regina Scott
by SaraReyes 20 days ago