There was a lot of talk going round a few months ago calling book bloggers useless and pointless to the book selling/promoting process which, lets be honest, is absolute bull! The majority of my shelves are filled with books that were recommended to me by bloggers or I picked up because of a spotlight/review. So with this Top Ten Tuesday being focused around books I have picked up and why, I’ve decided to highlight some of my favourite bloggers and some of their posts that convinced me to pick up a book. This is just a small percentage of the amazing bloggers I follow and an even smaller amount of the book’s I have picked up because of them. So let’s share the love. Link me some of your favourite bloggers reviews/spotlights/posts in the comments and I will check them all out.
Top Ten Tuesday is run by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl and you should definitely go give her blog some love.
Susan writes some of my all time favourite reviews and is notoriously bad for my TBR… I tell her this regularly. I’d seen the book around but it took Susan’s review to convince me to buy a copy. This book hit her personally and you can really feel this when reading the review.
I saw this First Line Friday post and was instantly hooked. Mary focuses on some amazing sounding MG books and this one just sounded too good to pass up. It instantly went on my wish list and I was treated to it for Christmas. It just goes to show that even highlighting a book can have a huge affect on people picking it up.
I was 50/50 over whether to pick this book up and then I read Jules review and I just knew that this book was for me. I loved how she highlighted both the highs and the lows, negatives in a review always make them seem slightly more realistic to me, and you could just feel her love for the book coming across.
Joanna is an amazing blogger I have been following pretty much from the start of my blogging career, a few of her reviews have lead to me picking up books, but when I read her review for Woven in Moonlight I just knew I had to pick it up. I was already planning too because me and folklore are pretty much joined at the hip, but Joanna’s review gave me the push I needed.
I’d read quite a few reviews for this one, including one by Susan. but Aaron turning around and saying there was nothing bad at all about this book had me intrigued and I just knew I had to find out if he was right.
Neelam has been a favourite blogger of mine for a while now and I adore her etsy shop. She highlights some great and diverse books and I add sooo many books to my TBR after reading her posts. I had read some iffy reviews for Romanov, and even though Neelam said the ending fell a bit flat for her she loved the rest of the book and convinced me to give it a go.
Paul is a great blogger and really supportive of others in the community. Again, a couple of his reviews have led to me picking up books and his review for The Bone Ships was no different. Short and too the point but you can easily see his love for the book and 5/5 stars… definitely worth a try.
I’m relatively new to Katie’s blog but she posts some great bookish content. I love how honest she is about her reading slump, saying it was more her than the book, and you can tell this is true because her review is nothing but positive. She also posts trigger warnings which can be really helpful.
Jodie is awesome! I still can’t believe she has only been blogging for just over a year and trust me, if you read her reviews, you’ll be shocked too. I DNF The Night Circus so was really quite wary about picking this one up, however, Jodie’s review convinced me to give it a go. She described it as ‘exquisite’ and perfection on a page… how could I resist.
Stephen is another awesome blogger who I have been following for quite a while. His reviews are really in depth and you get a really good understanding of the book from them, without the spoilers. I already had a book by this author on my TBR but Stephen’s review convinced me to go out and buy this one as well.