Book Events & Blog Events, Challenges

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Mini Challenge #1

The Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is an event where we can share our love for our fellow book bloggers!  The event is hosted by Alexa at Alexa Loves Books and Katelyn at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands

This first Mini Challenge for the Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is all about sharing love for our favorite blogs!  And I get to give away some awards!  Yay!  But sorry, I don’t have any trophies for you. :(

So here are my picks for the blogs with the best reviews, best book discussion posts, best blog layout and best features!  And by the way, there was no way I could whittle this down to just one blog per category!  And everyone is listed alphabetically by their name.

Best Reviews
Andrea at Cozy Up With A Good Read  Andrea just always has really great reviews, and a lot of the time she introduces me to some really intriguing adult books, which is a nice change sometimes!
Briana and Krysta at Pages Unbound  These girls always have the most professionally-written reviews I’ve ever read.  Seriously, they should write reviews for major publications!
Jessie at The Daily Bookmark  Jessie is another one who just has beautifully written reviews, but she always throws some humor in there as well!
Kate at Midnight Book Girl  Kate cracks me up every time I read one of her reviews.  I can always tell from her humor if I’m going to love or hate a book she has reviewed.

Best Book Discussion Posts
Kim at On the Wings of Books  Kim has a great feature called Random Thoughts on Books, where she simply talks about random book stuff.  It’s always a great discussion!
Lauren at Hughes Reviews  Lauren has a feature called Behind the Story, where she discusses all the things that go into writing a book.  It’s cool to see her process, along with her thoughts on all kinds of writing and bookish things!

Best Blog Layout
Anna at Anna Reads  I really love Anna’s simple layout!
Ginger at GReads!  Ginger also has a really simple layout, and I’m seriously considering using the site that designed hers, Designer Blogs, to redo my design.
Lisa at A Life Bound By Books  I just really like the tree with all the book-birds coming down, and that’s a great header font!

Best Features
Courtney at Abducted by Books  Right now, Courtney’s hosting the Levithan Loveathon, where she and other bloggers read and review books by David Levithan.  It’s a really fun event!
Jen Ryland at YA Romantics  Jen loves to give away the books she’s read, and she does that with her Freebie Fridays posts.  She’s also got the YA Academy Awards going on right now!
Steph at The Fake Steph Dot Com  Steph has a fantastic feature called Looks From Books, where she creates fashions inspired by books.


  1. Katelyn

    February 23, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Oh wow, so many awesome blogs I just can't wait to check out! I also love the looks of Anna & Ginger's blogs!

  2. Dana

    February 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    You've got a great list of blogs. I am going to check all of them out. I've finding so many awesome new blogs to read. Yay!

  3. Ginger @ GReads!

    February 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Aw thank you so much for the mention!

  4. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    February 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks so much! I'm in great company with all the fantastic blogs you mentioned :)

  5. Jess (Gone with the Words)

    February 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    There are definitely some new-to-me blogs in your picks. Will have to check them out! :D But I do love Ginger and Jen Ryland!

  6. Claire

    February 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Wow! Lots of new blogs for me to check out :) I hadn't heard of Looks from Books but it sounds awesome!

    Claire @ Project to be Read

  7. Anna

    February 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you so much for the shoutout! <3

  8. Alexa Y.

    February 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I love that you've just given me a whole slew of blogs that I need to visit. Anna and Ginger, however, are among my favorite bloggers, and I'm so glad you mentioned them here!

  9. pagesunbound

    February 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Aww, thanks for mentioning us! Want to tell someone about this so I can get a job after graduation? Reviewing books? ;)

    I'll definitely have to check out the other blogs you list!

  10. Jessie Marie

    February 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    *squeals* Thank you for your kind words. You're kind of amazing. :) Well, more than kind of. I agree with Pages Unbound – let's get jobs reviewing books! ; )

  11. Bittner

    February 23, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I'm flattered Andrea! I'm glad you think my feature is so fun…even though I've failed it this year! And since I agree with your comments about the blogs I'm familiar with, I feel compelled to check out the ones I don't know!

  12. Whitney

    February 24, 2013 at 12:11 am

    I love/hate reading these, there are just so many great blogs to add to my google reader.

  13. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    February 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I'm sending that love right back at you! Your reviews are always so good at telling me what the book is really about (unlike my random observations, which I do only because I don't have the ability to write the kinds of reviews you do, so know that I am envious) and I always love the quotes you pick, even from books that I normally wouldn't have noticed before. I am so grateful for our very cool, very bookish friendship!

  14. Andrea @ Cozy Up

    February 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention! You are an awesome blogger, and I've loved getting to know you. I am definitely in amazing company here :)

  15. fakesteph

    February 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    YES! Pretty much all of these! I'm blown away by the number of awesome bloggers that I've gotten to know and that I will get to know in the future.

  16. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    February 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Sorry I'm just getting to this now! I have been incredibly overwhelmed by all the things and I am having a hard time finding the time to comment!

    Thanks for the shout out! I'm glad you love my random thoughts! I wish I could have participated in this because it looks like it was a ton of fun!

    I want to share the love by letting you know that you are awesome!

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