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70 Inspiring Book Blog Ideas To Keep Readers Coming Back For More

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Are you running out of book blog post ideas?   Even after weeks and years of blogging, we all get snagged by writers’ block. If you are a book blogger, here are 67 inspiring book blog ideas to engage your audience and keep them coming back for more.

Many times book bloggers wonder what they should write about or why they are not seeing a lot of blog traffic.  As a book blogger, you can feel trapped within the niche or run out of book blog ideas for innovative posts.  Writing review after review for advanced reading copies gets tedious.

However, there are a ton of unique topics that you can write about related to books, reading, literature, and blogging itself.

You can use ‘blog post idea’ generators, read others’ posts about book blogging, and see what your favorite book bloggers are writing about to get your own creative wine grapes smushed and fermenting.  I also love to evaluate what is trending on Google Trends and Pinterest Trends.

But just in case writer’s block hits you like one too many Old Fashioneds late at night, here are 67 book blog ideas for beginners and novices.  Find book blog post ideas, tags, general book blogging ideas, and book blog topics.

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Beginner Book Blog Post Ideas: Your Staple Book Blogging Posts

Like bread, as a book blogger, you want a few staple posts that people rely on day-to-day. You need some book reviews and book lists to gain street cred. A few ideas include:

Book Reviews 

Review those books!  You need the ever-steady book review with an authentic summary and opinion.   Book reviews are the obvious choice for book blog post ideas, but keep them short.

Also, don’t write your opinion like a third-grader: “I liked this story because it was so fast-paced.  I disliked when the boy kissed the girl.  This part was SO amazing.”  You think I am kidding, but I see this all of the time.

Write with personality, too.  If you haven’t noticed, I curse like a sailor and compare everything to booze.

Book Lists & Round-Ups

Book lists are all the rage. I recommend writing more book lists vs book reviews for your book blog posts.  People like choices and short, easy summaries.  Make your book list posts fun and authentic. Choose books that people don’t normally read. Think about these book blog list topics:

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What are some of the best book blog post ideas that readers love? Creative book lists! Here are just a few book blog topics to get you started.

Period Book Lists

For period/era book blog post topics, think WWII, Prohibition, Elizabethan England…you get the idea.

Indie Author Book Lists

There are tons of talented indie authors just waiting to be discovered.  If you have a strong social media presence and a clear book review policy, they will find you.

Niche Book Lists

Think about what bloggers and entrepreneurs want to read.  What about health fanatics? Leadership books are huge these days. More book blog ideas include foodie books, retellings, and macabre.

Famous People Recommend

People love book lists from Oprah, Jenna, and Reese. What about Obama’s book choices and famous authors?

Theme Lists

People love book lists all about dogs or the supernatural.  Think outside of the box and pick one specific character, creature, and element.  Run with it.

Seasonal, Special Day & Holiday Book Lists

Valentine’s Day books, anyone?  Don’t make this a boring list, though.  Think about scorned lovers, unique love, steamy romances, enemies-to-lovers, and books that shred apart love. 

Don’t forget Black History Month, International Women’s Day, and all of those random holidays that people totally made up: avocado day…sure, I got this!

Favorite Book Club Books

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Everyone loves a good book club. Help your readers and book club leaders out by providing a list of new book club books each year.

‘Book Club Books’ is my top-performing Pinterest board, which sucks for me right now since I have no posts about them on my blog.  I gotta get on that ASAP. People love book blog topics about book clubs, though. Tell their book club what to read next.

Books For Teens That Adults Will Love

Personally, I love YA, and I always sneak YA into my book blog posts.  Tell adults who don’t read young adult fiction what will appeal to them.

Picture Books About A Specific Teachable Topic For Kids

Looking for book blog ideas for kid-related posts? Think kindness, the world, sharing, potty training, Christmas… Pick a theme and roll with it.  Librarians and teachers love these lists too. Know your audience.

Favorite Audiobooks

Audiobooks are a huge niche that doesn’t always get a lot of love.  Busy readers on the go want to know what books are worth their time in the car or at the gym.

Read Alikes

“If you like this book then you will love these books…”  As a former librarian, everyone wanted to know what to read after the freaking The Hunger Games.  That’s why I left my system. Just kidding.

Traditional-With-A-Twist Book Blog Post Ideas 

A few book blog ideas that are fairly standard besides the typical book review include book tags, author interviews, book hauls, and blog tours.

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What are the go-to book blog ideas that every book reviewer can use? These are a few of the easiest book blogging ideas and topics.

Not-Your-Average Book Review 

List 5 reasons why you should read a book or 10 things you learned from this title. Go for more catchy titles such as “Why [Book Name] Will Inspire You.” Or, try for top three character traits, 10 best reasons to read this book, or why you would sleep with the antagonist.

Book Quotes

One of the most popular and trending book blog post ideas on Pinterest, don’t skip book quotes. Write about your favorite book quotes in a non-cliché way. 

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This is an example of book quote graphic that is perfect for book blogs, Pinterest, and even Instagram. Always remember to double check quotes and cite your source(s).

Create attractive social media images for your quotes, too.  These squares circulate well as Pinterest pins and inspire Instagrammers. 

**Please also remember to credit your source.  Huge influencers gone authors and motivators have tanked their careers for claiming others’ phrases as their own.

Book Tags

Book bloggers love book tags and circulate them on Twitter like a librarian handing out library cards at a school open house. These book tags are fun and a great way to attract new bloggers to your site. They help build community and backlink bloggers too.

P.S. You can make your own and circulate it.  Should I start an Uncorked tag?

Cover Reveals

Publishers will send you top secret and coveted book covers to circulate on a specific date.  Typically, you reveal the cover and build hype for the book.  I personally don’t do these, but maybe if you had wine on the cover…or my cat.

Author Interviews

Truth be told for book blogging ideas: I find many author interviews tedious and boring in the book world if done poorly. Write engaging and authentic questions. 

Think about what your readers will want to know and what provides value for them.  Stop being so boring.

Community-Related Book Blogging Ideas

I love the book blogging community, and you can find TUL on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook

Community book blogging is great to support fellow book bloggers and find like-minded people.  Picture bookish people meeting from all around the world.  So what are some community-driven book blog ideas?

Guest Posts

Sometimes authors, publishers, and other bloggers will approach you for a guest post.  While TUL doesn’t currently allow full guest posts for personal reasons, I do allow writers to contribute to book posts.  I love having diverse voices and opinions on my blog.

You can ask your guest to come up with book blog ideas of their own, too.  I like to pick niche bloggers — experts in fields where I lack.  Sometimes guest bloggers can write about topics that I cannot.

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Looking for more book blogging ideas to make your blog standout and be a part of the larger community? Here are a few of our favorite book blog ideas, including starting your own branded hashtag and hosting giveaways.

Giveaways, Contests, and Awards

I could probably split these categories up but consider hosting bookish giveaways or creating engaging writing contests.  Just like book tags, people love being nominated for awards too. 

Use an award circulating on Twitter or start your own. You can do this for readers, book bloggers, bookstagrammers, and books.

Introduction To A New Book Trend, Hashtag Or Program

Book bloggers love their hashtags and campaigns.  See what is trending on Twitter and IG.  Write a post solely on that topic and share on social media using that hashtag.

For our Uncorked Reading Challenge, we use the hashtag #UncorkedReading[year].

Blog Tours

Publishers contact popular book bloggers with book blog post ideas for touring their books.  They ask for book reviews, guest posts, interviews, and specific book blog topics relevant to new releases. 

They sometimes ask that you list all of the blogs that they are touring on along with your section of the tour. This can be great for backlinks, too.

Many publishers or their authors will offer book blogging ideas as a guest contributor.

Favorite Book Reviews & Comments From Other Bloggers & Readers

Share the things that make us laugh.  Did someone write a hilarious book review or comment on a blog, Amazon, or Goodreads.  Tell me about it.

Monthly & Yearly Book Blog Posts Ideas For Return Readers

Tell readers more about your personal reading piles.  What is sitting by your bed?  What did you bring home from the library or binge buy during the last Amazon sale? What are you currently reading?

Did Not Finish (DNF) Books

Always proceed with caution when writing a bad book review.  Personally, I decline a review altogether versus shredding a book or author.  I don’t love DNF lists, but I know readers find them interesting.

Why did you stop reading a book? Who would like the title? Is it worth my time?

Book Hauls

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Everyone loves a good book haul. Don’t forget to tell your readers what books you are reading. Share your overflowing stacks and empathize over your growing TBR piles.

Tell us what you brought back from the library.  Tell us all.  You just raided the bookstore with as much gusto as I raid a liquor store? 

What are you reading? Make those books pretty AF and show them off in bookstagram pictures.

If you are desperate for book blog ideas, head to your local bookstore or library and walk around.  Check out displays, take pics…or grab some coffee.

Monthly & End Of Year Wrap-Ups 

Did you finish reading that book haul?  Tell us what you thought.  How many books did you read this month?  What did you love?  What’s new and trending that we should be on the lookout for? Here at The Uncorked Librarian, we run a post called “Currently Reading.”

Best Of…

Tell us the best books of a genre, the best books of the year, the best books of the decade, or the best in a silly category.

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Readers love consistency. They need to know what to expect on your book blog and when you’ll publish it. Having monthly and yearly features help. Every month, TUL posts new books by month as well as what we are currently reading — new and old. At the end of the year, we showcase a ‘Best Of.’ Other book bloggers post annual reading goals, too.

Talk About Yourself As A Person, Reader, And Blogger

Tell us about you.  Why should we care about your bookish opinions?  What do you do when you aren’t reading? What are your reading goals for the year?

Popular & Trending Book Blogging Topics

The Ultimate Book Blog Post Ideas Involve…Harry Potter Everything!

You cannot lose.  I don’t even love HP that much.  I know.  Stop reading and go unfollow me everywhere now. BUT PEOPLE ARE POTTERHEADS.

Our pal Harry in any capacity sells.  HP gifts, Harry Potter travels, and what house you should be sorted into. Seriously, god help me.  I’m so over this but the public is NOT.  Don’t forget: your blog isn’t about you. It’s not.  It’s about your readers.

Oh, and J.K. Rowling is such a horrible person and hot mess: talk about that…

To Be Read (TBR) Piles

This pile f’ing taunts me.  200 books in?!  Tell us what your TBR pile looks like.  We will all feel your glorious pain because book bloggers are sadistic little nerds.

Book Blog Ideas All About Reading

Writing about books is fun and all, but you can also write book blog post topics about reading:

Reading Challenges

When January hits, so do the reading challenges.  Readers and book bloggers alike love monthly and yearly reading challenges.  Read a book that makes you cry.  Discover a new mystery.  Read a book with 1,000 pages.  Bring it on!

This is TUL’s Reading Challenge opt-in, too:

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An Online Book Club Book

In need of not only book blog ideas but also ways to increase reader engagement? Start an online book club chat.  It doesn’t even have to be monthly. 

Pick one book, tell all of your followers (maybe even do a readathon), and start a book discussion online.

You can visit The Uncorked Librarian’s chill little bookish community on Facebook, Uncorked Readers, here. We use our Facebook Group for our reading challenge and group reads.

How To Read More

Great book blog post ideas are ways to help your readers accomplish their bookish goals. Readers never have enough time to read. 

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Some of the best book blog topics are those that address ‘pain points’ for your readers. Many readers struggle to find time to read. Show your audience how to set reading goals and make more time to read.

Share your tricks and tips for reading more. Do you cut back on TV?  Read for 30 minutes in the morning? Help everyone out here.

Reading Tips For Families & Children 

How do you read as a family?  Is your child a struggling reader or doesn’t love reading?  Share helpful ideas that work for you.

Talk About The Power Of Local Libraries & Purpose Your Library Serves In Your Community

Spread the library love.  What benefits does your library bring to you?

Book Blog Ideas To Stir The Pot

I love to stir the pot.  Ranting about IG is my personal favorite.  Honestly, people love a good, semi-professional rant (remember brands and businesses are watching sooo be careful).  Book nerds love to engage in hearty debate.

What are appropriate blog post ideas for ranting book bloggers?

Trending Controversial & Stimulating Book Blog Post Ideas

See what is trending.  Marie Kondo caused quite the angst and controversy in the book blogging world with her book chucking recommendations.  Blog about that craziness.

Then, we have J.K. Rowling…

Or what about those authors that sign a name to the book that they didn’t even really write?

A Discussion About Required Reading

Required reading in school has its perks and downfalls.  Discuss.

How about that horrid summer reading in schools?  I loved reading as a child but not when the schools told me what crappy selections I had to read on my vacation.

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People love to argue the merit of audiobooks versus physical copy books. Add something productive to the convo. Here at TUL, we love audiobooks.

Are Audiobooks Considered Reading?

I see this one all of the time, and I never get bored watching the world go wild.  Yes, yes they are….but some people will argue that to the death.

Are YA books Just Junk Food For Adults or Do They Have Just As Much Merit?

I love YA as an adult.  Sometimes people need to be converted over to the dark side.  The same goes for Manga, comics, and graphic novels.  Talk about their merit.  

Reading Troupes

Chat about stereotypes, misrepresentation, and what is overused these days.  Reading troupes breed endless book blog ideas.

Character Analysis

Team Werewolf or Team Vampire anyone?  Which classic literary hottie would you bang?

Favorite Reading Spots And Environments

Can you read in a noisy cafe?  Where is the BEST spot to read?

Book Blog Ideas About Literature 

These book blogging ideas explain themselves.  Blog about the merits of reading and literature.

Is The Movie Better Or Worse Than The Book?

Short Versus Long Books? Classics vs Genre Fiction?

Share A Poetry Analysis & Tell Us Why Poetry Matters To You.

Who Are Your Favorite Authors, Writers, And Poets?

Book Blog Ideas About Book Blogging & Writing

Some book bloggers who want to make money blogging or have a side hustle start writing about the art of writing and book blogging.

Remember that you should only write these types of posts if you have experience and have results to back you up.

A lot of newbie bloggers blog about blogging and unintentionally give bad advice. Don’t. Also, don’t copy anyone else…

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Blogging about book blogging? Here are a few book blogging ideas to get you started. Please remember that you should only give blogging advice if you have the numbers, engagement, and years of experience to back you up. The most well-intentioned book blogging advice can really hurt members of your trusted community.

Bookstagram

Many bloggers use Instagram to share their bookish reviews and posts.  Bookstagram tips or ideas are perfect to get people started.  Share how to take pictures, caption ideas, and props you love.

Strong Bookish Hashtags 

What hashtags do you love and why?  Which hashtags bring you engagement, and what ones are overused?

Why Blog?

Tell the world why you love blogging.  How can they blog too, and what are some incentives.  The book blog post ideas here are endless.

How To Write Blog Posts

Discuss what goes into a solid post: SEO, backlinks, and how to use headings.

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If you want to inspire other writers and bloggers, a few more book blog post ideas include sharing the writing process, providing writing tips, and sharing how to blog.

How To Write A Unique Book Review

What information should book bloggers include in their reviews?  Disclosures, book information, summary, and opinions.

Writing Tips

Some people are born writers and others need advice.  Share your favorite writing tips.

How To Make Money Book Blogging

These days, everyone has a side hustle.  Talk about sponsorships, affiliate marketing, and ads. 

Feature Other Book Bloggers

Although we are the coolest book bloggers we know, share your favorites and show them some love.  Let your readers know who you like following.

How To Increase Blog Traffic

Bloggers work long and hard on posts and generating book blogging post ideas.  Share tips for how to get readers and bloggers coming back to your site: newsletters, Pinterest marketing, and IG stories.

How To Create Engaging Book Blog Posts

Every year, new platforms and ideas arise.  Share your book blog post ideas and writing prompts.

Book Blogging Terms

Book bloggers tend to forget that not everyone is familiar with their lingo.  Define terms in a fun way for your readers.

How To Use Professional Reviewing Services

Free books?  Free advanced reading copies?  Book bloggers and readers want to know how to gobble them up. Dish and gossip away.

Share Freelancing Tips

Are you a freelancer or do you have other reading and writing skills/services?  Provide value to your readers and share your advice.  Maybe others need book blogging ideas and could use your content.

Talent & Hobby Book Blog Ideas

I always believe in staying close to your niche.  I see bloggers create these stranded island posts that are not even remotely related to their niche.  Yup, I used to be one of them too. 

STAY ON NICHE.  With that said, you can still blog about books and bookish things.

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Your readers are coming back to your book blog again and again for YOU. They want to hear your voice. Standout in the sea of book blogs by sharing more about yourself. These are some book blog post ideas that are more personal and related to your interests and hobbies that will also engage readers.

Showcase Your FanFiction

Are you a writer?  Fanfiction is geeky fun.  Create a section on your blog dedicated to your fanfiction.

Display Your Short Stories 

Just like fanfiction, share your writing.  Any writing.  Although this may be harder to market on Pinterest, your genuine following will love it.

Do You Love Bookstores, Libraries, And Bookish Cafes? 

Showcase places for book lovers.  Tell us about them.  Take us with you.

Favorite Nerdy Games

There are a ton of fun games out there. You can make great affiliate link sales this way too.

Geeky Stuff And Collections

Do you still have that giant Pooh from when you were 5?  Did you find a Little Prince thermos in Brussels? Do you collect Pop! Funko?   Take all the pictures and post away.

Favorite Movies, Podcasts, And TV Series Related To Books

Gosh, I love Riverdale, Orange is the New Black, and The Handmaid’s Tale.

Books Related To Other Subjects

Tie books into your passions.  Pair books with recipes or wine… Some of the best book blog ideas are those that involve food and books.

Crafts & Design-Related Book Blog Post Ideas

What is in your house?  That sounds totally creepy, but people want to see your workspace and your library.  Clean up the cobwebs and get sharing.  Are your bookshelves in a rainbow pattern?  Do you make book art?  This unicorn magic is book blogging post gold.

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If you are looking to gain traction on Pinterest, people love pinning pretty pictures of home libraries. Do you organize your books like a rainbow? Are your shelves covered with flowers and candles? Share your home library on #bookstagram and in your book blog posts.

Home Library Design

Home decor and home library design are my second and third heaviest trafficked Pinterest boards.  And yup, I got nothing.  GAHHHH.  People love home decor ideas and seeing how you organize your books.

Book Art

At the library, we made tons of crafts out of books.  DIY is fun and people love recycling their stuff.  Show your audience how to make an owl out of an old discarded book.  Make me a flower.  How can I recycle my maps?

Favorite Book Covers

Get creative and pull together your favorite book covers.  Discuss how you judge a book by its cover.

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Are you ready to get back to book blogging with these book blog post ideas?

I hope that you found these book blogging ideas helpful.  I’d love to hear some of your favorite book blog ideas in the comments. Also, what book blog post ideas did I miss, and which ones are you tired of seeing?

This post originally published in February 2019 and is updated for the 2021.

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chelsea @ your bookish friend

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

this post holds a special place in my heart for when i run out of blogging ideas! 😂

Christine

Monday 24th of May 2021

Haha! I am so glad! Thank you.

sanju

Saturday 6th of February 2021

After reading this article i came to knew many new things like Bookstagram and Bookish Hashtags. Thanks for sharing this content.

Christine

Monday 8th of February 2021

I'm so glad that this article was helpful! I hope you gained many new book blogging post ideas. Thanks so much for reading.

Ramona

Friday 29th of January 2021

Wow, these are fantastic! Thank you so much for such a helpful list!

Christine

Monday 1st of February 2021

Thank you!

Alexis Soule

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

I've been wanting to start my own book blog for a while now, but was unsure about what I would really like to share. This and your other "starter" posts have been super helpful!

Christine

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Thanks so much! Good luck with your book blog!

Alexis

Friday 13th of November 2020

Love this, it is so helpful to me! Thank you

Christine

Monday 16th of November 2020

I'm so glad! Thanks!