Blog Post Ideas for Book Bloggers!

If you’re anything like me coming up with blog posts that aren’t book reviews can be difficult. I spend ages waiting for inspiration to strike or to be tagged in a post so thought, for my own benefit as well as anyone who needs it, I’d put together a list of some ideas!

If there’s something I’ve missed that you love seeing on other blogs, or even creating for your own, I’d love to know what it is ๐Ÿ˜Š

Book Reviews

This is an obvious one but leave a review of the books that you’ve read lately. You could give them star ratings (or not, if that’s what you prefer!) and pick out what you did and didn’t enjoy.

Mini Book Reviews

If lengthy reviews aren’t your thing, go for a mini version! A quick mention of some good and bad points of the book or you could even sum it up in just a few words.

Blog Tours

You can find Blog Tour organisers all over social media who will put together a group of people who read an advanced copy of a new book and each of them will post their thoughts. This drums up some great publicity for the author and their new release and may give you the opportunity to make some connections with authors and publishing houses!

Cover Reveals

Similar to Blog Tours, for some new book releases, some publishers will drum up interest by getting some bloggers to post a cover reveal. This gives people a first glimpse of a new book and is often the way that we’ll decide if it’s worth a read. Keep an eye on social media for this sort of opportunity.

Book Hauls

Brought home some new books lately? Tell us all about them! I love seeing what books other people are drawn to and it can help to give other people some inspiration for their next reads.

NetGalley Updates

If you use NetGalley (or something similar) create a post telling us what you’ve requested and why, what books your looking forward to, or even just some handy hints and tips for new users! Similarly to book hauls, I love seeing what other people are excited for as it often informs my own reading.

Your TBR List

Got a pretty hefty TBR? Make a list of everything you want to read (this could be just generally or for each month) – not only is this fun for other people to read and get inspiration from, it may also help you to hold yourself accountable if you’re someone who buys new books instead of reading what they already have (like me!).

Reading Round Ups

Tell us what you’ve been reading lately! If you’re not into the idea of writing full on reviews, this is a great way to share your thoughts about what you’ve read without committing to a full post. You could also do this as often as you like – weekly, monthly or even yearly – all depending on what suits you best.

Author Interviews

Read a book that you’ve really enjoyed? Why not see if the author would answer a few questions for you? I’ve done this a few times and it’s been a lovely experience every time. Whether you want to focus your questions on the book itself or the authors experiences and writing style, it can be a really fun post to put together!

Top 10s

This is a nicely flexible sort of post as it can be about anything that takes your fancy! Make a list of your favourite anythings (books of all time, characters, book covers, ships, etc.) and see if any of your followers would pick the same answers as you.

Coming Soon

Is there a book that you’re really looking forward to reading? Why not make a list of all the books coming out soon that you’re keeping an eye out for! You may find some common ground with your followers or maybe they’ll make a suggestion for a book that they think you’d like.

Why You Should Read…

If you have a favourite book or series, you could make a post detailing why you think it’s such a worthwhile read. I’ve done this for the Once series by Morris Gleitzman and the Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden and have had some lovely responses from other bloggers about their enjoyment of those books too!

Genre Recommendations

If there’s a particular genre that you’ve read a lot of, you could make a list of which books you’d recommend to other readers. This is a great way of showing your appreciation for your favourite books while giving your followers some inspiration for their own TBRs!

Bookish Tags

Not only are these posts fun to put together, they’re also a brilliant way to connect with other bloggers in the community. You can find tags all over the book community (or from this brilliant masterlist) and get stuck in. You don’t have to wait for someone to tag you either, you can pick a tag someone else has created or even create a brand new one of your own!

Bookish Events

If you’ve been to or participated in a bookish event lately (read-a-thons, NaNoWriMo, meet the author events, etc.) why not create a post telling us about it. You may inspire someone to take part as well or even give them a glimpse into an event that they weren’t able to attend.

Book Swaps

This is a fun way to connect with other bloggers while also getting some new recommendations for your TBR. It’s pretty self explanatory but you choose a book (or however many you like) to swap with another bookworm based on what you think they’d like. If you’re after some inspiration, I did a book swap a little while ago! One of my favourite ones, and probably one of the most well known, is the Broke and the Bookish Secret Santa which happens every Christmas (you can see my experiences from 2019 and 2020 if you’d like to know more)!

Writing Prompts

If you’re into writing stories as well as reading them, why not create some writing prompts to share with your followers? This is another fun way to connect with the writing community and get your creative juices flowing!

Share Your Writing

If you’re comfortable with it, you could also share some snippets of your own writing! This is a great way to get some feedback from your followers and even to hold yourself accountable if writing more is a goal you’d like to stick to.

Similarly, if you have a different creative outlet you could share bits of that too! If you’re an artist, why not show off your interpretation of your favourite characters?

Discussion Posts

This is another really flexible post idea as it could be about anything you want. Has something got you thinking lately? Or maybe you need to rant about something? Whether it’s a pros and cons list, a rant about tropes you hate or even something sentimental, these posts are probably my favourite to read!

Guest Posts

If you and another blogger are both struggling for some inspiration, why not write a post for each other’s blogs? It can be about anything you fancy and can be a fun way to gain a few more followers.

What did you think? Is there a type of post that I’ve missed? Iโ€™d love to know!

You can always find me over on Twitter if youโ€™d like to discuss this post (or any others that Iโ€™ve featured) in more detail ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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