Literary Fiction

If the book review bloggers listed near the top are full, consider starting farther down.

 

 

Andrea Lundgren

Andrea’s blog focuses on reading and writing from a writer’s point of view, so the book reviews analyze books across several categories, looking at what worked and didn’t work. This can be especially helpful when reviewing works by indie authors.


A House of Books

The real house of books is based near London, but the virtual one is on her blog. Along with her book reviews, she posts the occasional opinion piece.


Read Susan Berry

Her profession as a lawyer gives her an eye for detail. She reviews and compares books, occasionally posting additional articles regarding them.


2657To Kill a Mockingbird

This is an unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy, Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it. Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior–to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.

 


BookRock

Having studied themes of apocalypse in Canadian fiction, Dessa is quite the fan of Canadian writers. She also does book reviews from all others in certain genres.


Eats Plants Reads Books

A recovering academic and complete bookaholic, this blogger reads whenever she can and enjoys writing thoughtful, honest reviews.


Rhode Reader

This blog keeps reviews brief and concise while suggesting ideal readers for the books read.


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The Great Gatsby

A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, The Great Gatsby captured the spirit of the author’s generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of his most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.


Book, Line and Thinker

Aside from featuring the quote of the day and teasers for future content, this blog provides book reviews. Have a request for the next review? This blogger is open to them.


Fictionophile

As a former cataloging librarian, this blogger brings her book knowledge to her site. She writes fiction reviews and tries to promote debut fiction novelists.


Book Muffin

This blogger loves to promote conversation around the topic of books. With regular updates, many more book reviews will follow. In its world, a cup of tea should come with every book.


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Slaughter House Five

Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life.

 


The Book Brief

This blogger goes to lengths to produce detailed book reviews that balance the positives and negatives. Commentary may be colored by road trips, wine, and cooking.


Caffeine and Books

This blog contains book reviews, book hauls, book tags…basically a lot of bookish things, all fueled by caffeine.


Tea and Writing

A NetGalley review, this blogger has reviewed over 400 books on Goodreads and counting. She uses a recipe review style on the books she reads, and she looks forward to more.


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Never Let Me Go

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.

 


Cup of Tea With That Book, Please

This blog features book reviews, news related to books, opinion posts, and of course, tea.


Books and Ladders

Books and Ladders is a book blog specializing in young adult science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary. With daily updates, you can keep up to date on the many things Jamie reads, as well as learn what’s coming up in the YA world and discuss bookish things.


Grown Up Book Reports

Embracing a sense of humor, this blog doesn’t consider its content to be the average book review.


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The Poisonwood Bible

This is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, an evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

 


Dots Words and Whispers

This blog focuses on YA lit but has a strong commitment to review books from a variety of genres because part of their mission statement is that they believe reading broadens a person’s perspective on the world.


Bernie and Books

This blogger studied costumes but also is an avid reader who enjoys analyzing books via her reviews.


Watch This Space

This blog features discussion pieces, book reviews, and trend pieces. The blog’s owner, Kelsey, has quite the experience, as she has a MA in publishing and works in the publishing field.


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Atonement

In 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives—together with her precocious literary gifts—brings about a crime that will change all their lives.

 


Alextheshadowgirl’s Blog

Using gifs and memes to bring humor to her reviews, she expands her reading to many different genres. She strives to make her reviews simple and clear and doesn’t mind if you call her a nerd.


Princess of the Light

With over 20 years experience of discussing and reviewing books, Mrs. N has built up a respectable following. She regularly features author promotions, writing articles, and inspirational thoughts.


Book Snacks

Analee hosts tidbits from a group of bloggers that combined provide an entertaining read for any book lover, sprinkled around her book reviews.


The Canterbury Sisters

The Canterbury Sisters

Che Milan’s life is falling apart. Not only has her longtime lover abruptly dumped her, but her eccentric, demanding mother has recently died. When an urn of ashes arrives, along with a note reminding Che of a half-forgotten promise to take her mother to Canterbury, Che finds herself reluctantly undertaking a pilgrimage.

 


The Bibliofile

This blogger includes outside research to work as a compliment to her book reviews, expanding the view outside of just one source of input.


The Bandwagon

Book reviews, author interviews, promotional posts–all submitted by their team of reviewers. They also invite guest reviewers and bloggers.


A Line From a Book

These reviews tend to be short and to the point, crossing a wide variety of genres. She loves to discover new authors and hidden gems.


The Lord Of the Flies

The Lord of the Flies

William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first, it seems as though it’s all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious, and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic & death.

 


Beautiful Book Club

The book reviews are shared between the blogger and her daughter. They cross genres although mainly focus on YA and middle grade.


CravenWild

Hermione is a book blogger who reads widely. She has an academic background in classics, film, and theatre, so she has a strong grasp of story, good writing, and character.


Review Tales

This blog posts reviews of underrated books that have either been requested by publishers or authors.


The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

It begins with a boy. Theo, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, survives an accident that kills his mother. Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her.


You’re History!

On this blog, the writer reads and listens to books constantly, reviewing for You’re History, Amazon and Vine, Goodreads, and quite often, by authors’ requests. The writer also works at two local historic house museums, and other posts reflect those interests, particularly medieval and U.S. History.


Coffee2Words

As an editor at heart, this blogger reads every story with care, even to mention proofreading type comments in her book reviews. Indie books are most commonly on the menu.


The Geeky Bibliophile

This book blogger is an avid reader and celebrates the love of reading on her site with book reviews, bookish quotes, lists, and more.


The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart.


Lit World Interviews

With an emphasis on indie authors, LWI provides both book reviews and interviews from people in the writing/publishing industry. They enjoy helping to get the word out about the publications of such authors.


Pocket Down Under

A British transplant in Australia, this book review blogger hosts a website that is ever evolving and consistently book related. 


Incessantbookworm

Jersey-born, art history major, and tea obsessed–all adjectives about this blogger. She has a love affair with reading and lets that shine through her book reviews.


Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Through the story of the brilliant but conflicted young Raskolnikov and the murder he commits, Fyodor Dostoevsky explores the theme of redemption through suffering. Crime and Punishment put Dostoevsky at the forefront of Russian writers when it appeared in 1866 and is now one of the most famous and influential novels in world literature.


Musings of a Starving Author

This blogger provides book reviews with sprinklings of culinary humor. Also included are musings about life and the overall craft of writing.


The Worn Bookmark

Maren posts book reviews and tags, and she participates in challenges and read-a-thons. A book store or library is her paradise.


Raeleighreads

An avid reader and self-proclaimed opinionated know-it-all, it only made sense for this blogger to start a book review blog. She is quite detailed with her submission policy, which makes it helpful for authors to submit what’s applicable.


The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: a dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak.

 


Overrated Sensibilities

This blogger is on a mission to read some of most timeless books of our generation, be it ones written years ago or just recently. Also included are groups of short stories and poetry.


Reading Sara

Stop by for posts on books, wine, and life, although not necessarily in that order. Sara hopes to give people the opportunity to discover new books, hear new stories, and provide a different context to stories they may have already read.


Reading Is My Superpower

Peek at Top Ten Tuesday and Favorites Friday but also frequent author interviews/giveaways in a style of review that stands out from the rest.


The Storied Life of A.J. FikryThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. These days, A.J. can only see these events as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly.

 


A Thousand Finds

K.L. writes about science fact and science fiction. She also goes geocaching and posts photos of her travels. She is interested in finding good indie authors to review.


My Books Are Me

This blogger openly displays her bookshelf for all to see what she reads. She mostly does book reviews on that blog, although she occasionally discusses books on her Booktube channel.


Leggings Are Never Pants

Her opinions on nonbook-related subjects are usually not the most common, yet she does her best to make her reviews fair and still reflect her personal style/preferences.


Fates and FuriesFates and Furies

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.

 


A Literary Mind

As a self professed book geek, A Literary Mind is a nook of a place where its blogger can discuss all things books-related, be it bookish thoughts (such as her hatred for tiny fonts) to Challenges (She’s currently working her way through 4 different challenges).


26 Letters

This blogger aims for book reviews with style, a coherent review of the genre, story, language, depth of character, and overall response to a book, with reasons for her opinions. A book takes care and attention to write, and she believes a good review needs to take the same type of care and attention on a smaller scale.


125 Pages

Laura is an addict. She reads 5-8 books a week. In addition to writing her own book reviews, she frequents other book review and blogger sites for just that little bit more.


Room

Room

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years.


Calmgrove

These reviews are about ideas, characterization, structure, poetic language, motifs, and worldbuilding, encouraging aspects of reading, such as genre styles, scriptwriting, bookmarks, reading challenges and so on. 


Brains and Beauty

This blogger emphasizes both on her website. It’s not all about one or the other; you can be brainy and into books, while also being into beauty and fashion. There’s no reason whatsoever to push yourself into a certain category. She also emphasizes that beauty has to do with both the inside and out.


Literogo

This blog hosts book reviews, guest posts, and the occasional author interview.


The Nightingale

The Nightingale

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything.


Bite Into Books

This blogger reads everything she can get her hands on and posts an honest review about it. On her blog, she also participates in memes, tags, and host giveaways.


Here’s to Happy Endings

Kelly focuses on young adult book reviews, with author interviews, giveaways, and memes such as Waiting on Wednesdays, as well as participating in blog tours.  She enjoys working with authors to promote books!


Don Sloan

Don strives to provide thoughtful, even-handed reviews on all books submitted. In addition, his site provides a list of 25 free links to websites authors can submit their books to in an attempt to increase downloads during KDP Free days.


A spool of Blue Thread

A spool of Blue Thread

Brimming with all the insight, humor, and generosity of spirit that are the hallmarks of Anne Tyler’s work, A Spool of Blue Thread tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. It is a novel to cherish.

 

 


BookLove

This blogger reviews books in all genres and loves to share good books with others. She is a netgalley top reviewer with a top reviewer badge, several auto approvals, and over 250 reviews on her site alone.


I’ve Read This

Anne reviews traditionally published, physical-copy books and includes cat themes in a lot of her posts. She also has experience in the publishing industry.


Vrushali

Vrushali reads books like people eat food. As an aspiring writer, she enjoys examining the form of writing when she reviews books.


Take Me With You

Take Me With You

August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his nineteen-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan was to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead.

 


Lars Teeney

Lars focuses on fantasy and science fiction book reviews. He’s also a self-published author, himself.


Diamante Lavendar

This blog is furnished with violet colors and jeweled tones. It offers reviews, spotlights, author interviews, and guest posts. 


Show This Book Some Love

Features clear and concise reviews. It reviews a wide variety of genres and approaches each book from an unbiased perspective, reading each book through to the end even if the reviewer doesn’t like it.


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My Name is Lucy Barton

In My Name is Lucy Barton, this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all—the one between mother and daughter.

 

 


MetaPhysicalPen

This blogger posts short stories, book excerpts, writing advice, and book reviews for different genres.


The Desert Bibliophile

Kay gives honest reviews that both showcase the pros and cons of every book that she reads/reviews with a twist of her own unique personality and humor. She also participates in regular posts within the blogosphere that often include mentions and throw backs to books she’s reviewed in the past.


Thebookshelfblog

Kelly’s blog features a review archive, latest posts, about me, and currently reading. Besides that, honest reviews and real enthusiasm for social interaction drives it forward.


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Orlando

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando “The longest and most charming love letter in literature,” playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf’s close friend and lover.

 

 

 


Genuine Jenn

This blog features books for all ages, fiction and non-fiction.


Brown Books & Green Tea

Brown Books & Green Tea specializes in reading and reviewing multicultural literature. BB&GT fills a void, focusing on books by a wide range of writers from diverse backgrounds.


Feed the Monkey

Jack writes about books, book reviews, films, and other matters of interest. Soon to come are author interviews and guest posts.


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Jane Eyre

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity.

 

 

 


The Irresponsible Reader

The idea here is to read about publishing news, books, and authors, plus anything else that seems to fit.


A Day in the (Reading) Life

The plan with this blog is to keep it focused on book reviews and reading, with the occasional foray into whatever strikes the author’s fancy.


Em Does Book Reviews

If you sometimes like “bite-size” book reviews, this blog has them, along with an indie corner, TV reviews, and film reviews.


Life of Pi

After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years.

 


The Book Return

All reviews are geared toward the Generation X, which includes modern books as well as ones from this blogger’s childhood.


Insights Into Books

This blog discusses books that inspire people, and fiction certainly falls into that category. There, they believe that any book can be inspiring if read at the right time.


Write Through the Night

Joce offers regular author interviews in addition to book reviews, and keeps a book review index and an author interview index.


The Count of Monte Cristo

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.


Reader’s Handbook

All sorts of genres find homes here on this book review blog.


Red Pillows

Spreading the joy of reading and talking about the journey into a new world.


A Writer’s Desires

Lauren is a book reviewer and general literary article writer. Her favorite genres to review are fantasy, YA, paranormal romance, and historical fiction.


The Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

 


Death By Tsundoku

Death by Tsundoku primarily features book reviews from all genres. However, there are a few themed post series as well. This includes series about critiquing writing, book clubs, and bookish event listicles.


What Cathy Read Next

Book reviews of (mainly) literary fiction, historical fiction, and mystery/thriller. Other regular features include author Q&As, book extracts, cover reveals, and book related articles.


 

Stay tuned for more…

 

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