5 Book Bloggers to Follow for National Library Week

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Did you know there were 292,014 books published in the United States in 2013? (But only seven in Oman.) Who will save us from becoming overwhelmed? BOOK BLOGGERS. I've relied on book bloggers as a reader and as an author for years. Since it's National Library Week this week, let me tell you who to read.


Kelli and Natalie (Kelli does most of the reviews) were a great combination to begin with, but when they added teen reviewer Madi B., this became a powerhouse book blog. Kelli, Natalie and Madi B. cover so many genres, pretty much any avid reader can find something to check out in their extensive, alphabetized review index. Flounder in the stacks no more!


Literati Ron Hogan has been writing about books and authors at Beatrice since 1995. Ron is himself a talented writer, and his unprecedented access to authors and Life Stories podcasts and The Handsell Tumblr give this category creator its considerable appeal.


Mandy Boles writes at Life Between Books. Not only was Mandy a 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year Honoree, she's an established and popular book blogger. You can check out her list of reviews here, but before you leave her site, peruse the 10 Things to Buy a Book Lover gift guides and Literary Look style guides.

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Kim Ukura writes at Sophisticated Dorkiness and covers a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction yumminess. In 2012, Sophisticated Dorkiness won an Independent Book Bloggers Award from Goodreads and the Association of American Publishers. Check out Kim's list of 12 excellent true stories by authors of color or seven nonfiction books to read by the pool and dive in.


Heather from Capricious Reader combines detailed book reviews with slice-of-life blogging. I really like her Gateway Books collection and her list of list of books to read in Spring 2014. They covered myriad genres to suit all tastes.

Rita Arens is the author of the young adult novel The Obvious Game & the deputy editor of BlogHer.com. Find more at www.ritaarens.com.

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