Book bloggers are readers who love books so much, they feel compelled to share their joy with the world. How could authors not love them?
I am truly honored to have enjoyed so much support from a plethora of wonderful book bloggers and book-loving authors. Here is a growing list of those who have kindly reviewed or featured my books on their sites – categorized by Mystery, Travel, Historical Fiction, and All Genres.
Perhaps you’ll find your next favorite book blogger to follow!
Mystery / Thriller / Suspense / Crime:
Map Your Mystery (USA)
“Where in the world does your crime take place? The setting of a mystery book may not be as important as the clues surrounding the mystery, but in cozy mysteries, it adds to the flavor. MapYourMystery has reviewed books from nearly every state and has started branching out to the world. If you have a favorite book or a location you would like to recommend, please email me at email@example.com.”
“Writers talking mystery (and more). Join the conversation!”
[They are far too humble. It should read: ‘Award-winning mystery writers talking about their craft and inspirations.’ But that’s just my opinion.]
LJ Ross’s lovesuspense blog (UK)
“LJ Ross is the international bestselling author of the DCI Ryan series of crime thrillers. Her debut novel, ‘Holy Island’, was an Amazon UK and Australian #1 bestseller and both ‘Cragside’ and ‘Dark Skies’ were listed as #1 in the UK chart whilst on pre-order alone. The other books in the series have all been top three international bestsellers.She lives in Northumberland with her husband and son and is an active proponent of the bacon stottie.”
Harriet Steel (UK)
“Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy taking a look around. I write historical novels and mysteries including the Inspector de Silva series set in 1930s Ceylon. I blog about history and art and also send out a monthly newsletter.”
So many books, so little time blog (UK)
“It’s all about books and of course the cat 😉 Pre-loved giveaways every month and sometimes a little extra. You can find SMBSLT on twitter and Facebook.
My name is Lainy, I’m Scottish and a self confessed bibliophile with a penchant for calling people Betty! I have a pretty adorable wee cat, you may have noticed her dottered about the site. She is a distraction but I am sure you will agree, pretty cute.
I will read pretty much anything, my preferred genre is horror, particularly zombie tales which have their own tab, and crime coming a close second, however that said I am being introduced to new authors and genres all the time so the list is ever growing.”
[Lainy is also a moderator of the excellent Crime Book Club on Facebook, along with Chelle Baker of Chelle’s Book Reviews.]
Chelle’s Book Reviews (UK)
“Hello and welcome to Chelle’s Book Reviews. I do hope you enjoy my blog. First of all my name is Michelle Baker, most people know me as Shell Baker on Facebook and @chellesbookrevi on Twitter and I am 39 years old.
My favorite genre is horror, psychological thrillers followed by grit lit and crime. You cant beat a book that keeps you guessing until the end who did it?! But I do also enjoy a good chick lit/romantic comedy.
I write my reviews how I like to read them. I will give a very honest say it how it is review. I am also a member of Netgalley and Bookbridgr. Which I have just received my 100 review badge for. Even though I now have over 300 book reviews on my blog!”
Rosa Fedele – Artist and Author (Australia)
“For me, every painting and every book is a new adventure, started with a thrill of excitement and anticipation.”
Australian painter Rosa Fedele, known for her portrait and figurative work, was born in Sydney and studied at the prestigious Julian Ashton Art School. A member of Portrait Artists Australia, Australia’s largest industry association for professional portraitists, her work has been exhibited in NSW Parliament House and Parliament House Canberra, as well as numerous galleries and exhibitions in Australia and worldwide.
Lucia N. Davis (USA)
“Here you can read my latest blog posts, learn which books I enjoyed reading, read other author interviews and, of course, hear all about my own published books. Thank you for checking it out, and, if you have bought any of my books, thank you for your support.”
Colin Garrow – Murder, Mystery, Horror, innuendo (UK)
I’ve been writing stories for years, but it took me a long time to be able to get down on paper the stuff that was going on in my head. In the early days, what I ended up with was absolute rubbish and it wasn’t until I went to University to study Drama that I began to understand how stories are made… I’m currently working on the second of my Terry Bell mystery thrillers for adults, as well as two more novels for children.
Catherine Dilts (USA)
Catherine Dilts is the author of the Rock Shop Mystery series, while her short stories appear regularly in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. She wrote two novels for the multi-author cozy mystery series Secrets of the Castleton Manor Library. Working in the world of hazardous substances regulation, Catherine’s stories often have environmental or factory-based themes. Others reflect her love of the Colorado mountains. The two worlds collide in Survive Or Die.
By Rite of Word Book Reviews (USA)
“We’re authors, editors, and avid readers. We review books because we enjoy reading and we want to help authors get ahead. As well as on-demand reviews via By Rite of Word, we also review for Readers’ Favorite and The Indie View. Basically, we enjoy discovering new authors – and being given books.”
Quiet Fury Books – Darcia Helle (UK)
“I dwell in dark places. Dusty corners of the mind intrigue me. I write because the characters trespassing through my mind leave me no alternative.”
Roxana Nastase (Canada)
“I was born in the 20th century – when exactly, I don’t think that anyone is interested – in Romania. Now, I live in the 21st century across the world – in Canada.
In between, I visited a few other places, which does not entitle me to call myself a citizen of the world, but there’s no one there that could stop me to do so, if I want to.”
D.E. Haggerty – writer, blogger, book addict (Netherlands)
“Hi! I’m Dena (aka D.E. Haggerty). I write stuff. Sometimes it’s books – you can see those at Books. When I’m not writing books, I’m thinking about writing books. Because I’m obsessed like that. See Coming Up for more info on that. I also blog because I have a lot to say or I can’t seem to shut up – it’s one or the other. Either way, you can find my blog at My Musings. If you want to get in touch with me, please do!”
The Witch’s List blog (France)
“The Witch’s List by Andrew Cairns – Author and book blogger… Follow the strange, lustful and horrific journey of Sandy Beech as he is ensnared into the realm of African witchcraft.”
Travel fiction / non-fiction:
“Books set in location offer great travel reading. TripFiction was created to make it easy to match a location with a book, and thanks to our searchable database you can find a book relevant to any trip. A resource for both actual and armchair travellers.
TripFiction features novels set in over 1,600 countries, regions, and cities from around the world – so your destination is almost bound to be covered. TripFiction lets you see a location through an author’s eyes.”
The Displaced Nation (USA / world)
“Enter the Displaced Nation and find yourself falling down, down, down into the expat’s version of Alice in Wonderland.
And now that you’re here…welcome! Join in the fun! This is a site where expats and other internationals are free to express the sense of discombobulation they feel when moving to other countries. By the same token, you are also encouraged to channel your feelings of being out of place into creative acts.
Founded in 2012, this collective blog quickly achieved a following among expats, third culture kids, and other internationals who appreciate its quirky source of humo(u)r and emphasis on creativity. A set of regular columnists, along with founder ML Awanohara, feed the blog twice a week. One of the most popular features is a list, published twice a year, of recommended books for, by and about expats. Also popular are interviews with expat authors.”
Wander with Melissa (USA)
“Melissa Burovac is a wanderer at heart. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she started college at the University of Alabama on a swimming scholarship, transferred to the University of Northern Colorado, and finally graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. She now lives on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she is a writer and photographer. An avid outdoorswoman, Burovac enjoys outrigger paddling—both one-man and six-man—running, surfing, and scuba diving, as well as yoga. She is always up for adventure and loves doing things that scare her a little.”
Birds of a Feather blog (UK)
“Birds of a Feather is a Non-Fiction Independent Press that specialises in helping authors with an independent spirit write and self-publish books for readers with an independent spirit. This Indie Author Press was launched by Jay Artale in 2016. We publish Travel Guides to encourage holiday makers and travellers to get off the beaten path and connect with and support the local community. We also publish non-fiction books that empower people to achieve their dreams, goals and objectives – big and small. Our readers learn new skills and tread new paths with our books. We inspire them to get out of their comfort zone and spread their wings.” [They have many interviews with travel writers on their blog.]
Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots (and Coffee Pot Book Awards) [UK]
“The official blog of Historical Fiction author, Mary Anne Yarde, and home to The Coffee Pot Book Club. [Mary Anne Yarde is the multi award-winning author of the International Bestselling Series — The Du Lac Chronicles.] Come and join Mary Anne on the hunt for everything historical, as well as mythological. Oh, and let’s not forget the odd book or two! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy…
Mary Anne is also an editorial reviewer for BooksGoSocial. Mary Anne has been a judge for a prestigious Historical Fiction Book Award for the last three years, as well as being a Top Reviewer on Netgalley.”
History Imagined – for readers, writers, and lovers of historical fiction. (USA)
“Three authors of historical fiction have joined together to provide a blog addressing all topics that come to mind. Please feel free to send us ideas.”
Kathryn Gauci (Australia)
“Kathryn Gauci was born in Leicestershire, England, and studied textile design at Loughborough College of Art and later at Kidderminster College of Art and Design where she specialised in carpet design and technology. After graduating, Kathryn spent a year in Vienna, Austria before moving to Greece where she worked as a carpet designer in Athens for six years. There followed another brief period in New Zealand before eventually settling in Melbourne, Australia. Before turning to writing full-time, Kathryn ran her own textile design studio in Melbourne for over fifteen years, work which she enjoyed tremendously as it allowed her the luxury of travelling worldwide, often taking her off the beaten track and exploring other cultures.”
Theresa Smith Writes (Australia)
“Historical Fiction Editor with the Australian Women Writers Challenge, writer, avid reader, keen reviewer, book collector, drinker of all tea blends originating from Earl Grey, and modern history enthusiast. I enjoy reading many genres but have a particular interest in historical fiction.”
Suzanne Adair (USA)
“I write page-turner crime fiction novels set during the American Revolution. I’m on a mission to make the American Revolution accessible and fun for you. I give you realistic, relatable characters, tightly plotted drama, and thrilling history. You’ll feel like you’re there. Even better, you’ll never miss the 21st century. Prepare to be transported into a past where heroes are ordinary people. Like you and me.
Women Writers, Women’s Books (Worldwide)
“We are an online literary magazine by and about contemporary women writers from around the world. Women Writers, Women’s Books was launched in 2011 to be another platform for contemporary women writers and authors around the world writing in English.
Our mission is to encourage and promote the visibility of women writers. We are particularly interested in the edges, the intersections between genres, nationalities, languages, arts, cultures.”
indieBRAG and B.R.A.G. Medallions (USA)
“Our mission is to discover talented self-published authors and help them give their work the attention and recognition it deserves. Our primary focus is fiction across a wide range of genres; however, we selectively consider non-fiction books as well.
indieBRAG brings together a large group of readers, both individuals and members of book clubs, located throughout the United States and in ten other countries around the globe. The word “indie” refers to self-published books, while B.R.A.G. is an acronym for Book Readers Appreciation Group.”
Chill with a Book blog and awards (UK)
“Chill with a Book AWARDS are designed to promote the best from Independent authors. The FOUR Monthly Awards are the Readers’ Award, Readers’ Premier Award, Book Cover of the Month Award, and PB Award. All books are read by an equal number of readers. It is the collective result from all the readers of each book that determines if a book is awarded or not.”
Susan’s The Book Bag (UK)
“I love books and I love reading! I started my blog as a work related, sort of training, project. Then it morphed into a blog about the books I have read. And now authors are asking me to read their books!! How awesome is that?
I don’t read erotica or books about vampires, werewolves, and zombies. Most non-fiction does not interest me, although I will make exceptions if it’s the right subject. I mainly read contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, chick-lit, some YA and NA.”
Jo Lambert – A Writer’s Journey (UK)
“Directs fictional destinies. Living on the edge of a wonderful Georgian city. Addicted to Arthurian legend, good wine, and rock music. Writes…mostly about love.”
Mrs. Average Evaluates (UK)
“Books are my bag baby… and tea. A working mum of four little children, trying to enjoy the crazy world around me while sleep deprived and quite probably covered in wee. Attempting to make good choices to keep us all happy and healthy, finding time to walk the dog and on a good day also hold a conversation with Mr Average.
All reviews are given freely by my judgemental side, I post here and on Goodreads, Amazon and my Facebook page, all views are entirely personal. A book that doesn’t float my boat may well float yours – in fact I hope it does or life would be very boring indeed. I hope you find a new book to read, a fun item to buy or even a Mrs Average Evaluates item… any ideas gratefully received.”
Books in my Handbag (UK)
“Jessie is a Yorkshire author living in Cardiff, Wales. Wales and words have a special place in her heart. She loves to entertain and challenge readers with her contemporary fiction and wants everyone to meet the characters who’ve been hassling her for years. Set in Wales, You Can’t Go It Alone is ‘a novel with a warm heart’ and is the first book in a family saga. Jessie is also the innovator of the popular Books in Handbag Blog.
Besides writing, Jessie adores walking, talking, cooking and procrastinating. Walking helps her to sort out tangles in her narratives or articles. She searches for happy endings, where possible, and needs great coffee, food and music to give her inspiration.”
Pink Quill Books (UK)
My name’s Helen Pryke and I’m an English woman who lives in the north of Italy with my second husband and two sons.
I work as a freelance translator, which I love. I’ve been lucky enough to have translated a children’s book for an Italian author, and a screenplay by the same author which is now winning prizes in America!
“What is it about FangirlNation?
We are the girls who sit across from you at the gaming table, throwing the dice and building our own worlds. We are the girls at the comic book store, flipping through to find the latest issue of our favorite releases and knowing the specific details of origin stories and crossovers. We are the girls who can say every line right along side our favorite movie or TV show and aren’t afraid to debate what makes a good story.
We are the bookish ones who always have at least two or three books on hand at all times, whether in print or digital. We embrace all levels or fandom, nerdery, geekdom and culture, knowing that in the end we are all passionate about something. We banish the concept of “fake geek girl” knowing every woman deserves the chance to love what she loves without being questioned for her dedication. We are Women. We are fangirls. We are united in what we love.”
The Fussy Librarian (USA)
“The Fussy Librarian is the first website to match readers not only with the genre of books they like but also their preferences about content. We also only bother with the good stuff so you know you’ll see great reads every time you open our daily email. There’s a reason we’re called The Fussy Librarian, after all.”
One Stop Fiction (Italy)
“Kathryn Bax is the co-founder of One Stop Fiction, Business Development Manager and Co-ordinator. Writing under the pen name Kathryn McMaster she is a bestselling author of Crime Fiction covering true murders of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. She is a staunch supporter of indie authors and readily shares her knowledge in helping writers succeed in marketing their books and achieving better discoverability. She is an Australian living in Italy.”
Bookliterati Book Reviews (UK)
“My favourite genres are: Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers/Mystery, Romance, Literary Fiction, Magical realism/Fantasy, and Non-Fiction mainly history and art related. All opinions in my blog are my own and given honestly. I always try to be constructive in my reviews. If you would like to contact me about a review please email me. You can also follow my blog.”
Kristin Jorgensen of Lukten av trykksverte: En bokblogg. (Norway)
Hall Ways Blog: book views, reviews, and news you can use… or not. (USA)
“Hall Ways is where I wax poetic about the books I have read or think are worthy of notice. I have a Master of Library Science degree, am a certified school librarian and teacher, and am the owner and publisher of Lone Star Literary Life.”
The Book Addict’s Reviews (UK)
“Books, Addiction, Unboxings, & Reviews 🙂 Hey! I’m a 22 year old grad student working on her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In my spare time I write, read, watch a bunch of tv, cross stitch, game, and sleep. I’ve decided to branch out into reviews, so hopefully you guys enjoy!”
In Patti’s Imagination
“Sharing love for the Indie community one author at a time. Blog In Patti’s Imagination, a group of book reviewers who support the writing community, particularly Indie authors. Message the page for reviews. We participate in blog tours and also do reviews upon request. Email the page if you’d like us to consider reviewing your book. Politeness goes a long way.”
Turning Another Page (USA)
“Turning Another Page is a small web-based business, owned and operated out of San Antonio, Texas. Originally created as an official book blog in November 2014, Turning Another Page has successfully grown to encompass services that can be offered to authors worldwide. You will find posts that range is different and/or vast genres, ages groups and writing styles. Thank you for stopping by and please do come again!”
Dab of Darkness Book Reviews (USA)
“Audiobook reviews, Interviews, Giveaways, More. Hi, I’m Susan and this is my humble little bit of the blogosphere. Be welcome. Did you bring a hard hat and steel-toed boots? No? Well, don’t expect us to issue any. I read. A lot. Usually over 100 a year. And I feel the need to tell the world what I think of the books I read. In detail.”
BrizzleLass Books (UK)
“BrizzleLass is known in the real world as Claire. She always has a book close at hand and devours Fantasy and Romance like some devour chocolate! Claire loves a happily ever after followed by lots of bloody sword-fighting and dangerous dragons!
Why BrizzleLass? Claire comes from Bristol in England, part of the quirky local dialect is to call Bristol Brizzle, it seemed natural to adopt this when naming the blog. In addition to reading, Claire is passionate about writing and is hoping to release her first novel later in 2018, music, and mental health which she actively campaigns for.”
Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews (USA)
“I am an author with three pen names (including my own). I also love to read, and I think that is a prerequisite for being a writer. I think I’m more than a writer, I’m a storyteller. As a reader, I always write a review when I can, and I never write disparaging reviews or reviews that give away the plot. I write about how I perceive the story and point out my favorite things in the plot as well as how the author writes. All authors hope to have good reviews and I am just giving authors the opportunity to share their work with me (I accept ANY genre, fiction or nonfiction, poetry and everything in between). All readers don’t but should give a review, which is more than just clicking on a few stars.”
“Thanks for checking out the site. I’m an audiobook enthusiast, book blogger, reviewer, poet, writer. Stick around and enjoy book news, interviews, audiobook reviews, and podcasts. My other sites are TheWritingtrain, MysteryThrillerWeek, and BookReconn.”
Book Squirrel blog (Australia)
“Go nuts over authors. Book Squirrel is an avid reader. He loves language and words, and the power that they hold when used well. This blog is dedicated to Indie books, Indie authors, reviews of books I’ve enjoyed, and providing a place where readers and books can meet one another.”
Lost in a Good Book blog (UK)
“I have two loves, history and books. This blog is about the books I have enjoyed reading. I like to vary the genres but I’m not keen on horror or vampires. After 35 years as a primary school teacher and school librarian, I am even busier now I’ve retired. A few years ago, my husband and I bought a holiday home in the Algarve where we spend several weeks each spring and autumn. This gives me the opportunity to read and review more books, at least until my children and grandchildren come to stay!”
Rosie Amber’s Book Blog and Rosie’s Book Review Team (#RBRT) [UK]
“Book Reviewer, Avid Reader and Bookworm. Campaigning to link more readers to writers. People do not forget books that touch them or excite them—they recommend them.
I was brought up in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. I started blogging to combine a love of reading with a desire to embrace social technology; since then it’s developed into a passion to introduce avid readers to new writers, and offer a platform for little-known talent.
I review nearly all the books that I read, and post to Goodreads and Amazon UK. Aside from this blog, you’ll see my reviews posted on Facebook and Twitter. I take submissions for my personal reading list, and also have a review team with approximately 30 active readers; if you would like to submit your book, please click the ‘Your Book Reviewed’ page, above.”
Robbie’s Inspirations (South Africa)
“Hello, my name is Robbie, short for Roberta. Welcome to this site which includes all of Michael and my ideas on writing and baking. I am an author with five published children’s picture books in the Sir Chocolate books series for children aged 2 to 9 years old (co-authored with her son, Michael Cheadle), one published middle grade book in the Silly Willy series and one published preteen/young adult fictionalised biography about my mother’s life as a young girl growing up in an English town in Suffolk during World War II called While the Bombs Fell (co-authored with my mother, Elsie Hancy Eaton). All of my children’s book are written under Robbie Cheadle and are published by TSL Publications. I have a published book of poetry called, Open a new door, a collection of poetry… I have recently branched into adult horror and supernatural writing. These short stories are published under Robbie Cheadle.”
Shelley Wilson’s I Write. I Read. I Review blog (UK)
“I’m Shelley, a multi-genre author and award winning blogger. You’ll find me sharing book reviews, author interviews, and chatting about books on my author blog and talking about personal development on my motivational blog. I’m a gluten-free single mum to three teenagers. I love vampires, mythology, and travelling.”
Linda’s Book Bag (UK)
“I first began the blog in 2015 as a tentative means to share my reviews of the books I read, little believing that anyone would bother to look at it. It seems to have been a bit like Topsy since then and, having hit well over 11,000 followers on Twitter, in 2018 I decided to showcase as many authors as I could through a ‘staying in with’ idea; particularly those writers from small publishers, or authors independently published, who don’t have big teams behind them… In fact, I’ve been amazed at the seeming popularity of Linda’s Book Bag and I was certainly absolutely thrilled to win the Best Overall Blog in the Bloggers Blast Awards this year…”
Olga Author Translates (UK)
“Hi, I’m Olga. I trained in Medicine in Barcelona, Spain, and moved to the UK in 1992 (shortly after the Olympics) with the plan of training in psychiatry. I spent quite a few years working in psychiatry (most recently forensic psychiatry), but on the way, I’ve studied a few other things (American Literature, Criminology). Early in 2014, I left psychiatry as a full-time occupation to explore other avenues, carry on writing and also translate other authors’ books. In Spring 2018, and after spending some itinerant years, I moved out of the UK back to Barcelona. We shall see what the world has reserved for me. In this blog I post about things that interest me, random thoughts, advice, I post reviews, I have guests, both alive and classics… Come along and see!”
Christina Philippou ~ Author, reader, book blogger (UK)
“I’m a reader, writer, sport and nature enthusiast. This blog aims to share ideas to help find that (sometimes) elusive muse, on both writing and reading fronts. I hope you enjoy it.
I also recommend books that I thought were 4* or 5* reads.”
Terry Tyler Book Reviews (UK)
“Thanks for visiting 🙂 You can find books in similar genres/with similar star ratings/by the same author by clicking on tags at the end of the reviews. These are my own reading choices only; I do not accept submissions. If you would like to follow me on Twitter, I’m @TerryTyler4. Comments welcome; your email will not be kept for mailing lists or any other use, and nor will it appear on the comment. For my own books, just click the cover for the Amazon link.”
The Blithering Bibliomaniacs (South Africa)
“Read! Review! Promote! Enjoying life one book at a time – If you are a Book-A-Holic (professionally known as a Bibliophile) and are looking for your next great adventure – check out our reviews.”
Barb Taub ~ Writing & Coffee. Especially coffee. (USA/UK)
“In halcyon days BC (before children), Barb Taub wrote a humor column for several Midwest newspapers. With the arrival of Child #4, she veered toward the dark side (an HR career). Following a daring daytime escape to England, she’s lived in a medieval castle , a hobbit house, and a magical Scottish isle with her prince-of-a-guy and the World’s Most Spoiled AussieDog. Barb is amazed that she’s just published her sixth book, despite still struggling to communicate with her neighbors and translate from American to English.”