Finding a new book is a challenge, especially when you’ve explored an entire genre, and you’re getting close to running out of ideas on what to read next. One of the best ways to find a new book to enjoy is to ask the people that know best.

By reading reviews, you can find some of the most popular, most interesting and most compelling books on the market. To give you a head start, here is a selection of some of the best book review websites and blogs where you may find your next favourite story.

Book Riot

A compelling blog related to all things ‘book, including book-related news, a tonne of reviews, advice as well as in-depth articles and information on the technology that surrounds books, such as Kindles etc. This is easier one of the most popular blogs and uploads around 60 new posts a week.


Featuring around 12 new articles a week, this blog dedicates itself to reviewing books, interviewing authors and being a hosting round for guest post authors from around the world.

Cathy Braden, a book editor for Best Australian Writers, describes this blog as being “one of my favourite all book-related blogs which have the most up-to-date information, all in one convenient place!”

Smart Bitches Trashy Books

Only founded in 2005, this alternative blog is a great place to start if you’re looking to find your next favourite romance novel with the ability to discuss and chat about it with other like-minded readers. If you’ve written a romance book, this is a great place to share it!

Indie Reader

Renowned for being the 49th most popular book-related blog on the internet, Indie Reader is an authoritative website offers some compelling reviews on all manner of books, including indie titles, upcoming authors and best-sellers. The reviewers on this site are renowned for being some of the best around and have even recommended books to the teams of USA Today and Huffington Post.

The Book Geek

Predominantly for readers based in the UK, the Book Geek averages around 23,700 individuals visits a month, and it’s no wonder why this is such a popular blog. The site is overflowing with compelling reviews of best-selling books to stories you’ll have never heard of before. If you’re an aspiring author, this is a great place for your book to be reviewed!

Novel Novice

Described by James Hawkins, a book editor for Top Canadian Writers, as ‘the best place to find young adult stories and literature’, Novel Novice is exactly that. If you’re looking for books relating to younger, teenage or young adults, then this is the place for you. The perfect place to start if you’re looking for good books to get your children into reading through a good book.

Fantasy Faction

With a new post every day, Fantasy Faction is one of the best places to get your fantasy-related fix when it comes to reading. This blog contains a comprehensive collection of book reviews, interviews with aspiring and upcoming authors and a tonne of information on writing your own fantasy fiction.

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