Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists.
This week’s topic is “top ten favourite book blogs/bookish websites.” I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t visit as many blogs as I’d like but I do frequent the following book-related sites:
1. Kitchener Public Library website
As someone who is perpetually on a book buying ban, almost all of the books that I read come from my local library. I visit the KPL website for more than just browsing through the catalogue, requesting holds, and placing order requests, though; I love checking out the events that they host, from movie nights to coding lessons.
Since graduating from university, my iPad has been devoted solely to use as an e-reader. I love using Overdrive to request books from my local library (and even my one back home; gotta go where the hold waiting lists are short!).
I spend just about as much time on Goodreads as I do actually reading. Without it, I wouldn’t be quite as organized: its shelves help me keep track of my ridiculously long to-read list and the books that I own; my friends’ reviews help me prioritize future reads; its reading challenge provides the external pressure I need to pick up a book instead of curling up with yet another Netflix show. Feel free to add me as a friend here ☺️
4. The Recaptains
Although I have mostly given up on reading series, there’s always the occasional sequel for which I’ll make an exception. Of course, I often can’t remember everything that happened in previous books which is why I love The Recaptains’ wonderful recaps – they’re much more detailed than other synopses that I’ve come across.
5. What Should I Read Next?
I can be very indecisive when it comes to choosing my next read – which is why I’m so glad this site exists. You just type in the name of a book that you love (or the author, or the ISBN) and it recommends similar books.
BookBub is excellent for readers like myself who are on a budget. Although its daily emails can be a bit much, I do love being kept up-to-date with all of the e-book deals. After all, who doesn’t like free e-books?
7. Out of Print Clothing
I’m obsessed with everything on this site and would happily spend all of my money on their bookish tees. I splurged on The Little Prince, Hyperbole and Doppelganger shirts about a year ago and have been wanting to add another to my collection ever since.
Cute clothing and posters made completely out of words/book titles. I want everything in their store.
Bookish related accessories, home decor, and even home library furniture. I can’t wait until I actually own a home, instead of renting, and can fill it with all of these gorgeous items.
10. The Book Depository
Although I am on a book buying ban, I love browsing The Book Depository – especially for prettier-covered international editions of books.
What are some of your favourite bookish sites and book blogs? Leave me a list or a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post below.
I also love the Book Depository for international book covers! Also because they get paperback way faster than we do.
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Yes! I almost always go for their paperback copies – the price is definitely right, and they’re so much easier to carry around.
It’s fun promoting the book blogs and other bookish sites in this week’s TTT post, isn’t it?? Gotta love Goodreads.
Here’s a link to my TTT post this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/08/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-book.html
It is! I’ve found so many wonderful blogs to follow this way – I’m excited to see which ones you’ve highlighted. ☺️
Great list! I have a book buying problem too. Maybe I can “cure” it by spending all my $$ on bookish accessories/art/home decor? I don’t know if that’s a great idea…
Bookish home decor is the best kind of home decor! 😉
I didn’t even get into all the bookish clothes and accessories website (which are so fun to peruse!) You also have access to Novelist (from your library) which is an awesome resource for finding new books to read – definitely check it out!
I hadn’t heard of Novelist before – I’ll definitely look into it. Thanks, Laura! 🙂
This is a great list! I love litographs! I have a poster and I got my sister a shirt for Christmas, all of their stuff is awesome! I will have to check out the Recaptains, as I’m always forgetting what happens in the first few books in a series, especially when waiting forever for the next book to come out! 😁
Ooh, which poster did you buy?? I’m so bad at remembering what happens in a series (even if I did just read it within the last year) so The Recaptains have been my lifesavers on so many occasions.
WOAH the Recaptains sounds amazing!! How have I never heard of this before?!?!
Also, I adore the design of your blog <3
Thanks, Holly! 💕 The Recaptains is such a helpful site! It doesn’t have every series recapped, but I’ve found it useful for longer ones that I just know I won’t have time to re-read (like the Throne of Glass series).
I’ve only recently discovered What Should I Read Next but I love it already and I’ve never heard of Out of Print clothing before but I just had a peek and I think they’re about to experience a spike in sales! Great post!
I’m glad to hear you love What Should I Read Next! That’s exactly how I felt I went on Out of Print’s website for the first time – it was so hard for me to not buy everything.
Not heard of the website for What Should I Read Next. How intriguing. I”ll have to check that one out.
I definitely recommend it if you’re at a loss for what you should pick up next or if you want something similar to one of your favourite reads.
The Book Depository looks like somewhere I’d like to hang out too and also I’m on a book buying ban too! 😛
All the best
It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one on a book buying ban! The Book Depository can be very dangerous for that – I’ve broken my ban so many times in the past because of all of their gorgeous international covers.
Oooh, I love Goodreads too! And Out of Print! I should have included those in my list.
It makes my little librarian <3 happy to hear that you check out books from your library! 😀
The library is one of my favourite places to work/visit. ❤️ I was a student library page in high school so it’s second-nature for me to check if my library has a book before buying a copy.
Great list! I really want to check out What Should I Read Next.
I definitely recommend it if you’re feeling indecisive about your next read!
Great list! I haven’t heard of some of these things so I can’t wait to check them out!
I love just looking at some the gorgeous editions that Book Depository has. Also they have some pretty great prices! I’m tempted to buy many of them even though I already own the books but I just want to the different covers.
I do the same thing! I’m always tempted by the international covers of my favourite books, so I justify it to myself by saying that having more copies means that I can lend them to even more friends…
These are great picks for this weeks topic. 🙂 I really love Litographs, I have an Alice in Wonderland print from there and it’s one of the best bookish things I own, I want more but I need to be careful with my money when I’m on that site. Also yes to Goodreads, I probably spent more time on there than I do my blog! 😀
Great post, and again great picks. 🙂
I love the Alice in Wonderland print! I’ve been eyeing it for months. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who spends more time on Goodreads than on here – it’s just such a great site. ☺️ Happy reading!
I’ve seen Out of Print on a few lists today. I’ll have to check out their stuff. (And try not to spend money.)
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You definitely should give it a look — though I will say that it is very hard to say no to some of their designs. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Out of Print is one of many reasons I never have money lol!
I feel you – I was so excited to discover it but my wallet definitely wasn’t haha
Great picks! I love the Litographs site. I have never heard of “What Should I Read Next”, so I’ll definitely check out that site!
I definitely recommend it – I’ve found a lot of good reads that way. Happy reading! 🙂