My Favourite New Book Blogs

Book Blogger Appreciation Week starts today!

The idea is to celebrate all the wonderful book blogs that are out there through a series of posts.

Today book bloggers are highlighting their favourite new blogs – so if you are interested in seeing which blogs others highlighted, take a look at Mr. Linky on the BBAW site.


The Reading Ape

When I first discovered this blog I was convinced it was attached to a newspaper or some other professional publication. I was so impressed by the well researched articles and the intelligent reviews that I remained a lurker for a while, convinced that it would already be receiving hundreds of comments. I was therefore shocked to discover that this blog was brand new, run by a lone blogger and had a relatively small following. A blog of this quality deserves a far greater audience and so I urge you to take a look. I’m sure you’ll love it!

The Pink Sheep Cafe

There are so many blogs out there that I often confuse them, so it is quite unusual for me to discover a blog and instantly remember it. The Pink Sheep Cafe is an example of a very well branded blog. I love those pink sheep, but more importantly I love the humor in the thoughtful reviews. Robbie currently lives in Croatia and claims to like isolation, but I’d prefer it if his blog wasn’t so isolated. Go and take a look!

Park Benches & Bookends

Park Benches & Bookends is run by husband and wife, Jess and Chris. Both have a different taste in books and so the blog is a rich mixture of genres. They also include fantastic summaries of their visits to literary places of interest. I’m sure you’ll love it.

Lovely Treez Reads

Teresa has a very similar taste in books to me and always seems to be reading the books that I want to read; so if you like my blog you’re probably better off reading hers as she’ll get to the books months before I will!

Leeswammes’s Blog 

Judith’s blog has only been running for six months, but she has already made a name for herself by starting the wonderful Book Bloggers Abroad feature. She uses this to show how different blogging/book buying is in countries around the world by highlighting a different blogger each week. She lives in the Netherlands and reads a wide variety of fiction. I hope that you’ll decide to add her to your blog roll.

I could go on recommending blogs for a long time, but I wanted to limit it to five. There are lots of blogs that I love, but I felt that these most deserved a wider audience.

Happy BBAW!!!

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  1. Iris says:

    Lovely Treex Reads and Leeswammes’ blog are among my favourites as well :)

    I haven’t heard of the other three before, so I’m off to check them out now!

    1. Jackie says:

      Iris, I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do :-)

  2. I agree The Reading Ape is such a great blog! I’ve only recently discovered The Pink Sheep Cafe and it needs more of my attention! The others… I’ll find out. If you think they’re good, I certainly will have a look.

    Oh, and thanks for featuring me!

    1. Jackie says:

      Judith, It is great to know that you’ve already found a few of them. I hope you enjoy the others :-)

  3. sakura says:

    I haven’t come across any of the blogs except for Judith’s (I love her Book Bloggers Abroad feature too!) We all read so widely and follow such different blogs that it’s nice to recommended new ones we might never come across otherwise!

    1. Jackie says:

      sakura, I love BBAW for this very reason :-) It is amazing how different everyones google reader is.

  4. Charlie says:

    I love blogs written by more than one person so I’ll be having a look at Park Benches! Out of the list I only read Lovely Treez Reads so that’ll be four tabs to add to my already crammed browser!

    1. Jackie says:

      Charlie, I especially love it when couples blog together – it is such a nice hobby to share. :-)

  5. Robbie says:

    Oh geeze Jackie…now I’m gettin’ all shy and turning beet red. Thanks for the shout out. I’m am flattered that you are enjoying my blog. Yours is truly one of my favorites and, I have to admit, you are sort of my book blogger role model. I aspire to have a blog as amazing, well written and intelligent as yours. Thank you so much.

    P.S. – People, I can vouch for Leeswammes’s Blog, I love what Judith has done, especially with the Book Bloggers Abroad feature.

    1. Jackie says:

      Robbie, Thank you for the kind words – you’re making me blush now :-)

      I hope that you get many new followers – you deserve them!

  6. Amy says:

    Some really great blogs there Jackie! I love all of the ones you highlighted save The Pink Sheep Cafe which is new to me. It sounds like I will love it too though!

    1. Jackie says:

      Amy, I’m sure you’ll like pink sheep ;-)

  7. You know how I feel about Park Benches but Pink Sheep is great too. I’ll have to check the others.

    1. Jackie says:

      Chris, It was great to see that you’d highlighted Park Benches too. I hope that they get lots of new followers :-)

  8. Andi says:

    OK, your recommendation is enough, but Pink Sheep?! Love the title. Very memorable indeed.

    1. Jackie says:

      Andi, Pink sheep?! I agree – totally mad, but that’s why I love it!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Most of these blogs are new to me so I will definitely be checking them out!

    1. Jackie says:

      Stephanie, I hope that you find some new ones to enjoy :-)

  10. Jeanne says:

    Most of these are new to me, too. When I went over to The Pink Sheep Cafe–which I did first because I love memorable blog titles–just reading the header made me laugh out loud.

    1. Jackie says:

      Jeanne, LOL! It just shows the power of a well branded blog. Not sure anyone can forget about the pink sheep :-)

  11. Amanda says:

    Park Benches & Bookends is a new discovery for me, in the last month, and I absolutely love that blog. The others, I haven’t heard of, but t hey sound fantastic! I’m off to c heck them out.

    1. Jackie says:

      Amanda, It is great to know that you love it too. I hope that you think a few of my other suggestions :-)

  12. Jessica says:

    Thankyou for featuring us!

    Its funny as you think you’ve seen loads of great blogs out there and then you discover loads of great new ones. Im already a big fan of the Reading Ape and Ive added the rest to my blog list. Ive added alot of blogs to my blog list today :)

    1. Jackie says:

      Jessica, I know! I’ve added several new blogs to my google reader today too. Wonderful new blogs are cropping up all the time, so it is hard to keep track of them all. You have a wonderful blog and I’m really pleased that I discovered it.

  13. Skip says:

    Good lord, thanks for the kind words! Now I’m off to check out the other blogs you mentioned.
    Cheers, Skip
    The Reading Ape

  14. Wow! All of these blogs are new to me! Thank you for spotlighting them!

    1. Jackie says:

      I hope you like them :-)

  15. I don’t know a single blog you’ve listed – so I’m off to explore and add yet more to my Google reader :)

    1. Jackie says:

      Book Chick City, I only recognised one of yours – the blogosphere is massive ;-)

  16. Janelle says:

    I spend most of my time in the kidlit world so all these are new to me.

    1. Jackie says:

      Janelle, I haven’t really delved into the kidlit world yet – I really need to take a browse round :-)

  17. Sandy says:

    These are ALL new to me! And they sound wonderful. I’m off to check them out. Happy BBAW week!

    1. Jackie says:

      Sandy, I’m so pleased that I’ve introduced you to some new blogs. Enjoy the rest of the week :-)

  18. Caitie F says:

    Someone else recommended you today and I am so happy about it! Those all look like great blogs, I can’t wait to check them out!

    1. Jackie says:

      Caite, Welcome :-) I hope that you enjoy discovering all those new blogs.

  19. I have visited all of the ones you mentioned except Les Treez Reads, which I must now go and visit. Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s my post:

    1. Jackie says:

      Laurel-Rain Snow, Thanks for visiting my blog for the first time :-) It is great to be discovering so many wonderful new blogs.

  20. Jenny says:

    I’ve only heard of one of these! Adding links to Google Reader…. :)

  21. Beth F says:

    Oooooh. I already read some of them!!! Yay me. But my reader thanks you for introducing me to a few more.

    1. Jackie says:

      Beth, Are you sure?! I was actually quite pleased when I knew all the blogs on your post – not sure my GR can cope with so many new blogs in one day!!

  22. Embarrassed of Belfast here! Thank you for the mention, Jackie, delighted to be included in such illustrious company. :-)

    1. Jackie says:

      Teresa, My pleasure – you have a wonderful blog :-)

  23. Great list! They are all new to me.

    1. Jackie says:

      Debbie, I hope that you enjoy browsing these new blogs.

  24. Jo says:

    I checked out Floor to Celing Book Blog first and that got me into blogging more than anything.

    I have checked out and love Park Benches and Bookends. The thing I have discovered being new to this, is you can end up reading loads and loads of blogs and then forget where you found them!

    1. Jackie says:

      Jo, I love following Floor to Ceiling books on twitter (@ALRutter) but she reads very different books to me and so I don’t realy follow her blog.

      Don’t worry – I have no idea how I found 90% of the blogs I read either!

  25. Jo-Jo says:

    These are all new blogs to me and yours is too! I’m so glad I stopped by because I’m really intersted in some of the books you have listed here!

    1. Jackie says:

      Jo-Jo, Thanks for commenting on my blog for the first time. I hope that you decide to come back. :-)

  26. Nikki-ann says:

    All bar one (Leeswammes) of these links are new to be, so I’ll go & check them out now. Thanks :)

    1. Jackie says:

      Nikki-ann, I hope that you like these new-to-you blogs :-)

  27. Jamie says:

    Love some of these blogs but some are new!

    1. Jackie says:

      Jamie, I haven’t been to your blog before, but I think I’ll like it :-)

  28. Kathleen says:

    This is such an exciting week and a great opportunity to discover new blogs. Thank you for sharing a few of your favorites with all of us.

    1. Jackie says:

      Kathleen, I love the positive atmosphere in the blogging world during BBAW week. I hope you find many more blogs to enjoy :-)

  29. Michelle says:

    I have to admit that I have never heard of any of these, but I will definitely be checking them out. Thanks for your recommendations!

    1. Jackie says:

      Michelle, I’m so pleased that I brought so many new blogs to your attention – enjoy :-)

  30. Thanks for the recs – I was have found two new blogs!

    Yours was one of the first blogs I started following early this year when I began book blogging and the advice you offered during the Jan 2010 Bloggiesta has stayed with me – thanks for supporting the newbies!

    1. Jackie says:

      Colleen, I’m so pleased that you found some of my posts helpful :-)

  31. stacybuckeye says:

    These are all new to me. Off to browse…

  32. Word Lily says:

    Most of these are new to me, thanks!

  33. Kinna says:

    Wonderful list, Jackie, and I agree with all your comments.

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