Book Blog Post Ideas (35+) for Interesting Book Blogging (2018)
This post about book blog post ideas is for the people who get tired of writing a review after reviews. The book bloggers who need new ideas for their book blog post. Book Blogging is fun, but when you do the same thing again and again, your book blog looks dull. You may want book topics for the blog.
And if you have written, then you need to promote your blog to the right audience.
But first of all, Congratulations !! If you have not, start your Book Blogging in Right Way.
You have started a book blog now. Book reviews are regular on your book blog. You are doing author interviews. Talking about your favourite author and books. Your nest is built. But review after review looking boring you need some good new book blog post ideas for your book blog.
Sometimes you need new things to write because you are tired of writing the same words again and again.
You are at right place. There are many book blog discussion topics that you are missing.
I am going to provide some interesting book blog post ideas for your amazing book blog.
First of all, if you have not started a book blog, do it.
Before starting talking about bookish topics, you must make create some pages. They need to be there for good interaction with your readers.
- 1 Necessary Pages before Blog Posts
- 2 Book Blog Post Ideas list
- 3 Book Review
- 4 Do the Best
- 5 How to?
- 6 Showing
- 7 Authors Interviews
- 8 Fellow blogger Interview/Invite
- 9 Podcast with Author or Book Blogger
- 10 Interpretation of Short Stories
- 11 Poetry Meaning
- 12 Cover Reveal
- 13 Snippets Reveal
- 14 Character Analysis
- 15 Translations of Stories
- 16 Writing Errors
- 17 Come forward on the adaptations
- 18 Write yourself a Movie
- 19 Make Playlist for the book
- 20 Underrated Author/Books
- 21 Answer your viewers
- 22 Your DNF list
- 23 Wrap-Up
- 24 Fanfiction
- 25 Make Awards
- 26 Your Ratings
- 27 A-Z Review
- 28 Finishing this list
Necessary Pages before Blog Posts
This is important because a reader must know whom he/she is reading.
Will you read a book by the anonymous writer?
Not only this but when people get to know your name or something personal about you, the bond starts to form.
So make a good interacting page about you.
You include your name, your favourite things, your qualification. It makes people trust you.
What if a writer/publication house wants to send a book to you?
What if any person wants to ask you to beta read a novel?
How will they contact you?
This is why contact page. Leave a mail account of yours, your social media profile links.
Contact page for this blog.
On this page, you tell your readers that you are not using their Mails for any selling purpose. You promise the authors that you will never spoil book endings for other readers in your book.
These are three important pages every book bloggers must have.
Book Blog Post Ideas list
The basic posts for most book blogs are Book Reviews. I started with the book reviews. Then most of the time bloggers move on to an author interview. I never did it. I just never feel like doing it.
Then there are blog tours, book promotions, blurb releases, cover releases, book blog tags and let’s just start the list.I have new book blog post ideas,, #bookBlogging Click To Tweet
Write an interesting book review. Don’t go for straight cons and pros. Give your writing a personality. May be funny, sarcastic, or angry. Maybe thrilling, mature or Dickens.
I mostly try to write a review as funny as I can.
Because we all know, people do not like to read book reviews. You must be providing them more than that.
Like the old saying in Marketing Management, a consumer does not only need a solution, he also seeks satisfaction. The satisfaction that comes when he gets more than he pays for.
A visitor should not only get the book review, try to provide something interesting.
Get ARC’s from NetGalley. Get ARC directly from publication house. Do the book review of the book before anyone else do, so in a way you provide the visitor with a brand new information, he cannot get from anywhere else.
Negative Book Review
You cannot do it on GoodReads, but on your blog, you have freedom.
Do complete hate review. Destroy the book line by line. RANT as much you want. Do not care about the fanbase, you do not like a book, you say it. You say it loudly.
Positive Book Review
Write pages and pages on why you like a certain book. Or a series.
Like a long long post about a certain character and do love reviews.
Do the Best
Yes. This is when you read lots of books with a variety of genre.
You can do
Worst books EVER.
Best of Y/A in 2017
Best of Horror in 2017.
You are the limit of making these bookish lists.
Let’s say today is father’s day.
What is the best idea to write today?
Best Father in literature.
Same goes for the mother, sister, friends, lovers, and even enemies.
Same is with series.
Favorite character from Harry Potter Series. Or LoTR series. Or Narnia Series.
You got the idea. Make Character Lists.
Best Book Quotes
Your favourite quotes from the book you just read.
You can do it on topic too, like.
Best Love Quotes in Y/A fiction or Best Sarcastic replies in Literature.
Make quotes wallpaper for desktop and mobile.
It is quite easy because of many applications in Play Store and Apple Store.
Best John Green Book Quotes.
Rumi great poetry on Love.
Best Book Covers
The prettiest book covers. Make a collection post for the book covers you find most attractive. Tell why you like them.
You can divide the into categories like,
Good looking cover of Romance
Thrilling Cover that gives goosebumps
How to Read?
This is a Question most of the people on Quora asks me.
The questions are like :
How should I develop reading habits?
Reading is boring, how people do it?
How can I read more classics?
I want to read fast but my vocabulary is not great?
You are seeing a pattern here. There are non-readers there who want to read but it is not as easy for them as it is for us.
So, write about reading. Make a schedule for them. Recommend easy books to them so they can start.
How to Buy Books?
Beleive it or not, I have worked in Publication House, and most people do not even know how to buy books.
The new readers do not know what they need.
They come and ask “Do you have any book with a tiger in it, for 5 Year kid?”
You can do this. Solve the problem. Make lists.
What 5-Year-old kids are reading?.
Books if you are falling in love with your best friend.
Are you depressed !! Read this book.
Books every teenager should read.
So people can decide what they want. This type of post goes viral on social media.
How to review books?
If you have lots of experience in reviewing books, you can pass that knowledge to newbie reviewers.
They will always thank you. Make a list of a topic to cover when reviewing book review.
You can give that “Review Guideline” to them when they become your subscriber.
How to do Book Blogging?
It is what I am doing. But you also need a lot of knowledge in it. You can’t give your audience wrong information. And you have to answer every question new book bloggers ask.
Show your BookShelf
Click pictures of your bookshelf and show them to your readers.
Ask them how to organize it. Ask them to share their bookshelf pics.
Show your library
Show your school library, or college library or your local library. Do shelf surfing and record it o camera.
Click pics. You can do an interview with your librarian. That would be awesome.
Once in a while, you should show yourself. Or make a post on it. Post pics.
Pics of you doing book shopping.
Pics of you reading a book. Or doing the Instagram shoot.
The point is you can make a post about yourself doing things. People will like you more.
For it, you must only select the author, you really want to talk about. By this way, you will have a more interesting conversation.
If you do the interview of an author you have not even read, well, it will be boring with the same questions like.
What inspires to write?
How you manage writer block?
Your favourite book?
But with your favourite authors or the authors you have read, you can ask more deep questions.
How to do author interviews?
You can directly contact the author or through publication house.
Social media has made it so easy.
Fellow blogger Interview/Invite
Invite a book blogger to your blog. Interview them. Talk to them.
Collaboration works in a positive way for both sides if done right.
Compare books with them. Let them do the guest post on your blog. Exchange merchandise and show it on your book blog. Make a video together and post it.
Podcast with Author or Book Blogger
You do not need to write a post. Do talk with an author on the phone. Record the conversation with permission.
Listen to the conversation and write the dialogues. Post the Podcast.
Same is with fellow book blogger. This is one of the great idea for book blogging posts.
Talk about any book. Or Author. Or Genre. There are lots of topic two book blogger can talk about.
Interpretation of Short Stories
Usually, I give the advice to stay away from short stories, because once you start doing them, there is no going back.
They are more addictive than heroin or meth.
But if you want to try, you can make meaning out of them. Short stories provide different meaning to the different person. People find what they want to find in them.
You read and analyze them. You may think that you are not mature enough, believe me, you are. Short stories do not see your age.
Everything I said about short stories is right for poetry too.
Start with Robert Frost or Rupi Kaur. Or anyone you find interesting.
And what you think that poetry is saying to you.
What teacher explains is what actually writer wants to say, but what you get is what you want to hear.
So what you hear is you may write.
Or you can do yourself poetry and post it on your book blog. That is acceptable.
I don’t know why not many book bloggers do cover reveal with enthusiasm. I enjoy them doing it.
The cover provides a sneak peak of the story ahead.
If you zoom hard on the book covers, you can see things that many people ignore.
Queen of Air and Darkness Cover Reveal: COVER-SECRETS – While other fans saw two faces, I saw three on the cover.
This is called cover analysis. And it is fun to do. You compare the covers with other book cover and try to reveal the secret of covers.
yeah !! You know how many snippets Cassandra Clare Reveal before the book release. A lot.
Rick Riordan does the same thing. All the series writing authors do this.
Follow them on twitter or tumblr, or personal blogs. Make a separate post, writing all the snippets.
This one needs a depth reading. A little bit research and lots of bookmarking when reading a book.
You may need to read the book twice. But it is fun.
You can analyze a character.
What is the motive of your characters?
Where your character personality changed?
What is character’s stand on various topics?
What will that character do in decision-making situations?
How does the character relationship changes and evolve with other characters during series?
A complete research on a character. You can make it into an E-Book and publish it on Amazon.
Translations of Stories
If you are bilingual, it will be great to do it.
There are no copyright issues.
You take a story of any short story from one language and convert it too to another language.
You can learn lots of new words doing this. It will be fun too. Think of the good you are doing by giving the international voice to the local folk tale.
Why the hell I never did this… I think I am going to do this, sometimes.
If you are a person with deep eyesight, and you can see the common error people make when writing a book that can become a great topic.
Like I have a series going on the most common errors of the book Young Indian writers are making while writing books.
(The series is in the process and I am writing it. Will take some time to publish it.)
There are many things you find common in Y/A Genre.
This is funny and interesting. I a sure you can find this type of evil sentences.
Or You can take a serious approach. Say, John Green’s formulae of a book. And then you could write how John Green write the same type of stories with different character and setting.
Come forward on the adaptations
A movie based on books is also a field for a book blogger.
You can do a post that tells what is missing in the movie.
Or which adaptation is best of a book. Or how the series is going.
Like DIvergent series was going so bad that they did not make the third movie.
You can do this. What made the Divergent series loss their fanbase?
There are three adaptation of Hannibal, and various adaptation of Hamlet. You can compare them.
Give your opinion on the movies based on books.
Write yourself a Movie
You did not like the adaptation, you go on and write one for yourself.
Whom will you cast?
Which book would you like to be turned into a movie?
What will be the setting of your story?
What change would you like to make?
Do you have any director or you would do it yourself?
It is all in your mind. Get that out on your book blog.
Make Playlist for the book
Every book needs a playlist. For different scenes a different background music. You can try to do it. If you have good knowledge of music.
ANyone know Kelley York. Or Tabitha Suzuma.
They are the author I read blindly. They are my fav ones. But nobody knows them.
You can provide the light with your book blog.
There are many writers who deserve to be popular, but their marketing strategy is just bad.
There are many good books you may have read but you get bummed when you see only 15 other people have read that book on GoodReads.
As a book blogger, you may do a post once in while for those underrated books and authors.
Answer your viewers
You readers ask a question to you in the comment section. You may answer them in reply. But there will be some question that will be repeating.
You make a separate post for them. Call it FAQ. Most of the time your viewers will be leaving the book blog post ideas in the comments.
Your DNF list
Make a list of all the books you left unfinished and give a reason for each one.
Kepp updating the list whenever you do not finish a book.
And yes, it is your right to not finish a book if it is not interesting.
You can do monthly wrap-ups. Or Weekly. Or Yearly.
What you do is you write your reading activities for a given period of time. You tell your readers, what you are reading, what you finished, what you plan for the future.
Do you read fanfiction? Why?
Why don’t you read them?
Your favourite fanfiction? The grossest fanfiction your ever read?
Fanfictions are great book blog post ideas if you love Tumblr. Cassandra Clare and E L Grey built their empire through fanfictions.
Your awards. Your blog awards.
Make Google form. Ask your viewer which books they like most. Choose top five.
Ask your readers to vote.
What your ratings actually mean. How bad is one start and how good are 5 stars.
What scale you used. Why do you choose to use that scale? What is most important things you look into the book. What are those things that affect the ratings of the book?
All the post links to your book blog in the same post. Like an Index table. Make easy for the viewer to find a blog post.
Finishing this list
Here is an infographic to help to find new topics for you book blogging.
These are some book blog post ideas. But I will keep updating the book post list.
Tell in the comments what book blog post ideas you like most. Or tell us what new and creative ideas you have.