Are you a book blogger looking for some great book blog post ideas? Finding enough topics to write about can be difficult, especially when you’re niched down.
But sometimes, we glance over topics because we don’t necessarily think that other people want to learn since they come easy to us. In reality, these often make some of the best topic ideas to write about.
So, in this post, you’ll learn 71+ book blog post ideas that ensure you have an endless stream of interesting and helpful book blog topics for writers and book bloggers.
Top 71+ Book Blog Post Ideas for Book Bloggers
Here are the best book blog post ideas for bloggers who love to read and write.
Your Most Favorite Books of All Time
Book lovers and avid readers often have their all-time favorite books, although it can be difficult to narrow a set number down. Consider writing a blog post on your all-time favorite books.
Many people will read a book review to decide if a book is interesting enough to spend money on before they make a purchase. So, writing blog posts on book reviews can be very helpful for readers, plus you can use affiliate links to make it easier for people to purchase them.
Book Series Reviews
Like book reviews, you can do book series reviews on collections like Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Outlander, The Shannara Chronicles, and many more. There are thousands of book series out there that you can review.
Plus, it gives you an excuse to buy more books! And don’t think that you need only to do series reviews on popular books. Sometimes underrated books make hidden gems that can turn people onto a book series they would never have known about otherwise.
Your Childhood Favorites
You may also want to consider writing a blog post on your favorite books as a child. We all have books that we still remember today, like The Chronicles of Narnia, Island of the Blue Dolphins, or Bridge to Terabithia.
Book Lists and Round-Up Posts
Booklists and round-ups make great book blog list ideas, and many others say to write more of them instead of book reviews.
Book lovers like short summaries that are easy to read with plenty of choices. You could even create a freebie for each post that is a PDF version of the list of books you cover.
Some great booklists to write about include:
- Indie authors books
- Niche book lists(finance, food, writing, crafts, etc.)
- Seasonal and holiday books
- Historical books
- Books famous people recommend
- Your favorite book recommendations
- Books for teens
- Children’s books
- Best audiobooks
We all get into a bit of a reading slump every once in a while. So, share tips for getting out of it. Whether that means unplugging your TV, throwing your phone out the window, or calling on the book Gods for help – people need your helpful tips.
Interview an Author
Another great topic to write about on blogs about books and reading is the author interview. While you probably won’t be able to get JK Rowling for an interview, there are plenty of great new authors you can contact.
Your Favorite Book Quotes
Quote articles are often trendy, and readers love to share them. You can write a post on your favorite book quotes and create simple graphics to share on social media for more traffic.
Your Thoughts While You’re Reading
It’s often interesting to see what other people think about books which is why people form their own little book clubs. Consider writing a few blog posts about what you’re thinking when reading a new book.
So, don’t forget to take a few notes the next time you read a new book. And a great idea for a product you can make and sell on your blog is a low-content notebook people can take notes in while reading.
Interview Your Favorite Book Bloggers
I’ve seen this done with other niches, and it works well; plus, it helps show your love for other book bloggers, which can lead to them sharing your content too.
So, share your love of reading by giving a shoutout in an article to each fellow book blogger you like to follow, similar to this post by one of my favorite chronic illness bloggers.
Interview Another Type of Blogger
You can also interview another type of blogger in a similar niche. For instance, a freelance writing blogger like me would also have a similar audience that could help you find more true fans.
Write About Your Favorite Genre
Are you a science fiction fan, or maybe you like romance? Whatever your favorite book genre is, write a post about it.
Book hauls make great book blog post ideas. It’s another great way for book worms to find new books to buy, and since videos are popular, your book haul would make a great YouTube video that you could post on social media too.
The Prettiest Book Covers
You could also write a blog post on the prettiest book covers you’ve ever seen.
This type of article could also promote affiliate products like a graphic design software like Canva or a business that creates book covers for writers. And Canva is a fantastic design tool for other bloggers too.
What Makes a Book Interesting to You
So, what makes a book interesting enough for you to pick it up? Write a blog post on how you choose books to read and what draws you to a certain one.
Your Best Blogging Tips
Writing and book bloggers all have one thing in common – they’re all bloggers, so the same general principles apply. Write an article on your best blogging tips, and you can tailor it to new book bloggers and those in similar niches.
Your Favorite Spots to Read
Do you have a favorite place you love to read? Mine’s in bed before I go to sleep, and I have a confession. My dream house has a library in it. I just might be obsessed with reading and writing.
Discuss a Topic That’s Been on Your Mind
Is there a particular topic centered around reading that’s been on your mind lately? This type of discussion would be perfect for a blog post topic.
Create a Reading Challenge
Why not create a reading challenge and turn it into a giveaway. The person who wins the challenge gets a few of your favorite books of all time or something else related.
Make a Music Playlist for a Book
Music and reading can go together, so one creative idea for a blog post is to create a list of songs that goes well with some of your favorite books. These lists would make great freebies as well.
Take Readers on a Tour of Your Bookshelves
If you’re like me and need a library for all the books you have (see, it’s actually useful in my dream house 🤣), then you can write a couple of posts that tour the books you own. You can even create a video to share on social media.
When in doubt, create a weekly or monthly post of your top 5 or 10 of X. It could be your top ten characters you’d love to meet, top five romance books, etc.
There are plenty of Top 5 groups out there you can get inspiration from. I typed in “top 5 prompt groups” in Google and found some places to get prompts that can help ramp up your productivity.
Discuss How Your Reading Tastes Have Changed Over Time
As an avid reader, I know that my tastes have changed over time. I didn’t like historical books or science fiction as much when I was younger, but I love them now. So, you can write a blog post on how your reading tastes have changed.
Your Favorite Characters
You likely have some characters that are your favorite of all time. Write some blog posts about your favorite characters that you’d like to meet or even be.
Book vs. Film or TV Discussion
We all know that when books are adapted to film or TV, there are usually discrepancies in the show or film and movie creators often get some creative license. While they may work with the author, the movies or shows are often very different.
Pick a book or book series like Game of Thrones or Outlander and discuss the books vs. the shows or movies.
Write an Update on Your Personal Life
If you’re a blogger, then you likely are on the email list or read the articles of some of your favorite bloggers. So, write a blog post on a life update to let your followers know what’s going on.
Answer a Question
Have any readers asked a question on one of your blog posts are asked you one in an email? If one person has a question, others usually wonder the same thing, so write an article that answers a reader’s question.
You may also want to discuss a frequently asked question you get or one associated with one of your products. If you can address an objection someone has to buying your course or product, it may just help them make up their mind to buy it.
Book vs. Audiobook Discussion
One debate avid readers often discuss is books versus audiobooks. For some people, the only way the find time to read is by listening to audiobooks but does that really count as reading? Share your opinion on this topic and see what others think.
How to Find Time to Read
Like the audiobook vs. book debate, you can write a blog post on how to find time to read. One of the best things about blog articles is they can help solve your readers’ problems.
Finding time to read is a common problem for readers – me included! It’s kind of like finding time to write your novel on the side while you do client work. Share your best tips on how to read more.
Discuss a Particular Publishing Trend
Like everything else with books, there are always trends in publishing. Perhaps many books published in a specific time frame have similar titles, or maybe in 2020, there was a wave of self-published eBooks.
If you’ve seen a trend write an article on the facts and your thoughts.
How to Buy Books
Believe it or not, the vast majority of people do not know how to buy books. I have a friend who worked in book stores that got some pretty crazy questions, especially when trying to buy a book for someone else.
You can make things easier for them by creating lists, so they have plenty of books to choose from, and it may set off a light bulb in their head.
- Books for expectant mothers
- What are second graders reason
- Books every pre-teen should read
You get the point.
How to Start a Book Blog
There are plenty of book lovers out there that would love to start a book blog and as you know, building a blog isn’t easy. You can write articles with tips on how to start your book blog or the things you wish you knew before you started blogging (God, there’s so much🤣).
Host a Giveaway
Giveaways are very popular ways to grow your email list and get blog traffic. They encourage people interested to get more entries by sharing the giveaway on social media and other places.
End of the Year or Month Wrap Up Posts
Many bloggers do end-of-the-year wrap-up posts and look at the year at a glance. But this would work for wrapping up each month too. You can also hint at what is to come for the next year or month.
Upcoming Book Releases You Can’t-Wait For
Are you looking forward to an upcoming book release, perhaps in a book series? Write a blog post about it! This type of post can turn readers onto a new book or series they may never have picked up otherwise.
Give Some Awesome Book Advice
There are all kinds of advice you can give to your fellow book lovers out there. Maybe you can write a post on how to read when you can’t afford to buy books (hint rent digital books for free from your local library) or tell people where the best places to purchase books are.
Keyword research can help you uncover some common problems your audience has.
The Best Books in a Specific Genre
You can write an article on the best science fiction or mystery books out there. This post type would also work for your favorite books in a specific genre.
Favorite Book Club Books
Are you a member of any book clubs like the Book of the Month Club? If so, you can write a post about some of your favorite books from the club. I know that I’ve found books through a club that I would never have known about otherwise.
Books Set in a Specific Location
You can also write a post on books set in a specific country or location. This can help people find new books to explore or new areas to read about.
What Your Reading Essentials Are
While most book lovers don’t need much to keep them enthralled in a book for hours, you may have some reading essentials you can’t live without. Do you have a favorite bookmark (I love my Game of Throne ones) or perhaps a favorite mug to drink tea or coffee out of while you read? Share some of those essentials.
YA Books that Adults Would Love
Some of the best books of all time are young adult fiction. Stories like The Hunger Games, The Book Thief, and many other YA stories are also popular with adults, so write a post that recommends some of your favorites.
Gift Ideas for Bookworms
Gift-guide posts are always popular and great ways for you to make affiliate income. Write a blog post on the best gift ideas for book lovers so that someone can find the right gift for their friends or so they have a list of ideas to give family and friends.
Picture Books for Kids on a Specific Topic
If you’re looking for some kid-related blog post ideas, find some picture books on a specific teachable topic like sharing with others, Christmas, kindness, the first day of school, etc. Teachers love these lists, and librarians do too.
Write a post on your favorite audiobooks. It can be on specific categories like self-improvement, business, or your favorite fiction audiobooks of all time.
Book tags make great book blog post ideas as they are very popular with book bloggers because they allow them to engage with their followers and fellow bloggers. If you don’t know what they are, book tags are a specific set of questions that a book blogger can answer using a genre, book, or something book-related.
Your Favorite Book Subscription Boxes
If you’re not a member of a book subscription box yet, what are you waiting for? Crate Joy has some awesome books subscription boxes you can write about like Bubbles & Books, Once Upon a Book Club Box, Used Books Monthly, and more.
Discuss Your Least Favorite Books
You don’t just have to write posts on the books you love; you can also write posts on your least favorite books of the year.
Create a Book Quiz
Quizzes are always popular ways to grow your email list as people have to give their email list to see their results.
You can create a new quiz (or more than one) and write a blog post about it. Consider topics like which popular character are you most like, personality quizzes related to books, a quiz on a specific book or one that is more general and includes many books, etc.
Introduction To A New Book Trend or Hashtag
It’s no secret that book bloggers love their Twitter and Instagram hashtags and campaigns. Research popular trends on Twitter or Instagram and write an article on a trend you find. After writing your blog post, share it on social media with the specific hashtag you found.
Favorite Places to Read a Book and Environments
Another one of the best book blog post ideas is to write about your favorite places to read or favorite environment to read in. Do you like to read in the bathtub, at a quiet cafe, outside, etc.?
Consider accepting guest posts on your website from other book bloggers. Guest posts are great ways for people to get high-quality backlinks for SEO and establish themselves as an expert.
Now, you’ll want to create rules that guest posters need to follow, like how to pitch topics to you, minimum length requirements, specific topics you’re looking for, and more. This is the best way to ensure you get high-quality guest posts and defines a guest posting process for you.
It’s less content for you to write and helps you get more diversity on your blog.
Did Not Finish (DNF) Books
Another book blog post idea option is to write a post on books that you didn’t finish reading. We all have those books that, no matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t finish.
How To Write Blog Posts
One of the book blog post ideas you may not have thought of is to write an article on how to write a blog post. New book bloggers would love to know your best tips and tricks on writing a good blog post people want to read.
Your Hobbies or Other Interests
While staying true to your niche is essential, especially for SEO, there’s something else that keeps your readers coming back, and that is YOU. So, we don’t often think of book blog post ideas that center around us.
Share more about you, like your hobbies and other interests. You can also share your background and tell people why they should listen to your advice.
Podcast with Author or Book Blogger
Podcasts are all the rage these days, so you could consider starting one and interviewing authors or other book bloggers.
It can help you reach a different audience than the ones written blogs bring in, like busy moms who only have time to listen while doing chores around the house or working out at the gym.
Best Book Podcasts
You can also write a blog post on your favorite book-related podcasts. There are podcasts for literally everything, including literary ones.
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Best of articles make great book blog post ideas. It can be the best books of the year, the best books of the century, the best funny books, etc.
Home Library Design
Home library design is one of the neatest book blog post ideas, but I may be biased since my dream home has a library in it. Write an article on home library design, like how to design your home library or specific library designs.
Home decor and design are always a popular topic, so you can tap into that traffic with this idea.
Interpretation of Short Stories
The beauty of short story interpretation is that there is no wrong interpretation. Each person who reads a short story can interpret it differently, so delve into analyzing some of your favorite short stories.
These short story analyses tend to be much more fun than interpreting short stories in high school.
Showcase Book Lovers’ Favorite Places
Showcasing some book lovers’ favorite places to read also makes a great blog post idea. You can write about cafes, libraries, and bookstores in your area or worldwide. You could keep writing blog posts on this topic forever.
Analyze the characters in your favorite books and write blog posts on them. Which classic book character would you like to be friends with or get married to?
This type of blog post may sound dull, like who wants to read about grammar? But I assure you it’s a very helpful topic.
Are there common errors people make when writing a book or in a specific genre?
Or you could take a topic like how to write a best-seller like “insert author’s name” – for example, Novelist and Creative Writing Professor John W. Hall – how to write a best-seller like John w. Hall.
Controversial Book Blog Post Ideas
One of the best ways to set yourself apart from everyone else in the crowd is to take a stand on something controversial or voice an unpopular opinion contrary to most people in your niche.
Most book lovers like a good debate, so stir the pot a little!
Underrated Authors or Books
Articles on little-known authors or books make great book blog post ideas. I love book clubs because often, you’ll find hidden gems that deserve more attention but are not well-known to many readers.
Just think of how many good books you passed over because they had too few ratings.
Fanfiction is the stories written by everyday fans that feature their settings, plots, and characters from pre-existing movies, novels, television, and more.
Have you read any fanfiction, and if so, which are your favorites and which ones don’t you like.
In case you don’t know, a reading trope is a symbolic or metaphorical use of words that writers use to shift the literal meaning of specific words to non-literal meanings. It can be a word, a phrase, or a picture used for artistic effect.
There are many tropes, but irony, hyperbole, and litotes are just a few examples. Consider writing some blog posts on different tropes you find interesting.
Literature Blog Post Ideas
Other great book blog post ideas are those surrounding literature. For example, you could write a post on classic fiction vs. genre fiction or long books versus short books.
You could also write about your favorite poets or writers.
Writing tips also make helpful book blog post ideas. Like me, many readers love to write, so give us your best writing tips. Not everyone can write well, so share your knowledge to help others.
How To Make Money Reading Books
Yes, you can actually get paid to read books. Now that’s a bookworm’s dream. Write a blog post on how to get paid to review books or read books out loud.
Display Your Short Stories
Do you like to write short stories? Then share some of your short stories as a blog post.
People love to see other people’s workspaces to get inspiration for their own. Mine usually looks like a bomb dropped on it, so I don’t usually share mine, but it’s a great idea.
Or share your library. That would make another awesome blog post topic.
How much do book bloggers make?
According to ProBlogger, 63 percent of bloggers make $100 or less a year, and that’s sad. Book bloggers fall in that category.
It takes time to build your income with blogging, and traffic is the ultimate solution to making more. But in the beginning, you can make money by offering services like editing, writing, VA services, etc.
Once you start getting enough traffic, you can make money with display ads, affiliate marketing, and selling your own products.
What blogs are in-demand?
There are many popular blogging niches, but here are several:
- Food and recipes
- Health and fitness
- Making money from home
- Sports and hobbies
- Personal finance
- Blogs about musicians and music
- Lifestyle blogs (but you should still niche them down to get the most targeted traffic).
Final Thoughts on Book Blog Post Ideas
Now you have some great content ideas for book blogging for beginners. These 71+ book blog post topic ideas will give you enough content for the rest of this year.
It’s not always easy to come up with blog post topics, but the longer you blog, the more content ideas you’ll get, so you’ll never suffer from writer’s block when you sit down to write an article.
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