One of the hardest things about blogging is consistently coming up with things to blog about, and I’ve definitely found myself going through phases where my mind is just blank. There really is nothing I hate more than being stuck for a blog post idea, and the feeling of time ticking on and on, and you still haven’t posted anything…
So I thought I’d try and be a helpful blogger and compile a list of a few (15, to be precise) ideas for possible posts for book bloggers who are feeling a little low on inspiration!
- List your favourite characters from a specific book or series
I’ve done a few of these favourite character lists (check out my favourite ASOIAF characters, my favourite Sarah J. Maas characters and my favourite Harry Potter characters!), and they are so much fun to do!
- Give us a book shelf tour!
Show your readers how you organise your bookshelves!
- Why do you like paperbacks/hardbacks/ebooks the best?
What is your favourite format of book to read and why?
- What genres don’t you read?
Whilst it’s great to talk about the genres that you love, it can also be interesting to take a look at the genres you don’t read, or have no interest in. Why aren’t you interested in those genres?
- Bookish Pet Peeves.
Everyone has those little things that irk them when they’re reading, whether it’s a character archetype or an overused plot twist. So tell your readers all about the things that annoy you! Maybe they can relate.
- Discuss a type of character.
I love writing in-depth posts, and a great one to do can be discussing specific character types (so heroes, villains, side characters etc.), and what makes a good/bad example of that type of character. You could even spotlight some of your favourite examples!
Personally, I’ve previously discussed anti-heroes, and I have an upcoming post all about what I think makes a good villain!
- Five Reasons You Should Read [insert book/series/genre here].
Persuade your readers to read the books you love the most!
- Tell the story of how your love of books began.
Everyone’s road to becoming a reader is different – some people have been avid readers since they were small, whilst others started later and were inspired by a certain person or book to start reading – so tell your story! I told mine in a previous post, and it was a nice trip down memory lane.
- Try reading something completely different to usual, and then write about it.
Trying new things can be really fun, so why not try mixing up your reading, and then reporting back in a blog post? I did this when I started reading manga, which is not something I’d ever done before, and I really enjoyed it!
- Write about a time that a book did or didn’t live up to its’ hype.
There are certain books in the blogosphere that everyone seems to love, but hype can be a dangerous thing… Tell your readers about a time that a book’s hype was either deserved or left you feeling disappointed.
- Book cover likes and dislikes
I think we all have those things we find really off-putting on covers (mine is photographic images of people, which is a bit random), and things that draw us in, so why not blog about that?
- Bookish fashion/merchandise
Do you collect any bookish merch or wear any bookworm related clothing? I’ve talked about bookish fashion before, and it made for a fun, novelty post!
- Use a book as a jumping off point to talk about an issue.
A really worthwhile kind of post to do is to use a book that tackles a specific issue to talk about that issue. So you could use a related book to discuss things like mental health, feminism, diversity etc.
- Film/TV Adaptations: Love ’em or hate ’em?
Bookworms tend to have very strong opinions on adaptations of their favourite books, so why not discuss that? What adaptations have you loved or hated and why? And do you prefer to read the book before you watch the adaptations, or the other way around?
- Has book blogging changed your reading habits?
Have you found that book blogging has changed your reading habits at all? This was definitely the case for me – I read a lot more YA now, mostly because I’m exposed to way more recommendations in that genre thanks to the blogging (in fact, maybe I should take my own advice and do an entire post on this?).
So have you found these book blog post ideas helpful? Have you already done any post likes these (feel free to link to them in the comments!)? Any more suggestions for good post ideas?