15 Book Blog Post Ideas

02/08/2017 Discussions, Reading 36

15 Book Blog Post Ideas

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.

15 Book Blog Post Ideas
  • 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?

36 Responses to “15 Book Blog Post Ideas”

  1. Fleur @ Fleur Henley

    “Use a book as a jumping off point to talk about an issue” is an awesome idea! I would love to put this into practice, but it’s so hard for me to come up with ideas!

  2. Angela

    These are great ideas! I’m always looking for new things to talk about in blog posts. I’m actually doing a post at the end of the month on how blogging has changed my reading habits. “5 Reasons Why…” is a great jumping off point, as well!

    • Laura

      I’m glad you liked these ideas, and I hope you find them useful 🙂
      I’m looking forward to your post on how blogging has changed your reading habits anyway! I always find it so interesting, because I’ve definitely noticed a huge change in my own reading habits.

  3. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    You cant ever not need a post like this. Sometimes you’re imagination dies and posts like this are exactly what you need. I like the idea of using a book to then launch a discussion about a certain issue. I also like book inspired items posts but I have to hide my purse first. I’ll be bookmarking this for later.

    • Laura

      My imagination seems to die all the time, so I’ve googled for posts of blog post ideas loads of times in search of inspiration. So I thought I’d do one of my own, whilst I seem to be feeling fairly inspired! 🙂
      I loved doing the whole bookish fashion/items post, but I definitely need to stop buying so much bookish stuff now though. It really isn’t helping my bank balance! 🙂

  4. Greg

    Ooh favorite characters sounds like a fun post. No shortage of those! And a bookshelf tour, I’ve never done. Hmm that might be fun. Great ideas! Film adaptations are always fun to talk about too.

    • Laura

      Those favourite book character posts really are so much fun to do! I’ve never actually done a bookshelf tour myself, but I’ve been meaning to for ages, so I thought I’d put it on the list. I’m just nosy, so I like to see how other people have their bookshelves! 🙂

  5. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    Oooh this is such a great post idea! It is SO hard for me to come up with ideas- that is probably the hardest part of blogging for me, honestly. And then when I DO finally come up with something, I’ve wasted all my time thinking it up 😉 Thanks for these great suggestions!!

    • Laura

      I’m glad you liked these suggestions! And I totally agree that coming up with ideas is one of the hardest things about blogging 🙂

  6. Rachel @ Chocolate and Chapters

    These are excellent ideas! I love so many of them. I especially love exploring how book blogging has changed my reading habits. Because it definitely has! Thanks for the ideas. 😀 I’ll be checking back on this post in the future to remind myself of them.

  7. Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium

    yes yes yes! it’s so freaking hard to find new bookish topics. I love “Use a book as a jumping off point to talk about an issue.” I think I do that subconsciously in every review but I have not done specific post about an issue. Great list! Thanks for sharing it Laura!

    • Laura

      It really is so hard to keep coming up with new ideas, isn’t it? I hope you find these ideas helpful!
      I definitely love those ‘talking about an issue through a book’ posts, so I’ll have to check out some of your reviews and any future posts you do on that 🙂

  8. Lory @ Emerald City Book Review

    There’s a nice variety of ideas here. I’ve done some – I always love posts about book covers (especially the ones I love to hate), and I like trying to branch out into different types of reading and then sharing my responses. I’ve not yet really thought about how blogging has changed my reading habits, but I’m sure it has — I must put that on my schedule of discussion posts.

    • Laura

      I’m glad you liked these ideas 🙂
      And I’d be really interested to read your post on how blogging has changed your reading habits! It seems like a lot of bloggers have experienced this.

  9. Jennilyn

    This is super helpful, thank you for all these suggestions. I’ve done “Film/TV Adaptations: Love ’em or hate ’em?” once. I’ve bookmarked this and I’ll try to adapt any of these suggestions in my future posts.

  10. Kay

    I’m so glad I found this, I’ve blogged before but I wasn’t sure what to write about in my fairly new blog focused on my being an author- aside from the fact that it felt weird to go on about writing when what I have the most experience with is still mostly reading, and I only write fiction so I think that’s what my audience would connect best with as well. I like the idea of using a book to have a discussion about a societal topic especially because I think that’s really the best way to experience a book that has any meaty topics.

    • Laura

      I’m glad you liked some of these ideas, and I hope you have fun writing about them! It can be kind of tough thinking of ideas for blog posts, especially if your blog is new and you aren’t quite sure what you want to write about yet. I’ll definitely have to check out your blog if it’s about writing and being an author – I’m definitely interested in those topics! Thanks for commenting 🙂

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