Twitter has proved itself to be the most popular site for social networking for people who love books. It’s the most popular online book club that connects book lovers across the globe, providing the latest information about when the book you’ve been waiting for all year will finally be available, as well as giving you the possibility to tweet your top authors and even make your book-related fantasies become a reality by getting a response.
It’s totally understandable that sometimes you don’t feel like pulling that hefty book out of your bag while walking around in those heels on the subway. This is why this list of must-follow Twitter feeds is for book lovers. Just a few swipes on your phone, and you’ll have a plethora of book recommendations, reviews, top-10 listicles and excerpts, quotes, and endless opportunities to win books for free in just a few simple steps.
If your TBR pile isn’t quite big enough, here is a list of some Twitter profiles for those who read all day long.
Bethanne Patrick, via @TheBookMaven
Since joining Twitter, we’ve been following the writer and reviewer Bethanne Patrick, and trust us, her account is the one-stop shop for all your book-loving desires. With 206K followers, we’re certainly not the only ones in love with her.
Bookforum Magazine, via @bookforum
The Twitter feed of Bookforum Magazine is a sure sign that you’re going be able to make your mark when you follow these people. The magazine is known for its thoughtful and artistic book reviews, and its Twitter feed certainly reflects that. In addition, with their somewhat subversive tone, they’re a great source to learn about the books that may not be on the radar of other readers.
BookPage, via @bookpage
As the Twitter feed for the monthly publication of book reviews is @bookpage, you’ll see your TBR pile rising within a matter of minutes. With a wide range of interests and a vast array of all kinds of literary genres, from historical and biography to romance and mystery, there’s something to suit everyone.
Book Riot, via @BookRiot
Their slogan is “Always books. Never boring.” They meet their promise. Book Riot’s content is varied, inclusive, and funny. You shouldn’t be missing the Our Reading Lives series, either.
Books Report, via @Booksreport
Publishing book content from all over the world, Books Report is going to be the go-to resource for retweets related to books. They’re interesting and timely, and at 28.6K tweets, they don’t miss anything.
Electric Literature, via @ElectricLit
The Twitter feed of @ElectricLIt is the reason why many of us were at the AWP convention trying to track a “Yoga For Writers” poster — you already know you want one, so check out their website! Since it is the Twitter official account of non-profit Electric Literature, this feed is solely dedicated to creating an online community of writers and readers. Do not miss their recommendations for reading!
GalleyCat, via @GalleyCat
Your go-to Twitter for the latest news in the world of books. The @galleycat feed covers everything from new book releases and publishing events, adaptations of films to books, and the most recent and best essential products to meet your book-loving desires. There is much more.
Goodreads, via @goodreads
If you’re not already following Goodreads on Twitter, we do not know what you’ve been doing all these years. No one is more passionate about reading than this group, and you can also be grateful for Emma Watson’s book club for women.
New York Times Books, via @nytimesbooks
It is worth noting that the New York Times book section is an excellent source for reviews of books, reflections on the current state of reading and writing literature and many other book-related articles. Authors often come to the site to read reviews of other books, and that’s really amazing.
Guardian Books, via @GuardianBooks
The same sort of greatness in books like that of the New York Times, this account provides an excellent foundation for the East-of-the-Atlantic literary scene, including reviews, interviews with authors, and fun quips.
NY Review of Books, via @nybooks
The slightly narcissistic self-anointing as “The premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language” aside, the New York Review is a great place for readers. In addition to reviews on books, you’ll also be able to read amazingly well-written articles that cover other genres and more.
LA Times Books, @latimesbooks
Although not as popular as its east coast contemporaries, the LA Times‘ newspaper section and book blog are fantastic for reviews (which they have more of than other feeds) and author interviews and essays.
HuffPost Books, via @HuffPostBooks
Another online news source with an amazing book section, you can be immersed in HuffPost books for several days. They’re great for covering female-oriented books or for women, as well as on women. They also have a wealth of other fantastic books on diverse topics and genres.
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