Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Bookish People You Should Be Following

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme 

Ten Bookish People You Should Follow On Twitter/Instagram/Youtube/Snapchat/Facebook -- you pick the platform of your choice to talk about all the interesting bookish people to follow! If you don't use social media much, you can pick your favorite bookish blogs or new blogs you've come across to follow.


Awesome topic this week! It's the perfect opportunity to share some love, sing the praises of some of my favorite people, and otherwise gush about the people who make me giddy when I see a new blog post/video/etc. In no particular order...



1. Sarah at Words With Sarah

I've mentioned Sarah several times before so if you're still not following her what are you waiting for? :) I can't even remember how I first came across Sarah's blog but when I took a look at the books she was reading and reviewing... I was sold. We share a deep and abiding love of the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie, we both enjoy new adult (including Colleen Hoover and Jennifer Armentrout) and beyond that she has become a friend. Sarah is smart and funny and we actually got to meet briefly at ApollyCon earlier this year. I adore this girl!♥

2. Emily at Rabbit Hole Reviews

Emily is an absolute sweetheart and I never miss one of her blog posts. She focuses on both YA and NA and I love reading her thoughts on what she reads. Whether it's something I would typically read or not, I enjoy Emily's reviews because she always has something interesting to say from her own unique perspective. When I read a review of a book she loved, her excitement is so contagious and I instantly want to read it, too!


Brittany is another blogger whose choice in books is very close to my own. That's what initially drew me to her blog. But I stayed because of her. She has a way of sharing her thoughts and opinions that is so down to earth and it feels like she's just chatting with you about books. She's super friendly and super funny and I love our conversations in the comments of our posts. 

4. Shannon at It Starts at Midnight

Shannon was one of the first bloggers to really make me feel like part of the blogging community. She welcomed me, answered questions, commented back (like me, Shannon is a true believer in novel-length comments). And Shannon's blog is something to behold. She writes amazing reviews, she hosts giveaway hops, she talks about the TV shows she loves, she shares her book hauls and the ARCs she reading. But her real superpower would be her incredible discussion posts. Shannon always has something to say, a new topic to tackle, and I'm totally in awe of that. Shannon also puts so much of herself in her blog - it's never cold and impersonal but has her own unique stamp on everything she does and I love that about her and her blog. 

5. Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee
6. Grace at Rebel Mommy Book Blog

Like Shannon, Brandee and Grace were also among the first bloggers to welcome me, to leave comments and really just extend a hand when I was a brand new blogger. They are both incredibly friendly, passionate about books and reading, and I never miss their posts. I love the different genres that Brandee and Grace read (contemporary romance, historical, new adult, urban fantasy, YA, nonfiction) and the personality they bring to their blogs. 


7. Hope at Hope Ortego

How long do you have for me to sing this lady's praises? :) I don't even remember how I first came across Hope's channel but I'm so glad I did. Hope is simply the sweetest, most upbeat, positive person around. I love her energy, I love her excitement over books and she has such incredible ease at expressing her thoughts and feelings about what she reads. Her book reviews are amazing and her monthly Best In Books videos are not to be missed. Beyond that, I feel so very lucky to call Hope my friend. I love our chats via comments, Twitter and texts. Bonus: she's my fellow Daemon Black fangirl. :)

8. Sara at sarawithoutanH

Sara's channel is pure fun. I adore her quirky humor and as it says in her channel description "the sass comes free of charge." Book reviews, library hauls, tags, readathons... and if you haven't seen her discussions on the Shadowhunters episodes you are so missing out.


9. Epic Reads on YouTube

I rarely hit up the Epic Reads website but I never miss a video. The Book Nerd Problems videos are funny, the themed book quote are great, and the author facts are always interesting. But it's Margo that is the shining star. Nowadays I pretty much only see her in her end-of-month book hauls or a rare tag video, but I never miss a video that features Margo. She's such a dynamo and I love her personality. I got to meet her briefly at YallFest and I wanted to make her promise to be my Book Best Friend. :) (Side note: Does anyone else mourn the days of the old Tea Time episodes with Margo and Aubry? *sob*)

10. Colleen Hoover on Instagram

It doesn't matter how you follow Colleen Hoover - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - just do it. If you've never experienced her dry, sometimes warped, sense of humor you're just missing out. She's my favorite author for the phenomenal stories she tells but she's also someone I totally want to hang with. I love her deadpan delivery and the bizarre stuff she sometimes chooses to share. The videos that she's posted with Tarryn Fisher are some of my favorites. 

So there are my favorite bookish people that I think you should be following, too. Do you already follow any of these awesome people? And what awesome people do you follow that I need to know about? Tell me below!



35 comments:

  1. Great picks this week! I love this weeks topic, I get to share some of my favourite bookish people but then I am also discovering new ones that I can follow. Thanks for the awesome recommendations :) I LOVE Colleen Hoover on all her social media, she is absolutely hilarious. You can see my picks here

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    1. Thanks Charnell! Same here - great topic this week. I love seeing everyone's picks - sometimes recognizing fellow friends, sometimes seeing someone new. Isn't Colleen just the best? LOL

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  2. Aww thanks for mentioning me Tanya!! So glad I helped you feel welcome :) I need to check out Emily and Brittany's blogs because I haven't seen them yet but follow the others. LOVE CoHo on IG. She is the best!!

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    1. There was no way you weren't going to be on my list, Grace! :) I find it crazy that we started blogging the same month because your blog and your posts have seemed so on point since the very beginning.

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  3. Awesome list, I found some new blogs to follow!!

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  4. ME! I mourn the old tea times:( the new ones aren't the same!
    side note: your comment made my day! you are so sweet and i try not to miss a single one of your posts/reviews either!
    Thanks Tanya!
    I wish I would have thought to type up a little bit about all the people I chose to include in my TTT today like you did! yours was much more thoughtful!
    P.S. I'm so glad we met! (now we just need to meet at a conference one day!)
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. I know! The old Tea Times were the best. I miss Aubry so much. She and Margo together were perfection.
      Aw, I'm so glad, EmDog! (hee hee) And it would be fantastic to be able to meet up at a book event one of these days!! :)

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  5. Great list! I already follow a bunch of these, but I’ll check out the ones that are new to me.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Hi AJ! *waves frantically* I feel like I've seen your name in the comments of so many blogs so it's great to finally "meet" you. :) Hope you found someone new! And now I'm dashing off to check out your list.

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I know some of these blogs already (and they are great) but I'm off to check out the other ones you mentioned too. Love finding new bloggy friends. I don't think I could do a list like this. I've been blogging for so long, I'd have wayyy too many people I'd want to name. haha

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL I know what you mean, Lauren. :) But these are so great that it's wasn't too hard coming up with my list of 10.

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    2. I saw your comment on my review for Mountain Murder Mystery and yes, it's present day. It's an older house so that's how the servants kind of play in. they work for the grandmother. haha :)

      -Lauren

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  7. :) Your words warmed my heart! Xoxo my friend!! Sigh, Sarawithoutanh is hilarious. I love her channel. She was a great choice. Also, I LOVE epic reads videos too. I don't ever visit their site but I'm always watching their latest upload. Also, what a creative way to squeeze Coho in there. My sister and I were JUST talking about her instagram on the phone 10 min ago. No lie! My favorite post from her was when her son texted her about going to see a movie with Pascal and she told him no drugs, drinking, Kanye West clothing, or Nickelback. Hahahaha YAS!

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    1. Well there was no way I could have this list and you not be in it. :) And yeah, I had to find a way to add CoHo. LOL Too funny that you and your sister had just been talking about her Instagram! And I totally remember that text that she shared! Oh my gosh, that was so hilarious. She's gotta be one of the coolest moms ever. :)

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  8. CONSIDER ALL OF THESE LOVELY PEOPEL FOLLOWED! I love to hear about new-to-me bloggers and I've been on the hunt for some so thanks for sharing them with us, love! <3And I agree, Colleen Hoover is DA BOMB!

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    1. Yay! That's so great to hear. :) I hope you end up loving these special people/bloggers/vloggers as much as I do! ♥

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  9. This is an awesome way to spread some love, Tanya! And I really appreciate the mention. :) I've enjoyed getting to know you and the fun and flair you bring to the blogosphere. Chatting about books and authors and events with you is also a pleasure! I'm going to check out the bloggers you listed that I didn't know about. <3

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    1. Well thanks for that, Brandee. :) I always enjoy our chats in the comments, too. Hope you found a new blog or two that you connect to/enjoy!

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  10. I love the list you have for this week's TTT. I follow some of the people on the list but I am so glad that I can check out some of these wonderful people! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I didn't even have to give much thought to my top 10. These are all the people that make my day! :)

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  11. You have some great bloggers on your list this week, Tanya! The Blogosphere is definitely a very friendly place, and mostly, people love chatting ;)
    I hope you're having a fantastic week!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks Lexxie! It's always fun to share the people you enjoy so much with everyone so hopefully they can enjoy them, too. Hope you're having a great week, too! :)

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  12. Of these, I only know Grace - love her! - and of course Epic Reads and CoHo. Thanks for the ideas - always looking for nice people to chat with!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. Isn't Grace just wonderful? :) All the others are just as good and it's not just that I like their taste in books... I like them as people. Love when that happens! :) Hope you find the same, Jen!

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  13. Nice picks! I follow Colleen because she's good people but I'm not a booktube fan. Fun list!

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    1. Thanks Jazmen. Colleen is awesome. I love how she shares the most mundane things at times but with her it ends up being funny. And her videos just kill me.

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  14. Girl, you're the sweetest! I am so glad we found each other. Bookish friends are the best. I know distance isn't on our side. But that's why the internet was invented, for online friendships. I mean I'm pretty sure that's the whole point. And Netflix. Anyhow... Love your blog! Love that we have super similar taste in books. Love that it's easy to discuss hot book boys with you. Just all the things. xoxo

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    1. Bookish friends *are* the best! :) And I will never tire of discussing hot book boyfriends with you.

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  15. This is such a great list of great people. I have to check these booktubers since I don't follow many of them.

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    1. Thanks Lis! It's always fun to heap some praise on those people you enjoy and (hopefully) share the love. :) I don't follow a ton of Booktubers (maybe 10-12) but Hope is just amazing and such a great person.

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  16. Well, darn! I wish I'd known this was the latest Top 10 theme! I love this idea! I follow a few of the same bloggers as you. I've just started following Colleen Hoover, and I love following her with Anna Todd on the European tour they've been on!

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    1. Sorry you missed this one, Lisa! Would have loved to see your input. The pics and videos that Colleen has been posting of she and Anna in France have been so funny. I saw one yesterday where Anna was flipping her off. LOL

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  17. You are going to make me cry the happy tears! Goodness you are just the sweetest! And I mean, sure, I am a week behind in comments, but at least I am in the right month (sometimes) ;) Seriously, you are the best. We also still need to figure out what we want to do with your blog button! It kind of ended up in Shannon Purgatory or something hahahha.

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    1. Aw, shucks... LOL But it's all true. Shannon Purgatory - bahahaha! Believe me, I'm totally on *your* timeline so there's definitely no pressure here! :)

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