“Balls, I don’t know what to write!!!”
There are some days when this thought has crossed my mind. Sitting frozen in front of a computer screen or an unwritten notebook page doesn’t count as quality time for drafting new blog content.
As a reference for myself and fellow bloggers reading this post, I present to you thirty-three post ideas to get out of book bloggers’ block.
1. Book Reviews
Liked the book you read? Blog about it!
Read a book and your eyes are bleeding because it was so bad? Blog about that too!
2. Mini – Book Reviews
Shorter versions of regular ol’ book reviews (no higher than 300 words).
3. Your Favorite Books
I’m sure you have one or two, right?
4. Your Least Favorite Books
It’s okay to blog about the books that left a bad taste in your mouth. Go for it!
5. Favorite Childhood Books
Share a couple of your books from your childhood. A few of mine were The Berenstain Books, The Magic School Bus, and Goosebumps.
6. Required Class Readings You Enjoyed
Sometime during your high school career, you probably read some of these books:
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- The Odyssey by Homer
- Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Trying to remember what you read back in high school? This awesome list of required high school readings from Goodreads may help.
7. Required Class Readings You Absolutely Loathed
One high school required reading I could not stand was William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. Sorry, Faulkner.
8. Books You’re Planning to Read
9. Recommended Readings Based on Genre
- Young Adult
10. Recommended Readings Based on Author
Think about the books you’ve read from your favorite authors and create posts about them.
11. A Life-Changing Book
12. A Book You Read Outside Your Usual Choices
Let’s say you usually read general adult books but you decide to take a break from them to read a YA book. Write about that experience.
13. Your Book Haul
Personally, my definition for “book hauls” are planned books I’ll read the upcoming month but I’ve seen bloggers mention book hauls as books they’ve read the previous.
LOL, oh well, either way should be fine.
14. “The Top (whatever number) Books of the Year”
15. “The Best Books of the Month”
16. Book Tours
17. Author/Blogger Interviews
18. Author Blurbs
An author “blurb” is a short post about an author’s life, a small bibliography of their latest work, and awards.
19. Your Favorite Authors
20. Book vs. The Movie (or TV Show)
Let’s say you have conflicting views on The Hunger Games movies after reading the books. You can discuss what the movies done right and wrong in a post.
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman (made into a TV show)
- The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (made into a movie)
- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (made into a TV show)
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (made into a TV show)
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (made into movies)
- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (made into a movie)
- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (made into a movie)
- A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (made into a TV Show and movie)
21. “If You Liked This Movie/TV Show…”
Recommended readers to books based on trending movies and/or TV shows.
22. Convention/Festival Coverage
Post about the latest book convention you’ve been to where you probably met a couple of authors and grabbed tons of books.
23. Book Box Reveal
Ordering books in boxes seem to be all the rage these days. If only they had one for new age books…
Here’s a small list of book box subscriptions to get you started:
‘Cause people like free stuff!
25. A Fictional Character You Would Date
You know you have one…or two…or three…
26. Master Shelf List
The “Master Shelf” post is a list of the books you would keep on your shelf and read repeatedly until the end of time.
27. Recipe Post
Create a dish inspired by a book you’ve read. For Harry Potter fans, make your own butterbeer and chocolate frogs then share the recipes for your readers.
28. A DIY Post
Into arts and crafts? Create something made from your book inspirations!
Did you chuck that Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy gift set your significant other gave you last Valentine’s Day? Kept a book hidden in your room from your nosy, conservative parents?Have any guilty pleasure books?
“Secrets” are posts reserved for your book confessions.
30. Favorite Book Bloggers/Booktubers List
31. Favorite Book Sites List
32. Your Own Book Blogger Story
How did you get started blogging about books?
33. A Book Blogger’s List of Content Ideas
It’s nice to rub some motivation off on your readers. Sharing is caring. 😉
Comment below if any of these tips helped or you have any to add to the list.
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