Recently, I’ve been really enjoying the book blogging and booktube worlds. It’s nice to think that there are plenty of other people out there who think that a good cuppa and a book is a great way to spend an evening. It’s something that I think will be appearing on This Northern Gal, in all its forms, a little more this year. And if you fancy giving it a go too, I thought I’d share some blog post ideas with you. It’s a little different than what I would usually post, but they’re all book related and will hopefully help inspire you. Even if you’ve never given book blogging a go before, here are some ideas for blog posts about your literary loves!
1) What’s your favourite genre of books? Love YA? Mad for Sci-FI? Tell the internet about it! This is a great introduction to the topic, and can help explain your reading habits to your audience. Personally, I love fantasy, dystopian and gothic literature and will talk about them for a canny while if prompted.
2) Illustrated editions. Recently, there seems to be so many beautiful editions of books coming out. I know that I’ve picked up or been gifted a few in recent months and I love them. I also have a list half a mile long of others that I would like to add to my collection. If you have some pretty books on your shelves (or your wishlist), don’t be afraid to share them.
3) Unexpected favourites. Sometimes, we pick up a book that we usually wouldn’t or stumble on a genre we don’t normally read and really, really love it. For me, it was Agatha Christie – I’m not really a crime fan but loved the books of hers that I did try! Anna’s recent LOTR readalong also pushed me to read Tolkein, who I usually wouldn’t.
4) Interview with an author. These are some of my favourite posts to write as they can be so much fun. It can be about their new book or even just their writing habits and can give a good insight for your audience. Putting a call out on Twitter is a good place to start if you are looking for guest posts or interviews.
5) Favourite characters. Are there characters that you absolutely love? Have a lot of feelings about some couples? Share a list of your favourite characters and why they are so special. I’m pretty sure there would be a few Sarah J. Maas creations on my list!