Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Favorite Blogs I Discovered in 2016

I made this mini-announcement on Twitter, but I forgot to put it in my last post, so here it is: because of all of the really great 2016 wrap-up posts I want to do, I'm abandoning my normal posting schedule and posting every day from yesterday until the end of the year! I'm going out with a bang! (And then, depending how I feel, I might take a bit of a break, because this is fun but it's also a lot.) Here's day 2 - all of my favorite blogs I've discovered in 2016.

One of my favorite parts of blogging this year has been discovering other people's blogs. I haven't spent as much time doing that as I would have liked, but I've still managed to find quite a few blogs that I really love keeping up with. 

Before I get to the list, however: since I didn't get to make one of these posts in 2015 (as I'd barely started blogging), I have to mention Cait @ Paper Fury and Liz @ Out of Coffee, Out of Mind, whose blogs I discovered pretty quickly after entering the blogging world and who I still love.

And now, in no particular order, here are my favorite blogs I've discovered in 2016. 

I think I found Adalyn on bookstagram. (Remember when I used to be active there?) Her feed is absolutely gorgeous, and as it turns out, her blog is just as wonderful. She puts together great lists and brings up really interesting discussion topics.

I can't remember how I found Emma's blog, but I'm really glad I did. Some of my favorite posts of hers are her "So You Like..." posts, where she chooses anything from a Hogwarts house to a Disney Princess, and recommends a bunch of books related to them - and based on the books, I've read, they're spot-on!
Nicole always impresses me with how in-the-know she is about everything. Her Sunday Posts are the best resources I've seen for giveaways and pre-order deals. She also writes a lot of thoughtful discussion posts that really make me think.

Cait is one of those incredible people who's somehow capable of doing absolutely everything. Her blog is always up-to-the-minute on new releases, her bookstagram is flawless, and she reads so many books every year! She mostly posts reviews on her blog, and they're all so well-written and concise. She's convinced me to read or not read quite a few books.

I haven't been following Alice's blog for long, but I'm so happy I found it! I especially love her Top Ten Tuesday posts - they've always either shown that we have a lot of bookish things in common or introduced me to books that I immediately put on my TBR!

I can't actually remember whether I found Cilla's blog last year or this year, but I'm just going to say this year. Anyway, Cilla always has really interesting discussion posts about topics that I've never even thought of before, and I always love hearing what she has to say.

Another blog that I've discovered more recently. I actually think I might have discovered Paige through Twitter - I know I've been following her there for a while now! Regardless, I can't even begin to count the number of times that she's made me laugh on either platform. She always brings a smile to my face!

Okay, of course Sky's going to be on here - she's one of my best friends, and after all the time I've spent bugging her to be more active on her blog, there's no way I've not giving her a shout-out. If you like any of the books you've found through my blog, or if we agree on a lot of books, you're going to want to follow her - we're basically bookish twins!

What are some of your favorite blogs you've discovered this year? Any blogs you love that I should check out? Tell me in the comments! 


  1. Aw, hey! Thanks for the shout-out! I neeedddd more blogs to follow so I'm definitely going to be checking all these lovelies out :D

  2. Aw, thanks so much for including me in your list, Clara! I'm off to go stalk all of these blogs now---I'm always on the lookout for new, fantastic blogs to follow! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. You're welcome! I love looking through other people's lists of top blogs, too.

    2. Nicole let me know that you had mentioned me here and wow!! Thank you so much!! I hope I can bring more smiles to you in the new year since I think we're all going to need them :)

    3. You're welcome! We're all definitely going to need smiles in the new year, but I think the bookish community is a pretty amazing place to be at times like this.

  3. Aww thanks for including me in the list, Clara! I'm glad I've discovered your blog as well <3

  4. HOW DID I NOT SEE THIS BEFORE? :'( Thank you so so much Clara! You're the best. <3 I actually haven't hear of a few of these, so I'm going to have to check them out now. :) I still can't believe I never saw this. I swear I've subscribed to your site multiple times but I never get your posts?? If it weren't for someone who commented on my page, I seriously would have missed this. :'( Once again, thank you so much, Clara! Happy New Year's!

    1. You're welcome! I wish I could help with you not having seen the post - I really don't know what's going on there. I know that I've forgotten to verify e-mail subscriptions a couple of times, but I don't even know whether mine's one you need to verify. But I'm glad you ended up seeing this, however you came across it!