We, in the online bookish community, love learning about new books, sharing about old books, and even just reading about reading.
Obviously, Bookstr is actually the number one on this list of websites for bookworms, but these are the other websites that equally all tie for second place that every bookworm should check out (after, of course, they have finished reading all our articles.)
Essentially the Facebook of books, without the annoying click bait articles or ads, this website lets you add your friends, review books, and see what they are reading or reviewing. You can join lists, browse quotes, or join challenges to get you to read more.
Need a podcast? They got ‘em. Need articles? They got ‘em. Need videos? They got ‘em. This expansive brand covers all of the bases of literary fandom.
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“Whatever it is, we’re against it,” is this site’s headline. Named for a time that has been seen on all of our computer monitors when we surf the web shamefully late into the night. Finding this website might actually extend that time to 4 or 5 AM for its quality content, covering fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews.
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An adorable website, which houses its own original fiction and poetry, The Rumpus is excellent. They cover all sorts of topics other than books, like sex, music, TV, politics, and you can even send into an advice column called “Dear Sugar.”
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Electric Lit is probably the only website with content featured under a “Scuttle Butt” option. Check out their recommended readings to find your next book, or “okey-panky” to see submissions.
This website is incredibly user-friendly for book browsers, as you can search through their archives like you would search through genres. Join a giveaway, read an article, or find all the hot new releases.
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Perhaps more enchanting for its simplistic spread or its charming title, this website is so endearing. Combine your love of books and music here by listening to the carefully selected playlists for the books he reads.
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Beautifully decorated with public domain images, this website gives articles with in depth research over diverse subjects, like a book of ripple designs and the history of ink. With the images, this website somehow feels like an old-timey library from a steampunk universe.
Done by Penguin Random House, this website is a very polished look into the literary world. You can go directly from an article to the link to buy from their website, which is great for immediate satisfaction.
In convenient short segments, this website features a lot of poetry. This is a great to add to a weekly routine.
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Known as “the best of the best,” this literary mag has a section just online. It’s tagline is “Criticism, contentions, and conversation inspired by books and the writing life.” Art shapes the world around us and is shaped by the world around us. This is a place where that is the main operative.
With postings daily, this site asks big questions that some readers might not even think when reading. For writers and readers alike, the insight is unparalleled by some other literary websites.
Join a book club with all of LA… Or at least the parts of LA that read these books, and anyone else in the world connected to this website. With fantastic graphics to navigate this site, you can get stuck in a hole of article clicking and reading for hours.
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Famous for fantastic interviews, this website also features magnificent article, poetry and artistic content. If you want to feel classy, this is an excellent news source to start reading daily.