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1. The blogging platform that is also a social media network. I know, it’s confusing.
2. Home of FANGIRLS™, vaguely pornographic Sherlock fanfiction, the most intersectional of intersectional feminism, NSFW pictures of girls in yoga pants, and GIFs–lots of GIFs.
That’s what you know about Tumblr, but what you may not know and I’m sure you will be overjoyed to discover, is that Tumblr is home to some of the most bookish people on the planet. In fact I myself had a Tumblr at one point, but stopped maintaining it when I realized I would spontaneously combust if I added one more social media network to my already full social media posting schedule. Anyway, the Tumblr book community is pretty awesome and definitely worth checking out. Here are ten of my favorite bookish Tumblrs for your perusal and enjoyment:
Eschewing book recommendation algorithms as “so 1984,” Go Book Yourself offers readers recommendations by–wait for it–actual humans. So original, so unexpected.
Libraries, bookshops, home reading areas. Traditional, modern, and innovative styles. And just to stay a little bit true to the name, the occasional photo of some couple making out in one of the aforementioned libraries, bookshops, or home reading areas.
Classic books summarized in three-panel comics. The lesson of The Jungle? Don’t. Eat. Meat.
4. Lit Verve
Poems, literary quotes, lovely nature photography. Perfect for the Anne Shirleys and Thoreau wannabes among you.
The Tumblr of America’s most legendary independent bookstore is full of photos, book recommendations, and the occasional author interview.
All the book covers.
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*Spoiler Alert* Just like the title says, the final sentences of lots and lots of books.
Book Riot’s own Christy Childers writes postcards to authors and then photographs them for her Tumblr. Also I want her handwriting.
Visiting this photospectacular Tumblr is a bit like stepping into a Jane Austen novel. It’s not strictly about books per se; it’s more like entering into the world of a book. I visit English Idylls whenever I’m stressed and want to relax into my imagination.
10. Book Riot
A panoply of bookish goodness.
For more bookish Tumblrs check out the following lists:
- The 25 Best Tumblr Accounts for Book Nerds
- Dashboard? More Like Bookshelf: Your Guide to Literary Tumblrs
- The Great Taxonomy of Literary Tumblrs: Round Two
- Tumblr Index: Your Guide to Artistic and Literary Tumblrs, Part III
- Best Tumblrs for Bookish Types
What are your favorite bookish Tumblrs?