Today, I thought I’d showcase some of my favorite features around the blogosphere! There’s tons of features out there that I absolutely adore, so don’t feel bad if you didn’t make it on this list…these are just the ones that really stand out to me as being some of my most favorites 🙂 They’re also in no particular order!
Fashion By the Book from Boricuan Bookworms
Eeee! I love this feature so much. While I may not always be the best dressed myself, I adore fashion in general. So anytime anybody has a fashion post involving books, you know I’ll be all over that. Which is why this feature is one of my favorites! Just check out the post they did on The Fault in Our Stars & Crash Into You by Katie McGarry. Such cute outfits!!
Saturated Reads from The Thousand Lives
You guys, this is such a cool feature. Kayla has synesthesia, which basically means that she associates a lot of things with certain colors…like numbers or emotions or people. So she decided to create a feature playing off this in which she explains what colors she associates with certain books/series/characters, and then examines whether or not the books’ covers are in line with what she’s pictured in her head. I just love how unique this feature is, and it always makes me think about books a little differently.
Make It a Movie Monday from Jenna Does Books
This is another really great feature that I love. While it’s not super unique, because a lot of people do casting-type posts and reviews, I love that she makes her feature stand out from the crowd by also including her own movie poster designs (I absolutely adore the one she made for Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi). I also think that, most of the time, her casting choices are spot-on!
Silver Screen Saturdays from Polished Page-Turner
This is another movie-themed feature, but it’s totally different than the one that Jenna Does Books has. It’s actually a feature that showcases upcoming movies, trailers, casting alerts…basically, anything we might be interested in that has to do with movies (particularly those that are based on books, of course!). This is just such a great idea for a feature, and I love getting updates on stuff like that!
Bookish Games from Oh, the Books!
Obviously, the Bookish Games has to be part of my list. It might just be the best feature that any book blogger has ever thought up. If you’ve never played, you seriously should think about signing up for the next one! I’ve played twice, and both times it was so much fun. I loved being able to connect with other bloggers in such a different and cool kind of way.
Novel Portraits from Stay Bookish
Novel Portraits, and specifically the Beyond the Lens portion of the feature (in which Hazel showcases BookStagrammers), are posts that I just can’t get enough of. I’ve always been a fan of photography, and while I’m not very good at bookish photography myself, I very much appreciate it and love seeing it on my Instagram feed.
You’re Just My Type from The Novel Hermit
Oh my gosh, isn’t the banner for this feature the CUTEST?! I love it. Almost as much as I love the feature itself! Once I realized that PicMonkey now lets you access the fonts from your own computer, I became obsessed with downloading cute, free fonts, and I’ve found so many great ones by perusing these posts!
Consider This Classic from So Obsessed With
I don’t talk about classics too much here on the blog, since it’s mostly YA-focused, but I’ve always been a fan of the genre ever since I started reading classics in school. My favorite, by the way, is The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner — I’ve read it twice, and both times, thought it was amazing. For this feature, Hannah has a guest post come on her site and recommend one of their favorite classics, explaining why people might like it and what other books it reminds them of.
Bookish Wedding Inspiration from Ode to Jo & Katniss
Oh my god, I LOVE this feature. I’m kind of obsessed with these posts, I’m not gonna lie. Amy recently shared some wedding inspiration for The Hunger Games series, and I about died. She has such great taste, and everything was absolutely perfect and just as it should be. I dare you not to “ooh” and “ahh” over these posts!