More and more Facebook is becoming a place where I go not to update the world on what I'm doing, but to find interesting and new ideas, including book recommendations. Here are the top Facebook pages about books that you should be following if you're looking for book recommendations, reviews or just inspiring memes.
Sneak peeks at new books, interviews with authors and book recommendations. Basically a wide variety of book-related news and inspiration
This page is more for readers, and less about books. Their articles are often controversial, but always thought-provoking.
Book Riot's fresh, sarcastic style makes it one of my favorite book sites, and I actually look forward to getting their newsletters on Sundays. Check them out — they make being a book lover seem almost cool.
Also a print magazine, BookPage's mission is to "spread the news about the best new books." So essentially, it acts as a machine to fill up my Amazon wish list(s). Lots of giveaways, author interviews and literary goodness.
I love the idea of thousands of strangers sharing what they're reading every Friday (as much as I love sharing what I read with them). FridayReads will give you enough material for a lifetime of reading.
Anyone who uses the Goodreads site or app will find their Facebook posts a nice complement to their other content. Author birthdays and check the comments in their various "What are you reading?" posts to discover new reads.
Literature Is My Utopia
A little more intellectual & "heady," LIMU shares lots of inspirational quotes and old-timey author photos.
Again, another place for readers, not just book lovers. Their online community is smart and passionate; reading the comments is as enlighting as the posts themselves.
Keep up-to-date on the books that everyone is talking about. Includes "links to recent author interviews, reviews, and book picks, as well as conversations about what you're reading, the future of publishing, and other lit-ish links."
A more humorous approach for book lovers. Lots of memes, links, giveaways and LOLs.
Where do you go on Facebook to get your book fix? Let us know in the comments.
Jill Hinton Wolfe