I challenged myself to read 50 new-to-me books in 2010 and keep a record of what I read and what I thought. My reviews were taking over my personal blog so I decided to start one solely dedicated to books. I review everything I read and I’ll read pretty much anything recommended to me!
Book to the Future is more than just a blog: it’s a journey through time. For the next two-and-a-bit years, I’ll be reading and reviewing one book every week, risking life and limb to read great works of literature in the year they were first published. My journey began in the year 1900 – every week since, I move forward one year in the future, reviewing a book that first hit the shelves in that year. Confusing? Possibly. But if you like reading, time travel and nice, hot cups of tea, you’ll love Book to the Future.
Mostly contemporary literature but you’ll also find a little chick-lit, lad-lit, YA and historical fiction every so often.
BookSwag is a blog with a focus on contemporary fiction, although there is a little bit of everything. I have a special interest in Perth authors and literary happenings.
A book blog dedicated to reading challenges and book reviews. It also features libraries around Sydney and library themed resources, such as podcasts and journals.
Confessions From Romaholics is run by a group of ladies who love to read. We are all about the romance, young adult, new adult and more. Created in August 2012, we aim to bring fresh reviews about the books we love, interviews from our favourite authors and more.
I enjoy a variety of genre and read based on mood. I enjoy unique, bizarre reads but I also like literary, horror, fantasy and other “usual” genre. I love working with indie authors to promote their work.
Keeping Up With The Penguins might be for you if:
You’re scared your Tinder date will ask you about your favourite book, and you’ll be forced to confess you haven’t read anything new since Harry Potter
You quickly excuse yourself to the bathroom when people start talking Brontë (you’re pretty sure there’s more than one of them, but you’ve got no idea which is which)
You want to give classic literature a go, but every time you Google “which classic should I read first” it returns a stack of books you’ve never heard of and overwhelms you with academic analysis
You’ve been stuck reading the one genre for years, and you either need to find something new or download your 800th poorly-formatted $0.99 Kindle e-book
You don’t mind having a laugh at a millennial’s attempt to wade through the literary canon of popular and classic fiction
I’ve crafted a list: 109 books that I’ve never read (even though I really should). It’s a motley crew, a kind of cross-breed of the Dymocks 101, the Guardian’s top 100 books written in English, and a handful of personal recommendations. Many are classics, some are a little more obscure – so it’s quantities known and unknown. I’ll be reviewing them one by one.
The title Knowledge Lost was adapted from the title Paradise Lost by John Milton. I decided on this title to symbolise the fact that there is so much to learn and so much knowledge out there that previously was lost to me. As I discover and learn new things, I realise there are so much more to learn so this blog keeps growing and growing. A few years ago I started Literary Exploration as a dedicated book blog, I did this because my passion was always book blogging and I felt it would be a good idea to have this blog separate to the rest of my blogging.
Marisa Wikramanayake is an author, journalist and editor who writes about writing, freelancing, publishing and journalism. She has reviewed books for the West Australian and currently is the non-fiction, poetry and short fiction contributing editor for the Australian Women Writers Challenge project. She has done media work for the Galle Lit Festival & convened the 6th IPEd Editing Conference and sometimes she asks authors very cheeky questions.