There’s nothing better than a good book, but when you can’t be reading, the next best thing might just be a bookish Twitter feed! These 25 accounts will give book lovers plenty of fun book-related things to scroll through while dreaming about getting back to your latest read.
New York Times Books (@nytimesbooks)
"Sweetbitter" is "the 'Kitchen Confidential' of our time," from the more civilized front-of-the-house perspective. https://t.co/O343gbhDrY
— New York Times Books (@nytimesbooks) May 25, 2016
The New York Times book section is a great source of book reviews, reflections on the state of writing and reading literature, and other bookish articles. Authors sometimes stop by to review other books, too, which is really cool. (Don’t forget that you can use IFTTT to get NYT books articles delivered to you!)
Guardian Books (@GuardianBooks)
'It needs more public-spirited pigs': TS Eliot's rejection of Orwell's Animal Farm https://t.co/pRtqKhPij2
— Guardian Books (@GuardianBooks) May 26, 2016
Providing much the same kind of bookish greatness as the New York Times, this account is a solid foundation for the the east-of-the-Atlantic book scene with reviews, author interviews, and fun asides like an article on Vladimir Nabokov’s butterfly art.
NY Review of Books (@nybooks)
Yasmine El Rashidi talks with Basma Abdel Aziz about human rights in Egypt and writing fiction after the Arab Spring https://t.co/kAPHwnpMEC
— The New York Review of Books (@nybooks) May 25, 2016
The slightly narcissistic self-anointing as “The premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language” aside, the New York Review is a great place for readers. Not only do you get book reviews, but you’ll also get some phenomenally well-written articles of other types, as well.
LA Times Books (@latimesbooks)
ESSAY: What you don't know about Gabriel Garcia Marquez https://t.co/R8ILmvhSCE
— L.A. Times Books (@latimesbooks) May 15, 2016
Though not as well-known as its east-coast contemporaries, the LA Times‘ book blog and newspaper section are great for reviews (which they provide more of than some other feeds), author interviews, and essays.
NPR Books (@nprbooks)
— NPR Books (@nprbooks) May 25, 2016
With a steady stream of great book reviews that span many genres and styles, NPR Books is a great place to find more things to put on your reading list, no matter what kind of books you like to read.
Book Riot (@bookriot)
— Book Riot (@BookRiot) May 26, 2016
One of my personal favorites, Book Riot’s large and diverse base of contributors share great lists, reviews, essays, and irreverent reflections on everything related to reading. Be sure to check out their great podcasts, too! (They’re some of the best bookish podcasts out there.)
NY Public Library (@nypl)
— NY Public Library (@nypl) May 25, 2016
Book recommendations, book-related news, author interviews, and a healthy dose of humor make @nypl a Twitter favorite for book nerds. Another very active feed, this one will definitely keep your Twitter feed full of fun book stuff!
The Millions (@The_Millions)
“DNA is but a chemical,” Mukherjee writes. “But, God, what a chemical.” https://t.co/g9OfEprVeG
— The Millions (@The_Millions) May 26, 2016
A long-running and very popular literary site, The Millions is a great source of reviews, literary musings, and the ebook find of the day, which highlights a great deal on a great book.
Electric Literature (@ElectricLit)
— Electric Literature (@ElectricLit) May 25, 2016
With everything from book reviews to “If You’re a Writer You May Be a Psychopath,” @ElectricLit is an absolute must for book lovers. This feed also retweets a lot of great book-related stuff from other sites, making it a great place to dive into the world of books on Twitter.
Literary Hub (@thelithub)
— Literary Hub (@lithub) May 25, 2016
Book news, essays, anything else related to literature, and a dose of cultural criticism can be found on Literature Hub’s very active Twitter feed. It’s straightforward, and will give you plenty of great stuff to read while you’re away from your book.
Slate Book Review (@SlateBooks)
— Slate Book Review (@SlateBooks) May 4, 2016
No matter how you feel about Slate, it’s tough to deny that their book reviews team is a good one; you’ll find a lot of articles here that will make you think more deeply about the books that you’re reading and the creative process.
Amazon Books (@amazonbooks)
— Amazon Books (@amazonbooks) May 24, 2016
It’s the biggest book store in the world, so it makes sense that Amazon has a lot to say about books. Lists of recommended reads, reviews, and interesting stories about the reading life abound.
HuffPost Books (@HuffPostBooks)
— HuffPost Books (@HuffPostBooks) April 10, 2016
The Huffington Post writes about everything under the sun, and books are no exception. One of the things @HuffPostBooks does well is recommend books that are relevant to today’s concerns: recent suggestions include books on war, global pandemics, and racial diversity.
Melville House (@melvillehouse)
As Waterstones prepares to stop selling ebooks, are we seeing physical books trumping digital? https://t.co/UtIGnnAHlN
— Melville House (@melvillehouse) May 26, 2016
Literary diehards will want to follow a lot of publishers, but Melville House is one that everyone should check out; their mix of humor, author interviews, book recommendations, and reflections on reading and writing is much more personal than the marketing-focused feeds of other houses.
Interesting Literature (@InterestingLit)
Ayn Rand was a Scrabble enthusiast and stamp-collector; she wrote a 1971 essay called ‘Why I Like Stamp Collecting’.
— Literary Interest (@InterestingLit) May 24, 2016
You never know what’ll be coming up next on this feed, but you can be sure that it’ll be interesting! From great author quotes to fun facts and book lists to historical tidbits, this is a great feed for upping your literary trivia skills.
— Bookish (@BookishHQ) May 25, 2016
If you’re looking for a book to read, @bookishhq has your back with lots of recommendations from their editors and readers; they’re a bit repetitive, but you’ll definitely find a lot of new books to read next.
— goodreads (@goodreads) May 24, 2016
As one of the biggest sites in the online book scene, following Goodreads on Twitter is a no-brainer. The feed is full of fun bookish things like cool reading nooks, products for book lovers, and great quotes.
— BookBub (@BookBub) May 24, 2016
BookBub’s Twitter feed is full of interesting book-related things like reading lists, celebrity book recommendations, and fun lists like “17 Things All Bookworms Can Relate To.” It’s one of the sites that every Kindle owner should know about, so don’t miss it!
Book Deals Today (@bookdealstoday)
— Book Deals Today (@bookdealstoday) May 26, 2016
The premise of this feed is just what you’d imagine: they tweet out good deals on books. Sometimes they’re print, sometimes they’re ebooks, but they’re always a good deal.
Free Kindle Books (@FreeKindleDaily)
— Free Kindle Books (@FreeKindleDaily) May 26, 2016
Getting free stuff for your Kindle is awesome, and @FreeKindleDaily is all about it: every day, they tweet out a bunch of books that you can get for free. What more could you ask for?
Free Kindle Books (@FreeReadFeed)
— Free Kindle Books (@FreeReadFeed) October 20, 2012
Another singularly focused feed, @FreeReadFeed brings you even more free Kindle books. As with any list of free things, you never know what you’re going to find, but you might just get lucky! (I discovered one of my favorite books using a free Kindle book service.)
Star Wars Books (@swbooks)
— Star Wars Books & Comics (@swbooks) May 25, 2016
This won’t appeal to everyone, but I have to include because I’m so glad that it exists: it’s a Twitter feed about Star Wars books. Lots of information about Marvel’s Star Wars comics and Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath series, as well as retweets of reviews and other good stuff.
Comic Vine (@ComicVine)
— GameSpot Universe (@GSUniverse) May 25, 2016
If you’re looking for reviews of comics, previews of upcoming issues, and good discussion on superhero TV shows and movies, Comic Vine is the place to be. They also post a lot of cool comic art with their articles, which will beautify your Twitter feed!
— Book Riot Comics (@BookRiotComics) May 26, 2016
Book Riot’s comics division, Panels, has a great Twitter feed for readers of all types, whether you’re a diehard comics fan or looking to dip your toes into the waters of graphic novels for the first time. Just like Book Riot, they’re big on covering a wide swath of different genres and types of books from a wide variety of authors.
Reading Rainbow (@readingrainbow)
— Reading Rainbow (@readingrainbow) May 26, 2016
Whether you’re a parent trying to instill a love of reading in your kids or you just have fond memories of LeVar Burton talking about kids’ books, this is an absolute must-follow. Author interviews, kids’-books-related news, and great retweets on the state of children’s literature await you under the Rainbow.
Your Favorite Book-Related Twitter Accounts
These 25 accounts are great for all book nerds, but there are a lot more out there, from publishers to authors to book reviewers to parody accounts. No matter what kinds of books you like, you can fill your entire Twitter feed with news and fun stuff about books that you like.
We want to know your favorite book-related Twitter feeds. We didn’t include specific authors above, but let us know which authors you like to follow, and any other good bookish accounts to follow, in the comments below!