Blogger Love in Books!

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Is it just me, or do any of you get a jolt of recognition when there’s bloggers in books? Either main characters or those starring in more of a side role- it’s so fun to see some blogger rep in books! Here’s a quick list:

obsidian

The Lux Series– Katie is a surprisingly fun and relatable character- and I’ll admit, a large part of that comes down to her being a reader AND a blogger. I mean, that’s so cool, right? (hehe okay, maybe just in our circles, but you know what I mean). What I like even more is how the number of her followers aren’t made a big deal of- but it is a big presence in her life (and Damian, when he starts to get cuter in the second book, recognises how important it is to her aww).

eliza and her monsters

Eliza and Her Monsters– technically Eliza has a webcomic, but I *adored* her character in every sense, because it was so relatable. From her online presence to her creating stories from scratch to her social awkwardness, she was a down to earth heroine and a lot of fun to read about.

serpent king

Serpent King– funnily enough, Lydia in Serpent King had a blogging persona that I took a while to warm to. But once I did, I appreciated her all the more because my conflicted feelings made her feel all the more real. Plus, this is an amazing book- you should go read it!

geekerella

Geekerella– the heroine is a blogger again here- woot woot! Beyond this just being about fandom, which is already a super entertaining premise, this also delved into the world of blogging a little.

cinder and ella

Cinder and Ella– yes, another Cinderella romance, BUT this also involves living on the internet AND I love the idea of blogs bringing people together PLUS it’s also good so why not? (I’m giving away my Cinderella obsession again 😉 ) I don’t know what it is about Cinderella-types, but apparently they’re obsessed with blogging and I’m for it!

So, have you read any of these? Do you have any tips on books that feature bloggers? Let me know in the comments!

56 thoughts on “Blogger Love in Books!

  1. Ooh I haven’t read many of these but I definitely want to check some of them out, especially Eliza and her Monsters. I have a feeling that I will connect with this book a lot, so I have no idea why I haven’t picked it up yet! The only one I’ve read is The Serpent King. I also took a while to warm up to Lydia, although I definitely appreciated her more by the end of the novel. Great list! 🙂 xxx

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  2. Yes! It makes me feel like we are being acknowledged in the mainstream. I feel like everything will be online sooner than later and bloggers will be more important than ever! At least in our world 😄

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  3. I don’t think I have read any books featuring bloggers. But I think I’d get that happy feeling. I get it when I see a character with my name, or if my hometown is mentioned (my town in the UK doesn’t get mentioned much so its a bit of a wow moment when it does).

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  4. I’m on the fence with this as I would imagine that to make the blogging theme meaningful it might need to be exagerated with the character achieving amazing success. It would need to be very cleverly worked for it to be realistic yet readable.

    I’ve not read any of the books in your list, but I read a different book a few years ago with an insta- successive blogger and it didn’t work for me.

    I have similar thoughts about books where the character is a writer, too many plot lines have them being signed up by a publisher and whisked to the top of the best seller charts.

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  5. It’s been many years since I read it but An Opening Act Of Unspeakable Evil was, as I recall, a fun read–and a novel in the form of blog posts. That was pretty innovative for 2004. It was then followed by Therefore Repent which was an odd but fun graphic novel in which the narrator of the previous book, and the world itself, go through some strange changes.

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  6. I always enjoy coming across bloggers in books too! It’s a nice surprise. Kind of like finding a unicorn lol. Ooh, the mc in Americanah is a blogger. It even features some of her wordpress(!) posts. I really liked that.

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  7. I haven’t read any of the books from your list. I did read a Cozy mystery that involved a bloggers conference and bloggers competing to get the best agent for their blog. (Never knew bloggers have agents too!!) Read another one recently – this is by Paullina Simons – features a guy whose profession is blogging. 😀

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  8. I love seeing blogger love in books! In fact I just love fandom-related books in general. Geekerella is probably my favourite in this list, I need to read the sequel soon, and I have The Serpent King on my TBR list so I need to get around to that one soon actually.
    Great post. 🙂 ❤️

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  9. I actually haven’t read any of these but they all sounds so cute! I love when YA engages with fandom culture in any form. So much of being a teenager is defining yourself by the things that you like, and when authors recognise that and get it right it makes me so happy to read.

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  10. I always get nervous when I see bloggers in books. I wonder if they’re going to be portrayed as socially awkward or maladjusted, living their lives online instead of the real world. I don’t know. It seems like a lot of people don’t understand what bloggers do and think they’re so weird group and not just regular people who write and happen to write online instead of in a notebook.

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    1. Oh yeah that’s a very fair point. I think it’s cos I read books by people who’ve clearly been bloggers- so they kind of get the quirks and addiction, but aren’t necessarily gonna portray bloggers as oddballs. I do get what you mean though- I think I see that quite a bit in TV/films (that or they’re massively successful, living in an incredible apartments in Manhattan- evidently according to the Hollywood view, blogging either makes you a weirdo or a millionaire 😉 )

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  11. Chimamanda Ngoza Adichie’s “Americanah”, is a novel about a Nigerian woman who comes to the United States, leaving behind the love of her life. Over the course of decades and across continents, Adichie addresses racism and prejudice, being Black in Africa and the United States, academia, and the depth of long-distance love. Ifemelu, the main character, keeps a blog that covers her brilliantly observed and sometimes painful experiences. It makes her famous in the US; the impact of the blog and its readers is a major theme in the book. The blog does not, however, overwhelm the story, a tribute to a masterful writer. This book opened my eyes and reminded me how provincial I am.

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  12. Cool list!
    I haven’t read any of these, but want to read Eliza & Her Monsters at some point.
    There’s one book that comes to mind that has a character who is blogging, What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – the grandma writes a blog and is way more adventurous than any other characters 😀 Loved it.
    I bought a book recently that has a character who is half deer / half human, and also a blogger. Haven’t read it yet tho.

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  13. Great list! I really enjoy reading books with blogger characters so will be checking some of these out!
    I recently read an ARC of 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons. One of main characters is a blog writer. Such a sweet story, it comes out in August – you’d probably really enjoy it if the books on this list are anything to go by 📖❤️ Thanks for the great post!

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