Today I’m thrilled to have Book Blogger Jacob answer my #TopFiveThursday questions. I have been running this feature for over a year now and it’s been dominated by mostly female bloggers, I think the men who blog must either hate this feature or they are very shy 😂😂
Jacob blogs over at http://jacob-reviews-books.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 Jacob mainly reviews crime and psychological thriller novels, but again he’s another bloggers whose reviews I always enjoy reading, and who knows one day I might be writing a review for Jacob’s book as he is writing a crime thriller. If you haven’t already checked out Jacob’s blog it’s one I would highly recommend, so don’t forget to click on the link to his blog I can guarantee you will find plenty of books to add to your TBR pile.
Top 5 books you read in 2016?
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker
Watching Edie by Camilla Way
Two O’clock Boy by Mark Hill
Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?
M. J. Arlidge
Top 5 books you want to read in 2017
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner
My Sisters Bones by Nuala Ellwood
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
Wrong Place by Michelle Davies
Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?
I think it’s important to give honest reviews when you a providing feedback for a book that you have read, it can be easy to always say that a book is great but in my experience, constructive criticism is always appreciated.
I also think that it is important to join social media. If you have a Twitter or Facebook account for your blog it is a great way of connecting with different bloggers, authors and publishers. The blogging community is really friendly and it is a great community to be part of.
Try not to take too much on at once. When I first joined up with Netgalley I found it impossible to ignore the tempting request button whenever a new promotion email popped up in my inbox. I have started to feel the pressure because of this.
It’s a good idea to keep to a schedule when you are preparing your blog posts, especially for books that haven’t been published yet and if you are taking part in any blog tours. This will help you to prioritise what you have to read.
And most importantly enjoy it; there is nothing more satisfying when someone has bought a book based on your recommendation that is, for me, the main joy of book blogging.
Top 5 book blogs you follow
Off-the-Shelf Books http://off-the-shelfbooks.blogspot.co.uk/
Joy Kluver https://joykluver.wordpress.com/
My Chestnut Reading Tree https://mychestnutreadingtree.wordpress.com/
Cleopatra Loves Books https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/
Jen Med’s Book Reviews https://jenmedsbookreviews.com/
My name is Jacob, I am 21 and I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. I have always wanted to be an author and I am currently working on my own crime novel, I started writing when I was eleven. Recently I have discovered a true passion for crime and thriller novels, it is a genre that I don’t think will ever have its day as writers are always coming up with ingenious new storylines and twists.
I set up my book blog in June 2016, I review crime and psychological thriller novels. I also take part in blog tours and occasionally hosts book giveaways.
My thanks to Jacob for agreeing to take time out of his busy schedule to answer #TopFiveThursday.