Web Crush of the Week: Men Reading Books

Last month, I found the topic of guys reading (or rather, not reading) coming up in both my online world and in real life.  Ted Balcom, a blogging colleague of mine over at Booklist’s Book Group Buzz, was discussing the lack of male participants in book discussion groups.  Earlier that week, a group of librarians and readers who attended an author interview I was moderating began a lively discussion during the Q&A portion, wondering why men don’t attend as many literary events as women do, what can librarians and teachers do to promote reading to males, etc.

Which led me to take a look around, and yep, almost all of the book blogs I follow and enjoy are written by women.  That’s not to say that Karen and I haven’t tried to profile boy blogs as well (we have, they just are not out there in the same numbers!). So this week, I’m bringing you a decidedly male book blog.

This week’s Web Crush is the aptly named Men Reading Books.  Their simple tag line is, “Book summaries and opinions written by guys about books that other guys might consider reading.”.   Short but interesting annotations of a wide variety of books, geared towards men.  Need I say more?

Men, are you out there reading?  What are you reading?  Where do you get your suggestions?  Tell us!  If you write a book blog for guys, we may even Crush on ya!  (we’re easy like that.)

Oh!  And for those of you who thought this site was going to be something different, um, you’re looking for this site.



About the Author:

Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

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