Reasons I love (and hate) Book Bub and The Fussy Librarian

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I ran across BookBub and The Fussy Librarian by pure accident a few months ago and I’m stoked that I did! They are two sites that send you free daily emails with a list of suggested books based on your preferences. Since I’ve had such success with them, I wanted to give you guys a list of pro’s and con’s so you know what you are getting yourself into before signing up.

  • Thanks to these two sites, I’m finding all sorts of authors to try!
  • However, I’m downsizing my library. And thanks to these sites, I’m adding just as many as I am getting rid of, albeit digital ones but still, this is not good my friends.
  • The daily emails that are sent have a nice variety without overloading you with options. It’s the perfect length for a busy mom with 5 minutes here and there to check her email.
  • Each site sends a very different list, so I’m not having multiple suggestions of the same novel every day. Plus I have only ran into a repeat suggestion twice in the four months!
  • But there are too many days where I want every single novel from both emails. I have to either only grab the free stuff or walk away because I can’t make a decision.
  • Which reminds me, both gives the prices in the email so you know in advance what you’ll be paying for. That makes this budgeting girl HAPPY.
  • I love that your daily suggestions are based on the genre’s you pick, so you don’t have to deal with random books that you have no interest in.
  • I love that you can change your preferred lists anytime you want. You can also make them as big or as small as you want.
  • I also love that both will take you to the site you want to buy from (ie Amazon or Barnes and Noble) instead of buying from a site you aren’t familiar with. Plus this gives you the options to buy ebook, paperback or hardcover version!
  • Which means, if you can’t buy something for whatever reason, you can just add it to your wish list on Amazon so you don’t forget about it!
  • However my wish list has now tripled in size….damnit.
  • I love that The Fussy Librarian gives a review rating with their suggestions.
  • I love that the daily emails are free!
  • Yet I wish that you had to pay for their daily emails, cause I’m cheap and wouldn’t actually pay for it, which means I wouldn’t be so dang tempted by more books….

Obviously, I recommend these sites, lol. Just be warned, you’re to-read list is about to explode.

About Nikki R 120 Articles
SAHM of 2, happily married bookworm, blogger and aspiring author. If I could read/write all day, every day, I would. Luckily I have a very understanding, and patient, husband who lets me get away with it as much as possible. Now if only the kids would understand my obsession, and the house would clean itself, then I'd be all set.


  1. I like BookBub too. My only complaint is that I don’t care how many Amazon reviews a title receives, I would prefer a better blurb about the book.

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