Several weeks ago, we told you about Litsy, the awesome new app for readers, and a kitten-ton of you signed up to try it for yourselves! As Brenna explained, Litsy is like if Instagram and Goodreads had “a beautiful, perfect baby.” It’s so much fun, and I spend a huge amount of time using it.
Litsy looks like this:
So colorful! So lovely! You can share photos of what you’re reading, rate books, find out what other people are saying about books, list what you’re currently reading in your profile, and more. It’s an epic nerdpurr!
So we thought we’d recommend 10 wonderful people to follow on Litsy to help you get started if you just started using the app, or to introduce you to more cool people if you’re already using Litsy.
1. Whitney Hu
Whitney is the communications director for the Strand Bookstore in NYC.
Currently reading: Walk Through Walls: A Memoir by Marina Abramović.
2. K. D. Winchester
K. D. is a Litsy community associate and an avid reader.
Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.
3. Lupita Reads
Lupita is a book lover, prolific reader, blogger, and she has fabulous taste in books.
Currently reading: Barkskins by Annie Proulx.
Sharlene is a book blogger at Real Life Reading, and takes wonderful photographs.
Currently reading: The Island of Eternal Love by Daína Chaviano.
5. Amy Stewart
Not only is Amy a bookseller and fantastic author (Girl Waits with Gun) but she also shares wildly interesting information.
Currently reading: The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
Wayne is a manager at RoscoeBooks in Chicago, and posts a ton of stuff about upcoming titles and backlist.
Currently reading: The Sellout by Paul Beatty
7. Steph Opitz
Steph is a book reviewer (Marie Claire, Kirkus Reviews) with fabulous taste in books. And she used to run the Texas Book Festival!
Currently reading: N/A
Colleen has been in the publishing business for a long time, and recently joined Litsy. She has lots of great picks and insight into books!
Currently reading: Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
9. Stephen Graham Jones
SGJ is a fantastic author (Mongrels) as well as a prolific reader with great taste in books!
Currently reading: Paradise Sky by Joe R. Lansdale
Anton is a bookseller in D.C., an insanely prolific reader, and reads a diverse, interesting selection of books.
Currently reading: Jerusalem by Alan Moore
And be sure to follow us on Litsy! Our username is – SPOILER – Book Riot, my username is Liberty, and you can find a bunch more of our contributors on our account. (And thanks to jennirl for help with the list!)