Three cheers for the Book Haven! We’re ranked one of the top literary blogs on the planet!


We have to admit, most of the time we feel a little lonely, blogging out here on the edge of the Pacific, silently typing well into the night, tapping out these little blogposts for you, gentle reader.

Then, sometimes, we get some surprises in our inbox. Look who made the #8 spot in this ranking of the top 100 literary blogs? On Feedspot, a media/publishing database and RSS Reader, we’re jostling alongside the Paris Review, McSweeney’s, NYer Page-Turner, and World Literature Today! We’re nestled just below Lit Hub and just above the British Council! Yayyyy for The Book Haven!

From the text: “Author Cynthia Haven’s blog for the written word – from the literary world at Stanford University to the world at large. The Book Haven was founded in 2009, and over the years has been discussed and linked in The Guardian, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and more.

We’d pop open some champagne, but we have more work to do tonight, and miles to go before we sleep…

A small stack of “unforgettable books” featured by Stanford’s Another Look book series (Photo: Clay Lambert)

4 Responses to “Three cheers for the Book Haven! We’re ranked one of the top literary blogs on the planet!”

  1. Lez Says:

    Congrats Dr Haven! I have followed Book Haven for a good number of years now and appreciate the topics, the erudition and quality of great ideas and wonderful books.

  2. Cynthia Haven Says:

    You’re welcome! Glad to have your company!

  3. George Says:

    Only the planet? Isn’t there a Stanford graduate who can arrange for it to be browsed from Mars?

    Anyway, until you break the surly bonds of earth, congratulations for your ranking on the planet!

  4. Cynthia Haven Says:

    That’s what Feedspot says, George. And they wouldn’t lie to me, would they?