Five Of My Favorite Non-Bookish Websites

We talk a lot about books – where we buy them, how we organize them, what bookish merch we buy for them, what websites we look into for our fandoms, bookstagram, Twitter, and everything in between that has to do with this wonderful online community of readers.

Yet, we all have other interests and other favorite websites we go to to kill the time or inspire us.

So, today, I just wanted to chat about some of my favorite NON-BOOKISH websites that I visit regularly.

THE FANDOM is the perfect place to go for a round-up of all your…well…fandoms. Ok, ok, yes, there is a book section of this website but it also has a lot of TV and Movie news (which is what I mainly look at). It’s just easier to go to this site to see all the news from other sites (like EW, Hollywood Reporter) all curated in one place. I’m almost always behind on the news so this site helps with thatΒ  πŸ˜†


I’m trying to eat healthier and work out more often – which brings me to Kayla Itsines. She’s an Australian fitness trainer who has a workout program that I follow. She’s very motivational, there’s a huge community of women around the world who share their progress on her program on Instagram, and her workouts seriously KICKS MY ASS. I like to read her blog now and then but I mainly go to her Instagram and follow the hashtags of her program to get motivation – because, y’all, those transformation photos are ON POINT.

If you have the funds and are interested, Kayla offers a one-time e-book purchase for her guide, OR she also has the SWEAT app. I recently started using the app and it is awesome! It’s super motivational and easy to use. There’s a calendar to plan, a meal plan with recipe ideas, a Yoga section and post-birth section, and tons of education about nutrition and working out.



I like to check this one out for fun little tricks for beauty. It has easy graphics to figure it all out visually instead of reading a post or watching a video that takes way too long to get to the point. Most of the time all those Pinterest graphics I like when looking for beauty tips came from this website – so I just go straight to it. They don’t have a whole loads of new content all the time, but I like to check it every now and then!


Yeah, yeah, this has the potential to be bookish BUT it’s not for me! I actually don’t watchΒ any booktubers. I just don’t like them and I hate having to sit through a 20 minute video to find out their thoughts on a book while they yell and jump or something – reading a review is much easier.

What I use Youtube for is movie trailers and lots and lots and lots of beauty tips! Like. So many. I check Youtube for beauty product reviews because I like seeing things in action.

Side note: I also totally give into fads because of it – like the Face Halo (which is actually super amazing so if you want a environmentally friendly and chemical-free makeup remover option check it out — not sponsored I just swear this thing is magic).

Anyways, here are a few of my favorite beauty & lifestyle Youtubers:

  • Nikkia Joy
  • Stephanie Lange
  • Lauren Curtis
  • Kathleen Lights
  • GinsMakeup
  • Carly Christman
  • Tess Christine
  • Simple Nailogical
  • Niomi Smart


I know I said I’m trying to eat healthier and this website may not be the best for that, but Ree Drummond just makes some delicious food! I love all of the recipes I’ve ever tried from her and I watch her on The Food Network. So, I’m including this because FOOD IS YUM, k?

…but because that screenshot doesn’t do justice to Ree’s food, here are some photos to drool over:

So, those are some of my favorite non-bookish sites!
What are some of yours?Β 

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14 thoughts on “Five Of My Favorite Non-Bookish Websites

  1. The Beauty Department is such a gorgeous website. I going to be honest, I clicked on it just for it’s aesthetics! I spend a lot of time on youtube too, and I rarely watch book tube. I tend to watch vloggers and Philip Defranco πŸ˜€

  2. Ooh, I’ve heard of The Fandom, but never checked it out! It does sound nice to have a place where all the stuff I need to know is in one place, since I’m starting to get obsessed with keeping up with geeky stuff. πŸ˜‚ I love YouTube! I watch Booktube, but I also watch non-bookish things on there a large majority of the time!

    1. It’s so much easier to have everything in one place – Youtube is also really helpful with that! So whatever works for you πŸ™‚ I SORT OF watch some booktube channels but mainly just those who are my friends >.< haha

  3. I discovered Fandom a few days ago (I live under a rock) and I love it !
    I’m trying to eat healthier too so I’m definitely going to check those blogs. I really want to start cooking but I’m never motivated ><

    1. Isn’t it so easy to keep up with things because of that site? haha ahh, yeah, eating healthier definitely requires more cooking. I don’t think I’ve cooked so much and done so many dishes in one day before haha

  4. omg I love the Pioneer Woman’s website, oddly I didn’t like her show though!

    I watch the occasional booktube, but I don’t watch reviews (like you said, way too long to get to the point). I mostly use Youtube for Disney news. Because I’m an addict!

    1. AH YES. Disney news! I basically use Youtube for all the entertainment news lol

      And aw, that’s too bad! I like both of her things but blogs are easier to follow as opposed to shows when it comes to cooking πŸ™‚

  5. I am afraid to go to Fandom because…. what if I end up down a rabbit hole and never come back? Welp, I did it, so if you never hear from me again, tell the people what happened πŸ˜‰

    I have recently started watching more YouTube. Mostly for satirical news (Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert especially!) and The 100 edits. I want to make some of my own, but it is so time consuming!

    I don’t want to cook or beautify myself, so that’s out hahah. I do go on Buzzfeed on my phone a lot just to kill time. I now feel like I need to find more non-bookish sites to frequent!

  6. I love lists like this one. They give such an insight into what someone else likes.

    Though, I will full admit that I think people would find my favorite non-book blogger sites pretty boring. They’re almost all foody blogs or writer blogs. And most of my food blogs also happen to be Kosher food blogs.

      1. Awesome!

        I think a lot of book bloggers are secretly foodies. I’ve been tossing around the idea of doing recipe roundups based on characters/species I love. That way I can pick a character or made up species each month and build a menu around foods I think they would like. Maybe a snack and a book feature or a discussion of food within the context of a novel. Gotta find a way to share all the food blogs I love and have an excuse for a bookish foodie board on Pinterest after all.

        Not to mention it sounds like loads of fun to me.