What is Books on GIF?

I use GIFs to review books. You’ll see:

  • Fiction

  • Nonfiction

  • Bestsellers

  • Classics

  • Hidden gems

  • Graphic novels

  • …and the occasional cookbook.

Books on GIF launched in 2016 because I was frustrated by the sameness in book criticism. Everywhere you looked, from legacy publications to social media, you saw the same books, the same authors and the same type of discussions.

I wanted to try something different, highlight the popular as well as the obscure, and maybe bring some fun and fresh air to the book space. I try to emphasize the joy of reading and finding books that have personal meaning over whether a book is 'good' or 'bad.'

The newsletter comes out every other Sunday. I look forward to helping you find your next favorite book, and to exploring a diverse range of genres and authors together.

Books on GIF is the animated alternative to boring book reviews.

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Who is Books on GIF?

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  • Donna edits them.

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