I know I'm kind of late to the game, but after Google Reader went away I switched over to something called "The Old Reader." It was a great alternative to Google Reader but apparently they were a little overwhelmed with the number of people who started using it so it shut down. Sad day.
Since then, I've been using Bloglovin and I really like it (despite it's silly name.) It has a great format and it's easy to navigate!
If you're looking for a new way to follow blogs and kind of gave up after Reader abandoned us, you should check it out!