I tried two candidates: Feedly and Blog Lovin'. Feedly won. I prefer the overall layout of Feedly over Blog Lovin'. Both will import your Google Reader feeds automatically. You won't loose anything once Google Reader shuts down for good -- everything will be saved in your new account, whichever way you go. Feedly is more customizable as well.
I created different categories for my blogs that I follow to keep them organized. That way, if I only want to view my education blogs, I can easily do so. I also like that I can customize the feed to show a photo preview of the post.
Have you decided on a new feed reader? Which did you choose?