My nominations for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards

What this, you ask? An entire post dedicated to talking about how amazing my fellow bloggers are? Let’s do this!

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I’m so excited to be submitting my nominations for the Fourth Annual Book Blogger Awards. This will actually be my first time creating a nominations post — in past years I’ve only voted in the later rounds — but I’m so excited to nominate some people who I think are really cool. The awards were originally created by Joce @ Write Through the Night, and this year they are hosted by the incredible May @ Forever and Everly and Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books. If you want to learn more about the Book Blogger Awards — including the full list of categories, since I haven’t chosen someone for every category — take a look at their posts!

Without further ado…let’s get into my nominations!

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BEST OF THEIR AGE

Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19)

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Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea | Anyone who’s ever visited Caitlin’s blog or interacted with her in any way knows how lucky we are to have her as part of this bookish community. She consistently produces unique, entertaining posts, and she’s always engaging with and supporting other bloggers. I’m impressed by everything she does!

Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)

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Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books | Not only do I love reading every single post that Marie writes, but she’s constantly kind and welcoming to everyone in the community. It’s clear how much she puts into the blogging world, from her thoughtful posts to her support of other bloggers. Plus, we both have blog names that come from John Green quotes, so that’s cool!

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BEST GENRE BLOGGERS

Young Adult

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Abi @ Scribbles & Stories | Visiting Abi’s blog is always a joy! It helps that we seem to have similar taste in YA books, but I also always seem to find something new that I want to read immediately every time I read one of her posts. And the lemon theme of her blog is so cute!

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Kay @ Hammock of Books | Kay’s love for YA is clear just by scrolling through her blog. I know that I can always find new recommendations from her, and she does a great job of convincing me to pick up books that I might not otherwise look twice at.

Middle Grade or Younger

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Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner | Watching Sophie get into middle grade books over the past few months, as she works on revising her own middle grade novel, has been so much fun! I’ve found so many MG books to add to my TBR from her, and I’m sure that I’ll find many more.

Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry

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Fatma @ The Book Place | Even though I don’t read much literary fiction myself, I love reading Fatma’s posts, which are always well-written and thought provoking. And I completely relate to her love for Pride & Prejudice! Right now, she’s taking part in #JaneAustenJuly, which has been so fun to follow along with.

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BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING

Best Book Reviews

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Lauren @ Twenty-Seven Letters | Every time I read one of Lauren’s reviews of a book that she loved, whether it’s a full-length review or her thoughts in a wrap-up, I immediately want to pick up that book, even if I’ve already read it! Her passion and love for these books comes through so clearly and makes me feel just as excited as she is.

Best Book Recommendations

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Lais @ The Bookish Skies | Not only does Lais have great taste in books (and I’m not just saying that because she’s loved so many of the same books as me!), but her recommendations are always well thought out and spot on. She’s definitely responsible for adding quite a few YA contemporaries to my TBR.

Best Discussion Posts

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Xandra @ Starry Sky Books | Every time I see that Xandra has posted a discussion, I click on it immediately because I know that it will be thoughtful, interesting, and probably put into words something that I also care deeply about. Her discussions, like the recent one about what no one told her about the book community, are always worth reading.

Best Blog Aesthetic

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Ash @ Starlight Strands | I mean, just look at that banner! I’m kind of in awe that Ash is a fairly new blogger, because my blog did not look anywhere near that beautiful starting out, or even now. Her entire aesthetic is gorgeous and I can’t get enough of it.

Best Blogging/Writing Voice

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Mary @ Mary and the Words | If you dropped me into one of Mary’s posts without telling me who had written it, I would be able to guess right away that it was hers. I love how clearly her voice and personality come through in all of her posts, which make them a joy to read!

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MISCELLANEOUS

Most Supportive

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Caro @ Bookcheshirecat | Not only is Caro one of the most welcoming bloggers around, but she always does the work to lift up others. In her monthly wrap-ups, she includes tons of posts and helps me find new people to follow. And she’s always supporting others, whether its through taking part in readathons or simply leaving a nice comment on a post.

Most Creative

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Olivia @ Purely Olivia | I always love seeing whatever Olivia has come up with lately! Her posts are consistently unique and fun to read, like her recent post ranking romance tropes in books, and it’s cool whenever we get to see her personality and interests outside of books shine through as well.

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Mandy & Sha @ Book Princess Reviews | Mandy and Sha are out there constantly creating amazing new content, and we love to see it! They have an entire section on their blog for original tags, and everything on their blog — from their rating system to their aesthetic — is creative and all their own.

Friendliest Member of the Community

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Sophie @ Me & Ink | Sophie might be on hiatus right now, but there have been times when I blog hop and every single post that I read already has a comment from her. Not only that, but every interaction I’ve had with her is nothing but positive — she radiates friendliness and warmth, and we’re so lucky to have her in this community!

Best at Promoting Diverse Books

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Fadwa @ Word Wonders | I think we can all agree that Fadwa is basically in a class all her own, right? Her “TBR expansion” and “color the shelves” posts always add tons of incredible books to my TBR, and I’m so grateful for the work that she does in promoting diverse reads.

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May @ Forever and Everly | Every time I read one of May’s posts, it’s clear how intentional she is in recommending diversely, which is something I think we should all aspire too! Plus, she’s created lots of helpful recommendation lists, like her recent list of 50+ #ownvoices QPOC books.

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This took forever to put together but I’m so glad I got the chance to talk about all of these amazing people. ❤️ To my fellow book bloggers, whether you’re on this list or not, thank you so much for everything you do to help make the world a more bookish and lovely place!

x Margaret

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39 thoughts on “My nominations for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards

  1. ahhh margaret!!! thank you so much for the nomination – it means a lot to me 🥺💖💖 i’m so so happy that you like my blog’s aesthetic 😭🥰 i definitely love so many of the other bloggers you mentioned, and can’t wait to check out a few new ones as well! ❤

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  2. Thank you so, so much Margaret! This made me smile so much, and I can’t thank you enough for all the kind words and for the nomination. I’m so glad that you find my posts entertaining and creative, ahhh, that means the world to me!!❤️ What an amazing list of bloggers, some of which I need to go check out right now…thank you again. xx

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  3. thank you so much for taking the time to put all these nominations together as I loved reading about all these blogs. These awards are such an incredible idea so I’m very grateful for Joce starting it and May and Marie putting such a lot of effort into them. I see many blogs I already love mentioned here which makes me so happy and I can’t wait to check out the new blogs to me when I come back from my hiatus.
    Obviously a big thank you for thinking of me for friendliest blogger as that is something which means a lot as being kind is just great and something I value a lot. I love how you mentioned that every post you’ve been on had a comment from me because I pretty sure I’ve gone on a lot of posts and always seen a comment from you as well, haha!! You are an amazing member of this community and all your blogging, reading and writing inspires me a lot. I hope you are well and such a massive thank you again. I’m so grateful and honoured 💞

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    1. Ahhh it’s good to hear from you, Sophie! 💕 I agree, I’m amazed by the work that May and Marie have been putting into this. And you’re so welcome! 😄 Wow, now you’re making me blush – I thought I was supposed to be the one complimenting you! Thank YOU for being such a wonderful part of this community, and I hope you’re doing well also 💕

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  4. margaret thank you so much 😭😭😭💗 i’m so honored that you nominated me for best teen blogger!! and i love so many of these bloggers too, ahhh ❤️ sophie takes friendly to a whole new level! she’s always leaving such thoughtful and supportive comments on countless people’s blog posts i don’t know how she does it, but im honestly glad that she’s taking the time to rest because interacting must take up so much of her time 🥺

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  5. AH MARGARET 🥺😭 thank you so, so, SO much for thinking of me for these awards, I’m so honored to be nominated among these incredible book bloggers, thank you! Your sweet words and support means so, so much, thank you 🥺💖😭 and thank you for taking the time to participate in the awards and to spread some book blogging love!! 💖

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  6. margaret!! first of all, thank you so much for participating in these awards and helping spread the word — and for writing such lovely words about all these bloggers, some of whom i’ll definitely have to check out! and second of all, AAHH!! i’m so honored to be nominated in the same category as fadwa, and i try my best to support diverse books so i’m glad that it shows 🥺😭💖

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  7. Can you hear me crying, Margaret? Because I’m crying. Honestly, this ind of praise from you means the world to me, because your blog and all of your content is nothing short of fantastic. You’re a wonderful human being, and you definitely, undoubtedly, just made my year. Thank you so much again for the nomination and for your kind words!

    I couldn’t agree more with some of the bloggers you included in these categories, and I’m super pumped to discover the bloggers you mentioned that I haven’t followed yet!

    Thank you so much again ❤

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  8. Margaret! Thank you so much for nominating me for Best Discussion Posts! I’m so honored that you love my discussions! ❤️❤️ Thank you so much for the wonderful things you said about my posts, and for putting together these nominations for all of the other lovely bloggers! I agree with these nominations! 😊

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  9. Hi Margaret!!
    Thank you so much for the nomination!! I’m so glad that you were able to add some MG books to your TBR and I hope that you will enjoy them!
    I really enjoyed reading your list of blogger nominations which include some of my favourite bloggers as well as some others that I will need to check out 🙂

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  10. margaret, first of all: thank you soooo much for nominating me!

    this year was also my first time writing a nominations post, but i’m really glad i decided to do so. while voting definitely felt less daunting (there are so many great bloggers and it’s hard to narrow down and think about the different categories!), i also had a lot of fun writing my own post. i’m glad we both had the chance to share a nominations post this year!

    i also love how helpful these posts have been for me to get to know other bloggers!

    hahah, i am really happy to hear i’ve been responsible for some YA contemporaries being added to your TBR. i love this genre and i’m happy to see it being recognized as my brand, hahah. but for real, it means SO much that you nominated me and i’m so beyond thankful. 💛💛💛💛

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    1. You’re so welcome!! Thanks again for always having such great recommendations 😀
      Yes, agreed! I’m definitely glad that I’m taking more of an active role this year in writing a nominations post, rather than just voting, and I’ve found so many new bloggers through others’ posts!

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  11. Thank you so much for the nomination! 🥰 I’m so glad you feel like you get good YA recommendations from me!

    This is also going to be my first year doing a nomination post for these awards and I’m super excited! It’s been so lovely reading everyone’s nominations – there’s so much positivity in this community. I’ve got loads of new bloggers to check out now thanks to this post! ❤️

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  12. omg margaret 😭😭😭 thank you so much for tagging me i really appreciate it!!!! im so glad we can just share our love for jane austen together lol!! 💖 (i remember comimg across ur post recommending books based on austen heroines and instantly being like JANE AUSTEN YOU SAY ??? 👀👀👀👀)

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  13. Dearest Margaret: You did so well in nominating some awesome individuals……what a beautiful sense of choice you have been blessed with and a generous spirit….may you continue to remain big hearted and spread love…..all the best for increased Zeal that’s pure and gentle and lovely…….

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