What this, you ask? An entire post dedicated to talking about how amazing my fellow bloggers are? Let’s do this!
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!
BEST OF THEIR AGE
Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19)
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+)
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!
BEST GENRE BLOGGERS
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!
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
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
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.
BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING
Best Book Reviews
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!