We are so very excited that the Book Blogger Awards are back again this year and hosted by two of our very favorite people, May @ Forever & Everly and Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books! These awards are designed to spread the love of book blogs, and the hosts have done an amazing job of arranging the awards! Since we won’t be including all the details, we highly recommend visiting their announcement posts to get the full list of categories and descriptions, and all the rules involved in posting nominations!
And now, without further ado, let’s get into our nominations!
Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19):
We’re fairly new to Taasia’s blog, but we absolutely love it! She has great discussions, like this one about how to get out of a blogging slump, and reading her blog is always so enjoyable!
Best Adult Book Blogger (20+):
Marie is just fantastic! Her blog posts are always perfection, no matter whether it’s a wrap up, a discussion, or a review. She’s so kind when commenting and is just a general joy in the blogging community. She has so many fantastic posts (any post by Marie is guaranteed to be fantastic), but some of our favorites are her discussions about how she adds books to her TBR and her tips for interacting with the book blogging community.
Best Book Reviews:
Faith is one of the newer blogs that we’ve followed, but their content is amazing! Specifically their reviews are just fantastic! Each of their reviews is so heartfelt and conveys exactly what they liked (and disliked) about a book. When you finish reading you know everything you need to know to decide whether or not a book is for you! Our very favorite review of theirs would definitely have to be this review of Felix Ever After! It was masterful and was what convinced Malka to buy the book!
Best Book Recommendations:
Shannon always has us adding books to our TBRs! In fact one of Malka’s most recent purchases was inspired directly by Shannon! Not only does she have fantastic reviews, but her monthly wrap ups always contain new books that she’s interested in! On top of that, so many of her other lists or themed posts have made us want to pick up a book on her recommendation! Most recently she made a whole post showcasing tons of books releasing in the second half of 2020!
Best Discussion Posts:
Sabrina and Vera always have discussion posts that are so creative and fun to read! Discussion posts are our favorites, and Sabrina and Vera do not disappoint with their unique takes on different topics! Some of our favorites include Vera’s discussion about audiobooks and Sabrina’s post about bookish coincidences.
Best Blog Aesthetic:
Tiffany’s blog aesthetic is just so calming and nice. We love the headers she creates for her posts, and all the gorgeous mood-boards she makes for some of her reviews! In her review of Anna K: A Love Story, you can see one of the many beautiful mood boards Tiffany’s created.
Best Blogging/Writing Voice:
Rhi’s posts are always bubbling with such personality! You can feel her excitement and her emotions in every post she writes! Because of that, we could have picked any post to highlight by her because her voice and her excitement shines through in all her posts! But one that we thought shows how much fun Rhi has while writing is definitely her post where she did the Pride Flag Book Tag while also creating a bookish rainbow with her answers!
Kat always has the most helpful posts! Whether it has to do with blog design or SEO, Kat never fails to put out helpful and easy to understand posts! In fact, she even has a whole series that she co-hosts every year dedicated to helping bloggers improve all sorts of aspects of their blog design!
Nicole is the obvious answer for this question! Not only does she mention her favorite posts from other bloggers in all of her weekly Sunday Posts and highlight bloggers’ birthdays and blogversaries there as well, on top of that she co-hosts both the Book Blog Discussion Challenge and the Monthly Wrap Up Round Up in order to promote interaction for these kinds of posts!
Most Engaged in the Community:
We’ve mentioned her before, but we’re mentioning her again! Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books is such a pillar of the book blogging community! She always takes the time to blog hop and says the nicest things. She also will always take the chance to give her take on a topic that the book community is discussing, and will always link to other blogger’s posts on that same topic. For example in her recent post about trigger warnings, she linked to 5 other bloggers’ posts on the topic (including Malka’s)!
Caitlin always comes up with such original post ideas that are so out of the box! She recently did a post where she guessed a book’s synopsis just by looking at the cover, and she has a fun ongoing series as well you should definitely check out called Caitlin Reads series.
Best Social Media Influencer:
If you’re on any social media site, chances are you’ve seen one of Cait’s posts! She’s super active on both Twitter and Instagram, freaking out over new releases, endless TBR piles, and the struggles it takes to write a book. Of course this is all on top of her wonderful blog!
Amy’s Instagram stories are just filled with all the LGBTQ+ books that she reads. She makes a point of mentioning the rep for every book that she’s read when she rates them. She also makes the most fantastic Twitter threads! Here’s one where she made a thread of 2020 LGBTQ+ books as puppies!
If you’ve never read a blog post by Nimika you’re seriously missing out! Nimika’s personality really shines through in every single post she publishes! We’re always excited when we see that Nimika has posted or commented because she just brings joy and happiness into our lives. Take this post where she tries convincing you to read The Murderbot Diaries. After reading all her persuasive points, how can you not be convinced?
Friendliest Member of the Community:
Olivia is so kind and friendly! In every interaction we’ve had with her, in every comment she posts or replies to, Olivia is the embodiment of friendly. She brings this friendliness to her blog posts as well! For example, this summer bucket list that Olivia wrote, she turned into a collab with friends!
Best at Promoting Diverse Books:
May is a champion for diverse books in the blogosphere. She has written so many fantastic posts recommending and promoting diverse books! Some of our favorites include 50+ books by QPOC and 25 books by Asian Authors.
Best New Book Blogger:
We’re really disappointed in ourselves that we don’t have anyone to nominate for this category! We’re definitely going to be checking out everyone else’s nomination posts to find new book bloggers to follow and we’d love for you to tell us some of your new favorites in the comments as well!
Best Overall Book Blogger:
Caitlin is just fantastic in every way! We think that the nomination category really speaks for itself, because Caitlin and her blog are just amazing overall! We’ve already talked about how creative she is, but she also is just a wonderful blogger overall, and we’re so happy that the blogger awards give us a chance to highlight how amazing she is!
These two run a blog that’s so underrated it’s absolutely ridiculous! Their content is amazing, they’re so wonderful to interact with, and their blog design is also so beautiful! We’re so glad that these awards allow us to share this wonderful blog with so many others!
We had so much fun nominating all these wonderful bloggers! We can’t wait to check out everyone else’s nominations and just spread the love in general! Feel free to let us know about some of your favorite smaller or newer blogs in the comments!