Hello friends! As you can probably tell from the title, I’m here with a really fun (but also super-stressful to write) post today – I’m sharing my nominations for the 2019 Book Blogger Awards. This was created to celebrate bloggers, and it is hosted by May @ Forever and Everly. You can learn more about it – and will (LATER!!) be able to vote for the top 5 nominees in each category – if you click on the link. 🙂
Originally, I was very reluctant to write this post – I felt very awkward, because it is inevitable that I’ll leave out amazing book bloggers who work their asses off to create great content. Because, well, that’s every book blogger I know. You all are amazing, powerful people, and I love you all very much. 💜
But, at the last moment, I decided to write this post, because I do believe this is an incredibly way to (1) find new bloggers in each others’ list, and to (2) compliment each other.
For those who will get few, or no nominations this year – please don’t think less of your blog, or worse, of yourself. You’re killing it, and I guarantee that you’re making your readers happy with your content. Also, I’m right there with you – to my knowledge, we’ve gotten one nomination, and I’m very-very appreciative of that (thanks Camillea!). 💜
BEST OF THEIR AGE
BEST PRE-TEEN/TEEN BOOK BLOGGER (13-19)
💜 Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads is a blogger I admire so damn much; her blog is simply stunning, and she’s consistently sharing amazing posts on her blog, be those reviews, author interviews or literally anything else.
BEST ADULT BOOK BLOGGER (20+)
💜 Becky at A Fool’s Ingenuity writes amazing reviews, and presents us with all around great content. I’ve been convinced to pick up, or push to the top of my to-read list multiple books because of her in depth, well-thought out reviews, or other posts.
💜 Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads is someone I’ve just discovered, and I’m in love with her reviews – well, her whole blog, to be honest – they are so well-written, informative, and she’s also a super-friendly blogger.
BEST GENRE BLOGGERS
💜 Sam @ We Live and Breath Books reads and reviews so many YA books (and does so in a fantastic way!) that she is THE blogger for this category.
NEW ADULT / GENERAL ADULT
💜 Tanya @ Girl Plus Books is, yet again, someone whose blog I really-really adore reading. It’s funny, because I’ve sometimes found myself not really agreeing with her on books (sorry!) but still, I always have a heck of a time reading her content. Especially if you enjoy romance, Tanya’s blog is a place you must visit.
SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY
💜 CW @ The Quiet Pond is the reason my fantasy and SFF wishlist keeps steadily growing – she always gives such convincing recommendations and writes really detailed reviews.
💜 Camillea @ Camillea Reads features a lot of indie fantasy novels on her blog, which is a treasure trove if you want to find some hidden gems or little known titles.
LITERARY FICTION / CLASSICS / POETRY
💜 Olivia @ Olivia’s Catastrophe posts about a wide variety of genres, and creates great content for each, but I remember being super impressed by her posts on classic literature when I discovered her blog for the first time, so I absolutely needed to include her in this category.
BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING
BEST BOOK REVIEWS
💜 Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight creates all around strong content, but it was definitely her reviews – full length and mini alike – that made me initially adore her blog. They are so well-written and I always leave her blog with new recommendations.
💜 Tasya @ The Literary Huntress is another blogger whose reviews are A++. She always goes in depth concerning the positives and the negatives of each book, and shares personal stories/connection when it applies/when she is comfortable.
BEST BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
💜 Jen @ Pop! Goes the Reader shares an incredible amount of books on her blog – be that in her monthly new releases list or in one of her ‘Do! Judge a Book by Its Cover’ posts. I believe I’ve discovered the most books through her blog, for which I’m very-very thankful!
BEST DISCUSSION POSTS
💜 Sam @ We Live and Breath Books is always able to grab my attention with her incredible discussion topics that make my fingers itch to add my opinion in the comments.
💜 Roberta @ Offbeat YA presents her discussions in a clear, well-written way, and she takes the time to answer in depth to everyone’s comments. She makes YOU a part of the discussion in the comments section – I’ve gone back to reply to her reply on my original comment multiple times.
BEST BLOG AESTHETIC
💜 May @ Forever and Everly has a stunning blog – and fantastic ideas + content from what I’ve seen so far! – and I’m so thankful she’s the 2019 book blogger awards together. I’m a bit bummed I’ve just discovered her, because otherwise I’m sure she’d have made it into more categories.
💜 CW @ The Quiet Pond has created one of the prettiest, most welcoming and loveliest spaces in the book blogging community. Her blog and pond animals are such precious treasures and they deserve all love.
BEST BLOGGING/WRITING VOICE
💜 CW @ The Quiet Pond has given us Xiaolong and her other pond animals, and has an incredibly engaging voice both in and out of character, there really was no question I needed to mention her here.
MOST ENGAGED IN THE COMMUNITY
💜 Kal @ Reader Voracious is an important part of the book blogging community – she has an amazing blog, social media presence and she has done a lot for the community. She is constantly giving us guides on different aspects of blogging, and she has done a series featuring international bloggers to highlight the difficulties we face compared to US, or UK folks.
💜 Kat @ Novels and Waffles is someone whose personality really shines through in her posts – she’s funny and friendly, and both these factor into how much I adore her blog.
FRIENDLIEST MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY
💜 Camillea @ Camillea Reads is someone I’ve ‘met’ this year, and someone who’s so nice and friendly – I have a really hard time talking to new people on the internet, and she’s done her best to put me at ease.
BEST AT PROMOTING DIVERSE BOOKS
💜 Stella @ The Quiet Pond publishes The Pond News each week where she highlights diverse novels and bloggers both, which is a concept I absolutely adore.
💜 Charlotte and Anna @ Someone Will Remember Us have dedicated their blog to lgbtq+ content, and will fill your wishlist with hyped and little known books alike.
BEST SMALL BOOK BLOGGER (UNDER 1,000 FOLLOWERS)
💜 Emily @ Paperback Princess can always be counted on to bring us content that I haven’t seen before – for instance, she analyzed the Twilight novels based on her university class discussions, which was so interesting to read.
💜 Holly @ The Fox’s Hideaway is someone I’ve been following for years and years, and I really-really love her blog, her content and her personality all.
BEST OVERALL BOOK BLOGGER
💜 CW, Joce and Stella @ The Quiet Pond put so much effort into their blog, and due to the four nominations I’ve given to TQP here, there really was no question they deserve to be called best overall book bloggers.
Have you submitted your nominations for the book blogger awards? Why/why not? (I’m genuinely interested in your reasons, even if it’s something simple like “I just didn’t feel like it.”) Who are your favorite book bloggers?