My 2019 Book Blogger Award Nominations // ft. all the love for book blogs + bloggers I adore!!

In case you didn’t know, book bloggers are beyond amazing.

Book bloggers not only balance normal life (meaning work, school, relationships, anything they have going on) with reading (because we need books like we need oxygen) but on top of all that they blog about it too?? Yes, they deserve all the love and adoration in the world.

Taking into account all the time and effort my fellow book bloggers put into maintaining blogs (and being the absolute best humans while doing it), I can’t think of any better way to nominate them than to participate in the 2019 Book Blogger Awards.

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These awards, formerly held by Joce @ Write Through the Night (she’s now a retired book blogger), are being hosted by May @ Forever and Everly this year, and I’m so, so excited to be participating. A huge thank you to May for taking on this project- I know it’s going to help boost so many bloggers and it’s so wonderful that she’s continuing it!

In this post, I’m going to be sharing my nominations for all the categories and also talking a little bit about all the bloggers I’m nominating. You all know me, I can talk forever, especially about people I love. 😉

If you want more information on how to participate (which you should definitely participate!!) then definitely go check out May’s post where she talks about all the rules, gives all the categories, and just, in general, informs you about the entire awards.

Before I get into nominating bloggers, I wanted to put it out there that if I don’t nominate you it doesn’t mean I don’t love you or your blog! I definitely do. These awards are only for book bloggers so I will solely be nominating bloggers who specifically blog about books. Additionally, I just can’t mention everyone because there are too many amazing bloggers out there, but I do adore and appreciate you all!

All right, without further ado, let’s get into the nominations!

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

I most definitely have to say May @ Forever and Everly for this one. Not only is it completely fitting that I start off this post by recognizing her (she’s the reason all this blogger love is being spread!!), but she’s really and truly one of the best bloggers out there. She writes invigorating discussion posts, great reviews, is constantly giving out book recommendations, and is super involved with the blogging community. I’ll be talking about her more in this post, but you should just know she’s awesome!

Best Adult Blogger (20+)

Bookmark Your Thoughts

Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts is such a wonderful blogger! I can’t say enough good things about her. She’s constantly interacting with the community, she posts so consistently, writes awesome reviews, participates in tags, and is overall so involved in blogging. She’s also a very lovely, kind person who I’m so glad to have gotten to know! It’s honor to be blogging friends with her.

I love Becky @ Blogs of a Bookaholic and her blog so, so much. When I was trying to think of what category she fit best in, I realized she fits in them all and that’s what led me to put her here!! Whether she’s posting a review, a tag post, a discussion, I know it’s going to be such a quality post. I love her personality, the topics she writes about, and she’s just such a great person who is always up for a comment conversation and she’s always supported me and my blog so much. She deserves all the love!

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Young Adult

Even though she’s on hiatus right now, I couldn’t help but nominate May @ My 1st Chapter for this!! She gives the best YA recommendations and I love reading all of her reviews. I see them all the time on Goodreads and it makes me SO happy to read them because they’re so comprehensive and are often her fangirling over the book and I relate so much?!!? Also, it’s important to say that May is always SO SWEET and has never failed to make my day a thousand times better just with one of her comments.

✨Clockwrk Words✨

I can always count on Lydia @ Clockwrk Words to provide me with all the YA feels at all times. She’s always there with the YA book recommendations (she does recommendations by Hogwarts house?! YES PLEASE) and basically talks YA all the time on her blog and I’m here for it. I love getting to know her through her posts and in the comments because she’s such a kind person!

New Adult / General Adult

Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books was one of the first book bloggers I followed way back in the day and she’s continued to have incredible reviews!! She does review YA as well, but she also has excellent reviews and recommendations for adult books. Kristin posts so consistently, with a great variety of posts (tags, features specific to her blogs, reviews) and is such a kind blogger.

Romance

My lovely, dear friend Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction (who is currently on hiatus) could fit into so many more categories, but I chose this one for her because I feel as if she gives such amazing YA romance recs. She gives ALL the great recs, even when it’s not romance, but I’ve discovered a ton of great YA romance from her and I can’t thank her enough! Malanie is also the sweetest soul who fangirls with me and supports my obsessions with various books and I just love her so much.

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Best Book Reviews

Annie @ Blossoms and Bullet Journals has so much to offer on her blog, what with her bullet journal spreads and bookish content, but she also writes the best book reviews. I love the structure, the amount of depth she goes into, and I’ve found so many new books that ended up being my favorite from her blog. I can always count on Annie to have a trustworthy, reliable, intriguing review. She’s also a really great friend and will always fangirl with me or make me day with a kind comment!

Another blogger whose book reviews I really admire is Kat @ Hammock of Books. She never fails to write reviews that get me either wanting the book she’s talking about right this instant or make me second guess how much I really want to read it (if it’s a negative review). I really value her bookish opinions and they often line up with mine! Kat is such a sweet person and I love getting to know her in our comment conversations.

Best Book Recommendations

I only recently discovered Nimika @ Wordhaven, but I’ve already gotten so many recommendations from her that my TBR has grown approximately three sizes. That was only a slight exaggeration. Her posts are chock-full of recommendations based on different topics, genres, etc.! I love the way she sets up the books she’s recommending, reading her descriptions of them always convinces me to pick them up and it’s like being in a warm hug from so many books. She’s been so, so kind to me and I’ve loved getting to know her!!

Rhi @ Marshmallow Harmonies is like the Queen of Book Recommendations™. I go into one of her posts already knowing that I’m going to leave with a heck of a lot more books on my TBR than when I clicked on it…but I love it! In addition to the fabulous bookish content on her blog, she is. the. best. ever!! To know Rhi is to love Rhi and her personality, and I’m forever grateful we’ve become such great friends through the blogosphere.

Best Discussion Posts

If I see a discussion post by Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink in my Reader, I honestly get so excited to read it! Ilsa does amazing discussions about blogging and bookish topics that always get me thinking and offer insight into another perspective on a topic. She’s not afraid to talk about more difficult topics and I love that! Also, Ilsa has always been so, so kind to me, supporting me even back when I was a really tiny book blogger, and she’s such a wonderful person and friend in the community.

Best Blog Aesthetic

Read By Tiffany

My dear friend, Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany, has the most aesthetically pleasing blog in the history of ever. She recently redesigned, and it’s genuinely so beautiful! The pink, the white background, the font, the way her posts are structured, her sidebar, I’M OBSESSED and it’s my perfect Hufflepuff aesthetic. Additionally, Tiffany’s bookish content is so wonderful, and she is one of the sweetest people in the blogosphere. I know I can always count on her to brighten my day, encourage me, and be the kindest!

RedGal Musings

Just looking at Elizabeth @ Redgal Musing‘s header…it’s already so aesthetically pleasing. Not only is her header beautiful, but the rest of her blog is, too! All her featured images and photos she uses in her posts (which pretty much all the time is her own photography) is beyond beautiful and makes reading her posts the best experience ever. Not to mention that her content is 10000/10 stars, and Elizabeth herself is funny, kindhearted, and an amazing person and blogger.

Best Blogging/Writing Voice

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Julianna @ Paper Blots has the epitome of an amazing blogging voice. If I was reading a post without knowing who wrote it, I would be able to tell it was her!! She has a great sense of humor that translates into her blog posts SO well. Like, I’ve laughed out loud reading her blog before?? Plus, she’s super nice and I love getting to chat with her in the comments and witness her awesome personality.

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Most Engaged in the Community

I was trying not to nominate anyone twice, but I just had to say Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books for this category because she fits it so well! I talk a lot more about her personality in a category to come (oops, I definitely wrote this post out of order) but Marie is SO engaged in the community, always leaving genuine, thoughtful comments and blog hopping and it’s truly beyond amazing that she does what she does.

Best Social Media Influencer

At first, I wasn’t sure who to nominate for this, but I saw other bloggers nominating Mel @ Mel to the Any and YES, YES, YES. Mel is involved on so many platforms (her blog, booktube, bookstagram, Goodreads!) and she’s so dedicated and active on all of them. On top of that, she’s such a lovely person and you can really see her passion through her posts, Goodreads reviews, and YouTube videos!

Best Personality

I love, love, love Chana and Malka @ Paper Procrastinators so much. Whether it’s a book review, a recommendation post, a discussion, a monthly wrap-up- both of their personalities consistently shine through and make reading their posts so enjoyable! I get so excited every time I see them in my Reader. I’m so happy that I’ve found their blog because they’ve been nothing but absolute kind angels to me and are so wonderful.

Friendliest Member of the Community

It’s no wonder Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams became such so popular in the blogosphere so quickly, because she is such a kind, genuine, friendly soul. From the moment we started commenting on each other’s blogs, I felt like we’d known each other forever! Lily is so supportive, encouraging, and is always there if I need to talk. She’s such a welcoming person and truly is so sweet. She also has the loveliest blog content and wow, I just love her and her blog so much!!

Best at Promoting Diverse Books

If you don’t know May @ Forever and Everly, then you should. 😉 Not only is she hosting these whole awards, but she gives amazing diverse book recommendations!! May always boosts and promotes diverse books and I’ve found so many new reads from her blog. Besides that, May is incredibly funny, relatable, kind, and a wonderful person. I’m so happy to be in the blogosphere at the same time as her and get to know her personality! Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now…

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Best New Blogger (est. after 8/18)

Caitlin Althea

Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea only started her blog in February, but she’s already such an established book blogger! Her book reviews and book recommendations are stellar and I can’t wait to see her blog keep growing. She’s such a seasoned book blogger already!! I’m so happy I discovered her blog because she’s super sweet, kind, and in the short time we’ve known each other, we’ve already done so much fangirling over books. She’s such a great addition to the blogging community!

Best Small Book Blogger

✨The Bookish Skies✨

I genuinely believe that Lais @ The Bookish Skies deserves so many more followers! She’s so, so kind, she posts quality content, amazing reviews, and has a wonderful personality. I admire her book blog so much and I know that it will keep growing and growing because it’s one of the best out there. I’m so glad that I get to have comment conversations with her and get to know her beautiful self.

Best Book Blogger

I couldn’t think of anyone better for this award than Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books. I truly could have seen her being the recipient of any of the above awards, and that’s what led me to nominate her for overall best book blogger! Marie is incredibly friendly, sweet, astonishingly active in the blogosphere and has never been anything but supportive and kind to me and every blogger out there. Her blog is beautiful, her content is stellar, she’s recommended half my TBR for me- I couldn’t love her or her blog more!!

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This was such a wonderful post to write, and I truly enjoyed boosting so many of my favorite bloggers!💓 (But again, if you weren’t on this list, please know that I love you and it doesn’t mean you aren’t one of my favorites.)

Please, please don’t forget to get in your nominations before July 20th! These awards are such a great way to spread love in the book blogging community and you definitely don’t want to miss out on such an awesome opportunity.

You can refer to May’s post for more details! She also has provided a graphic that you can use for your featured image on her post. (I made the graphics I used to introduce the different categories, and please feel free to use them if you’d like to.) Also, if you’re going to participate, definitely go look at the original post for the categories because I didn’t include every single one (for some I didn’t know a blogger that fit).

I hope you’re all looking forward to this just as much as I am, and that you’re having a wonderful day!

Have you written your post for the Book Blogger Awards yet? Are you going to? How do you love to spread all the blogger appreciation? I’d love to talk with you all in the comments.

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Credits for the image in my featured image >> Photo by Gabrielle Henderson on Unsplash

85 thoughts on “My 2019 Book Blogger Award Nominations // ft. all the love for book blogs + bloggers I adore!!

  1. Ahhh Olivia, you’re way too kind to me, I’m going to cry. 😭

    Thank you so much for the nomination, it really means so much to me, and seeing myself amongst all these incredible bloggers sndfjkdsd :’) I’m so glad blogging brought us together, and here’s to many more years of friendship! 💗

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  2. Olivia!!! 😭❤️❤️ thank you so much for everything you said about me! I could easily say the and for you (in my own nominations that I plan on writing soon!!). Also, I actually haven’t heard of most of these bloggers?? But they all sound amazing so thank you for the recommendations❤️❤️❤️ also you are literally so eloquent howwww

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    • Caitlin, ahh!! You’re so, so welcome and I’m so happy that I’ve found your blog and could nominate you because you’re so deserving of awards.😇I’m also SO glad that you were able to find more bloggers to follow because that’s the whole point of this!! That makes my heart happy. Thank you so muchhh, you’re amazing! ❤

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  3. OLIVIA!!!! 🧡💗💖💙💜 you absolute doll! thank you so much for the nomination you seriously made my entire week 😭😭 i’m so glad to hear you enjoy reading my reviews :’) im working on getting off my hiatus rip (i miss you and your amazing blog posts too much) and im totally going to follow and check out the blogs you mentioned, they all sound like such wonderful bloggers 💖💖

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    • HI MAY, ahh, I’m so happy to see youuu💓I’m also so glad this made your day, it’s the least I can do after all the kindness you’ve shown me!! I miss you and your posts, but please take your time coming back and whenever you do, I’ll be so excited to read your posts. YAY, I’m beyond glad that you found more bloggers to follow because that means I succeeded in spreading the love!! Thank you for your comment ❤

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  4. YOU ARE SUCH A SWEETHEART! Thank you so much! I honestly think I have MUCH farther to go, but I’m happy that someone finds me approachable and a fun person in the community — that’s basically what i strive for, since I created my blog to allow people a safe place to talk about books 🙂

    BECKY!!! I love her blog! She also has such a pretty Instagram! It’s all warm vibes and lovely! May deserves so much love. And man … I didn’t put down Kristin for mine! What was I thinking!? I love her content, and she posts so frequently it’s surreal.

    Mel TOTALLY deserves the social media one … I don’t know how she manages it … it stresses me out thinking about it lmao! Oh my gosh … Tiffany’s blog is so pretty … I love the floral aesthetics … ❤ ❤ ❤

    LILY!!! Isn't she a doll?? Honestly, such a lovely human being. And Marie REALLY does so much work … I don't know how her blog can't be picked for best book blogger because it's just … like … HER BLOG!!! HER CONTENT! I've never seen anything like it!

    Man … I feel bad for May … she's got a lot to look through for this award thing ha-ha!!

    Lovely post darlin' and thank you so much for the comments! You're such an amazing blogger and person ❤

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    • Aww, you’re so welcome! I couldn’t think of anyone better to nominate than you. ❤ You're definitely SO approachable!!

      I love them all, oh my gosh! Yes, Becky's instagram is so pretty, I can never get enough of it.😍Yeah, Kristin posts so much, I'm amazed!!

      SHE REALLY DOES. I know, she's always amazingly active and honestly, she's a superblogger, I have no idea how she does it. I agree, I agree!

      Both of them are incredible! I couldn't agree more, they're both such lovely people and bloggers.

      She really does!

      Thank you, Jenna! I'm so happy I could nominate you and recognize all your efforts. ❤

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  5. AWWW OLIVIA I LOVE YOU this post absolutely made my day!! I’m so glad you like my reviews now I feel justified in weirdly rambling and shouting incoherently into the void haha. I’m so honored that you would mention me ❤ ❤ and some excellent picks as well for the other bloggers; I 11/10 agree for Tiffany, Malanie, Lily, Mel, Marie…. all this blogger love just makes me smile so much aoisjdfk ❤

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    • AHH, KAY! I’m so happy that I could fangirl about you and your blog in this post because you’re so deserving of it.😭❤️Yes, please always ramble and shout incoherently into the void because I will be here listening!! Eep, the blogger love is amazing and it’s so wonderful to be able to shout out so many awesome bloggers.

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  6. OLIVIA YOU’RE MAKING ME EMOTIONALLLLL!! Thank you so so much for nominating me ❤ I am so honored that you love my blog aesthetic because I love yours too. I am such a fan of the pink and light vibe. I love how our tastes are so similar 🙂

    You've nominated so many of my favorite bloggers are well so this post just makes my heart so full. Thank you for thinking of me amongst such amazing people!!

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    • AWW, TIFFANY, I LOVE YOU.💖Thank YOU for being so incredible that I just had to nominate you…I love you and your blog and your Hufflepuff-esque aesthetic so much.

      Of course!! I’m so glad that these awards exist and gave me an opportunity to talk about so many wonderful bloggers.✨

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  7. I’m transitioning my blog into a fully book and travel blog this summer. Hopefully I’ll be able to participate in something like this next year!
    This post has been really useful and I love all the blogs you’ve mentioned.
    Random note: I’m a Slytherin, is that unusual for a bookworm?
    Have a nice day 🙂
    Erin x

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  8. i literally thought i SUCKED at discussion posts but this is making me question EVERYTHING. i don’t know how to say this but THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I LOVE UR BLOG. I LOVE U. I LOVE THIS POST. THANK YOU THANK THANK YOU UR THE SWEETEST AND KINDEST SOUL ❤ i can't wait to write my post and shower you with all the love and affection u deserve ❤ ❤

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  9. ok but you literally just made me whole day and i’m crying here over my ice cream b/c wow??? i am forever so glad to expand your tbr, it’s my life’s very mission.
    also, you mentioned SO MANY amazing bloggers here and i agree with you on the nominations v much. thank you so much!!! 🖤🖤

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  10. Ohmygosh I love this so much – I’m all about spreading the love in the book community (and there is a LOT of love to share ❤️) And I’m so excited to discover all these amazing new blogs

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  11. Aahh I’m so sorry I’m commenting on this late!! (I read it as soon as I saw it but didn’t get the chance to comment till now haha 💖) But oh god, thank you SO MUCH for, first of all, participating in these awards, and second of all, for nominating me for not one but two of them!! Your kind words almost made me cry (and I SEE YOU MAKING HAMILTON REFERENCES!!). Thank you thank you thank you 😭💗💕

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    • Ahh, no, don’t worry at all.❤️Thank YOU for continuing on these awards and creating such an amazing opportunity for so much blogger love to be shared. I’m so happy I got to participate and honor you for all the love you spread and awesome posts you write!! (And yes, I had to do a Hamilton reference, IT JUST FIT.😉)

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  12. Oh Olivia I think I’m going to cry 😭😭 thank you so, so, so, so very much for nominating me twice, I’m so honored and just ahhhh 😭 thank you so much for thinking of me for these and for all of your sweet, sweet words this means the world to me and to be mentioned alongside so many incredible bloggers, ahh. I’m honored to have met you and always so, very happy to chat with you Olivia, you are amazing ❤ ❤ ❤

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  13. Oh my gosh Olivia, I feel so honored to be included here!!! You are the absolute sweetest, and this means so much to me. 😭❤️ I can’t wait to write my post for the awards, and I’m also excited to check out some of the other bloggers you mentioned here. Thank you so much Olivia, I’m so lucky to know you!

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  14. Ahh, THANK YOU SO MUCH OLIVIA! This is so incredibly nice and wonderful and rainbow like of you and it has totally made my week!!! Your kind words literally have me tearing up and I want to give you a big squishy hug. Your blog is so awesome and I’m so glad you enjoy my posts as well and think they’re high quality. I kinda wanna get that printed on a T-Shirt. :’D Thank you so much for even thinking of my blog being worthy enough for an award like this. You have no idea how much it means. ❤

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  15. AHHHH, OLIVIAAAAA! Thank you so so so sooooo much for nominating me??? I’m so happy, truly!
    I’ve been sort of MIA lately, and I actually didn’t even know about the Book Blogger Awards happening, but I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about it popping up in my feed and I’m incredibly happy to know that so much love and appreciation is being spread.
    I’m also incredibly thankful that you remembered about me & my tiny blog even though I haven’t been as active here. It truly means a lot! ❤️ Moments like this are the reason as to why I continue blogging.
    I also adore your content and your positivity; every single one of your posts is always filled with happy remarks, and I always feel in a better mood after reading them. I am so honored to have you nominate me, honestly.
    Once again, hank you so so soooo much and hopefully it’s okay that I’m a bit late to this post!

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    • Aww, Lais!! I’m so happy that you found out about the Book Blogger Awards and that I could nominate you for one.💞I really hope that I was able to introduce more people to your blog because you deserve all the love and appreciation in the world!! Thank you for your kind words, aww. But trust me, it was my honor to nominate you!!
      You’re so deserving of it!! ❤ (And please don't worry about being late, I feel like there really is no 'late' on blog posts?!)

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  16. one of my favourite things about blogging is seeing other bloggers boosting each other and spreading love, because I feel so much love from this post!! so many amazing bloggers included in a post by an amazing blogger yourself, reading this just made me so so happy <33 I've definitely found some new blogs to check out, and I can't wait to do so! hope your july is going well so far :))

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    • Aww, that makes me really happy to hear!!❤️Also, just so you know I adore you and your blog with my whole heart and the only reason you’re not on this list is because I didn’t think you classified yourself as a book blogger. <33

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