My 2020 Book Blogger Awards Nominations!

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Hi all! As you all know, I can’t resist the chance to share some blogger love… which is why I’m jumping on the Book Blogger Award bandwaggon! Last year I missed out on joining in cos I didn’t see the posts in time, but luckily I saw that this was hosted by by Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books & May @Forever and Everly, so I’m going to rectify it that for the 2020 Awards! (and I can say that I did at least one thing better in 2020 than 2019 πŸ˜‰ )

Before I get into my nominations, I will add that I kept my list quite small, as I was (trying) to keep within the rule that 1/3 of nominations have to be smaller book bloggers (otherwise none of them will count). *Hopefully* I’ve not made any mistakes and have pulled that off. Without further ado, here’s my nominations…

BEST OF THEIR AGE

I feel like I should point out that I don’t know the ages of a lot of bloggers (and I think a lot of the younger people I followed have aged out of their teens), so I’m only nominating adult book bloggers…. which tbh just gave me a chance to spotlight (a few) favourites.Β 

You won’t get anyone more enthusiastic than Beware of the Reader- but reader you’d better BEWARE cos once you start reading her posts, you won’t be able to stop!

Zezee is easily one of my favourite people on the blogosphere- she has really incisive reviews, deep discussions, inspiring recommendations and all around *amazing* content!

Eustea recommends all different types of books- and serves it up with plenty of (literal) tea!

BEST GENRE BLOGGERS

While Roberta has some popular books in the mix, which I like hearing about, what I love about Roberta’s reviews is how unique her selections are and how she chooses so many underhyped books!

I read a lot of reviews for general adult, but Lydia’s stand out to me for just how thorough they are!

I feel like I got into reading romance books exclusively because of Deanna!! She is the QUEEN of romance!

I just want to read everything that Crystal suggests- she makes such excellent recommendations πŸ™‚

Likewise, Bookstooge was an easy nomination to make- a huge number of his in-depth reviews are for sci fi and fantasy- which he often reviews with wonderful wit. I have had so many recommendations from him over the years- my favourite of which has been for Patricia McKillip.

And the clue is in the name with Way Too Fantasy- you are going to get WAY TOO MANY fantasy recs from her, you won’t know what to do (except read them all, obviously)

I mean, it’d just be completely remiss not to mention these two book blogs! I cannot get enough of their classics posts!

Holly always inspires me with her monthly recs and original content!

And Pages Unbound is full of excellent discussions and amazing analyses of classics.

Like with romance, I wasn’t a big thriller reader (and didn’t even touch mysteries) before blogging… now I don’t know what I’d do without them in my literary diet!Β Meggy is almost exclusively to blame for starting this addiction πŸ˜‰ (seriously though, if you need a keep-you-up-at-night thriller, you seriously cannot go wrong with one of her recs)

And on the cosier end of the spectrum, I have to nominate and HIGHLY RECOMMEND you check out Nina’s blog! She constantly finds fun and quirky mysteries to read and promote!

BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING

I had to give Holly a second nomination, because she writes such beautiful reviews, addressed to the book itself. It’s incredibly unique and each review is a work of art.

I really admire Lindsay’s reviewing style as well, but for very different reasons! She always writes in such a refreshingly honest way.

Witty and Sarcastic has wonderful taste- and I won’t shut up about how her review ofΒ Ten Thousand Doors of JanuaryΒ got me to pick it up and it’s my favourite of 2020 so far!

KAT READS SUCH GOOD BOOKS! I’ve had so many recommendations from her and she’s always spot on about brilliant books. We do have similar tastes… but at this point, I reckon Kat’s fashioned my tastes into her own πŸ˜‰ (and I regret nothing πŸ˜‰ )

I don’t think I’ve read a single discussion on Briana and Krysta’s blog that wasn’t thought provoking! Plus, aside from talking about classics (which you know I’m here for) they also talk quite a bit about libraries, amazon, education… basically a whole load of topics that most people in the book community don’t really talk about!

Similarly, Nicole’s thoughts and discussions are really worth checking out, because I don’t know anyone else who covers the same things she does: particularly how reading impacts your dating life, book lover struggles under quarantine and whether to DNF ARCs.

I just love both of these clean and pretty designs!

MISCELLANEOUS

If you’ve been around the blogosphere, then you know that Marie is the place to go for advice on blogging! She has so many *fantastic* posts on the topic- you’ll be sure to find some helpful advice!

Xandra is newer- but it’s because of that she has such valuable insight! I love her “What No One Told Me About the Book Community“. She’s makingΒ a significant splash in the blogosphere and her blogging advice is brilliant! I find her takes so refreshing and welcome!

  • Most Supportive (someone who always shares others’ posts in wrap-ups/has kind comments/boosts other bloggers with initiatives, etc.) – Sophii @A Book A Thought

Sophii is legit amazing at collating wonderful posts from around the community and sharing them. (Aside from her great content in general) I’ve personally discovered so many amazing posts from her!

I’ve mentioned this before, but I *particularly* love how Flora combines the memes Book Blogger Hop and Friday Finds- connecting readers to books and bloggers at the same time- genius!

Katie is awesome and definitely beats to her own drum with her creative content!

Linda has such original ideas, particularly promoting Shakespeare and classics!

If you’re on twitter, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. Every week, without fail Witty and Sarcastic Book Club is tweeting out support for book bloggers and it’s amazing!

Macey’s newer to the blogging scene and super friendly!

I also really love chatting to Meeghan! She’s always on it in the comments!

And Rainn is just a burst of energy and a delight to talk to!

MOST IMPORTANTLY

Did I mention that I love Pages Unbound? Cos I seriously LOVE their blog. I am addicted to their exceptionally clever content- and for good reason! Not only are theyΒ  well-versed in classics, but they are also Tolkien buffs. Not only do they have exceptional discussions on familiar topics, they also have great lists of books I might not otherwise have heard of. And not only are they always making top quality posts, they are also amazing to chat to. Suffice to say, they are ALL AROUND THE BEST BLOGGERS!

OMG that was hard to do! I’m sorry I couldn’t include as many bloggers as I would have liked! But the most important thing is- please check out this amazing list of bloggers! They all deserve so much love!

52 thoughts on “My 2020 Book Blogger Awards Nominations!

  1. Lots of great book blogs here. These blog awards certainly have some in-depth categories. I did mine via the google entry form route. The hardest part was finding the follower numbers for some blogs, as not everyone posts their figures. So I had to guess on a few and cross my fingers that my entries don’t get disqualified.

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    1. I’m glad you think so! They really do. And I think that’s a good way to do it as well and it’s great that’s an option πŸ™‚ I completely get what you mean- I was so nervous about messing up! (and I had such a long list, I wish I could’ve included more!)

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  2. Oh my … I am freaking out a little bit over here, because in no way did I think ANYONE would consider me for a book blogger nomination and especially not in as great of a category as Best Book Recommendations! WHAT IS THIS WORLD!? I’m honestly just so glad that you feel like what I read and I am beyond happy that our tastes align like that. I think you don’t have to worry at all, you still very much are doing your own thing with reading haha but I am also happy if I’ve influenced it a little bit hahaha

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  3. *blushes* *stammers* *cries*
    Uh, yeah, because you know I do ALL those things so much πŸ˜€

    Thank you. You obviously put a lot of thought and effort into this and the blogs you chose and I really appreciate the shoutout. I also appreciate your continued following, even as our bookish interests have diverged somewhat from when we first started following each other. It is fun watching other bloggers change πŸ˜€ (because obviously I’m exactly the same as I was back in ’16!)

    So great post, good job to everyone else you mentioned and may the rest of July be fantastic…

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    1. hehe! You’re welcome! hehe I’ll admit it took a lot of time and thinking (and fretting πŸ˜‰ ) And I still love reading your blog as much as ever πŸ˜€ (also I honestly find my tastes so strange at the moment/this year that I don’t even recognise myself πŸ˜‰ But I’ve had this happen before and know I’ll go back to my favourite genres in due course, so I’m filing away all your brilliant recommendations for then πŸ˜‰ )

      Thank you!! Let’s hope! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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      1. Ahhh, so this bookish change is cyclical then? Huh, I’ve never come across a blogger like that. That is actually really cool. See, this is one more reason to keep on following people, you learn so many cool things!

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  4. Awww, thank you for the nomination!

    And yes, Pages Unbound is such a great blog!! Love their classic fridays, especially! Also, Nut-Free Nerd!! (I think ever since I started really interacting with these two blogs, my interest in the classics went up!)

    Going to check out Zeezee, thanks for talking about this blog!

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  5. It was fun to read this post. By the way I nominated you for the Original Outstanding Blogger award and the sunshine blogger award and it would mean a lot to me if you did a post about it since you are one of my favorite bloggers.😊

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  6. Aww thanks for your nomination, you really made my day!! Also thanks for bringing the Book Blogger Award to my attention, it’s such a wonderful idea. I’ll definitely participate via the google entry, there are so many amazing bloggers out there whose hard work and creativity needs to be rewarded. Definitely also checking out the other bloggers on the list! xx

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  7. Thanks so much for nominating us! We are so honored! It looks like I have a bunch of new blogs to check out now, too!

    I agree the nominations this year were hard! Not everyone notes their age, so I didn’t nominate any teen bloggers, either. And it was difficult figuring out 1/3 of small bloggers when not everyone lists their follower count. I think smaller blogs in particular tend not to because it doesn’t look too impressive to say you have 30 followers.

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    1. You’re welcome!! Really glad to hear it!! ☺️

      Yeah I had a tough time- I tried to look at the numbers on the app, as well as looking on the site, but not sure how accurate they are! Hopefully I didn’t make too many mistakes!

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  8. Oh my goodness, thank you for the nomination! I’m so surprised! And your words were so kind! I blog because I love it – always nice to hear others enjoying my posts as well πŸ™‚

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  9. Thank you so so much for nominating me for Most Helpful! ❀ It means a lot, coming from you! I’m so honored you enjoy my posts, and that you think I have great insight! ❀ I agree with so many of these nominations – Pages Unbounded definitely deserves to be recognized for all of their interesting posts.

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  10. Ahh thank you so, so much for participating in the awards and for nominating your favorites, so many new bloggers to check out! I’m honored that you thought of me for the most helpful category, this means so, so, very much to know that I can be helpful to anyone, really 😭πŸ₯Ί Thank you so much!!! 😭πŸ₯Ί

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  11. Awwww. You’re making me blush! Thanks so much for the mention. Visiting that friendly monkey is definitely one of the highlights of my bloghopping time. And you’ve listed some really awesome bloggers here… Meeghan is so sweet and I really enjoy Page Unbound as well. And yeah… lots of great bloggers who I really should visit more! 😊😊😊

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  12. Thank you for including my little piece of the blogosphere. I’m honoured. I’m also happy to have found some more blogs to read. What a wonderful collection of bloggers, topics and styles. Hubby’s gonna see even less of me now! Lol!

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  13. Thanks for filling up my blog feed πŸ™‚ Seriously, I hadn’t come across many of your nominated blogs so I just enjoyed following all those links and have added a few new ones to follow.

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  14. Oh wow!! Thank you to my favourite Orangutan in the world!! Seriously, I love chatting with you, and reading all your posts, so being friendly is not a hardship at all!! You make it easy (so I feel like my rec should actually be for you?!)!! xx

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  15. Hallo, Hallo, —

    I’m travelling through my own mini blogroll of nominator posts for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards as I wanted to make it easier for us all to find each other and to visit our blogs. This is my first year participating and the first year I was a nominee. I am loving the community aspect of the awards but also the joy of finding new bloggers – as your list has a lot of new bloggers I need to start visiting. Everyone approached their lists a bit differently and it is such a joy today to visit and to see the words left behind on the bloggers we all want to give a boost of love too!

    See if we share any mutuals by visiting my noms list.

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  16. AHHH!!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCHH!!! You know I am honored by your nomination because I like…LOVE YOUU AND YOUR BLOG SOO MUCH! It makes me soooo happy to think that you like my little blog enough to consider me for the award! THANK YOU SOOO MUCHHH!!1 YOU ARE THE EBSTEST EVER AND I LOVE YOU, OKAY?

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