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 😉 )
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
- Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)– Beware of the Reader
- Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)– Zezee @Zezee with Books
- Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)– Eustea @ Eustea Reads
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.
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
- Young Adult– Roberta @Offbeat YA
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!
- New Adult / General Adult– Lydia @22 is still young adult
I read a lot of reviews for general adult, but Lydia’s stand out to me for just how thorough they are!
- Romance– Deanna @A Novel Glimpse
I feel like I got into reading romance books exclusively because of Deanna!! She is the QUEEN of romance!
- Science Fiction / Fantasy– Crystal @Lost in Storyland
- Science Fiction / Fantasy– Bookstooge
- Science Fiction / Fantasy– Way Too Fantasy
I just want to read everything that Crystal suggests- she makes such excellent recommendations 🙂
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)
- Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry– Holly @Nutfree Nerd
- Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry– Briana & Krysta @Pages Unbound
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! Meggy is almost exclusively to blame for starting this addiction 😉 (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.
- Best Book Recommendations– Witty and Sarcastic Book Club
- Best Book Recommendations– Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Witty and Sarcastic has wonderful taste- and I won’t shut up about how her review of Ten Thousand Doors of January 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 😉 (and I regret nothing 😉 )
- Best Discussion Posts– Briana & Krysta @Pages Unbound
- Best Discussion Posts– Nicole @Sorry I Am Booked
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!
- Most Helpful (someone who posts thoughtful blogging guides/advice) – Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- Most Helpful (someone who posts thoughtful blogging guides/advice) – Xandra @Starry Sky Books
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 making 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!
- Most Engaged in the Community– Flora @Flora’s Finds
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!
- Most Creative (creative/original posts)- Katie @Never Not Reading
- Most Creative (creative/original posts)- Linda @Pages and Papers
Katie is awesome and definitely beats to her own drum with her creative content!
Linda has such original ideas, particularly promoting Shakespeare and classics!
- Best Social Media Influencer– Witty and Sarcastic Book Blog
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!
- Friendliest Member of the Community– Macey @Brine and Books
- Friendliest Member of the Community– Meeghan @Meeghan Reads
- Friendliest Member of the Community– Rainn @the Withering
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!
- Best Overall Book Blogger [two winners!] – Briana & Krysta @Pages Unbound
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 they 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!