The 2nd Annual Book Bloggers Awards : my nominations and showering you with love

This is without a doubt, the hardest blog post I ever hard to write.

I wasn’t too aware of the book bloggers awards last year and, to be honest, I am kind of mad at myself that I just missed an opportunity to talk about some of my favorite bloggers. I’m thrilled to be able to take part, even if writing down this post was the worst kind of torture, because I want to love everyone and to nominate every single blogger I know, because it’s such an incredible community.

I’ll admit it, the only way I found out about it was because other bloggers thought it was a good idea to nominate me. For multiple categories. I seem completely jaded writing this, but I’m just like this:

I feel way too lucky that you – you will recognize yourself – wanted to nominate me and I can’t thank you enough, not only everyone that nominated me, but every SINGLE person taking the time to visit my blog, leaving me a sweet comment and overall making me emotional every single day with your sweetness and love. I DO NOT DESERVE YOU.

ENOUGH RAMBLINGS, here are my nominations for the wonderful Book Blogger Awards, that were created by the amazing Joce @ Write Through the Night.

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

May @ Forever & Everly is one of my favorite bloggers, without a doubt. She writes amazing discussions, she’s so bright and wonderfully sweet and oh, so real in everything she writes. Her blogging voice is A+ and if you don’t know her, you’re totally crazy.

Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink is another amazingly wonderful book blogger writing incredible posts, reviews and overall an amazing human being.

  • Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)

Lia @ Lost In A Story is wonderful -and her blog just looks SO PRETTY OKAY. She also happens to be so, very sweet and just an amazing blogger overall with GREAT recommendations and reviews.

Swetlana @ Caffeinated Bookworm Life is such a wonderful book blogger as well. She writes amazing blog posts, reviews and discussions and I just appreciate her blog so much.

Sim @ Flipping Through Pages is such an amazing blogger as well. From her reviews to her discussion posts and her blogging help kind of posts, I admire everything she puts out there so, so much and really deserves all the love.

  • Best Book Blogger from an Underrepresented/Minority Group

I really want to give a shout out to Avery @ Red Rocket Panda, because I appreciate his blog so much, from his reviews to his discussion and his features,Β  I really think he deserves much, much love.

  • Young Adult

I read 99% of young adult book blogs and it was pretty hard to nominate someone for that category, but I think I really want to go with my rising star here and talk about Marta @ The Cursed Books, because she deserves all the awards and have an amazing, rising gorgeous blog and I believe she’s one of the best.

  • Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry

Holly @ NutFree Nerd is a wonderful book blogger I’ve known and followed for years now. Aside from sharing her Oxford adventures and making me all dreamy, she talks about books and classics a lot and just makes me want to read everything. And she is the sweetest.

  • Mystery and Thriller

Meggy @ Chocolatenwaffles is my French sweechie and I couldn’t not mention her for this category. I’m not a big mystery and thrillers reader, but I love reading her amazing reviews. If you’re fond of the genre or just looking for an incredible blogger, she’s the one to go to.

  • Best book reviews

Caro @ The Bookcheshire Cat writes the most amazing reviews ever. They’re always SO thoughtful, well-written and talks about every aspect of the books without ever being boring or too long. There’s never enough. Her recs are on point and she is one of the sweetest bloggers ever.

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts knows how to talk about his books, that’s for sure. Even if he is massively known for his low, medium and 2,342 kind of ratings (sorry, Joey. This is what you’re known for), he also happens to just know his stuff and read critically and just write BRILLIANT reviews okay. I’m a fan, have been for three years (and I’m so old now ugh).

Zoie @ Whisked Away By Words. I’ll admit that I am not sure if she entirely counts as a book blogger, she also posts lifestyle posts and other traveling tales that blow me away, but her book reviews are incredible. Thoughtful and always so beautifully written, she deserves that shout out.

  • Best Book Recommendations

Kat @ Life & Other Disasters is my to-go-to person whenever I need a book recommendation or a new book to buy (or a TV show as well… we’re talking about book blogging here, but you know, we all love tv shows as well. GO TO HER seriously). Mainly because she knows me by heart, but also because she is just THAT GREAT okay.

Beth @ Reading Every Night made me discover so many amazing books and series for years now and I am forever thankful for that. Big fantasy reader, she also will recommend the retellings you’ll fall in love with and the occasional, unforgettable contemporary read.

I also want to talk about Shanti & Shar @ Virtually Read, because I appreciate reading their reviews so much and it’s thanks to a review I read of the Loneliest Girl that I wanted to read it and I LOVED IT. Plus, they made me add other books to my TBR and they are both incredibly sweet bloggers and I appreciate them so much.

  • Prettiest Bookshelf

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence has the prettiest bookshelves I have ever seen in my life and I am such a fan. I admit that she deserves all of the other blogging awards, too, because she is such a strong voice in the community and I love her blog so much.

  • Best Discussion Posts

Lu @ It’s Lu Again has some of the greatest discussion posts, from insecurities to ARCs to reading to, well, everything, I just happen to love every topic she tackles, brilliantly and with her witty, unique voice.

Trang & Lashaan @ Bookidote are some of my favorite book bloggers as well. I really wanted to nominate them for the best discussions part, because I love reading all of their discussions SO much, they’re always so entertaining and thoughtful.

Elizabeth @ Redgal Musings writes such entertaining and amazing discussion posts, I’m having the time of my life reading these. She also happens to be such a friendly blogger.

  • Most Engaged in the Community

Avalina @ Avalinah’s Books is a superhero. She does so much for the blogging community with her support groups of internatinal and new bloggers and overall spreads a lot of love and I admire that so, so much.

Kathy @ Books & Munches is one of my recent favorites – because I haven’t known her or her blog for long, but she deserves awards for her sweetness – she could also go in the friendliest blogger category! – and her engagement. She’s always leaving the best, most thoughtful comments and just overall brings a smile on my face.

  • Blog Aesthetic

Pam @ Reverie Society has such a gorgeous blog, I can’t. I love it way too much and admire it everytime I stop by. She also happens to be one of my favorite bloggers and deserves more and more recognition.

Aimee @ Aimee Reads also has aesthetics goals, if you ask me. Her graphics look amazing and her blog overall just make my eyes GO LIKE, THIS IS SO PRETTY.

  • Best personality / friendliest member of the community

Kat @ Life & Other Disasters is my favorite, like, seriously. I know I am totally biaised for that question, but Kat is the best and someone you can just so easily chat with, about, everything. I have no idea what you’re doing if you don’t know her, because she’s amazing.

Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner is one of the bloggers I am always looking forward to chat with. She is always so adorable and thoughtful in every comment she leaves and is exactly one of my favorite person in the blogging community.

Marta @ The Cursed Books is another of my favorite ones, and…. I’m also totally biaised, but I don’t even care. I remember leaving a comment on her blog months and months ago and how friendly she was and still is, every single day, with me and everyone in the community.

  • Best New Book Blogger (created blog after July 2017)

Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany only started blogging not that long ago, but I’m such a fan of her blog, her blog posts, her personality, everything shining through her blog posts overall. I can’t wait to see her grow and become everyone’s favorites.

  • Best Overall Book Blogger

NOMINATING PEOPLE IS SO HARD I WANT TO NOMINATE EVERYONE. I refuse to answer to this, sorry.

Okay, so this post was very, very hard to write, and here I thought it would take me five minutes, but I just want to thank everyone and hug everyone, because I am a marshmallow. I apologize if you are not finding yourselves in these lines, I wish I could talk about every single blogger here, because everyone deserves the love and recognition, you’re all doing AMAZING.

Did you also do your nominations for these book bloggers awards? Were you ever nominated or won an award? YOU DESERVE IT OKAY.

What are some of your favorite bloggers? Recognize any of these in my list? If not, you should check them out because they’re all incredible.

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Book blogger, travel blogger, writer. πŸ“š |🌍 | πŸ’ž Writing & Communications Graduate. French. Living on love, wanderlust and ya books.

108 thoughts on “The 2nd Annual Book Bloggers Awards : my nominations and showering you with love

  1. Ah MARIE!!! Thanks so much for the nomination, it means the absolute world to me!! I just put my nominations up now too (so feel free to check them out, hint hint, i ofc nominate you) I don’t know many of the blogs you mentioned here so i shall have to check them out!!

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    1. You’re so, SO welcome, you have such an amazing blog and are such a wonderful blogger and person overall, OF COURSE I HAD TO NOMINATE YOU ❀ ❀ I hope you'll find lovely bloggers there and awwwwwww whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!!! You're too sweet I don't deserve you ❀ ❀ ❀

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  2. You all need to stop nominating me because I get way too emotional with all the praise and lovely words!! I don’t even know how I deserve such a great friend as you and I hope you know how much I love and appreciate you! ❀ ❀
    (also, you did so well on all these nominations and I am a huge fan of so many of these wonderful bloggers. YAY for spreading love and spotlighting people!!)

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    1. I WILL NEVER STOP NOMINATING YOU FOR ALL THE AWARDS, to be honest you deserve to win the award of the best friend ever, that’s not a book blogger kind of award but whatever, you win because you are the absolute BEST ❀ ❀
      I really loved spotlighting people here and there should be awards more often. Even if… there are so many people I probably forgot, I hate that haha I want to nominate everyone aha.

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      1. DON’T, you shouldn’t feel guilty at all – it’s not because you don’t do them that you’re not showing appreciation, you are every single day because you’re the friendliest and showing love all around the community with your comments and awesomeness ❀ ❀

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  3. ALL THE GEEKING OUT ABOUT FELLOW BLOGGERS YES I AGREE AND SUPPORT THIS 100%!! My heart is always full when it comes to this community aghhhh!!

    And yesss Marta aka THE SWEETEST BEAN THAT IS JUST sosoososos amazing!! And Ilsa!!! And absjkaka!! I’m rooting for them of course but also everyone is so incredible?? So like?? I understand you can’t just choose 1 person for the best blogger BECAUSE LIKE EVERYONE SHOULD GET AN AWARD FOR BEING AN AWESOME HUMAN BEING.

    I’ll be in the corner cheering beasically everyone on πŸ˜‚!!

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    1. These nominations are SUCH A STRUGGLE honestly, I just want to nominate everyone and for everyone to win, because everyone is so hard-working and sweet and adorable and deserves ALL THE HUGS AND BOOKS AND CAKE.
      Thank youuu so much, you’re one of the sweetest ever in the book blogging community and I miss reading your posts SO. VERY. MUCH as well ❀ ❀

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  4. There are definitely so e great bloggers on this list and I follow a LOT of them. There are also a couple new ones that I’ll have to check out. Its nice that these awards brings attention to some great bloggers who totally deserve it. Nice choices Marie! And congrats!

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    1. YAY I’m so glad to hear that – I agree, it’s so great that these awards exist and we can give some amazing shoutout to people. I just wish I could nominate everyone hahaha.
      Thank you so much!! ❀ ❀

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  5. Oh my God! Is this a dream? Thank you so much Marie ❀️ You truly are wonderful. When I saw your post’s title I was sure that my name wouldn’t be here πŸ™ˆ But I am so thrilled. You are the best πŸ˜ƒ

    So there are so many new bloggers for me. I would definitely like to interact with all of those. And I really agree with all of your nominations, I mean the bloggers I know 😊

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    1. IT IS NOT, you are such a wonderful blogger, your blog is also aesthetics goals, by the way and you’re adorable and sweet and dedicated, you deserve my and all the nominations!! ❀ ❀
      I hope you'll find some other bloggers you love in that list! πŸ˜€

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  6. Eeep thanks so much for including me, Marie! β™₯ I’m incredibly flattered. *showers you with candy and love* There are lots of bloggers here that I can’t believe I don’t know about (!!!), so I’ll definitely check them all out. I have to agree with your mentions of Marta, Evelina, Tiffany, and Sim, among many others!

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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  7. I love these posts! This community is honestly so friendly and lovely and just full of amazing people and bloggers – it’s so nice to see bloggers lifting each other up (also I get amazing blog recommendations!) Great choices, Marie ❀

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  8. One minute I am writing about how you should put away your books on your shelves in a bookstore and the second I am moved to tears by your sweet words my darling Sweechie ❀ Thank you for your support and for being one of the most amazing people out here!

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    1. ALWAYS, you’re such a brilliant blogger and you made me discover so many new books and authors, even if they’re not in my usual genre, I always appreciate reading your reviews and your blog overall SO much ❀ ❀ ❀

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  9. I wasn’t aware the book blogger awards were a thing until I was nominated, and I really want to take part myself but I feel like I’d have to nominate pretty much everyone because I wouldn’t be able to narrow it down. I don’t know how you did it Marie. πŸ˜€
    I love your post, and there are definitely some blogs on here I need to check out (I need to do some hardcore following and blog hopping next month) and these kind of posts are the perfect ones to find new bloggers I think. πŸ™‚
    Also thanks so so much for nominating me. Honestly it means so so much to me, and especially from you because you were one of the first bloggers I started speaking to on WordPress and definitely one of my favourites too. πŸ™‚ ❀️

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    1. Ugh I SO get this struggle, I wanted to nominate everyone, this was the hardest post ever. I’m glad I could spread some of the love, even if I know I probably forgot tons of people here. I did my best haha πŸ™‚
      Agree – I love how this spreads the love and made me discover so many new bloggers! I hope you’ll find amazing new ones to follow here.
      You’re so, so welcome, Beth, it’s well deserved and you are one of my favorites, I couldn’t NOT nominate you ❀ ❀ ❀

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      1. I feel like when it comes to most posts we always forget something, but I suppose if you have forgotten anyone it isn’t gives you a excuse to take part next year again right? πŸ™‚
        Thanks so so much Marie, you really made me smile reading your comment just now! πŸ˜€ ❀️

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  10. I haven’t been active in a while but you can bet that I’ll be checking out all these NEW BLOGS ANYWAYS BY YOUR RECOMMENDATION πŸ˜€

    I definitely recognize some of them, so at least I’m not out of the loop yet!

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    1. Aww, I hope you’ll love these bloggers and it’s good to see you, Valerie, you’ve been a bit absent on your own blog for the past month and I MISSED YOU! ❀ ❀

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  11. IM CRYING 😭Marie!! You’re truly so wonderful and amazing! Thank you so much for all your love and support throughout my entire blogging experience~ All the love that you and everyone else has given me makes it all worth it. ❀ I remember stumbling across your blog and just falling in love with it, and it's such an honor to have gotten to know you as a friend ^_^ TY for linking all the other blogs too so I have an excuse to blog hop now!

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    1. Oh you’re so, so welcome, Tiffany, I really loved discovering your blog and appreciate all of your posts and chatting with you so much, you deserve it ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀
      I hope you will find lovely bloggers there, too! πŸ™‚

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    1. AWWWWWWW WHAT you’re way too sweet, thank you so, so much for your sweet words that means the world to me ❀ ❀ ❀ I hope you'll find new bloggers to love here ❀ ❀

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  12. I love seeing all these nomination posts popping up all over the blogosphere. It’s great to see so much love being shared in the community! Most of these blogs are new to me, so I’ll have to check them out. That said, I am 100% in agreement about Evelina’s blog! She has done a wonderful job creating a sense of community.

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    1. Agree, I love all of these posts and I’m all for spreading the love and supporting book bloggers, we do a hell lot of work haha πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll find new bloggers to love, Jackie! And thank you so much for your sweet comment ❀

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    1. You’re so welcome Holly, you’re such a wonderful blogger (and you also give me all the wanderlust with your Oxford blog posts!) ! ❀ ❀
      You're way too sweet thank you!! ❀ ❀

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  13. It’s my turn to cry now 😭😭😭 But you chose me for the young adult category and best personality and that’s a huge thing coming from the friendliest, kindest, but also most dedicated & hard-working person 😍
    I love you so much, my lovely friend!!! Thank you for these nominations and also for that comment from months and months ago, it made a huge difference!! ❀

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    1. You’re so welcome, that’s well deserved and I could have nominated you for SO many other categories as well, you’re my rising star and you deserve all the awards!! I love you even moreee! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  14. Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever been nominated for an award, so thank you so much, Marie! *cue happy tears* I knew a few of the bloggers you’ve nominated. I’m such a fan of Ilsa’s posts! And now I finally know the rest of them through your nominations!

    I’m pretty sure you’re going to win at least one since I’ve seen lots of peeps nominating you for friendliest and most engaged. YOU TOTALLY DESERVE IT! ❀

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    1. Of course, Pam, I love your blog so, so much and everything you put into it and your design and aesthetics is goals for me ❀ ❀
      I'm so happy if you found out some new bloggers to follow on here, hope you'll love them as much as I do πŸ™‚
      Awwww you're way too sweet, I'm already so honored just to have been nominated ❀

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  15. Thank you so much for the nomination, Marie!! That’s so kind of you and jdgksjgns… I just want to give you a hugggg. I’ve just done my own post of these, and omg I love so many of the same bloggers HAHA! Thank you again for nominating me πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀

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    1. YES that’s exactly it, it is a bit terrifying and I know I forgot some amazing people here, too 😦 I tried my best though to spread the love and I appreciate that it happens all around the blogosphere with these awards πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much, Nicole, I hope you found bloggers you love there πŸ˜€

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  16. lol I didn’t even know this was a thing BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH! also you have given me many new blogs to read and reminded me to read some ones that I don’t read enough. thanks for this! also if I were to nominate you for an award, you’d get ‘mose engaged’ or ‘most friendly’ I APPRECIATE YOU AND YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT SO MUCH

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    1. You’re so welcome!! I only recently discovered these awards as well haha don’t worry πŸ˜‚
      You’re so, so sweet THANK YOU SO MUCH for your sweet words and everything, Shanti!! ❀ ❀

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  17. Hello Marie ❀
    AWW thank you so much for nominating me for this award! I feel so honoured! I always look forward to chatting with you as well ❀
    All these bloggers and blogs sound so interesting. There are definitely some that I haven't known before. I will check them out πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh you’re so, so welcome, you’re one of the best and friendliest blogger ever, Sophie, I’m always so happy to chat with you ❀ ❀
      I hope you'll find bloggers you'll love there πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! ❀

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  18. Aaaah thank you so much for the shoutout, Marie!! πŸ˜†πŸ’• I’m really excited to check out all the other book bloggers you have in this post — I’ve slowly been branching out and finding amazing book bloggers these past few weeks, and this post seems like the perfect way to find more amazing writers and readers out there. 😊 Thank you again! ~

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  19. I know I’m SO LATE to this but ajldfakjslkfjsd THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’m so glad you love my posts and my voice!! And I agree with so much of these nominations, Ilsa is another of my favorite [teen] bloggers, and Lu has some really great discussion posts! Thank you again for the nomination ❀

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  20. Wow I did a lot of blog hopping today because of this but thank you for introducing me to some awesome blogs! But I think I spent the whole day just on my phone which is actually really tragic πŸ˜‚πŸ™ƒ

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