The 3d Annual Book Bloggers Awards – My Nominations #2019BookBloggerAwards

Hi friends! I’m back from my holidays and back to regular blogging schedule… well, until the end of July. It felt SO GOOD to step away from blogging and just, not think or stress out about it, at all. Like, really. Croatia was absolutely stunning and I had a much needed break and I feel… good. Would you be interested in hearing about my trip to Croatia in a blog post? Let me know!

I’m very, very excited today to be back with this wonderful blog post, to shout out all of my love for book bloggers and their incredible work. More often than not, the book blogging community feels tiny and, even sometimes, irrelevant because other social media and other platforms, such as bookstagram, booktube and such, are taking over the place.

If this is something I can’t deny, I strongly, strongly believe that the book blogging community, that very “old” school community typing blog posts, is still thriving and, most of it all, works VERY hard at what they do, purely out of passion for the books.

So today, I’m very excited to shout all of my love to book bloggers, these nominated below, yes, but also EVERYONE, really. The Book Bloggers Awards are hosted, this year, by the lovely May @ Forever And Everly and today, I’m going to be nominating bloggers for these very awards!

☂️ You can read the blog post with all of the rules right here, friends, and if you have some spare time, please consider nominating your fellow book bloggers and book bloggers you appreciate, whether or not you are a blogger yourself.

Before heading into this, a small disclaimer first: this post was SO hard to write, because there are hundreds of thousandths of book bloggers out there and I follow, like, maybe 200 bloggers at least and there are so, so many bloggers whose work I appreciate and will support always. I did my best to reduce to one/two blogger per category tops, but honestly this was so hard and, whether you’re here or not, in this post or in any nomination post, please know that this doesn’t unvalidate your work as a book blogger. You are INCREDIBLE and your work is loved.

☂️Also, friends, consider supporting book bloggers, this matters. A lot.

Small note: I skipped some categories, because I couldn’t find bloggers to nominate for these – mainly the genres ones, since I mostly read young adult books blogs.

🌪BEST OF THEIR AGE 

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

I could have nominated Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages for many, many categories here, because Taasia is one of my favorite book bloggers of all times, like, really. I am so, so very grateful to have her in my life and all of her blog posts, recommendations, reviews, TBRs and everything are always so much fun to read. Definitely a blogger to follow, if you ask me.

  • Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)

I want to give a shout out to the lovelies behind Happy Indulgence, because they have been such a pillar in the book blogging community for so many years now, they have such a wonderful book blog filled with great reviews and recommendations and I love everything they do together.

I also need to give a shout out to Jen @ Pop Goes the Reader, who does an incredible work and boost authors’ work and has been one blogger I’ve admired for years now and deserves all of the best.

🌪 BEST GENRE BLOGGERS 

  • Young Adult

I’m going to pick Tiffany @ Read With Tiffany for this one, because….. well, I ADORE her okay she’s one of my favorite bloggers ever. Her new self-hosted blog looks amazing, her reviews are on point, her aesthetics absolutely stunning always and okay Tiffany you’re amazing this is my love letter haha x

  • Science Fiction / Fantasy

I want to take a moment to talk about Nicole @ Thoughts Stained with Ink, because I recently have started chatting with her and I just love her. I’m not too familiar with science-fiction and fantasy reads but Nicole shares a lot of them on her lovely blog and makes me discover SO many titles I’m not familiar with. She also happens to be a gem deserving of all the love.

  • Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry

My friend Holly @ Nut Free Nerd reads a lot of classics and has a wonderful blog with eloquent reviews, a bit of adventures at times and a lot of wonderful recommendations and interesting discussions, too!

  • Mystery / Thriller

My sweechie Meggy @ Chocolatenwaffles is always the best person to nominate for this category. Now, I’m not necessarily a big thriller/mystery kind of reader, but I always discover some new books thanks to her blog and her incredibly-well written reviews.

 

🌪BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING

  • Best Book Reviews

I immediately thought of CW @ The Quiet Pond for this category, because when it comes to book reviews… well the eloquence in which she manages to describe books, their themes, all the feelings and everything else, it’s absolutely STUNNING.

  • Best Book Recommendations

Olivia @ Purely Olivia is one of my favorite book bloggers and happens to have some of the best book recommendations ever, just as well. I’m a big YA contemporary reader, as you might know, and so is Olivia and I adore all of her reviews and recommendations and can’t wait to love eveything she recommends.

Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams also happens to have some incredible book recommendations and is so, so good at convincing me to read books, to be honest *The Fever King, aerm* and I adore her for it. Her blog is a little gem and so is she.

  • Best Discussion Posts

Christine @ Lady Gets Lit is one of my favorite bloggers and friends on earth and all of the discussions she writes are so relatable, on point and overall incredible. I highly recommend her blog and everything she does !

  • Best Blog Aesthetic

Kat @ Novels & Waffles immediately came to mind…. okay. I might be a little biaised since she is the artist behind my blog’s graphics, but also I think that her recently self-hosted and revamped blog looks absolutely stunning and her overall aesthetics are A+.

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks has one of the most stunning blogs I’ve ever seen and I adore her aesthetics, her minimalist, gorgeous blog style overall. She also happens to be one of the sweetest ever.

  • Best Blogging/Writing Voice

Cait @ Paper Fury is probably one you’ve seen coming, but… Cait has been one of my favorite book bloggers and someone I have looked up to for years, for so many things but especially for her stunning blogging and writing voice. Reading her blog posts (and her books, though I only read her debut so far) is always such a pleasure and makes me feel like I’m talking to a friend. I love it.

🌪  MISCELLANEOUS 

  • Most Engaged in the Community

I would very much love to give a shout out to Kal @  Reader Voracious, because she is such a wonderful member of the community and does so much for it, too. From her incredible blog to her thoughtful comments and presence, she is incredible and deserves a lot lot lot LOT of love okay.

  • Best Social Media Influencer

Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads could have been nominated for SO many categories on here, but I ended up putting her as social media influencer, since she has been so active and so great on both her bookish twitter and instagram, advocating for the community and teens in the community as a teen herself, too and yes Vicky is just great at everything and for everything and I am n°1 fan here okay.

  • Best Personality
  • Friendliest Member of the Community

I’m taking these two categories together and I want to apologize to May who will be checking the nominations and hoping to see names here. I just can’t. These categories are wonderful, but I also feel like I can’t nominate friendliest members and best personalities when the community is FILLED with so many people just like this. I can’t. I adore everyone okay.

  • Best at Promoting Diverse Books

I want to give a shout out to Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea, because not only her new blog is a work of art and one I admire with all of my heart, but her book recommendations, reviews and her hyping up the diverse books made me discover so many interesting reads and she’s just a stunning blogger overall to follow okay.

I also want to mention the wonderful Fadwa @ Word Wonders, an incredible blogger always boosting diverse books and boosting diverse voices within the community and I adore that and all of her work so much.

🌪  MOST IMPORTANTLY 

  • Best New Book Blogger (started blog after August 2018)

I want to mention the lovely Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea, I’ve only recently gotten to know and chat with this wonderful wonderful blogger and, from reviews to recommendations, her blog is fantastic and so promising and I 200% recommend it.

I also want to take a moment to nominate Noémie @ Tempest of Books, a wonderful (and fellow French!) book blogger I love. I’ve had the chance to chat with her ever since the year started and I adore all of her posts and reviews and, if you ask me, Noémie is one of these bloggers to look out for, because she is that amazing.

  • Best Small Book Blogger (under 1,000 followers) [two winners!]

I’m going to give a MASSIVE shout out in this category to Malka & Chana @ Paper Procrastinators. These two have such a great, great blog, filled with reviews and interesting discussions and they’re just overall incredibly friendly people, too and if you don’t know them at all, well… you know what to do. They’re amazing.

I also want to take a moment to talk about Clara @ The Bookworm of Notre Dame. She is most popular and has an incredible instagram account, but old school that I am adoring book blogs, I’ve always been equally fond of her blog content than her instagram content. Clara is one of the sweetest people ever and deserves all of the love.

  • Best Overall Book Blogger [two winners!]

May @ Forever and Everly is one of my favorite bloggers of all times and person just as well and does an INCREDIBLE work, not only with these awards but with ALL the blog posts and recommendations and everything and I ADORE MAY okay, SO MUCH.

 

Did you nominate your favorite bloggers for these awards? Please consider supporting book bloggers, friends.

Spotted any favorites here? What are some of your favorite book bloggers? Let me know in comments!

 

 

 

 

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92 thoughts on “The 3d Annual Book Bloggers Awards – My Nominations #2019BookBloggerAwards

    1. *Could not agree more about CW’s reviews – I always feel that my reviews are inadequate after reading hers lol

      *Agree with Aimal having a beautiful aesthetic! She is another blogger that writes killer reviews too.

      *Fadwa is an amazing diverse book blogger! I love all of her guest posts, book recs, and discussion posts about diversity in books

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  1. Great post! There are so many people I love on here that you mentioned (i.e. Olivia, Lily Holly) that totally deserve to be nominated! I just recently discovered Kal, Fadwa, May and Tiffany THANK GOSH! I wish i knew of their blogs before!! And NOW you’ve introduced me to MORE people I need to follow … *sigh* … too many great bloggers.

    Great choices and well in-depth reasons!

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    1. Ahhh Jenna thank you so much, I’m so happy you like these bloggers and that I could introduce you to some new ones as well, I hope you’ll love them 😀
      Thank you for your sweet comment ❤ ❤

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  2. Welcome back – I’m glad you had a nice vacation, and yes, I’d love to see a post about your trip. I like these type of things because I often find new blogs to check out, but I don’t like doing them myself because I feel bad if I leave people out, etc. lol I’m rarely included on these and I don’t want anyone to feel left out if I’m doing it myself.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren, and thank you for saying this, I’m glad you’d like to hear about my trip 😀 I love these kind of posts but never know if it might interest people or not aha.
      I get that 200%, the anxiety is big when it comes to these kind of posts. Know that you can nominate people anonymously though through a google forms, if you’d like to: https://bit.ly/Nominate2019BBA 🙂
      Thank you so much Lauren! ❤

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    1. Ahhh my sweechie this makes me so, so happy to hear, you deserve ALL of the awards, you’re such a incredible blogger and I’m proud and honored to have you as my friend ❤ ❤
      (and I'm sorry to hear things have been tough, know that I'm just a message away, always, if you need ❤ sending you tons of love ❤ <3)

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  3. MARIE, WHAT, I AM CRYING.😭💓Thank you a thousand times ever for your kind words!! They mean so much to me and WOW, you’re incredible and I appreciate you so, so much. You’ve never failed to be the kindest human ever to me and to everyone here and I really am so lucky to know you. I’m very honored to be on your list with so many other phenomenal bloggers!! Thank you so much for your kindness, and for putting together this amazing list- I can’t wait to follow the ones I haven’t yet and discover new blogs and bloggers.

    Oh, and I would LOVE to read any posts you write about Croatia, if you want to do so! 😉

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    1. Ahhh of course Olivia, you are amazing and I always love your blog, all of your posts and recommendations ❤ ❤ ❤ You deserve ALL of the love, you really do!! ❤ ❤
      And thank you for letting me know about Croatia!! 🙂
      You're amazing ❤ ❤

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  4. I don’t even have words for how much this means to me. You are a blogger I look up to and admire endlessly, and to read these things that you’ve said about me is just so mind-blowing!! I feel so so honored, and I’m just so close to tears. Thank you so much, with all my being 😭💖

    And thank you for participating in the awards!! I know you were particularly anxious, so I’m appreciate that you ended up being able to write this post. I definitely will be checking out some bloggers I don’t currently follow!! 💕

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    1. Oh May of course, you are such an INCREDIBLE blogger and I admire YOU so much and everything that you do, you’re amazing and I am always always looking forward to reading more of your posts and having your recommendations ❤ ❤
      Thank you for organizing this, really, it's so, so great to see all of the bloggers' love being spread all around, this makes me so happy ❤ ❤

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  5. MARIEEEEE 😭❤️ You are literally always the sweetest, and I loved this lil love letter so much. I’m honored to be nominated as a favorite young adult blogger, especially when you’re such an inspiration to me already. I know I say this so much, but I’m forever thankful that our paths crossed while blogging.

    You also nominated such amazing people. I see so many of my personal favorites on here basically in every category. I love how we have such similar tastes too~ *big big hugs*

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    1. I could have nominated you for SO many categories, really, you are amazing and I am forever grateful to have met you ❤ You're such an inspiration and I adore you and your blog SO much ❤ ❤

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  6. Marie! I’m reading this and I’m totally about to cry right now. Thank you so so much for nominating me, it truly means the world. As one of my favourite bloggers and someone that I really look up to, I just am 😭😭 You’re seriously too kind!

    There are so many favourites on this list and I can’t even. I follow most of the people (and love!) on this list, and I need to check out the other ones that I haven’t.

    A wonderful post which I loved from the bottom of my heart 💕

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    1. Ahhh please don’t cry! I’m just so happy if this could make you happy, honestly you are one of my favorite bloggers EVER and you’re doing such a fantastic job overall and I LOVE YOU OKAY ❤ ❤ you deserve all the love and awards ❤

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  7. I’m not nominating anyone this year because I have been on hiatus for a while and feel pretty fresh in the community again. HOWEVER, I am trawling all the other nominations because who doesn’t love new book bloggers to scream about stories with?!

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  8. 1. I would love to hear about your trip to Croatia!
    2. AHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR NOMINATING ME ❤ You are the sweetest!!! This made my day!
    3. I really admire the fact that you chose not to nominate people for some of these categories… I completely agree 🙂

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  9. MARIE! 😭😭 you’re gonna make me cry!! Thank you thank you thank you for thinking of me and saying all of those wonderful things about my blog 💗 (also I’m sorry for commenting on this so late)! You are truly the best and you do so much for this community! Also, I agree with so much of the people you nominated like Vicky, Tiffany, Taasia, Chana & Malka, and Noémie!!!

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    1. Ahhh of course, I love your blog so much and it has been so, so wonderful to chat with you, always looking forward to it and I hope you’ll keep on blogging amazingly just like you already do. You’re wonderful ❤
      Thank YOU for being here!! ❤ ❤

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  10. Marie, thank you so much for your nomination, I’m so touched!! That you even thought of me, most of all, because I’ve been pretty much non-existent in the blogosphere because of studies for a while now.

    I love so many of the bloggers you mentioned, and I’m so excited to get back to blog-hopping and stalking your posts ❤ Sending you all the love!! ❤

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    1. Oh of course, Lily, you’re always so active on social media and vocal about the books you love, I am absolutely certain you’ll sweep us off our feet again once you are fully back on your book blog, too ❤ ❤

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  11. MARIE. *just cries forever* One, I never expected to be on any nominations, but to be included in yours, when I just admire you so much is just…*sobs in the best way*

    Truly, thank you so much, Marie! I am SO happy that I clicked on a link on someone’s monthly wrap-up post that lead me to your blog. You have been such an inspiration, write the most wonderful, honest posts, are literal GOALS for blog design and consistency, and have just been a joy to get to know and write novel-length discussions in the comments section with. ❤ I'm so glad I can get some more fantasy and sci-fi books on your radar and this nomination truly means the world to me. I hope we can continue to chat and support one another and please, never forget that I am always here for you! ❤

    (Also, um, YES PLEASE about a travel post!? I am suffering from serious wanderlust and would love to sate it a bit by hearing all about your adventures.)

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    1. Ahhh Nicole of course, it has been SO wonderful to chat with you more and more and I’ve been discovering so many books and authors I didn’t know thanks to your blog as well and I’m always up for brightening my horizons, so THANK YOU so much for this ❤ ❤ ❤
      And ahh thank you, I might put together a travel post soon then 😀

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      1. I’m so happy to introduce you to so many new authors! And I just positively love all of our conversations, so thank you so much for always being so kind and having all of these discussions with me! It’s been so wonderful. ❤ ❤ ❤

        YES, PLEASE DO. I will totally read that post (only if you want too, of course!).

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      2. It has been wonderful and I hope it continues for a long, long time ❤ ❤
        And ahh thank you, this means a lot! I'm always a little hesitant about writing about anything else than books, but I do love writing travel posts too so…. I might do that soon 😀

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      3. That is my hope, as well!! ❤

        Oh, well I hope you write whatever posts you feel comfortable writing! But personally, I have adored the travel post and writing updates you've written about, so I'll never complain if you decide to write more of that content, on top of your already amazing bookish posts. 😀

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      4. Ahhh Nicole thank you so, so much, you’re too sweet ❤ ❤ I guess you'll be happy to know that I just published it today 😀
        Thank you for your support always, this means so much ❤

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  12. Holly, Fadwa and May are some of my favourites as well, I adore their blogs! And I love Clara’s bookstagram account! I follow most people on your list, but I’ll definitely be checking out everyone I don’t (that’s the best part of this awards, I think – to get to know even more people ❤ )

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  13. omg Marie, I’m really honoured to make your list 😭💛just going to be over here sniffling and crying happily!! And I couldn’t do these awards because AGH nerves at choosing haha. But I just want to say I LOVE your blog and it’s one of the few I have to follow by email so I can attempt to never miss a post✨😘You are amazing!!

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    1. Ahh of course Cait, you are one of my favorite bloggers, have been right from the very start of my blogging days and will always be!! ❤ ❤ and ahhh thank you, this means so much 😭😭 ❤

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  14. Marie, this is a dream come true. Seriously, you are the nicest person ever and my blogging inspiration, so this is just …wow! But seriously, thank you so much for your kind words and for your nomination. It means the world to me. I am just a puddle of happiness right now and I think I will just be walking on clouds from now on. THANK YOU

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    1. Ahh Kat, of COURSE, you are such an inspiration to me and I ADORE your blog, its design and its unique content, you have such a unique voice and everything you do is absolutely incredible, you deserve ALL of the awards, you really do ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  15. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Marie! ❤ It’s absolutely insane to see our blog nominated for these awards exactly because of how small our blog is, and so this really means so much to us! It’s surreal to be on this list with so many bloggers I recognize, and I’m so glad that there are some blogs that I don’t recognize and now have a chance to check out! 💕

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    1. Ahhh of course, my pleasure, you both are doing such an incredible work and I ADORE everything you write, I’m so happy to nominate you for these awards. You are fantastic bloggers ❤ ❤

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