Book Blogs You Should Follow! || A.K.A all the Bloggers I nominate for the THIRD ANNUAL 2019 BOOK BLOGGER AWARDS

If you haven’t heard, May @ Forever and Everly recently announced that she’s hosting the THIRD ANNUAL 2019 BOOK BLOGGER AWARDS (click the link to learn more about it, including rules and alternative ways to nominate!), which was originally hosted by Joce @ Write Through the Night, a retired book blogger. I was already planning on doing a post shouting out my favorite book bloggers before May announced these awards, so this is perfect!

Needless to say, my excitement levels are through the roof about these awards because I love book bloggers so much. Book bloggers are so nice and dedicated to yelling about books. Most of us don’t get compensated for the time and hard work that goes into blogging, but we still do it anyways, because the community is so welcoming and books are great. What better way to show our love and appreciation than with these awards?

Without further ado, let’s get to me fangirling!

BEST OF THEIR AGE

Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger: Vicky Who Reads

Vicky Who Reads

I have no idea how Vicky was able to balance reading a bajillion arcs and review copies, posting almost everyday and always replying to comments while she was in her senior year of high school. She’s worked with so many authors and publishers and started tons of insightful discussions at just eighteen. Vicky is also a genius at design, and she even wrote a whole guide to adapting book covers into horizontal headers that was masterfully written.

Best Adult Book Blogger: Drizzle & Hurricane Books

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Marie, and its not for no reason! Her interaction skills are on another level, and she frequently updates her blog, sometimes bringing her sister along. She posts amazing author interviews, book reviews, tags, recommendations and discussions. Her discussions are so helpful to new bloggers, or just bloggers in general, with posts about how to find your blogging voice, how to stop comparing yourself to other bloggers and book blogging with anxiety. I could have nominated her for almost all of the other categories, but seeing as she’s an all-rounder and a perfect adult to look up to, I’m nominating her for best adult blogger!

BEST GENRE BLOGGERS

Young Adult: Starry Sky Books

Story time: Right when I decided to start this blog, I was posting some crappy reviews on goodreads, and I added some book bloggers on there, one of them being Xandra. Hers was one of the first book blogs I checked out, and when I decided to start my own blog, I sent this really stupid message to her on goodreads asking how to grow a platform, because as you probably know, book blogging is hard. It’s difficult to put your all into writing and formatting posts only for no one to read it, and I didn’t know how to make my voice heard. So I sent that message to Xandra, not really expecting her to reply. Well, she did, and it was an amazingly long message, with such great advice that helped me grow my blog so much. I also just found out now that I sent that message when she was about to sleep, but she promptly spent about an hour crafting that message to me, so if you’re reading this right now, Xandra, I’m so sorry and I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done!

Tangent aside, I’m nominating Xandra for this category because her blog is filled with tons of reviews, fun bookish posts and discussions pertaining to YA books. Her most recent post is even a discussion on what makes a book Young Adult–you can click on her name above to read it! She’s a master at interaction, so nice to talk to, and I love the way she includes gifs in her posts!

Romance: Sapphic Library

When I saw this category, there was no doubt in my mind that I had to nominate Mahana for this. Almost all of the books she reads are adult romance books, namely queer adult romance books! Her reviews of them are stellar, and she even made a post tier-ranking all of the wlw books she’s read. If you’re out there complaining about “the lack of f/f books,” then one look at Mahana’s blog will prove you wrong.

Science Fiction / Fantasy: Hamlets & Hyperspace

Again, when I came across this category, there was no doubt in my mind that I had to nominate Sarah for this! She mostly reads, reviews and recommends adult SFF–it’s right there in her site tagline. Sarah is also so good at replying to comments and commenting on others’ blogs!

BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING

Best Book Reviews: Runaway with Dream Thieves

There is a reason Chaima is one of, or rather the, most popular reviewer on goodreads. Not only is she absolutely hilarious, but her reviews are god tier. I can’t think of anyone who can write a review like she does. She describes a book’s plot and her thoughts on it in such a beautiful and poetic way! Also, her blog has gifs of old-timey paintings as post headers–it’s amazing!

Best Book Recommendations: The Quiet Pond

I could just as easily have nominated CW and her team for best blog aesthetic–just look at their header above! CW includes drawings of the animal members of the pond in each of her posts, and opens them with y/n exploring the pond. Every book CW praises is a book that I want to read, and I’ll be the first to admit that the book community can be pretty uniform with the books it recommends, but CW always recommends books you’ve probably never heard of, but you’re gonna wanna read anyway.

Best Discussion Posts: Sun and Chai

I was debating whether to nominate Shri for best reviews or best discussions, but I think her proficiency with writing reviews ties in with her proficiency for writing discussions. Shri is a new but up and coming force in the community, and that’s because she’s such a great advocate for diverse books and voices. She always asks the hard questions and masterfully dissects them in her discussions, but sometimes her rambles are incredibly heartwarming, like when she wrote a love letter to the book community. Her writing is a delight to read, and it flows so well! If she’s planning to publish a book someday, I’d 100% read it.

Best Blog Aesthetic: Read by Tiffany

Read By Tiffany

AAAAAAH—I’m screaming because Tiffany’s blog is so gorgeous! I love the images she uses for her blog post headers. And I appreciate how her blog is still simple and easy to navigate no matter how great the designs are. It’s so pleasing to the eye. Plus, she makes amazing aesthetic mood boards!

Best Blogging/Writing Voice: Novels & Waffles

I WANT “KAT’s NUMBER 1 FAN” TATTOOED ON MY FOREHEAD. Kat’s blog is breakfast—specifically, waffle—themed, and she’s the inventor of having a brand. When she reviews a book, the information on the book she’s reviewing, i.e. its pub date, genre, etc. are listed under ingredients. And then the book’s purchase links are linked under “purchase your ingredients.” Little things like that make her blog so creative! And her writing voice matches her blog, because it’s so enthusiastic, filled with tons of waffle references and puns.

MISCELLANEOUS

Most Engaged in the Community: Forever and Everly

Doesn’t the fact that May is hosting these awards speak for itself? Besides that, May is so engaged in the community, be it when it comes to comments, twitter discourse, or other things. I love her blogging voice, and she’s so deserving of this award even if she may think otherwise!

Best Social Media Influencer: Mel to the Any

Melanie makes me feel so special when she replies to my comments–she’s so nice, and I don’t know what we did to deserve her. She makes sure to talk to all of her followers, even though her following is large on all of her platforms! Her reviews are always at the top of the page on goodreads, and her blog, booktube, twitter and bookstagram are all amazing and active. I don’t know what else screams best social media influencer more.

Best Personality: Your Tita Kate

Again, I could have easily nominated Tita Kate for best blog aesthetic because I LOVE HER BLOG’S DESIGN SO MUCH. It has a theme of coffee and plants, which seems like a completely random combination, but it works so well! She truly embodies her branding of tita, which is an older woman you can look up to. She’s always looking out for everyone, and literally no bad takes are safe from her. Plus, she’s so sophisticated and eloquent!

Friendliest Member of the Community: Me and Ink

me and ink blog

Sophie’s so good at replying to comments with enthusiasm, and leaving just as enthusiastic comments on tons of other people’s posts. Her comments on my blog always make me want to cry because she’s so damn nice!

Best at Promoting Diverse Books: Librae Paints Pages

Taasia is one of the first friends I made through book blogging, and it’s so fun to interact with her on twitter. She’s so fitting for this award because, like, 99% of the books she recommends and reads are diverse in some way or another. She doesn’t just stop at boosting diverse books though–she also boosts diverse voices! She did a post shouting out some teen influencers a while ago, and she’s doing a part 2!

MOST IMPORTANTLY

Best New Book Blogger: Laura Herondale

Laura Herondale's Book Blog

Laura is one of my first and best blogging friends, and I will forever be deprived by the fact that she’s on hiatus right now. She was also at her peak activity when I was in China and therefore had no time to read the posts on my reader–why does the universe do this to me? Besides the fact that it’s so easy to become friends with Laura because she leaves the most amazing long comments on people’s posts, her passion for books—namely, Cassie Clare ones—shines through in all of her posts. It’s so easy to notice that Laura puts so much care into blogging, reading and interacting. I really hope her mental health isn’t giving her too much of a hard time, and I’m ready for her to come back when she deems it right! ALSO, SHE’S SUCH A GOOD CONVERSATION PARTNER AND OUR CONVERSATIONS WOULD FLOP WITHOUT HER. (If you’re reading this, Laura, I won our argument.)

Best Small Book Blogger: Purely Olivia & Tomes of Our Lives

You guys—Olivia is the sweetest person ever and I love talking to her so much! We became friends when I left a long fangirl-y comment on one of her posts, and she surprisingly noticed me and my blog after that?? I was truly blessed. Also, if you’re looking for discussions that are insightful and analytical but fun to read, look no further! It’s a crime that she has less than a thousand followers!

But wait! I’ve decided to nominate someone else?? I’m breaking my original plan of just nominating one person per category because both of these people deserve the title so much. Arin was one of the first blogging friends I made, and I’m really sad that we don’t talk enough. Her reviews are amazing, and she reads and rereads tons of books a month. Her blog and personality has such a chill vibe to it, and she really deserves a larger following!

Best Overall Book Blogger: Sprinkles of Dreams

It was hard for me to think of a best overall book blogger, because, again, there are so many great book blogs out there. Choosing the best overall book blogger was like choosing my favorite book. But Lily ultimately takes the cake for me. I love reading all of her posts, be it a book review, a list of recommendations, a discussion—anything. There’s a reason her posts garner a ton of likes! Plus, she’s so nice, has the most admirable personality, and her blog design is so clean and pretty!

This post was so hard to write not just because there are so many great bloggers out there, but because every blogger could qualify for a variety of categories, so I didn’t know what specific one to nominate them for (see: my struggle with who to nominate for best blog aesthetic).

If you weren’t included in this blog post, please don’t feel bad because the blogs mentioned here don’t even come close to being a complete list of all the blogs I love. Believe me, I’ve felt the pain too, but remember that I love you and your blog!

I hope you take the time to check all of these bloggers out if you haven’t yet, because they’re all amazing! I can’t wait to see your own nominations and who will win these awards!

Do you love these blogs as well? Any bloggers I should check out? Let’s just scream about how great book bloggers are in the comments–please!

41 thoughts on “Book Blogs You Should Follow! || A.K.A all the Bloggers I nominate for the THIRD ANNUAL 2019 BOOK BLOGGER AWARDS

  1. Ahhh Caitlin thank you so much for thinking of me!! I’m so honored to be nominated for one of your favorite blog aesthetics~ and I honestly am so happy to see so many of my favorite bloggers on here. I absolutely love all the people you named, Vicky, Marie, May, CW, Kate, Lily, etc. I can’t wait to check out new bloggers too 🙂 ❤ *hugs*

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    1. You’re welcome Tiffany, but how could I not?? 😭😭💗 I know, & I’m so happy that they’re a lot of other people’s faves too!! Yes, I’m loving these awards because I’m getting introduced to so many new people! *hugs you back 💕*

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  2. Omg, Caitlin!!!! I cannot tell you how much it made my day to read your super super kind words about me and my blog! I have been having a rough day and this brought such a big smile to my face, so thank you so so much. I am also super sad that we don’t talk that much, we need to try and fix that soon! All of your nominations seem to be very on point, I follow most of these and love their content, but I found a couple new ones to follow also!!!

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    1. Arin!! 😭😭 I cant tell you how happy I am that I was able to brighten your day at least a little bit!! Yes, I actually don’t talk much with a lot of people I get closer too—I’m just so bad an initiating conversations 😦 so glad you follow them already, but you won’t regret following the new ones !

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  3. OKAY. SO YOU ARE LIKE THE SWEETEST PERSON EVER AND I AM DYING OVER HERE. But in like…a good way? Is that even a thing? But seriously, if you are getting that tattoo on your forehead, then it’s only fair that I get one saying, “I LOVE CAITLIN + SHE IS AWESOME.”

    Thank you again for your extremely kind words! 💛💛💛

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  4. Hey Caitlin!!! I absolutely loved reading your post for the book blogger awards (which is a super cool thing may I say) and you are too kind!!! You can tell how much effort went into writing this and it is so sweet about all the kind words you’ve had to say about people. And I agree the bloggers that you’ve mentioned here are amazing– I love many of them and I’ve even found some new people to follow so thank you!!
    And I can’t believe you’ve mentioned me— you’re too kind. You’ve made me day *tries not to cry and fails*!!! 😭😭 Thank you so, so much!!! You are amazing and I’m so glad I’ve gotten to meet your through book blogging!! ❤
    Thank you for your kind words!! ❤

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    1. Thank you!! You don’t know how much that means to me because it take sooo much of my time to draft simple blog posts :(( i always fall into this cycle of rereading then editing so that’s why most of my blog posts take a couple hours to make ! You definitely didn’t make a mistake following those new people 💗
      No, *you* always make my day week you comment on my posts hihi. I’m so glad I met you as well !!

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      1. Of course!! Well thank you for taking the time to write this brilliant post!! And it takes me a while as well– it is a lengthy process and editing them can take an age but your content is so wonderful for all the care you put in!! 😊
        Ahh.. I’m glad!! And thank you so much!!! 💛💛💛

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  5. Thank you so much for nominating me, Caitlin! 😭 ❤ I can’t tell you how much it means to me! You’re so sweet!

    And I can confirm that all of these bloggers are amazing! It’s so hard to choose one or two bloggers for these categories, but they all deserve some recognition!

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    1. You’re welcome, but you deserve it so much 💚💚 ahh, no YOU are too sweet hahaha

      I know right? And yes, one downside to this event is that people are in danger of feeling left out (I’ve definitely felt it), but I really just wanna tell everyone, including myself, that we are all deserving of recognition!

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  6. CAITLIN, AHH, THANK YOU SO MUCH.😭❤️❤️What, I don’t deserve your kindness. You’ve been nothing but a complete angel to me and I appreciate you so much!! I’m truly so honored to be nominated alongside so many amazing blogs (some of which I’m about to go stalk/follow because you introduced me to them!!). Your enthusiasm and love poured out in this post and made it so lovely to read. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, you’re so sweet and I’m so happy that we are friends- you’re an amazing human being. ❤

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    1. YOU’RE WELCOME BUT YOU DESERVE IT SO MUCH. Ahhhh I appreciate you as well, and I love interacting with you 💗💗💗💗💗 yes, they’re all amazing and that is how I feel whenever someone nominates me! Also yes, please go check out the blogs you haven’t heard of because honestly they are so underrated & they deserve more love!

      OMG I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW HAPPY IT MAKES ME THAT MY LOVE AND ENTHUSIASM SHOWED. I did spend a long time working on this post, and I feel like I put a piece of my heart into it I just 😭💕💕 (even tho I probably excluded so many amazing people) you’re an even more amazing human being stop it and and I’m so happy to be your friend as well 😭😭😭💙💙💙💙

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  7. I love reading these nomination posts because it helps me discover so many amazing bloggers!! 😍 Yess, there are so many awesome bloggers out there. It feels impossible to narrow down my favorites, since there are so many that put a smile on my face whenever I see one of their posts in my inbox.

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    1. Same, Chana! I’m also so happy to be seeing you and Malka being mentioned in these nominations because you guys deserve it so much!! Ughhh you’re so right, & that’s why I feels so bad because I excluded so many people in this post. If you guys are going to post a nominations, I can’t wait to read it💚💚

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  8. Caitlin! I’m absolutely CRYING 😭 I am so so sorry I took so long to comment, but I’m absolutely honoured to be included in this all-star list. Best at advocating for diverse books? I can’t. You’re the sweetest and loveliest human, and I have no words. Thank you so so much.

    I follow 90% of the blogs you listed here, but I did spot some new ones too! You have superb taste in blogs 😉 I’m so blessed to call you a friend, I love you a whole lot 💗💗

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    1. TAASIA ME TOO *passes tissues around between the both of us* no, it’s okay. I know how things can get! And you deserve this spot so much! Ahh, I don’t know, you just immediately came to mind for this category because you read so much and spotlight so many diverse books! I could easily say the same to you 💛💛 ilusm

      Yay! I am so happy that you already do, but the less famous ones i featured are sooo good ahh im such a fan of theirs! Im so blessed as well AHH ILY 💞💞💞

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  9. AHH CAITLIN 😭😭😭 I can’t thank you enough for this, this warmed my heart so, so, SO much, thank you for thinking of me for these awards, it’s such an honor to be featured and ahh, there are so many incredible bloggers there that I LOVE ahh. ❤ I'm not familiar with everyone on your post so I'm definitely going to check them ALL out as soon as possible ahh. Thank you for these lovely recommendations, for spreading the love and thank you again ahh 😭😭

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    1. AWW MARIE IM SO HAPPY BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS WARM MY HEART WHEN YOU STOP BY ONE OF MY POSTS 😭😭💜 and how could I not think of you? Like you are literally a cornerstone of the blogging community! I know! These bloggers are so amazing and I’m glad that most people follow them already! And the ones that I don’t think are that well-known are SO GOOD ahh I just love their blogs so much!🧡🧡

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  10. Ahhh what, Caitlin!! 💗💗 You’re too kind to me, thank you so, so much for saying all these wonderful things, and for nominating me—I’m honestly quite a bit at a loss of words right now. 😭 I’m so glad that you enjoy my posts, and I’m so honored that you thought of me and nominated me for the best blogger 😭 Also, very glad that putting an end to my hiatus meant meeting you!!

    Anyway, I’m rambling, but thank you again, I’m so touched. 💗

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    1. Lily, no, you deserve it so much and more! I have so much fun reading your blog and commenting on it! I’m so glad too ahhh I’m crying!!! (ugh why does this computer not have the crying emoji)

      thank you for blessing me and a lot of other people with your amazing posts and personality ❤

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