2020 Book Blogger Awards Nominations // Gushing About My Faves!!

It’s time for the fourth annual book blogger awards!!

If you don’t know, the Book Blogger Awards was revived by the wonderful May @ Forever and Everly last year, and this year the equally wonderful Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books is co-hosting. I’m not gonna explain how it works, so make sure to check out either May or Marie’s post to find out about the BBAs, including what it is, how to nominate, and more!

I’m so excited to nominate and gush about some of my favorite bloggers. However, I must first give the disclaimer that if you’re not here, it doesn’t mean I don’t love you. Every blogger puts loads of time and effort into their content and deserves appreciation! Even if I didn’t nominate you, or only two people nominated you, or no one nominated you at all, you’re still a great blogger!! Your value as a person/blogger is not defined by how many times you were nominated for an award.

Finalizing my list of nominees took days, because I have too many favorite bloggers and I didn’t want to nominate people just because I felt obligated to. To make it easier to narrow down my list of nominees, I placed a few restrictions on who I’m nominating:

  • I did not nominate any bloggers who haven’t posted in more than a week at the time this post was scheduled.
  • I did not nominate any bloggers who I love, but couldn’t think of much to say about. 😭

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

the bookish skies

🌿 Lais @ The Bookish Skies: Lais’ blog is dripping with personality!! I associate so many things with her, like boy bands, rom-coms, contemporary books, and more. And I look forward to receiving a comment from her every time I post, because she always has something insightful to say about something I said. Plus, she gives great book recommendations, most of which are diverse!!

Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)

Margaret @ Weird Zeal: Margaret is such an, I don’t know, sophisticated and organized blogger, which is why I think she fits best adult blogger perfectly. She publishes a variety of posts, ranging from discussions, to reviews, to recommendations, and more. I love reading all of them, but I specifically want to highlight her writing updates. It’s inspiring to see the progress she’s making on her WIPs, as I’m working one myself. :’)

Best YA Blogger

Hammock of Books

Kay @ Hammock of Books: Kay almost exclusively reads YA books, and her reviews of them are *chef’s kiss*. She also writes amazing discussions, and she’s a phenomenal blogger in general!! I love her aesthetic, her posts, and interacting with her. ❀

Best Book Reviews

A Book. A Thought.

Sofi @ A Book. A Thought: Sofi’s book reviews are so thorough! She explains what she thought about every aspect of a book so well. She’s also such a friendly blogger!! Interacting with her will no doubt make your day at least a little better. πŸ₯Ί

Best Book Recommendations

Charlotte and Anna @ Reads Rainbow: Charlotte and Anna are so passionate about boosting LGBT media! I’m positive you’ll find at least ten LGBT books you haven’t heard of on their blog. Each of their book rec posts are comprehensive, and they make sure to list all the representation a book contains. And they not only recommend LGBT books, but also LGBT movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more!

Best Discussions

Paper Procrastinators

Chana and Malka @ Paper Procrastinators: I love Malka and Chana so much!! Seriously, if you haven’t had at least one conversation with either of them, you’re missing out. You will no doubt fall in love with their friendliness and intelligence. Their discussions are the BEST. Some of my faves are Chana’s discussion on separating the art from the artist, Malka’s discussion on her experience with audiobooks, and their discussion on book tags, which they collaborated on.

Best Blog Aesthetic

🌿 Ash @ Starlight Strands: If you aren’t following Ash yet, what are you doing? Her posts are amazing, and she’s so! friendly! Her blog is so aesthetically pleasing—I adore her formatting and the colors she uses.

Read By Tiffany

Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany: I nominated Tiffany for this award last year, and I’m nominating her for it again because she deserves it. She has such a great sense of aesthetic, as evidenced by her bookstagram and adorable pink blog. 😍 Her personality also matches her aesthetic—I love talking to her so much!

Best Writing Voice

Charis Rae

🌿 Charis @ Charis Rae: Charis’ blog is so professional, and it reflects in her blogging voice. Her posts lowkey read like essays, and I always feel the urge to comment on them. She gives amazing advice, especially for writers, and I love her blog aesthetic so much. I can’t believe she has under 500 followers!!

🌿 Rhi @ Marshmallow Harmonies: Whenever I read one of Rhi’s posts, I can just feel her passion for blogging and enthusiasm to interact! I’ve come to see side notes as her trademark, and I’m 100% sure that if I read one of her posts without knowing she wrote it, I’d still be able to identify her as the author. 😌

Most Helpful

Xandra @ Starry Sky Books: Xandra is definitely in my top three favorite bloggers of all time! I love her and her blog so much. She has a wonderful blogging voice, and whenever I talk to her, I’m always in awe of how kind and smart she is. She’s also the queen of giving blogging advice!! I wouldn’t be the blogger I am today without her advice and support. I highly recommend her blogging advice posts, especially her What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging series to new bloggers!

Most Supportive

Caro @ Book Cheshire Cat: Caro is a pro at blog hopping, and she always links a bunch of posts from other bloggers in her monthly wrap-ups. She’s also such a great buddy reader and friend. πŸ₯Ί

Eternity Books

🌿 Rukky @ Eternity Books: I adore talking about writing with Rukky—I just adore Rukky in general!! She’s so friendly and supportive! She interacts with so many blogs and leaves the best long comments. She also started The Serotonin Monthly (such a great name 😌), a feature where she promotes and supports bloggers!

Most Engaged in the Community

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books: Seriously, what would the book blogging community look like without Marie? She’s such a great blogger. All of her posts are high quality, and she’s so kind! What I most admire about her is how much time she spends on blog hopping. I’m pretty sure there’s no book blogger she hasn’t interacted with at least once. She’s even co-hosting the book blogger awards with May. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the title “most engaged in the community”! But Marie, if you’re reading this, please take the time to rest. We love you and we’ll always support you even if you don’t have the time/energy to interact sometimes! πŸ₯Ί

Most Creative

🌿 Vera and Sabrina @ Wordy and Whimsical: Vera and Sabrina have the most creative ideas for lists, discussions, and recommendations. Just some examples are A Bunch of Bookish Coincidences, The Best Opposites Attract Couples, and Eight Unpopular Character Opinions! Also, interacting with them is always a pleasure. ❀

Best Personality

Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink: I love how snarky and funny Ilsa is!! And her book opinions are superior. Whenever she talks about why she likes or dislikes something, I’m like: correct 😍.

Friendliest Member of the Community

Olivia @ Purely Olivia: I love Olivia so much! If you’ve talked to her or read any of her posts, I’m sure you agree with my decision to nominate her for this award. She leaves the kindest and most supportive comments on so many people’s blogs, and her posts are overflowing with love. πŸ₯Ί

🌿 Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight: I love talking to Alexandra! She has an amazing and bubbly personality, which makes her posts so fun to read. The comments she leaves on my blog are the best, and she always expands the conversation when I comment on one of her posts.

Best at Promoting Diverse Books

CW, Skye, and Joce @ The Quiet Pond: All three of the Pond friends are champions of diversity! I’m pretty sure there’s not a single non-diverse book to be found on their blog. Not only that, but they also boost diverse voices. I highly recommend reading their Asian Heritage Month and Pride Month series, where they published interviews and guest posts with Asian and queer members of the book community respectively.

Best Overall Book Blogger

May @ Forever and Everly: I LOVE MAY! I’m pretty sure she’s my favorite blogger of all time! Her blog is beautiful, and all of her posts are a pleasure to read. She’s a great friend with an amazing personality, and she works really hard to promote book bloggers and diverse books. I could go on and on, but basically, May is an amazing blogger, and I’m sure you understand why I nominated her for this award!!

I marked the small bloggers (or at least, the ones who I’m pretty sure have under 500 followers) with a 🌿!

If you feel betrayed right now, I’m so sorry. :(( I still love you!! Trust me, I had to exclude a lot of bloggers I adore from this post. 😭 I also have another post coming where I’ll mention my favorite bloggers who I didn’t nominate for an award!

Are you participating in the 2020 blogger awards? Who are your favorite book bloggers? Are you fan of the book blogs I mentioned too?

69 thoughts on “2020 Book Blogger Awards Nominations // Gushing About My Faves!!

  1. Ahhh thank you so much for nominating me, Caitlin, it means so much to me!! πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— I’m happy to have found a great buddy-reader and friend in you as well πŸ₯° I’ll also make sure to check out all the other lovely blogs that you have mentioned!

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  2. You know, I love these awards no matter who wins or looses because they literally can make people’s day, and you just made mine πŸ₯Ί Thank you so much lovely!!! Ugh, I want to give you a hug right now, this made me so happy πŸ’• I absolutely adore talking to you as well, and I’m so glad you think my long comments aren’t a headache! Every time I wonder if I really do need to make it so long lol.

    I 100% agree about so many of these bloggers! They are some of the best in each category, and I can’t wait to check out the ones I don’t know yet. (Caitlin, these awards are terrible and amazing. I currently have 4 browser windows with a million tabs each 😭 I’ll still be here this time next year going through all these wonderful blogs ✨❀)

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    1. LOVE YOU!! i’m so glad i made your day because you always make mine πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί your long comments are the best! i always appreciate it when someone takes the time to write a meaningful response to my posts πŸ˜­πŸ’–

      fjdkfjdkf that’s a great problem to have though, lots of book blogs are deserving of support πŸ₯Ί i hope you enjoy blog hopping, though don’t put too much pressure on yourself! and they really are, i’m so excited to see how these awards pan out ❀

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  3. *giggles* Yes I feel soooo betrayed, jk I love you still! So many fabulous bloggers were nominated though and I’ll definitely need to check out several who I’ve seen pop up in multiple nominations posts ❀

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  4. Caitlin, thank you so much for the nomination!!πŸ˜­πŸ’— You’re amazing and I love you. Thank you for always supporting me and continuously just being THE kindest!! It’s an honor to be on your list of nominees and I can’t thank you enough~ I also can’t wait to check out more of these blogs that I don’t already follow! xx

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  5. Ahhh thank you SO much, Caitlin! I am honored to be on this list, and I’m so glad my writing updates can help inspire you πŸ˜€ Haha that’s nice to hear that I come across as sophisticated and organized…my ruse has succeeded πŸ˜‰ But thank you, thank you, I am so grateful to be among your faves ❀ And what an incredible group to be among!! Everyone here that I know is truly amazing, and I’m definitely going to be checking out the ones I don’t already know πŸ˜€

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    1. of course, you and your blog are wonderful! i love your writing updates so much ❀ and no, i don't think it's a ruse at all, i think you've really got your life sorted out… can't relate πŸ˜”

      yes, there are so many amazing bloggers! i'm so glad you're gonna check out the ones you don't know, they really deserve support ❀


  6. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! I LOVE these posts SO much and I will definitely be checking these book bloggers

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  7. !! Caitlin! Thank you so much for nominating us, it means so much to us that you enjoy our posts 😭πŸ₯° I loved reading all the wonderful things you wrote about the bloggers you nominated, and I couldn’t agree more with your nominations!! And to answer your question *you’re* one of my favorite book bloggers πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  8. Caitlin, love!! πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί I’m SO honored and happy for your nomination, thank you SO SO much! Your words mean the world to me, forever grateful for having met you and your wonderful blog.❀️ Also I LOVE each of the blogs you mention, they deserve all the recognition! πŸ₯°

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  9. Ahh, thank you so much for nominating us and for your kind words!! πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί I relate to not being able to talk about some bloggers – there are some people whose blog I really like, but I didn’t know what to say about them or even where to fit them in the category list. πŸ˜… I agree with so many of your nominations, and we nominated a few people in the same categories – e.g. Caro in Most Supportive and Marie in Most Engaged. πŸ˜€ Thank you again for the nomination. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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    1. of course! you and sabrina deserve all the kind words!

      you have no idea how happy i am that someone can relate. i couldn’t think of anything to say about some people except that they’re nice & i like their posts, which is applicable to pretty much everyone 😭 i’m sad that i couldn’t nominate everyone, but it is what it is

      i’m so glad! i hope marie and caro at least make it to the voting round for those categories, because they really fit them!


  10. caitlin!!! thank you so, so much, i’m crying right now!!! 😭😭 i’m so honored that you like my blog’s aesthetic, and to be nominated along with so many other bloggers i adore means the world to me πŸ₯° i can’t wait to check out a few new bloggers from this list as well!! thank you so much again πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  11. I’m 😭😭 Caitlin ahh thank you so, so so much for thinking of me, I’m just honored and emotional now thank you πŸ₯Ί πŸ₯Ί πŸ₯Ί especially given that I feel like I haven’t properly had time to blog hop and show as much love as I could in the past weeksπŸ₯Ί (even if i’ve been on holidays and hosting the awards, anyway i need to chill ahah, thank you, you’re so wonderful for nominating me and for caring for my well-being like that and all and ahh I adore you. πŸ₯Ί
    I love all of your nominations SO MUCH!! such a wonderful selection of bloggers!! Thank you for participating in the awards and for taking the time to write this post!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. I ADORE YOU TOO, MARIE!! you deserve all the praise and love ❀ ❀ you do so much for the blogging community πŸ˜­πŸ’— thanks for all your hard & incredible work! we're all rooting for you to get more rest, so don't feel guilty at all!!


  12. Caitlin!! πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί Thank you so much for nominating me!! Especially for most helpful – I’m so glad you think my posts are helpful! 😭 Thank you so much for your kind words! You’re so sweet, I can’t thank you enough. πŸ₯° And you did such a great job on these nominations, I loved reading all of the wonderful and personal things you said about these bloggers!

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  13. “I’m pretty sure she’s my favorite blogger of all time!” [insert that emotion reaction image that’s a mashup of πŸ₯Ί with tears and also a hand over the mouth] CAITLIN!!! i’m seriously so overwhelmed right now 😭😭 i admire you and your blog so so much, so this honestly means the world to me and i just!! feel so honored!! you’re my favorite too and i love youuu πŸ’“πŸ’—πŸ’– (but there are so many other amazing bloggers and i am truly honored to be among them πŸ₯Ί)

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    1. i love you too!! ❀ ❀ ❀ you're also my favorite, and you deserve it so much! πŸ˜­πŸ’— you're such an amazing blogger who does so much for the community, and i'm sure i'm not the only book blogger who sees you as an inspiration!

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  14. caitlin!!! first of all can i just say how happy it made me to see that i’d been nominated for TEEN blogger πŸ₯Ί i am turning 20 in october and of course dreading it with all my heart, so the fact i can still be considered a teen makes me really happy hahah. OBVIOUSLY thank you so much for the nomination & for all your kind words! it means so much that you associate so much with me hahah rom-coms being my legacy is exactly who i’ve always aspired to be 🀩 anyway excuse the emojis THANK YOU SO MUCH for all our conversations, like i said, you’re the best!

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  15. I love so many of the blogs that you mentioned, but I also didn’t know a few of them so I will be checking them out because I am sure that they’re amazing! You made a wonderful list of nominations and they all deserve the best!! πŸ˜€ I also loved the little kind things you said about each person, it just made this post better!!

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  16. Thank you for introducing me to these bloggers! (Wait I know what you’re thinking but please hear me out. I’m still new in this book blogosphere and I also don’t know the big names in this platform. I’m learning.) But yes I know May, Marie, Malka and Chana! I love them a lot! Their posts are always interesting and fun to read. They’re also easy to interact with. I always feel at ease when commenting on their posts.

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  17. Awwwww, thank you, THANK YOU for nominating me, Caitlin! As a smaller blog, I can’t tell you how much your nomination means. I was honestly so lucky the day you stumbled on my Twilight discussion because I’m so glad that it led me to your blog. I love chatting in the comments and it means the world that you appreciate the essays I leave! πŸ˜‚

    Sending you a BIG hug! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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