I feel like I am still in the process of getting back into my blogging game and working on blog hopping, so this nominations post might be a bit short (and because, of course, I procrastinated until the very last day, so please forgive me if any of you have slipped my mind!). I totally failed at participating in the nominations past years, so I’m glad I was able to write up this post and give these amazing book bloggers more of the attention they deserve!
The Book Blogger Awards were first created and hosted by Joce @ Write Through the Night in 2017. When she quit blogging in 2019, May @ Forever and Everly began hosting them, and starting this year, Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books and May are co-hosting.
Here are my nominations:
Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)~ Destiny @ Howling Libraries
I have been following Destiny’s blog for…a couple years now? Wow, time flies. Over the years Destiny has consistently put out fun and creative content that I love to read! She has a wide range of tastes so I always look to her for recs (especially romance–she always seems to be up to date on current books/trends)! She’s also on Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, and recently made the move to YouTube!
Best Book Reviews~ Jaime @ Jaime Writes Words and Waffles
Jaime’s blog is also one that I’ve been following for awhile now, and some of my favs of her posts are her reviews! They’re the perfect length–not too brief, and never overly long. I love how honest and straightforward they are, and how she always makes sure to touch on all elements of a book. When she dislikes a book, she always makes sure to stress that her criticisms are her own opinion and that the story could still work for someone else. I also admire how she never attaches numerical ratings to her reviews (not that star ratings are bad! I use them too). Plus, ya gotta love her pretty book pics with waffles! I get hungry every time I pop over to her site. 😋
Best Book Recommendations~ May @ My 1st Chapter
May has technically been on a hiatus lately but she has posted within the last 4 months so I’m pretty sure she still qualifies? Regardless, May is simply too awesome not to mention!
May is one of the kindest, sweetest people I have met in the book blogging world! She leaves the nicest and often funniest comments on posts and they always make my day. She ALSO provides incredible books recommendations, whether in posts of “If You Loved, then Try. . .” or in her Genre Deep Dive series, which provides incredible recommendations on books to read if you’re looking to try or further explore a new genre!
Best Blog Aesthetic~ Alice @ A Reader’s Fiction
I only recently started following Alice’s blog but she posts some of the prettiest bookish pictures I have ever seen! Her post set-up and whole blog design is simple yet elegant and ahhh, most definitely an aesthetic I admire (and perhaps may be a bit jealous of 😉 ).
Best Blogging/Writing Voice~ Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den
In all honestly, I think Sammie deserves to be nominated for the majority of titles in the blogger awards, but I chose this category because Sammie’s narration on her posts is the original thing that drew me to her blog! She is incredibly hilarious and quirky (in a the best way) and I love how wholly herself she is on her blog! Whether it’s reviews, wrap-ups, recommendations or discussion posts, she writes some of my favorite content in the book blogging world. Talking with her, whether in the comments or during a buddy read, is always a joy (and a hoot!). I am honestly astounded more people don’t follow her amazing blog.
Most Engaged in the Community~ Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads
I only somewhat recently started following Leelynn’s blog, but I just know she’s going to take the blogging world by storm, because she is already starting to! She helped found the mermaid-themed read-a-thon called SeaMAYden-athon this past May and she just founded an #ownvoices book blog tour company, Hear Our Voices. Also, she’s been creating some great book tags of late! She is an incredible blogger and one you should definitely keep your eye on!
Most Creative~ Kay @ Hammock of Books
Kay’s blog is another one I have been following for awhile. She is hilarious with her either rant or rave reviews–either about the actual books or bookish adaptations. I believe she recently just started discussing her bullet journaling on her blog which seriously makes me wanna try a bujo (tho I’m probs not creative enough with drawing tbh). And she also (often?) creates bookish tags!
ALSO she has a gorgeous aesthetic on her blog and graphics of which she created! all! by! herself! I’m forever admiring them.
Best at Promoting Diverse Books~ May @ Forever and Everly
And of course this post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning one of the hosts! Y’all probably are already aware of this, but May is incredible at creating extensive recommendation lists with #ownvoices, diverse, intersectional rep! I am continuously looking to her for recs. If you don’t know who she is, drop what you’re doing and check out her blog!