I only sort of knew that the Book Blogger Awards was a thing. And then I saw Marie from Drizzle and Hurricane Books’s post that she’s co-hosting this year and thought that it would be really fun to participate. Especially since I’ve never done so before … I’m so excited to show some blogger love!
So I decided that I would nominate a few bloggers for some of the categories (not sure I’ll have nominations for every category). There is also a big possibility that I will nominate someone that has already won. For those that I don’t nominate, that is no way a reflection of your blog or you as a blogger – you’re still awesome!
Best of Their Age
- Best Adult Book Blogger: Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek
- Best Adult Book Blogger: Cat @ Birdie Bookworm
Honestly, most bloggers I follow fall into this category, which made it much more difficult to narrow it down, because there’s something that I like with each blogger I follow. With Drew and Cat, I always enjoy reading their posts and I feel like I’m always learning of new books or authors through them. They also seem like really fun people in general and I can see that throughout their respective blogs.
- Best Romance Book Blogger: Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse
I can always count on Deanna writing up a review post on a recent romance novel!
- Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Book Blogger: Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek
- Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Book Blogger: Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks
- Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Book Blogger: Jason @ Off The TBR
Even though I love the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres, I somehow don’t follow many that almost solely read books out of the genres. However, I’ve added quite a few books to my TBR because of Drew‘s reviews.
With Aimal, I get something similar, but also different. I know that doesn’t make sense and I don’t know how to explain it, but her reviews are insightful, especially with fantasy novels.
I recently discovered Jason’s blog and I’m very happy that I have! Since I’m deep in a fantasy reading mood, I’m excited to dive into his reviews .. he has a great way of describing.
- Best Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry Blogger: Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile
There are a lot of reasons why I would head over to Stephanie’s blog. While I’m currently not reading a lot of books from this genre(s), I always enjoy reading her posts about them.
Best of Book Blogging
- Best Book Reviews: Jess @ FictionNoChaser
- Best Book Reviews: Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
- Best Book Reviews: Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books
This was another hard category to narrow considering that one of the main reasons I like to follow a blog is because of review posts. I chose Jess’s blog because she adds a lot of fun twists with her review posts with some sassiness, which I will always appreciate.
I chose Flavia because she writes review posts that are just the right length and give me all the details I would need and want. Plus, she tends to review books that fall into my reading tastes, which is always nice.
Marie’s reviews are insightful and detailed without becoming too lengthy. She has a wonderful voice that is easy to read in her words and I appreciate that she distinguishes different details with formatting. She also is a lovely person, based on the few interactions we’ve had.
- Best Discussion Posts: Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile
- Best Discussion Posts: The Orangutan Librarian
- Best Discussion Posts: Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner
I love discussion posts! I love coming up with interesting post ideas just as much as I love reading other blogger’s posts. Stephanie’s discussion posts are always insightful and concise, but never too short or boring. I also appreciate that chooses topics that go well with what’s happening around the world.
I don’t think I’ve been following The Orangutan Librarian for that long, but their discussion posts always take a unique angle on a topic and they have fun with it. I like that I can read a discussion post that makes me smile and think at the same time.
Jamie has been blogging for a decade and has gone through various life stages, which shows in her posts. Her blog and her discussion posts are a great reflection on her decade (possibly longer) journey as a reader, reviewer, and blogger, which is such a treat to be a part of.
- Best Blog Aesthetic: Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany
- Best Blog Aesthetic: Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
- Best Blog Aesthetic: Nikki @ The Night is Dark and Full of Books
Ooh, this a fun category! I have a lot of envy for those that can really make their blog shine through graphics, coordinated color schemes, etc. Tiffany and Flavia’s blogs are no different. While the two look very different, they are both beautiful in their own and it’s always a visual treat to stop by their respective blogs. Nikki’s blog is another recent discovery and I’ve come to appreciate her simple but beautiful design and layout of her blog.
- Best Blogging/Writing Voice: Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek
- Best Blogging/ Writing Voice: Jess @ FictionNoChaser
- Best Blogging/ Writing Voice: Veronika, Ruzi, and Sabrina @ Wordy and Whimsical
It doesn’t surprise me much that I’m nominating Drew and Jess for this category. They both have their own unique voice on their blog that is always a lot of fun to read. As for the lovely ladies at Wordy and Whimsical, I don’t know if it’s because there are three of them, but I just love reading their posts (even though I’m new to their blog).
Similar to their discussion posts, The Orangutan Librarian seems to always have a unique post idea to share from musings to lists with an interesting angle.
Nyx comes up with some of the most interesting and fun post ideas. They’re also so much fun to read and they make me wish that I came up with the idea too. Or maybe first. I’ve really come to enjoy this addition to Drizzle and Hurricane Books.
- Best at Promoting Diverse Books: Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
- Best at Promoting Diverse Books: Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks
- Best at Promoting Diverse Books: Qui @ The Black Lit Queen
I am sadly not as a diverse reader as I should or want to be! And that is where Alicia and Aimal come in! They both are strong advocates for diversity in books and reading diverse authors. It’s been really nice and helpful to know that their blogs are always a resource for diversity. I’ve recently rediscovered Qui’s blog as I believe she’s back blogging from a hiatus (?); either way she has a huge number of reviews from BIPOC authors as well as LGBTQIA authors. I can’t wait to read more of her posts as she continues to blog!
- Best Overall Book Blogger: The Orangutan Librarian
- Best Overall Book Blogger: Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile
Again, while I find something that I thoroughly enjoy with every blogger I follow, I always find time to stop by The Orangutan Librarian blog and Stephanie’s blog. I always know that I’m going to find something that I want to read or comment on.
- Best New Blogger: Nicole @ Half Wild Books
I obviously went on a recent trip through finding new blogs and I stumbled on Nicole’s wonderful blog. While I haven’t had a chance to dive into her backlog of posts from earlier this year, I can already tell I’m going to really enjoy reading her posts, especially her book reviews.
And those are my nominations! Even if most of my nominations may be past winners, I’m okay with that. I got to share and spread some love around the blogosphere today and that makes it worth it. I can’t wait to vote and find new bloggers to follow!
I will say that doing these nominations made me realize that I need to up my community engagement game. I’ll have to set aside time every week to read posts, etc. in addition to writing up posts.
Are you nominating any fellow bloggers? Want to give a shout out to a blog in general? Drop a comment, I’d love to hear!