I have been impatiently waiting to be able to write this post! If there’s one thing that brings me a lot of joy it’s this community and I enjoy spreading the love. If you don’t get nominated remember you’re still amazing, your blog is enough, you are enough!
I have spent so many hours on this post and dancing to K-Pop whilst I do so. Look some people work in silence, I am not one of them my brains easily distracted. For more information about The Fourth Annual 2020 Book Bloggers Awards check out the announcement post from one of the co-hosts Marie! I’d also like to take a moment to say thank you to both May and Marie for hosting these again this year. These awards are a great way to discover new blogs which I always love doing!
Anyhoo I would just like to say I adore everyone who I nominated and feel free to leave links to your own nominations posts in the comments! Oh and I went a wee bit extra and have included 1-3 of my favourite posts from each book blogger I nominated. At least one will fit the category I nominated them in!
this post has taken me 4 days to compile and I didn’t even do every category *sobs*
Best Of Their Age
Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19)
Rain @ bookdragonism
I have no words to explain how proud I am of Rain or how much I adore her blog, juggling school (now uni) alongside her blog and still managing to hype all so many diverse reads. Rain creates amazing content and is a constant light in the blogging world ❤
Jayati @ Just A Coffee Addicted Bibliophile
So much love for Jayati and her blog! Her discussion posts are some of my favourites and I love seeing her bujo related posts too! I have no words literally they went walkies but I always love reading Jayati’s content ❤
Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)
Haley @ The Caffeinated Reader
words fail me pls help Haley’s one of the few book bloggers whose reviews I do also click on and I also adore all her other content. She has some really thought provoking discussions and is also fabulous at boosting and promoting all the books, including diverse books! Haley’s also wonderful at spotlighting indie books too and highlighting some awesome backlist books too.
Best Of Book Blogging
Best Book Reviews
Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany
For anyone who doesn’t know me, hi I’m terrible at actually reading book reviews but 9/10 times I’ll read Tiffany’s. This lovely soul is responsible for the vast majority of contemporary books that I add on GR. If I’m ever in need of a fluffy contemporary but I’m unsure what books to try, I waddle on over to Tiffany’s blog/check to see if she’s reviewed the book on Goodreads.
Best Book Recommendations
Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
If Soph recommends a book then I’ll be adding to my TBR without a doubt. It’s not always through her blog posts either, as she’ll throw books at me in DMs and then…I buy and read said books. Then I continue to shriek about them to other people. Basically Soph’s recommendations are 10/10 and I trust her recommendations completely. If you’re ever unsure on what books you want to try, highly recommend checking out Soph’s blog as her recs and reviews will definitely help your TBR spiral out of control!
Best Discussion Posts
Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea
I love Caitlin’s posts. Her discussion posts are some of my favourites though, I enjoy reading her thoughts on topics and then getting to chat with her in the comments ❤ I literally don’t have the words to describe how much I adore reading Caitlin’s blog posts.
Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages
I first stumbled onto Taasia’s blog in 2018 I believe because of a discussion post she’d written. I adored it, the way it was written, how it got broken down etc. Anyway since then I’ve been following this lovely human and enjoy reading all of her posts, especially her discussion posts though!
Best Blog Aesthetic
Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads
Eeek Leelynn’s blog is ADORABLE! It definitely screams Leelynn and I just love how the social media icons also tie in with the theme of mermaids. (they’re sea shells!) Also the colour palette is so pleasing to my eyes and I’m in love.
Mere @ Lore of the Books
I may be biased because Mere’s blog also uses purple
look I adore purple ok but I do love Mere’s blog aesthetic. The purple is a softer toned purple which balances so nicely with the white and the cute graphics she uses. (total tangent but Mere’s bookstagram is also one of my favourites for its aesthetic too!)
Best Blogging/Writing Voice
Charvi @ Not Just Fiction
I will read anything Charvi writes. Literally anything, her writing voice just grabs my attention. I often include a lot of Charvi’s posts in my wrap ups because I just…love all her posts?
Charvi stop writing such amazing posts pls xD A bit reason why a lot of her posts end up in my wrap up, is down to her writing voice making her posts super engaging for me…since my focus is often drifting these days.
Jeimy @ A Novel Idea
If you see the cute formatting I have going on with the boxes and some other things – it’s thanks to Jeimy! Her posts were a lifesaver for me as I’m on free WP which does mean I don’t have access to CSS. Thankfully Jeimy came to all of our rescues with some helpful posts, her blog is a wonderful place full of helpful posts.
Kal @ Reader Voracious
I can’t count the amount of times Kal’s guides, templates and resources have saved me! If I’m stuck on something you’ll probably find me waddling to Kal’s blog, to see if she has a guide on it first. Also I will constantly throw her templates/guides at people because they’re so useful. Helpful posts = me thinking of Kal!
Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads
Ah Meeghan is honestly one of the most supportive bloggers I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, she’s also so sweet and I adore her so much. Her wrap up posts often have a wealth of links to other posts she’s read and I adore her for that. (I adore everyone who does that!)
Most Engaged In The Community
Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books
I think of engagement and I think of Marie. I know she’s co-hosting these awards but honestly she’s an inspiration for how engaged she is with the community and I look up to her for that. All her blog posts as well which talk about blog engagement *swoons*
Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen
I was stumped for ages but then I had a light bulb moment! Izzy writes some of the most original discussion posts I’ve come across, on topics I’ve not seen elsewhere in the blogosphere. It’s one of the many reasons I adore her blog and content ❤ Her discussion posts are always well thought out, well researched and usually involve me writing an essay in her comments section!
Best Social Media Influencer
Fanna @ Fannatality
Eeek so I must confess I am terrible at hopping to Fanna’s wonderful blog! However I do see her posts/tweets on insta and twitter respectively. Fanna’s tweets are usually popping up on my timeline which has led to me checking out various books, which I wouldn’t have ordinarily.
Sam @ Fictionally Sam
Sam has such a sunny disposition and her personality shines through with her blog posts! You can usually catch me cracking up reading her posts, as she has a wonderful sense of humour.
Friendliest Member Of The Community
El @ Elated Books
Whenever I interact with El, they’re always so friendly and I adore our interactions so much. Even though our interactions rare because I am a terrible blog hopper sometimes and don’t hop enough.
Luxe @ Mind of Luxe
I always enjoy interacting with Luxe, she’s such a joy to chat to and so friendly ❤ She also recently came back from a year long hiatus so make sure you go shower her blog with some love!
Best At Promoting Diverse Books
CW @ The Quiet Pond
CW’s blog is full of detailed recommendation posts which are bursting with diverse recs! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve referred back to her posts, to find some books to add to my TBR. Also CW’s blog is adorable can we take a moment to just appreciate how much time, energy and hard work CW and her co bloggers put into The Quiet Pond ❤
Best New Book Blogger
Giuls @ Bookish Giuls
I found Giuls after she joined the Bookish Collision server and genuinely love this one to pieces. My fellow country music lover, I also love her blog
and her bookstagram which you should check out so happy you joined the blogging community lovely!
Marley @ Dragon On A Book
Also stumbled across Marley’s blog I think when they joined the Bookish Collision server, for that I’m forever grateful. They’re not only a lovely person but their blog is also adorable.
dragons have my heart ok I also love their discussion posts!
Best Overall Book Blogger
Lauren @ Northern Plunder
Lauren’s blog is one I love, even if I’m not always hopping to it, Lauren is such a lovely person and I’m so grateful that she’s part of the blogging community ❤ Her blog is home to a variety of reviews, discussion posts and other helpful posts!
Xandra @ Starry Sky Books
I adore Xandra’s posts, they’re always well put together and usually I want to sit and binge read like everything she writes xD Again the discussion posts are some of favourite posts because they’re so well written and I just love a good ol’ discussion post.
I am knackered. This post has been 4 days of me being a stressed mess as I try and nominate people who fit the categories best. I feel like this post has just reaffirmed for us all that I love discussion posts…as if there was any doubt oops. Nominating people isn’t as easy as you think, particularly when it’s so easy to nominate people for multiple categories. Anyway I did my best to nominate people only once and the people I nominated are all blogs I read fairly regularly ❤
Once again I’d like to say, if I didn’t nominate, I STILL LOVE YOU. Your blog is still fabulous and I’m sure there are lots of blogs I’ve forgotten because my memory is like a sieve these days.
I’d also like to mention that I am still in a hiatus – I just broke it to get this post up!