*rolls out the red carpet* Hello friends, and welcome to my nominations for the 2019 Book Blogger Awards! 🏆
The book blogger community is definitely my favorite part of running Reader Voracious; everyone is so kind and supportive, and that is why I am so glad that May decided to pick up the torch for the Annual Book Blogger Awards for its third year.
There is still time to nominate your favorite bloggers, check out May’s post for more information!
✨ BEST OF THEIR AGE ✨
- Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19): Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall
Kelly is not only one of the sweetest people I know, but she also works hard to boost the voices of other teen bloggers with the Teen Influencers Book Blog Directory she maintains. Her blog has great reviews and discussions, as well.
- Best Adult Book Blogger (20+): Sam @ Fictionally Sam
Sam has one of my favorite blogs out there. Earlier this year she worked on a rebrand, which made her blog so unapologetically her. She loves all aspects of storytelling, and that is what her blog focuses on: stories. She talks plenty about books but she also throws in occasional movie reviews as well. She has a great blogging voice and is so kind.
✨ BEST GENRE BLOGGERS ✨
- Young Adult: Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany
Tiffany never fails to write some of my favorite book reviews. I don’t know how she does it, but I find myself reading all of her reviews, even for books outside of my preferred genres!
- Romance: Kayla @ Books and BlendsKayla writes succinct and balanced reviews for so many romance books, it seriously amazes me! I love how unapologetic she is for her love of the genre, and I enjoy reading her reviews despite my not reading romance myself.
- Science Fiction / Fantasy: Lisa @ Way Too Fantasy
I follow a lot of SFF book blogs because that’s my preferred genre, but Lisa’s blog stands out in my mind. She reads a good combination of newer and older books in the genre, and I love reading her reviews as a litmus test for books.
- Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry: Rachel @ Pace, Amore, Libri
Rachel’s blog is amazing for literary fiction! Each year she follows the Man Booker Prize with predictions, thoughts on the longlist, reads as many of the books as she can to make predictions, and then wrap everything up at the end. It is a lot of work but I appreciate it so much as a burned out fan of literary fiction!
- Mystery / Thriller: Norrie @ Reading Under the Blankie & Krystin @ Here’s the Fucking Twist
First of all, I love both of these blog names for mystery & thriller – on point branding! Norrie’s reviews for mystery and thriller are among my favorite. With a sarcastic sense of humor, her reviews are succinct and let me know quickly whether or not I should pick up a book. Krystin’s reviews are honestly comedy gold to read. She also does true crime on her blog, which I find absolutely fascinating to read.
✨ BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING ✨
- Best Book Reviews: Hamad @ The Book Prescription
Hamad’s reviews are to the point and easy to read, which as an overly verbose person I really admire. His reviews go over each main part of storytelling from plot, characters, and pacing – all in a couple of sentences for each category. He reads fairly widely as well!
- Best Book Recommendations: Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads
Vicky’s blog is one of the best out there for a lot of reasons, but I absolutely love her recommendations! This year she has been doing her Writer Wednesdays for 2019 debuts, but she also has a If You Liked This, Try… series that I absolutely adore. Her blog is a must-read.
- Best Discussion Posts: Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties
Siobhan isn’t afraid to tackle the difficult topics, and I admire her so much for it! She writes almost weekly discussion posts on topics relating to publishing, access, and the book blogging community. The posts (all of them, really) are balanced and well written. When something happens on book Twitter, you can typically expect a post about it to come up from Siobhan!
- Best Blog Aesthetic: Kat @ Novels and Waffles & Cassie @ Let’s Get Galactic
Kat’s blog is absolutely adorable (and I even hate the color yellow!). Her blog is an excellent example of stellar branding, and she is also an incredibly talented graphic designer: see my blog header for proof! Cassie’s aesthetic is equally stunning with rainbows everywhere. From her hair to her photo filters and her bookshelves, everything about her screams rainbows and joy.
- Best Blogging/Writing Voice: Jess (and Teagan) @ Fiction No Chaser & Rain @ bookdragonism
Fiction No Chaser has one of the best writing voices out there. I love the review format breaking down the “ingredients” of a story and the inclusion of a cocktail recommendation to pair the book with ties it in so well with the name. Jess (and Teagan, who is currently retired) have a sarcastic and witty sense of humor that shows in their writing and is an absolute joy to read. Rain’s writing voice is so consistently on point and fun that I would read her grocery list if she’d let me. I love how she sprinkles in tidbits about her life and what’s going on in her posts and is always on brand with book dragons being fierce.
✨ MISCELLANEOUS ✨
- Most Engaged in the Community: Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books & Lauren @ Northern Plunder
Both Marie and Lauren spend a copious amount of time engaging with the book blogging community. Lauren runs a large book club and manages a few Discord servers, but always has time to chatter away or comment on my posts. Marie not only makes the time to blog hop a lot, but she also writes fantastic discussion posts that give back to the community in some way.
- Best Personality: Loretta @ Laughing Listener
Loretta’s gif game is unmatched in this world. She’s active on Twitter and always screeching about books with gifs, and her blog posts also ooze with her fun personality.
- Friendliest Member of the Community: Bex @ Becca Leighanne
Bex is definitely our friendly book blogging neighborhood ghoul. (hey ghoul, hey.) She is one of the sweetest people that I have had the pleasure of getting to know, and she is kind to everyone. 15/10 would recommend you get a Bex.
- Best at Promoting Diverse Books: Michelle @ Michelle Likes Things & Kate @ Your Tita Kate
Michelle boosts LGBTQIAP+ books consistently, and I love her recommendations because a lot of times I don’t know a book has representation until she posts about it! Kate is a champion for diversity and intersectionality, and I honestly live for her posts on Twitter. She’s put a number of diverse books on my radar and I absolutely love reading her reviews.
✨ MOST IMPORTANTLY ✨
- Best New Book Blogger (started blog after August 2018): Haley @ The Caffeinated Reader
I swear, it feels a lot longer than January 2019 that Haley burst into the book blogging scene.She’s a review machine and reads a lot of books; we have similar reading tastes though, so her blog is dangerous for my TBR!
- Best Small Book Blogger (under 1,000 followers): Dev @ Read by Dev
Dev honestly has one of the coolest blogs and writing voices out there. She creates playlists for books to put in her reviews, which I think is not only such a nice touch but really showcases her love of music. Her blogging voice is solid and I adore her reviews as well as her unapologetic love of the Shadowhunters world.
- Best Overall Book Blogger: Destiny @ Howling Libraries & CW @ The Quiet Pond
Destiny is one of the first book blogs that I ever followed and I’ve looked up to her since the beginning. I love her aesthetic and review style, and am honestly amazed at how much reading she is able to accomplish with such a busy life! She is also one of the sweetest people in the world and so passionate about the book blogging community. CW has one of my favorite blogs. Whenever I visit The Quiet Pond, I feel calm and tranquil, and the work that she puts into her blog and art is astounding. Her reviews are so well written and thorough, and her recommendations of diverse books has helped make my TBR grow ten sizes!
If I didn’t nominate you, please know that I love you! I toiled over my nominations for several days because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. This post was really hard for me to write because there are so many deserving people!
Every blog that I follow is amazing and you are all wonderful. I love this community so much and wish that I could give you all a trophy for being amazing, because you are all winners to me. Thanks so much for being part of such a positive experience for me, and here’s to another year!
Let’s go on another adventure together!
Kayla @ Books and Blends says
Thank you so much for mentioning me Kaleena! I will definitely have to look at the other awesome bloggers you listed as well.
You’re welcome, I thought of you IMMEDIATELY and the nomination is very well deserved in my opinion!
Kayla @ Books and Blends says
I don’t deserve you! 😘
Yes you do, shut your mouth!
Not even in my wildest dreams did I expect to get this award!! Thank you so much Kaleena, this means a lot <3
Aww, you totally deserve it my friend!
aww thank you so much ;A; youre the sweetest ever
no YOU are the sweetest okay? okay. and you’re welcome!
T_T Thank yoooou! And you named so many great blogs, not to mention there were a few I’m not following but totally am now (I mean, hello, thriller blogs? yesssssss) You’re so sweet and I feel really lucky, thanks Kal!
You’re more than welcome, love, and I am so glad I also get to introduce you to more awesome blogs!
There’s Some people that I haven’t been following, but I agree with lots of your picks! Lauren is always the first one on my mind for the most engaged blogger! However, I decided to go for Evelina’s in mine ..
Our community is indeed the best one there is ❤️ Everybody is so friendly and supportive!
I agree with you 100% that the community is such a wonderful and supportive one!
May @ Forever and Everly says
Aahh Kal, thank you so much for participating in the awards!! I know how hard it was for you to write this post so I’m especially appreciative (and I love what you wrote for all the bloggers!) 💗
😭😭😭 Thank you so much, May! This post was so hard because there are so many amazing blogs out there, but I am glad I FINALLY was able to get the post written!
KAL I WOKE UP TO THIS AND NOW MY DAY IS ABSOLUTELY MADE! Thank you so much for appreciating my smol blog. You’ve always been supportive and I can’t thank you enough for that. Thank you so much for this nomination! It really means a lot to me 😭💙💚💜💛
WHAT A WAY TO WAKE UP, MY FIERCE DRAGON! I love your smol blog so much so of course I will support you to the moon and back.
Siobhan @ Novelties says
YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART, WOMAN! But that’s okay. You’re my bestie. I love you 💜 You don’t know how much I needed this nomination!
NO HEARTS ARE ALLOWED TO BREAK, ONLY LOVE! I am glad that the nomination came at a time that you needed it my love, and it is so deserved!
tiffany @ readbytiffany says
KAL!!! YOU ARE MAKING MY DAY ❤️❤️❤️ It honestly means so much to be nominated by you, especially in the Young Adult category. What you said about my reviews really made my heart swell. I sometimes don’t feel like my reviews are well-received (stats wise) but I still love writing them, and hearing that you also enjoy reading really is uplifting 😭
I LOVE YOUR REVIEWS (even though I am so behind on my hopping!)! They are quality, okay? Reviews are just not well received in general, but I love them.
Thank you for including me 😍
What an amazing list!
You are so welcome, I love your reviews and taste in thrillers!
Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts says
Wonderful mentions! I’m so glad you mentioned Kelly!! She’s flippin phenomenal and the world needs to know! I also saw Tiffany and Marie!! YUS!!! I can’t believe how many of these i don’t know … blog creeping tomorrow. Great post!!
Thank you so much, and I am glad that I was able to introduce you to some new blogs as well, Jenna!
Kelly | Another Book in the Wall says
*squishes in hug* ahhhh Kal you are too amazing for this world! 😭❤️ I am so happy we met through blogging, and your support and friendship means so much to me! Thank you so much for the nomination! 💕
I am so glad that book blogging brought us together, Kelly! You are most welcome for the nomination, you are such an amazing blogger!
Clo @ Book Dragons says
Aaaah these are some awesome people you’ve nominated, Kelly is amazing for boosting teen voices and I love her for it. Tiffany is my go to for reviews honestly, there’s just something about her reviews which makes me want to read them and I’m not really big on reading reviews whoops.
It was so hard to narrow it down because there are so many amazing bloggers – like you! Kelly’s review style is amazing, I agree!
Thank you so much for the nomination Kal! That means a lot x
You’re welcome, Rachel, very deserved!
Sam || Fictionally Sam says
I don’t think I have words to describe how much your words meant to me and how it made my entire week, month, hell! YEAR! You are so amazing, and incredibly kind and I am so thankful to be able to call you my friend! You are literally a 10/10! Thank you for the nomination Kal! Now if you will excuse me I have some blogs to snoop on!
😭😭😭 what the HELL this post is about YOU and everyone else, not me! I DIDN’T ASK FOR THESE TEARS! 😭
Good job on getting your nominations out there! I really don’t know who to nominate. Mainly because I don’t have much time to do extended bloghops anymore, let alone energy after work and being on the computer all day. Just quick hops every then and there. Hope you’ll receive some nominations too!
Thank you Laurie, and it took me ages to work on my nominations because I was so overwhelmed! I did receive some nominations, which I really appreciated & didn’t expect.
Becca Leighanne (Bex) says
KALLLLL, I already replied to you on Twitter, but I wanted to tell you that I love love love love you so much & am so glad to be your friendly neighborhood ghoul! Also, there are SO many amazing bloggers on this list!!
I love you Bex, and you are most welcome!!!
Great nominations! I’m amazed at everyone that can narrow these down to choose. There are so many amazing bloggers.
Thank you, and I agree! It took me over 2 weeks to work on this post because it was so hard for me to narrow it down and I didn’t want it to be a billion people long.
I can imagine. I’m glad you did the nominations. I couldn’t do it, but I did vote.
Let's Get Galactic says
Holy heck, Kal! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I freaking love you, and I’m really happy to see so many wonderful bloggers on this list! I’m honored to be a part of them in your nominations, and am also really psyched ’cause the ones I didn’t know of already are definitely going into my regular reading rotation. YOU’RE WONDERFUL, so happy to know you!
YOU’RE WELCOME, and I adore you to the moon and back!
Kal, Lauren, Kate and Sam are awesome!! Hope they win their nods!! 🙂
Ahhh Kal, thank you so, so, SO MUCH for thinking of me for these awards, it’s such an honor to be featured here ahh, thank you so much, this means the world, really 😭😭😭
I’m not familiar with all of these bloggers here and am definitely going to check out all of their fantastic blogs, soon, so thank you so much for that as well 😀
You are most welcome, Marie! Honestly, the work you do to connect with the community is amazing and you deserve this nomination and award, hands-down. I am also so excited that I got to introduce you to some new bloggers, too! ILY!
Kal 👀👀 you just opened my eyes to so many new-to-me bloggers. I can already feel my TBR list GROWING. As well as me following new bloggers.
This was actually a cute af Blogging Award post.
Ahhh I am so glad I was able to introduce you to some amazing new bloggers, Adele! Thanks for reading!
Finally catching up on blog hopping. 😀 Thanks again for the nomination, Kal! You’re so very giving to the blogging community, this means a lot coming from you. You’re the best! <3
You are most welcome, Lisa, and thank you so much for your kind words! <3
Kat @ Novels & Waffles says
OOOOOF I’m a bit late with this, SO PLEASE FORGIVE MEEE. But – seriously, this made me so happy! YOU make me so happy! Thank you for your kind words, your support (even if you don’t like the color yellow haha), and for just being an A+ human bean and an inspiration to us all! THANK YOU x 3,000!!! 💛💛 💛
Pfft, you don’t ever need to apologize to me for being late with a reply – I am the queen of terrible hopping and responding to comments these days! You’re welcome and thank you for YOUR kind words! xoxo