It is that time of the year where we take a good look at our fellow book bloggers, smell their arm pits and…wait what? Scratch that!
It is time for nominations! Last year the lovely May from Forever and Everly took over the book blogger awards from Joce @ Write Through the Night. This year she is joined by Marie from Drizzle and Hurricane Books.
Last year I didn’t feel comfortable enough to share my nominations and filled in the anonymous from that May had set up. She has that option again this year but this year I decided to do the public nominations. Even though I’d hate for people to feel left out, at the end this is no different than sharing a list of your favorite bloggers and I’ve done those before.
You can find all the rules for the nominations here. They are open until July 26th. As mentioned on Twitter I struggled finding some smaller bloggers (under 500 followers) to have as 1/3th of my nominations. Its hard often to find out how many followers some have, but I tried my best with the wordpress reader (Thanks Rin for the suggestion) but it might not be accurate with other followers formats like through email. I have indicated smaller bloggers with a +.
I’m also going to share some blogs from each blogger (because hey overachiever) that fits with their nominated category when I can.
Best Middle Grade or Younger Blogger
You all know that I love middle grade and Jenna really has a great handle on different kinds of middle grade. Very often she talks about MG I have never heard about before.
Best Science Fiction / Fantasy Blogger
Tammy is very much on top recent and lesser known SFF releases and I always find something new in one of her lists.
Best Book Reviews
Rin’s reviews are thoughtful and critical. We don’t always see things the same but I think that is the fun part of having varying tastes
Best Discussion Posts
Next to the fact that Sammie and I share a love of dragons and a similar taste in books, I find that Sammie has really been on a roll with discussion posts this year. She always manages to have interesting things to discuss that have to do with her own experiences.
Jess always manages to make me things I hadn’t considered before. Like centaurs. I had not yet considered where the centaurs were in fantasy. And I think that is important in discussions as well.
Jackie B. @ Death by Tsundoku +
Blogs: Does It Matter If the Intended Audience Changes Within a Series?
Jackie discusses various topics in her blog feature Between the Lines.
Best Blog Aesthetic
Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den
Sammie recently change her blog around and her aesthetic gives me life. I mean, there are little dragons all around her blog. They are cute. I like the color combination. I am in love.
Amber @ The Literary Phoenix
Are you seeing this header. The first time I saw it I fell in love. (And it helps that Tess of the Road is featured in it). And all her blog headers have this style of cuteness and colors that I love.
Tania @ My Lovely Secret +
The softness in colors pleases my eyeballs a lot.
Best Blogging/Writing Voice
Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks
It has been long established that I love pretty much everything that Aimal does (and quite frankly if she blogged more she would be my best book blogger overall). I think she has one of the better blogging voices out there that always makes it pleasant to read whatever it is she writes. She tells it like it is and you’ll be nodding right along with it.
(someone who posts thoughtful blogging guides/advice)
Kal is a lovely person who is always willing to share resources and she has a whole separate section for blogging guides and resources
(someone who always shares others’ posts in wrap-ups/has kind comments/boosts other bloggers with initiatives, etc.)
Imyril @ One More
Imyril is always happy to share in people’s initiatives, blog about it. During Wyrd and Wonder and Sci-Fi Month she always shares a weekly wrap up posts with all contestants posts.
Most Engaged in the Community
La La is always present and has her finger in a lot of things. ❤
Most Creative (creative/original posts)
CW @ The Quiet Pond
There could only be one. Not only does she draw everything herself, but she also has some great ideas like the readathon she hosted earlier this year.
Friendliest Member of the Community
Alicia @A Kernel of Nonsense
Alicia is quite honestly the nicest blogger I have ever met ❤
BKFGR @ Book Forager +
Always has a kind word or gif when I’m down ❤ I couldn’t find a specific header so I went with your ava at the sidebar on the blog. I hope that is okay.
Best at Promoting Diverse Books
Fadwa does so much to promote diversity. Not only does she have color the shelves in which she features diverse authors, but she also has a feature that promotes diverse book bloggers. By sharing them as well it promotes diversity as a whole and that promotes diverse books as well. But most of all, she is passionate.
Best New Book Blogger (started blog after August 2019)
Alex @ Spells and Spaceships+
Alex started blogging in November 2019 and has been carving his own way. I’ve only recently found him through Twitter but here we are. SFF love is always a good way to sway me. 😉