This was SUCH a hard post to write 😭😭😭 There were so many bloggers I wanted to include but alas, I couldn’t get everyone in here.
Remember that even if you aren’t mentioned here, I STILL LOVE YOU AND YOUR BLOG VERY MUCH ❤ ❤ ❤
These are just some of my personal faves and even if I don’t check on them as often as I’d like, it still feels magical every time. (And I love their faces)
I probably forgot some people and for that I apologise profusely. My head was hurting from trying to write this for the past two days (because of course I left it to the LAST POSSIBLE MINUTE) but I tried my best 🙇♀️
A huge thank you to May @ Forever and Everly for hosting the Awards! 🤗 (and for being awesome in general)
Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19)
Oh May, May… This girl has everything: an incredibly pleasing blog, entertaining content, a lovely personality and an affinity to mangoes 🥭🥭 I mean, what else do you need in life??
Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)
Olivia is truly one of a kind! She has the most extra photos I have ever seen (this is a good thing, by the way), her reviews are always on point, and she happens to have a mega social media presence. Not to mention she is super sweet and amazing! How she manages to do all that and travel as much as she does, I’ll never know… But kudos!
Lily is such a sweetheart! I love her bubblegum-like blog and aesthetic – so relaxing and pleasing to the eye 🧡 Her posts are always so perfectly written and curated, and her voice is completely unique. Her reviews are very thoughtful and she frequently advocates for diverse books, which is super important.
I just love Aimee‘s blog so much! Such a clean, classy look – and her content doesn’t fall behind. She always has the best discussion posts and her reviews are super colourful and easy to go through. I never get bored!
Middle Grade or Younger
I follow Mandy way back – before Sha had even joined! And now, the two of them together are even better. Their graphics are adorable and I love their Princess rating system so, so much. Super useful for when you want to choose which books to actually read!
New Adult / General Adult
I admire Mel so much as she does so many things! She’s a blogger, youtuber, instagrammer, gamer… I mean, you name it and this girl does it! I love people who share so many of their interests with the world and I think that’s what makes Mel so well-loved in the community. She’s such a friendly and open person, and she has the best New Adult / Adult reviews.
Sophie is a romantic at heart so I really couldn’t choose anyone else for this award 🧡 She reads fantasy (and other genres) as well, but they better have some romance in them! Her reviews always include tons of gushing over certain book boyfriends and ships – and I love fangirling along with her!
Science Fiction / Fantasy
Nicola is so knowledgeable in so many subjects! But she mostly blogs about fantasy and sci-fi fiction. It’s always an absolute pleasure to read her comprehensive posts – recently she’s been dabbling in lists, guides and articles more than reviews, which is super refreshing! She also does guest posts on occasion and everyone she chooses is as interesting and cultured as she is.
Liz is another fantasy fanatic I love to follow! She reads all kinds of genres, though, so I’m sure you’ll find something of your liking among her ecclectic tastes. Her reviews are always so immersive I end up feeling like I know that book inside out, and want to read it immediately – even if I would never think to pick it up!
Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry
I feel like I’m making her a disservice by highlighting only a few of the genres that she writes about, but I also know she’s the best person for the job! I swear I’ve never learnt so much about history, politics and general literature as I did with this blogger and I’m always looking forward to her fun and amazing posts. She’s incredibly friendly and has the best orangutan graphics!
Mystery / Thriller
The first thing you’ll notice as you step into Norrie‘s lair is that it looks like an awesome and quirky Tumblr blog. But don’t be fooled! Norrie’s favourite books are suspenseful thrillers and badass mysteries, and she’s read too many to be satisfied with just mediocre literature. Thus, you’ll find top quality recs written in a super chill tone. Also, can we talk about that epic title/tagline?
Best Book Reviews
Why aren’t more people following this lovely girl? Honestly, it feels wrong to me. Lydia and I bonded instantly (which is easy to do, considering her fantastic personality) and have been best buddies ever since. She reviews books I probably will never read but for some reason, I adore her posts so much I keep coming back! She has this super distinct writing voice that will pull you in and make you question your bookish values. Truly, you’ll want to read her favourite book – no matter how far from your usual tastes it is!
Best Book Recommendations
Raven reviews A LOT of books – seriously, I don’t know how she does it. Fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary… She does it all! Mostly YA, but also some adult books here and there. Romance, pretty often! Because we share a ton of favourite tropes, I always end up finding a new title to add to my TBR on her blog (and know when to stay away from a certain few, too). This is both a blessing and a curse but hey, I’m not complaining 🤣
Best Discussion Posts
Kelly always comes up with the best topics! There’s a lot of stuff I sometimes wonder about but never find anyone to discuss it with (or simply forget about it 😅) yet you can bet I’ll find it in Kelly’s blog! Of course, she doesn’t just write about it – she also makes sure to engage with everyone else in the comments, which is just so incredibly considerate.
Best Blog Aesthetic
C.W. didn’t just design her entire blog by herself, she created various characters and even a blog mascot – an Axolotl named Xiaolong – to join her in her bookish adventures. Need I say more??? I remember back in the day when C.W. was more into corgis and I was absolutely 😍😍😍 I’m obviously completely digging her underwater ecosystem now!
What to say about Kat that hasn’t been said already by everyone else? I LOVE HER AND HER BLOG. Every time I go there, I start craving all those delicious Belgian waffles and toppings!! 😱😱😱 Seriously, though, Kat’s blog is absolutely amazing – each element was carefully chosen, each banner perfecly designed, an entire aesthetic that will instantly give you heart-eyes. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Best Blogging/Writing Voice
Emma cracks me up every. Single. Time. I love her emotionally chaotic posts, her fangirling (and her trashing), her bookish breakdowns and her goal-oriented mind. True, she doesn’t always manage to accomplish the tasks she sets for herself, but what usually follows is an hilarious account of what-could-have-beens and ANGRY RANTING so I’m not too bothered. If I need to wind down from a long day and choke on my tea, I know her blog is the place to go.
Most Engaged in the Community
Dani is a gem! First off, she frequently collabs with other bloggers. She’s also super active on social media. She’ll reply to each comment on her blog and most likely follow up with one of her own. She has two special features: Buddy Reads and Dani’s Bulletin Board – in this one, she shares various bloggers’ highlights every week and it’s through her that I end up finding some seriously awesome people! She’s also supported me so much along the way and I couldn’t be more grateful 🧡
Best Social Media Influencer
Okay, who doesn’t know Shealea? I know it’s practically impossible, but if you don’t PLEASE GO RECTIFY THAT IMMEDIATELY. Shealea happens to pop up on my various feeds several times a day, always with some new awesome content to share. Her bubbly personality always shines through, and it’s such a pleasure to interact with her! I don’t even need to mention her brilliant blog and content, now do I?
I LOVE AZIA 🧡 She’s one my best friends here in the bookish community and we happen to engage in veeeery long convos in our comments sections often. We share tons of similar interests and gush over each others’ reviews like no one’s business. Again, I love Azia and her personality and I want more people to meet her!
Friendliest Member of the Community
Sofii is such a sweetheart! If I had to describe her using only concepts, she’d be rainbows and kittens and cosy blankets. I always feel like throwing heart emojis at her, but have to restrain myself to about one or two every once in a while (we don’t want to spook her!) She’s always there cheering for someone and supporting their content, with love!
Ah, Caro – another sweetheart! Her posts are just so cute, filled with adorable GIFs, colourful headers and tons of emoji! She’s super kinhdhearted and ready to boost everyone’s favourite content – she’s been supporting me from the very moment we met so she has my eternal thanks 🧡 Her chats make me super happy and able to forget about a not so great day instantly!
Best at Promoting Diverse Books
Alicia‘s content is truly special! She boosts so many diverse reads and #OwnVoices – ones I would probably never have found out about if not for her. She also has a way with words that makes me want to go read that book right there and then! She’s mostly an advocate for Latinx fiction and non-fiction but you’ll find many other gems in her blog. I like that’s she has a no nonsense (despite the title!) attitude and is very concrete when it comes to her opinions.
Best Small Book Blogger (under 1,000 followers)
I discovered this blog fairly recently and honestly don’t know how it has so few followers! Her posts are super well-written and we end up having lengthy discusssions on them often. I love that our tastes match so much, as I can always tell whether I’ll enjoy a book based on her own opinion. We share many gripes, too, which is perfection!
Best Overall Book Blogger
It probably comes to no surprise to anyone that I’ve chosen the lovely Marie (and her sister Nyx) as Best Overall Book Blogger. Marie was one of the first bloggers I met in here and I knew there was something special about her straight away.
She’s super kind and sweet, her posts are always so carefully written, and her blog is just a VISION. Reviews, discussion posts, helpful lists and how-to-blog articles – she has it all! She’s also very active on social media and will be cheering for you every step of the way.
I know if I want a cute summery contemporary or a heart-wrenching story about mental health, she’s the person to go to – and I’m never disappointed. Much, much love for this adorable person 🧡
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I hope you enjoyed this post and got to meet some new epic book bloggers! 🙂
To everyone who has either nominated me or shown their love online in the past few weeks/months, thank you so so much ❤ ❤ ❤
You are full-on rockstars!