Hello there, readers!
Well, it’s been over a week, and here I am again, but I still don’t have a normal post (honestly, I’m not sure what a “normal” post looks like for this blog yet anyway). But I just discovered this awesome book blogger award thing here at May’s awesome blog, and I decided to do it! (If you haven’t, but know an awesome book blogger or two or five, then I tag you to do this as well. Even though it’s not technically a tag.)
Click on the picture to read the rules and categories (and to nominate people if you don’t have a blog of your own or don’t want to write a post).
(Full disclosure: I’m not sure exactly what makes a blogger count as a “book blogger,” so if I nominate you but you’re not technically a book blogger, I apologize!)
All right, on to the nominations!
(I didn’t nominate someone in every category; make sure to check out May’s original post to view them all.)
best of their age
best pre-teen/teen book blogger (13-19) – Megan @ A Barefoot Gal. Her blog’s not all about books, but she does review them, and she also has a beautiful design and a lovely style.
best adult book blogger (20+)
- Jessie @ Paper Strider (I’m going to assume that since she graduated in 2016, she’s an adult. Jessie, if I’m wrong, please forgive me!) writes interesting and well-done posts about books, fiction, writing, and even bookbinding, as well as book reviews. I highly recommend her blog.
- Laure @ Laurelindórenan Hittle is a bookbinder. As in, hand-bound books. I wish more people did that and I’m really glad she does. (Also, she’s officially Madame Sidler on the Wingfeather Saga website, which is where I first met her and where she was very welcoming and appropriately creepy. :: disappears :: )
- Sarah @ Thoroughly Alive has one of my favorite book blogs ever. Her posts are meaningful, beautiful, and intentional, which is a rare find in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. She forces me to slow down and think about what I’m reading. Thank you, Sarah.
best genre bloggers
middle-grade or younger (children’s) – Anna @ Anna Rose Johnson has lots of great recommendations for children’s books. I love her blog!
scifi/fantasy – Savannah @ Dragonpen Press. I haven’t gotten around to reading any of her books yet, but I like the style of her blog and she’s got some great recommendations for fantasy readers.
best of book blogging
best book recommendations – Sam @ The Chocolate Box has some really great lists of books. Plus her non-book-related posts are great too.
best discussion posts – I’m not sure exactly what this means, but I’m going to go with El @ Elated Books. I’ve really enjoyed her posts, and not only does she update on books she’s reading and write book reviews, but she has fun collabs and posts about ideas for posts and apps for book bloggers. (Do those count as discussion posts? If not, then sorry, El. But I still love your blog!)
best blog aesthetic
- Cait @ Paper Fury has a gorgeous design and a consistent feel and style to her blog. I love her vine and arrow logo.
- Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy writes fast-paced, fun posts about books (and almost everything else). I really like her style and content, and her design is modern and artsy.
best blogging/writing voice – To be a Shennachie has a lovely voice and style and posts reviews of lovely books. I particularly love the name of her blog, as well (click here to read about what it means).
best social media influencer
- Angourie @ Thoughts to Keep Me Sane. I’m not on social media so I can’t speak for anyone’s impact on me, but I’m impressed with the fact that Angourie’s a WordPress book blogger and a famous actress (she plays Betty in Spider-Man: Far From Home and she’s great!). So if any blogger I follow count as a social media influencer, it’s her.
- Savannah @ Savannah Grace Writes is also on social media (but that’s not why I’m nominating her for this place). She reviews books and writes them, and through Story Embers (where she’s a writing intern), she reaches hundreds of Christian storytellers with her work. So even though I have no idea what her social media is like, I’m putting her here because she doesn’t need social media to reach writers. (Even though she has it.) She reaches me and influences me and I love her work.
best personality – Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink is really funny and I just love her posts. She’s got an engaging style and personality and I can’t wait to read more of her writing!
best at promoting diverse books – Aditi @ One In a Million wrote a post I really liked about diversity in YA books, and when I commented offering some thoughts and a disagreement, she answered thoughtfully, politely, and kindly. I know she and I disagree about a lot of things, so I’m really glad to know her because I love seeing things from other’s perspectives. Thanks, Adi!
best new book blogger (started blog after August 2018)
- Lili @ Good Story writes thoughtful analyses of books that I’ve really appreciated.
- Leannah @ The Story Girl shares my book tastes and has a lovely aesthetic.
Also, thank you to everyone who’s made me feel welcome in the blogging community since I (officially and publicly) started blogging this spring! If there was a category for “most welcoming blogger,” I’d nominate you all here, even if you aren’t a book blogger. This is the “most importantly” part for me. I know it’s not related to this award (sorry, May!) but I really want you to know how much you’ve meant to me.
best small book blogger (under 1,000 followers)
Lilian @ Green Tea With Books is an awesome blogger (so go follow her so she won’t fit in this category anymore!).
best overall book blogger
Charis @ Charis Rae has really impressed me with her beautiful design, consistent writing style, and fun-to-read reviews. I hope she keeps blogging!
The Rabbit Room is my favorite website for readers, writers, artists, musicians, and anyone who loves to create. I don’t know if they count as a “book blogger” (their posts are written by a number of different bloggers, and only some are about books), but even if they don’t, they deserve mention here.
All right, I finished! I’ve nominated bloggers for The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards, and I invite you to do the same. (If you don’t have a blog or have another really good reason why you shouldn’t do a blog post, you can nominate people here. But otherwise, May would really like you to do a post. The rules are here.)
Let me know if you check out and enjoy (or not) any of these blogs! I’d love to talk!
Farewell (for now),