I am honestly so so so excited to bring you today’s post which features all my nominations for the Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards which is hosted by May from Forever and Everly. There are so many bloggers I deeply admire, and I’m really hyped about this year’s awards since it’s also my first year participating! I would highly recommend checking out these amazing bloggers, and if you’d like to participate in the fun, be sure to check out May’s introduction post and nominate your favorite bloggers. **coughcough me!! (just kidding but i’d be very honored)**
B E S T . O F . T H E I R. A G E
Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19)
Vicky from Vicky Who Reads. Vicky is one of the most popular teen bloggers in the book community, and it’s for good reason. She’s so thoughtful, articulate, and passionate about the work that she does and the books and people in this community. I admire her so much because she’s not afraid to be a conversation starter and encourage us to focus on important issues such as privilege in the book community or how to be inclusive of teens. At the same time, she gives amazing book recommendations, writes incredibly thought-provoking discussions, and I love how we have similar tastes in books (especially with contemporaries).
Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)
Jen from Pop Goes the Reader. Jen is a veteran blogger who I recently started following this year, and I love her creative posts and content so much. Her blog is artistically formatted with illustrative drawings of herself, and she finds fun ways to spotlight up and coming debut authors with features such as her “Do! Judge a Book By Its Cover” and author cover reveals. I really admire the work that she does because, with each post, you can really tell how much thought and care has gone into its creation.
B E S T . O F. B O O K . B L O G G I N G
Best Book Reviews
Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams. Lily *waves hi Lily* is my soul sister. 💙 Even though we’ve only known each other for a little more than a year, it feels like we’ve been close friends forever. I guess that’s why it’s so easy for me to turn to Lily for quality book opinions. If you read her reviews (and you definitely should), you would know that her rating system is tough, but that just means if she recommends a book, she loves it with all her heart. At the same time, her reviews are beautifully written because she’s eloquent with every word and carefully analyzes each part of the story for a final recommendation. ☁️ I’ve never been let down by any of her suggestions, and I promise that you won’t be too.
Melanie from Mel to the Any. Melanie is one of my favorite bloggers whose reviews I 110% trust. 💖 I actually used to read her reviews on Goodreads before I had even started blogging, and let me tell you…Melanie has such a way with words. She somehow knows how to put all your thoughts about a book onto paper or screen, and she perfectly captures all your feelings and hits all the key points which is why I love reading her reviews. She’s honest about her thoughts, yet all her tone is always respectful. If I’m ever curious about adding a book to my Goodreads’s shelf, her review is usually the first one I read.
Best Book Recommendations
CW from The Quiet Pond. I love the friends at The Quiet Pond with all my heart from the book reviews to bookish news updates. ✨ It’s easy to say that Varian the frog gives some of the best book recommendations in the entire blogosphere and that’s because you can really see the time and effort CW has put into researching up-and-coming as well as backlist books. I think what I like best about Varian’s (AKA CW’s) book recommendations is that it’s specifically tailored towards certain themes (e.g. Pride month, Asian Pacific Heritage month, etc.) yet it’s still welcoming and inclusive.
Best Discussion Posts
Ilsa from A Whisper of Ink. Ilsa is one of the sweetest people in the blogosphere, and I never fail to be impressed by her discussion posts because they’re always incredibly thought-provoking and original. She asks the hard questions and dives deep into topics that many bloggers may think about but never really fully consider such as jealousy in the book blogging community and whether or not we genuinely enjoy the content we consume. The soft pastel colors on her blog give me so much joy, and her discussion posts are always a must-read post for me.
Kal from Reader Voracious. Kal writes some of the most helpful how-to discussion posts in the blogosphere whether it’s about how to request ARCs, how to navigate and use Edelweiss, or how to organize your reading and blogging life through spreadsheets. I learn so many important tips and blogging hacks that I didn’t think I’d need to know until I read her posts. She’s incredibly passionate about helping and educating other bloggers, and her discussion posts are a reflection of her desire to help others.
Best Blog Aesthetic
CW, Joce, and Stella from The Quiet Pond. I think my friends at the pond deserve constant endless praise for their creativity in crafting the awesomeness that is The Quiet Pond. The entire blog aesthetic is original and cute with the perfect touch of magic. I have been a fan of Xiaolong, Varian, Gen, and Amina for so long that I’m even more excited now that Cuddle the sea otter, AKA Joce, and Stella the DragonFly are joining the fun. Each individual pond friend has a specific niche which makes every post particularly engaging to read!
Kat from Novels and Waffles. I think it’s so incredibly cool how Kat’s blog is breakfast (mainly waffle) themed, and it’s a constant that makes her blog so special and unique. For example, in her book reviews, instead of giving background information such as the author, publisher, genre, pages, etc. directly, she crafts them into a recipe card and uses it as a way to present her review as a recipe! 🥞 This creativity is what gives her the flexibility to explore various avenues as a blogger such as with her collaboration posts with me called Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Best Blogging/Writing Voice
Julianna from Paper Blots. Have you ever seen a blogger title a post “Books That Butter My Eggrolls?” Because I have and let me tell you…it was one of my favorite posts of all time, and I honestly could not stop smiling throughout the entire thing. As much as I love poking fun at Jules, I love being her friend and reading her posts because of her distinct, charming personality. It shines through in our conversations, and it definitely shines through in her writing. It’s something that she does exceptionally well, and it all comes naturally form her charismatic personality.
M I S C E L L A N E O U S
Most Engaged in the Community
May from Forever and Everly. Despite what she probably thinks of herself, May is someone I admire deeply for her passion and fun attitude in the community and her constant engagement and supportiveness of other bloggers. I always look forward to reading her posts, seeing her presence on Twitter, and looking at her blog comment replies because she’s so passionate and engaged with the people she interacts with. She works incredibly hard in the community to make it a welcoming, supportive, and F U N place. I mean…she’s even hosting this year’s annual book blogger awards(!!) I think May deserves a lot more credit than she gives herself because she’s such a hardworking and lovable smol bean.
Best Social Media Influencer
Alexandra from Twirling Pages. I honestly love poking fun at Xandra about being a ~social media influencer~ in real life that I really couldn’t pass up on this opportunity to nominate her for a social media category for real. This girl is really doing the most, working her hardest, and being an inspiration while balancing her YouTube, Twitter, Blog, and IG. She really is an Instagram Q U E E N with aesthetic AF photos that are actually carefully crafted behind-the-scenes with multiple camera angles and editing software. I guess you could say that I’m biased and think she’s the best social media influencer because 95% of the time I get to be her +1 to all the coolio events. 😉
Kate from Your Tita Kate. I love love love Kate(!!) She’s like the older sister/cool aunt I’ve always wanted, and despite her cool badass demeanor, she’s really a softie with a heart of gold. She’s always looking out for others, and she has a truly good moral compass where she advocates for marginalized voices in the community and lifts up those who need it. Even though we’re blogging friends, she’s been supportive of me throughout my real life endeavors, and I couldn’t love her more for it. Her blogging name is so true to who she is as a person and that’s someone you can count on and wholeheartedly support.
Friendliest Member of the Community
Evelina from Avalinah’s Books. Ever since I started my blogging journey, Evelina has been my obi wan Kenobi, welcoming new bloggers into the book community with open arms and being a constant resource and friend. She started the first new bloggers’ Discord chat which is still well and alive today, and she lifts up their voices which is so important when you’re first starting out and trying to find your place in this hobby. She’s been nothing but sweet from the beginning, and I adore how much she tries to educate newbie bloggers about all the bookish and blogging life hacks.
Laura from Green Tea and Paperbacks. Who takes the cutest selfies, inspires you to be in nature, and showers you with endless love?? It’s…Laura!! Laura is one of the kindest and caring bloggers that I know, especially on Twitter. She’s always incredibly supportive of her fellow bloggers, and her presence and friendliness shine like sunshine. 🌻 Whenever there’s something exciting or sad or just important to share, she’s someone you can count on through both the good and the bad.
Kevin from Bookevin. I remember when I first came across Kevin on Twitter I was a little intimated because I thought he was super cool and fun, and I wanted to be his friend. Luckily, this wonderful fanboy and I did end up becoming friends because seeing his name pop up on my timeline or my WordPress dashboard never fails to bring a smile to my face. He’s nothing but friendly and heartwarming and kind. Having someone like him in the bookish community makes it a better place.
Best at Promoting Diverse Books
Fadwa from Word Wonders. Fadwa is an inspiration beyond words. She’s someone I look up to so much for her passion in promoting diverse reads in the community and being a constant supportive voice. She has her #DiverseBloggersDiscuss feature on her blog which spotlights guest posts from other bloggers, and she also created the Muslim Voices Rise Up feature which gives a glance at diverse Muslim experiences. She’s such an important voice in the book community and has impacted so much positive change.
Shealea from Shut Up, Shealea. When I think of champions for diversity in the book community (and also for life in general), Shealea’s name immediately comes to mind. Like Fadwa, Shealea is someone who I admire endlessly for her vocal support of diverse reads in the community, spearheading projects such as the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge with CW, Vicky, and Lily. She’s always serving as a voice to uplift marginalized and under-represented bloggers.
M O S T . I M P O R T A N T L Y
Best New Book Blogger (started blog after August 2018)
Shri from Sun and Chai. Shri started her blog earlier this year, and let me just say that she has already become a huge inspiration and a blogger that you must add to your follow list. She’s such a kindhearted and lovable person, and I absolutely love how she’s already using her platform to boost marginalized voices and advocate for more diversity in the book community. 🌟 My favorite part of her blog is her #RepresentationMatters feature where she invites bloggers and authors to share their story of how representation in media impacted them. I’m telling you…Shri is an up-and-coming force to be reckoned with, and I cannot wait to see what else she accomplishes!
Best Small Book Blogger (under 1,000 followers)
Olivia from Purely Olivia. Olivia is one of the sweetest bloggers out there, and she also puts out some of my favorite content in the blogosphere. It’s sweet. It’s light, and I just love her entire aesthetic! She’s one of the most supportive bloggers that I know, and I just love interacting with her and seeing her around the blogosphere. She’s created some amazing posts such as The Wonderstruck Book tag based on Taylor Swift songs!
Taasia from Librae Paints Pages. Taasia is another small blogger who I absolutely adore. She writes some of my favorite discussion posts, and she gives great recommendations on books to read and bloggers to check out. Her writing voice flows very naturally and is super entertaining to read because you can tell she’s so passionate about what she does and the entire community in general. I’m so glad that I stumbled across her blog a while back because of her posts are so engaging and fun.
Best Overall Book Blogger
Marie from Drizzle and Hurricane Books. Marie is and was my biggest inspiration when I first started blogging, and I still constantly check her blog on a
weekly daily basis to read her updates and thought-provoking discussions. I feel like Marie is one of the most genuinely kind people in the world, and I’m really glad that I was able to befriend someone like her in this community. She introduced me to some of my favorite books and authors. She’s turned me into a contemporary-loving fluff ball when two years ago, I actually hated the genre. And she never fails to support every person that she comes across while blogging. 💖
Thank you so much for reading my post! 💕 I know that this one is super long, but I really enjoyed taking the time to properly acknowledge so many of my favorite bloggers. There are also definitely a bunch of bloggers who I love that I didn’t mention in this list. I hope to read your posts and nominations for the blogger awards, and I hope you enjoyed reading mine! Please let me know if there are any other bloggers you think I should also check out~
Who are your favorite book bloggers?
Will you be nominating anyone for the blogger awards?
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44 thoughts on “The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards: My Nominations”
Lovely post, Tiffany! I really enjoyed reading your nominations for the Blogger Awards (though that reminds me, I still have to think of mine). I agree with you on Vicky and Shealea. Those two are amazing bloggers and I so love reading the content that they make.
Thank you, Lori!! I love Vicky and Shealea so much. They have wonderful blog content. I hope you look into everyone else because they have just as fantastic blogs~
TIFFANY!! Hi, don’t mind me over here crying because you’re the sweetest ever and your words touched my heart.😭💓Thank you so much~ I don’t know how I deserve all your kindness, but I’m so grateful for it and ahhh- I’m hugging you through the computer screen, okay?! You’re amazing and I LOVE YOU.
Also, this is a phenomenal post! There are quite a few bloggers on here that I haven’t heard of (though you did mention a lot of my favorites, too!) and I’m excited to go check out their blogs and find new bloggers to follow. Thank you again, and lovely post my dear friend!
OLIVIA!! Don’t cry!! You 100% deserve all the love, and I want you to know how much you’re appreciated and adored. I’m hugging you right back~~
And YES!! I’m so glad that you loved many of the bloggers on my list and are excited to look for more. I honestly thought so long and hard about this nominations list so I really admire all of these bloggers ❤️🥰
TIFFANY, you are the sweetest person in the world and I am totally not sobbing right now! This post was a giant lovefest for the community and I loved reading every damn word; and I am SO HONORED to be nominated by you! Looks like there are a few ~new to me~ bloggers on your list, which means that I will have some new friends soon!
I love you.
KAL, Sob all you want but know that you 100% deserve all the love and affection. You write some of my favorite posts in the community, and it’s super helpful to everyone. I can’t wait for you to check out all the new bloggers and also super happy that you’ve seen some good ole friends too 💖
Hey!!!! Did you know that I love you!!!!!!
Everything you said about me almost made me just start SOBBING, because I’ve been nominated for the most engaging category more than once now and I just feel so undeserving of it, and your words meant so much to me. And honestly, I felt so touched by everything you said about everyone!! I can tell how much love went into writing this post, and I appreciate it so much 💖 LOVE YOU FOREVER
May!!! I did know but I always appreciate the reminders 😏😏😏
I think you’re definitely deserving of the Most Engaging category, and i honestly hope that you win. You work so hard to participate with the community from comments to features to hosting the awards like this!! and YES I’m really glad that you’re able to see all my love in this post. It took me like a week to put together all my thoughts and pour out my love for everyone 😭❤️
Ahhhh! This is such a lovely post! What a kind, supportive and community-loving post!!
Aww thank you so much!! I hope you’re able to find some amazing bloggers through this post~
Ahhhh I loved reading this post so much!! I am so proud of myself because I know and follow almost all of these people hehe. And I really agree with everything you said about everyone! Gosh, Vicky is so fun to talk to, and I just can’t get over the fact that she’s a teen and yet so organized and well-spoken already. Also, yes, Kate is so true to her blog name and i love it! honestly, the only thing that I’m a little sad about with these blog awards is the fact that bloggers are so talented that I don’t know what specific category I should nominate them for 😦 I’m so excited to write my nomination post though!!
YES CAITLIN!! I’m so glad that you’re familiar with many of these bloggers because they have such quality content, and I love them so much ❤️🥰 Vicky is definitely so well spoken and mature. Kate is the blogging momma/auntie we all deserve. I honestly get how you feel too because I wanted to nominate so many people for everything!! I can’t wait to read your own nomination post because I know I’m going to stumble upon some FANTASTIC bloggers~
I’m so happy to see some of my favourites on here!! Lily and Mel write such lovely and in-depth reviews! And they’re wonderful people!
I also nominated May for the same award … she so deserves it for all of her hard work for this award system and everything else she’s done in the community.
OLIVIA! Her and I just did a buddy read and she’s flippin’ fantastic!! I honestly see her becoming a major book blogger in the community. And I also nominated Marie (and Nyx). Like seriously, that blog is GOALS!!
Wonderful post, darlin’! You also have a lovely blog and I hope you are nominated as well!
I’m so glad that you liked my nominations post, Jenna! I love Lily and Mel so much. They’re definitely wonderful people, and they write the most amazing reviews with the best recommendations.
Fingers crossed that May wins the Most Engaging Award because I agree…she SO deserves it!!
OOO Which book did you buddy read together?? I love her so much and YES Marie is amazing as well!!
Thank you so so much Jenna for being so sweet ❤ I hope you are also nominated as well!
TIFFANYYYYYY I BECAME EMOTIONAL WHEN READING WHAT YOU SAID FOR MY NOMINATION AHHHHHHHHHHHH!! IM PROBABLY GOING TO USE THE FORM TO NOMINATE BUT GUESS WHO IS DEFINITELY 🙂 NOMINATING 🙂 YOU 🙂 FOR SOMETHING (IDK WHAT YET)
BAHAHA I love you and your eggrolls ❤️❤️❤️ and I am HONORED to be included in your post and I cannot wait to read it 👀👀👀
Awesome choices! Can’t wait to take a look at all the bloggers you’ve nominated that I haven’t followed. Thank you!
Right?? These are such amazing bloggers, and I can’t wait for you to explore their content as well 🥰
wow tiffany your nominations are AMAZING I second all of these so many of my faves are here wow
and omg I was crying u are too sweet wow I just AHHHHHH
Thanks Vicky!! You deserve so much love and ❤️❤️❤️ I’m wishing you so much luck~
Love this post! Thank you for introducing me to new bloggers as well!
Thank you!! I hope you love them because they have such great content~
Tiffany!!! I’m reading this post and basically crying inside 😭 I admire your blog and look up to you so much as a blogger and person, and your words truly mean the world. Thank you so, very much for nominating me, I love you so very much 💖 There are so many amazing bloggers that I know and love here, and I’m excited to check out some new blogs too 💟 So much love!
Taasia!! Don’t cry because you deserve so much love 🥰❤️ I love how far you’ve grown with your blog, and you’ve been such a light in this community. I’m excited for you to see all the other amazing bloggers~
Aww Tiffany, you really are the sweetest, and I’m beyond blessed to call you a friend ❤ Thank you so so much 💘💘
OKAY HOW AM I LISTED UP HERE WITH SO MANY AMAZING BLOGGERS???? I AM UNWORTHY!! But seriously, this post made me so happy on the inside and basically I am crying buckets of happy tears now. Thank you a million x a million!
YOU ARE NOT UNWORTHY!! I love your blog aesthetic so much and how everything is always on point with the theme. I love reading your reviews because of the cute recipe cards and everything~
This is a beautiful post, Tiffany! I can feel the love your have for your fellow bloggers from your writing.
Thank you, Cam!! I’m glad that you loved this post and everyone featured 💖
Ohmygosh, Tiffany, thank you for writing such a wonderful post! It definitely pointed me to many bloggers I hadn’t connected with yet and I am stoked to check out their content. 😀 I can’t wait to write up my post for the awards next week!
Aww thank you, Nicole!! I love these bloggers so much, and I’m excited for you to see their content. I can’t wait to see your nomination post when it’s up 🥰
There are so many fantastic bloggers here that I have to check out! I also agree with basically every nomination here, I love that there are so many amazing bloggers in the community 😍😍
Yes!! These are such fantastic bloggers and I cherish their presence in the community so much. I can’t wait to see your nominations post 💖
TIFFANY I’M LATE TO COMMENTING (because i suck) BUT AHHHH OMG I LOVE UUUUU. i literally smiled so much reading this post, idk how to even thank u enough for how KIND and SUPPORTIVE YOU ARE!!! u deserve the entire effing world!!!!!!! DHHDGFJDSFJB OKAY GOING TO FANGIRL FOREVER NOW
ILSA IT’S OKAY AND YOU DO NOT SUCK AT ALL AND I LOVE UUUUUUUUUU 22222222!!! You write some of my favorite discussions in the entire community, and you and your work deserve so so much love. 🥰❤️ I can’t help but include you and nominate you for the blogger awards!! *i will also now proceed to fangirl*
Don’t mind me I’m sobbing while reading this ahh. I am honored and honestly not worthy of this, you’re way, way too sweet Tiffany this means SO much 😭😭 I love and admire all of your work so, so much and your gorgeous, aesthetic blog and you’re such an incredible person, forever grateful that our paths met ❤ thank you for thinking of me alongside all of these amazing blogs I love SO much as well, you're too sweet 😭 ❤ ❤ ❤
HEHEHE I don’t mean to make you cry, but I hope you know and never forget how much you are loved and adored and appreciated!! ❤️❤️❤️
I am also so so grateful that our paths crossed through blogging because you are such a wonderful human being. I’m constantly amazed by how thoughtful, genuine, and kind you are. I’m really rooting for you for this award bc I remember it’s one of your blogging bucket list goals but also know that you are so much more than the title and are WONDERFUL~~
I’m 😭😭😭😭 Tiffany, thank you, this means so, so, so much more than I can ever say ❤ ❤ ❤