It’s time again for the Annual Book Blogger Awards! These awards were first created and hosted by Joce @ Write Through the Night in 2017. In 2019, May @ Forever and Everly began hosting the awards, and starting this year, Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books is co-hosting these awards with May!
I am really happy to share with you some of my favourite bloggers out there who have made the book blogging community feel like home for me. I started book blogging 3 years ago, and it was really because of the amazing people here that I decided to continue. Blogging is not easy and it’s awesome that we are recognizing the great work of book bloggers everywhere.
Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)
Margaret @ Weird Zeal: Margaret is a wonderful person and I am so glad that we met through book blogging. I love reading her discussion posts (check out this one about buying books from Amazon). It is an inspiration to read her writing updates (like this one from Camp Nanowrimo) which motivate me to keep working hard too.
Kristi @ Confessions of a YA Reader: Kristi and I joined the book blog community at around the same time (which was 3 years ago!) I am impressed by how Kristi keeps up-to-date with the new releases, such as through her Can’t Wait Wednesday posts. Kristi also regularly posts blog tours which includes excerpts and even giveaways for upcoming releases.
Middle Grade or Younger
Katie @ Never Not Reading: Having recently gotten into Middle Grade novels, I realized that there isn’t much hype about MG on the blogosphere. I really appreciate that Katie features regularly reviews Middle Grade reviews on her blog, including this one about Amina’s Voice which was what prompted me to read this book (and ended up loving very much!) It is nifty that Katie indicates the Maturity Level on her reviews, which is so important for MG books since there is definitely a wide range!
New Adult / General Adult
Lois @ My Midnight Musing: Lois was one of the first book bloggers that I met when I started blogging! I am very glad that we’ve met on the blogosphere and as a result, she’s introduced me to some fun Adult and New Adult books, such as The Kiss Quotient and The Deal. Other than blogging about books, Lois also writes about a variety of fun topics like TV shows, movies and even board games!
Science Fiction / Fantasy
Charlotte @ Bewitching Books Ravenous Reads: Charlotte is a wonderful and supportive blogger who always has something sweet to say. I enjoy reading book recommendations for all sorts of fantasy and supernatural titles, such as this post about her favourites from 2020 so far. We also bonded over our love for The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer!
Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry
The Orangutan Librarian: I always feel a bit intimidated by classics, however I feel that it is so important to read the works of literary greats. That’s why I am so impressed when I see classics pop up in the Orangutan Librarian’s tags and discussion posts, such as this one about books/stories that contain stories.
Best Book Recommendations
Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books: Marie is another one of the book bloggers that I first met when I began book blogging, and I’ve been loving her blog posts ever since. She gives the best book recommendations, and she is my go-to blogger especially when it comes to YA contemporary book suggestions! Check out this post about her recommendations for LGBTQ+ books, and this one for underrated YA contemporary books.
Best Blog Aesthetic
Kat @ Novel and Waffles: How can I talk about blog aesthetics without mentioning Kat?! She is undoubtedly a professional and creates the best designs. I enjoy reading her how-to posts about blog design, such as this one about how to create an animated blog header. She takes commissions as well!
Olivia @ Purely Olivia: I really love the clean and elegant look of Olivia’s blog! Olivia is such a sweet blogger and she writes some fun posts, such as this one about her favourite and least favourite romance tropes in books. I also enjoy reading Olivia’s monthly wrap-up posts which are written in a thoughtful, genuine and uplifting way.
Best Blogging/Writing Voice
The Orangutan Librarian: The Orangutan Librarian comes up with the most original and creative posts which are always written with a good dose of humour, such as this one about important books. Being an aspiring writer, I am also fascinated by their posts about writing, like the Never Have I Ever Tag and How to (Try to) Plan a Book.
Caro @ The Bookcheshire Cat: Caro is one of the sweetest book bloggers I’ve ever met. I am amazed by how involved she is in the book blogging community, such as hosting the Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge and participating in lots of readathons. I also really enjoy reading her wrap-up posts where she shares lots of links to posts by other book bloggers.
Sophie @ Me and Ink: Sophie is such a wonderful blogger and I am so glad we had the chance to meet through book blogging. She is so sweet and always leaves kind and supportive comments! Recently, her sister Beth has joined the blog and I really enjoyed reading collaboration posts between the two of them, such as the Who’s Who post. Also, I appreciate her writing-related posts, like this one that provides writing advice to new writers.
Friendliest Member of the Community
Jai Lynn: Like me, Jai Lynn is also a blogger-writer so we bonded over all the ups and downs of the writing process. Writing is hard, and one of the only things that makes it easier is knowing that there are others who are sharing the same journey. Whether I am outlining, writing or editing, Jai Lynn is always cheering me on and giving me lots of support. In addition to reading her writing updates, I also enjoy her poetry and snapshot posts.
Best at Promoting Diverse Books
Abi @ Scribbles and Stories: Abi does a great job at promoting diverse books, such as this recent post containing mini-reviews of LGBTQ+ books for Pride Month. I also enjoyed reading this post about female authors writing in the fantasy genre, which I can’t agree more with. Did I mention that Abi is super artsy and also has an Etsy store where she sells bookish goodies?
Best Overall Book Blogger
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books: I love how honest and genuine Marie always is in her posts, and how passionate she is about the books she loves and also in promoting the book blogging community. In addition to hosting a very popular blog, Marie also takes the time to blog hop and comment on others’ blog posts. I remember when I was still a new blogger with few views — Marie was one of the first to comment on my blog! I am still a very big fan of her blog now and I adore each and every post I read on her website.