2020 Book Blogger Awards // My Nominations!

Hi everyone!

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.

Young Adult

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.

Most Supportive

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.

Best Personality

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.

Have you sent in your nominations for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards?

38 responses to “2020 Book Blogger Awards // My Nominations!”

  1. How to sent in the nominations though?πŸ˜… I am a newbie in the world of book blogs! Hehe!☺️ So I’m still in the process of fitting in!β˜ΊοΈπŸ’– I would love to join the book blog community and make new bookish friends. After all that’s one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place!πŸ˜„πŸ’–

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    1. Hi Leesha! Welcome to the book blogging community! I’m happy that you can join us πŸ™‚ Apologies in responding late. It’s been a hectic week! It is too late to send in nominations now, but you could still vote in the voting round that will come up next week. More info here: https://drizzleandhurricanebooks.com/2020/06/28/2020-book-blogger-awards-rules-categories/#rules

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  2. Thank you so much Sophie! You are definitely one of my favorite bloggers. πŸ™‚ I appreciate this so much.

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    1. Aww thank you Kristi ❀️

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      1. You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

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  3. Thank you so much for nominating me, Sophie! ❀ I’m honored to be on this list, and I’m so happy you enjoy reading my blog πŸ˜€ I love seeing so many of my favorites here too, and I can’t wait to check out some of the others that I don’t already know! Thank you!!

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    1. Aww thank you Margaret ❀️

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  4. Thank you so so much for nominating me, Sophie! ❀πŸ₯°πŸ˜­ Your kind words mean so much to me and I’m really happy that you like my reading challenge, it was so lovely to host my own this year 😊

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    1. Aww thank you Caro. I’m always happy to visit your blog ❀️

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  5. Thank you so much for the nomination! ❀️πŸ₯°

    This is such a great selection of people – I’ve found a few new blogs to check out, as well as seeing a lot who are already my favourites! This is my first year getting involved in the awards and it’s so lovely seeing everyone’s posts full of positivity! ❀️

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    1. Hi Abi! You’re welcome πŸ™‚ It is always fun to visit your blog and check out your posts. It’s my first year participating in the awards as well and it has been fun!

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  6. Aww Sophie ❀ ❀ ❀ You just brought a huge smile to my face! Thank you so much for the nomination, it means the world πŸ˜€ I got your back, I know we are going to make it as writers one day!! "It's all about the cliiiiiiiiiiiimb" lol to quote Miley Cyrus πŸ˜€

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    1. Hi Jai Lynn!! Yes writing is tough but we can reach our goal if we keep working hard πŸ™‚ Glad that we found each other through blogging and that we can support each other!

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  7. Awwww, Sophie!!!! ❀ ❀ ❀
    For what it's worth I'm probably voting for you for best MG Blogger. But your nomination makes me feel sooooo special. *dies a little*

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    1. Aww thank you Katie ❀️ I’m glad that we are both advocates for MG πŸ™‚

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  8. Aww thank you so much for the kind words and nomination. It honestly does mean the world to me πŸ’• and I’m so, so thrilled to have found your page.
    I loved reading what you had to say about everyone and absolutely agree with what you’ve said. It’s lovely seeing some of my favourite bloggers get nominated so often. I also can’t wait to check out the blogs that I’m not familiar with. I want to get a bit more reading done first (I have finally started over a month though so yay) but I’m saving this post for later and am really excited by all the new blogs I have to check out.
    I also love the level of thought that went into the posts that you linked to.
    Once again thanks for the nomination πŸ’—

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    1. Aww you’re welcome Charlotte ❀️ I am glad that we met through blogging too, and I am happy that you’re able to discover other blogging through this post πŸ™‚

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  9. Sophie, thank you so, so much for the nomination! Your kind words mean so much to me, oh my goodness.❀️ I loved reading all your nominations, and I’m very much looking forward to checking out the bloggers I haven’t heard of before! xx Thank you again, you’re amazing!!

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    1. You’re welcome Olivia ❀️ you and your blog are definitely deserving of the nomination! πŸ™‚

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  10. *cries* thank you so much for the nomination. You are by far one of the sweetest people ever and the quality of the content you publish is unreal. Thank you again πŸ’šπŸ’š

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    1. Aww you are so sweet Lois ❀️ I am glad we met through blogging and you and your blog are definitely deserving of the recognition πŸ™‚

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  11. So many book bloggers! Can a non book blogger send nominations too?

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    1. Hi Rasya! I would think so, as long as you nominate book bloggers πŸ™‚

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  12. Hello Sophie πŸ’› I hope you are well !! I really think the book blogger awards are amazing and such a thoughtful thing to do !! I definitely agree about how the community make it such a wonderful place to be. I really loved reading your nominations and hearing all the kind things you had to say about everyone. I love many bloggers mentioned here and will have to check out the rest asap !! 😍
    Thank you so, so much for thinking of me for these awards. I’m so honoured and unbelievably grateful. All the support means the world. I’m so glad you liked my collab with my sister and my writing posts as those are two things I would love to share more of on my blog πŸ’› once again thank you, thank you !!! πŸ’•

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    1. Aww you’re so sweet and thoughtful Sophie ❀️ I am so glad to have been able to mention you here since both you and your blog definitely deserve recognition! πŸ™‚ I always enjoy your blog posts and I look forward to reading more of your content in the future!

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  13. SOPHIE! Thank you so, so much for participating in the awards and for sharing your nominations πŸ’• and thank YOU so much for thinking of me, I am so honored to be mentioned here and that you enjoy my work ahh πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­ it has been so wonderful to chat with you and I hope this goes on and on πŸ₯°πŸ₯°
    Before we can take your nominations into account, I wanted to ask you if you had one more smaller blogger (<500 followers on their blog) you wish to add to your list of nominations? This year, we want to do our best to recognize even smaller bloggers and wish for 1/3rd of the nominations to include smaller bloggers and you're just missing one πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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    1. Hellooo it’s me again, I just wanted to update my previous comment about the amount of your nominations, everything is perfect this way actually, ahah, I’m sorry for the mix-up! and thank you so, so much for participating (and for thinking of me again😭😭), I’ll take your nominations into account right away!! πŸ₯°

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    2. Aww you’re welcome Marie!! It’s so awesome that you are co-hosting the awards this year. I always enjoy reading your posts and I feel like your blog deserves all the recognition ❀️

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  14. This was such a lovely post to read! I love the blogger awards because I always manage to find new blogs to follow, as well as experience how kind and uplifting this community is πŸ₯°

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    1. Thank you Juli πŸ™‚

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  15. OH MY GOODNESS, THANK YOU SO SO SO SO MUCH! Your nomination means the world to me! I’m honestly just one big puddle of happy emotions right now, so thank you! (Excuse me while I say ‘thank you’ an embarrassing amount of times.)But yes, anyways, this made my week so much brighter!

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    1. Thank you Kat!! Your blog aesthetics are really the best so I am glad to have been able to mention you in this post πŸ™‚ ❀️

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  16. Gosh thank you so much for your kind words and nominations!! It really means a lot! ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. You’re welcome ❀️

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  17. […] Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner doesn’t just blog about Middle Grade books (I actually discovered her from a wonderful discussion post) but she’s recently gotten a lot more into them as she works on revisions for her own MG novel. It’s been lovely seeing all her new discoveries and recommendations, as well as getting to read about her writing journey. Not to mention she’s just the absolute sweetest person, who always has a kind word for everyone. […]

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  18. […] 2020 Book Blogger Awards happened this month!! Check out my post below if you are curious about my nominations!! Also, the voting round has begun, so click here to vote […]

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