let’s add some more blogs to your Reader! // my nominations for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards

It is time once again to nominate some lovely and amazing bloggers for this year’s Fourth Annual Book Blogger Awards!! *cue fanfare and confetti*

First of all, many many thanks to May @ Forever and Everly and Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books for hosting these awards again this year! The amount of time and dedication that it takes to host this is unbelievable and I just want to take a moment to appreciate you guys!! Thank you for doing this for the community πŸ’•

Now, a disclaimer: Just because you are not on this list DOES NOT mean that I don’t love or appreciate you and your blog. If I am following you, then I assure you, I really do love you and your blog. I couldn’t put you all in this, however, do keep an eye out on Saturday for a very special post πŸ™‚

To see all the categories and rules, be sure to check out May’s post here.

Let’s get started!!

Just a quick note: since nominating a blogger again for an award that they previously won will put them in the Hall of Fame, I’m not going to be nominating any of last year’s winners except one. Instead, I’ll try to nominate some lesser known bloggers for these categories.

note: ✨ = small book blogger (under 500 followers)

Best Preteen/Teen Book Blogger

✨ Ash @ Starlight Strands – She actually just started her new blog a few months ago, but I’m already in love with her blogging voice, aesthetic, and post ideas!! She’s such a lovely and unique blogger, and she actually gave me the motivation to do my reacting to my old writing series after she did her own post on that (it was such a unique and amazing post!!)

✨ Aria @ Book Nook Bits – Aria is a gem and an amazing blogger!! I love reading her discussions, and all her posts in general, and I’m so so happy that she recently reached 100 followers!! Also, she loves historical fiction (so do I!!) and I always manage to find a new interesting book whenever I read her posts.

Best Adult Book Blogger

Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads – Meeghan is an absolutely lovely blogger who was incredibly kind and welcoming when I first started book blogging. Despite the fact that we don’t read that many similar books, she is still very special to me because of how we met ❀ Her blog is a wonderful space to find romance novels and fantasies, so if those are your favorites, definitely check her out!

✨ Veronika & Sabrina @ Wordy and Whimsical – These two ladies are amazing and I love their blog! You can always be sure to find amazing and creative post ideas and discussions. They are also both super friendly and kind, and I really love chatting with them about books that we’ve read.

Best Mystery/Thriller Blogger:

Tessa Talks Books

✨ Tessa @ Tessa Talks Books – Tessa is a wonderful blogger who reviews a lot of mysteries and thrillers. Honestly, just by visiting her blog, you can find several new books to read, and I love her reviews as well!

Nikki @ The Night is Dark and Full of Books – Nikki reviews and recommends several books from different genres, but I specifically love her thriller and mystery recommendations. It’s also amazing to be able to talk about a mystery with someone (not many people I know read the mysteries I’ve read), and she’s a wonderful and nice person.

Best Book Reviews

Noura @ The Perks of Being Noura – I love Noura’s reviews so much!! They are a fantastic way to find new and amazing books, and I love how they aren’t super long, but at the same time, they always manage to make me super excited to read the book!

Best Book Recommendations

✨ May @ My 1st Chapter – May is the sweetest, kindest, loveliest blogger ever and I love talking to her and reading all her recommendations!! I completely trust her reviews and she is an amazing artist as well! She did a Genre Deep Dive last September, and another recommendation post more recently (tho she has been on an unofficial hiatus since mid-April) both of which I absolutely loved! She’s just a really amazing person πŸ™‚

Best Discussion Posts

Sophie @ Me & Ink – Sophie writes the most phenomenal discussions, it’s unbelievable. They can be serious, they can be light, they can be funny, but I assure you that they are always, always amazing. She’s currently on hiatus, but you should still 100% go read all her recent discussions. Trust me on this!

✨ Chana & Malka @ Paper Procrastinators – I love their discussions so much!! They’re both so humorous, and I love talking to them about whatever topic in the comments. My favorite discussions so far are Chana’s post on separating art from the artist, and Malka’s post on blended families in books. They are both so phenomenal!

✨ Dani @ Literary Lion – Dani and I actually co-host Let’s Talk Bookish, which is a weekly discussion meme, so of course she writes amazing discussions!! I’m forever grateful that she reached out asking to help with LTB, and I seriously love her topics and discussions every time!

Best Blog Aesthetic

✨ Cielo @ Bellerose Reads – Cielo’s blog is just so so beautiful. I love the soft tan and pink colors, her amazing profile picture (it’s just so so so pretty!!!), and all the graphics she uses! They’re so simple, but also so beautiful at the same time. And she does an amazing feature highlighting bloggers, her reviews are amazing, and she’s just an amazing blogger!

Most Supportive

Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. – Sofii leaves lovely comments, dedicates whole posts to appreciating bloggers every month, and goes out of her way to compile amazing lists of books. She’s just a really supportive and kind person overall!

Friendliest Member of the Community

Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea* – I just had to nominate her for this because Caitlin is so incredibly supportive, friendly, and amazing. She’s so so so amazing. Her discussions posts are the best, any of her posts in general are the best, and she’s so lovely and kind in the comments!! I love discussing our overwhelming WIPs and books that we are both excited to read or that we loved. Honestly, she makes me laugh every. time. and it’s always a delight to read her comments.

*Caitlin did win Best New Book Blogger last year, but I just had to nominate her for this award as well because she’s the first person that came to mind when I saw this category. She’s just so incredibly sweet and friendly!!

Blogger Books

Jane @ Blogger Books – I really love reading Jane’s posts and checking out some of her recipes. She’s also super kind which is why I love chatting with her in the comments even if I don’t know any of the books she’s talking about lol πŸ˜…

Best at Promoting Diverse Books

✨ Divine @ R E A (D) I V I N E – Divine is amazing at promoting diverse books, specifically with Asian representation! One of her posts that I recently discovered gives 4 reasons why and 20 recommendations for Japanese crime fiction, and I assure you that I am now going to be adding Japanese mysteries to my TBR. She also writes really insightful discussion posts that honestly have helped me rethink my relationship with books. Basically, she’s a phenomenal promoter of diverse books, an amazing discussion writer, a very lovely person, and you should go check her out!!

Best Overall Book Blogger

Kay @ Hammock of Books – Kay is such a lovely friend, and I love all her posts, especially her wrap-ups and discussions! She’s super friendly and kind, and it’s really nice to discuss bookish and baking things with her.

Kerys @ The Everlasting Library – Kerys has a beautifully unique blogging voice and I love it!! She’s so funny and sweet, and I love her reviews and creative posts. She has been kind of MIA recently, but her posts are still gems and I would suggest you check them out. I also love the purple aesthetic and the subtle sparkles on her blog, so that’s a plus lol.

To everyone who I didn’t mention here, I still love you and you’re getting your special post hopefully this weekend! I can’t wait for that, but it’s also going to be time consuming, so I hope I publish it in time instead of being totally Rukky and publishing it next year πŸ˜…

Anyways. Those are my nominations for this year’s Book Blogger Awards! I hope you all check out these lovely bloggers even if they don’t win, because I’m here to add more books to your TBR and more bloggers to your Reader. Trust me; you won’t be disappointed!

Are you nominating anyone for the BBAs? Do you know any of these bloggers? Who are your favorites? What have you been reading this week? Chat with me in the comments below!!

47 thoughts on “let’s add some more blogs to your Reader! // my nominations for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards

  1. Thank you so much for your nomination, Rukky! I absolutely love writing discussion posts and it means the world to me that you think so highly of them! πŸ’—

    Plus, I just love how much time and thought you obviously put into writing this post! You wrote the sweetest things for everyone you mentioned, and it all rang so true! I totally understand why you picked each person you did for their nominations and I’ll definitely be checking out the blogs that I don’t already follow!

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  2. aww Rukky you are so sweet!! this means so much to me 😭 it has been a while since i’ve posted but i have been planning for a (somewhat) *dramatic* return to blogging in September/late agust. i can’t wait to be back and to binge all your posts! love you ❀️

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  3. Thank you so much for nominating us, you’ve made me so happy! πŸ₯° I’m working on my award post, and it’s been so damn hard to narrow it down and try to push everyone I love into at least one category. I adore quite a few of your nominations, and I’ll make sure to save this post and check out the rest later on. They all sound wonderful! πŸ₯°

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  4. RUKKY!! My pingbacks are still broken, so please imagine my complete shock when I’m catching up on blog-hopping and I see this post!! OMG!! I am actually speechless. *cries*
    Thank you so much for nominating me. I love you, and you will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart because you are so sweet and kind!! I’m so honoured to call you a blogging friend πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  5. I LOVE YOU, RUKKY!!! πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’—πŸ’— Thank you so much for nominating me!! (Though I don’t think you could’ve nominated me for best new blogger anyway because my blog is a year and a half old already hahaha)
    I love so many of these bloggers too, and I’m so excited to see how the awards pan out this year!! I’ll most definitely be writing my own nominations post, but I don’t even know where to begin 😭😭 There are so many people I’ve interacted with that I want to give a mention, and I don’t even know where to begin putting them into categories ahhh it’s fine we are fine

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    1. You 100% deserve it!! πŸ’–βœ¨β€ (Haha, time flies so fast!! It feels like I started just a couple months ago but it’s been over a year and a half! And well, I just wasn’t going to nominate any of last year’s winner in any category even if it’s different from the one that they won in, but of course, you were the exception to that πŸ’–)

      Aww haha, it’ll be okay! I kind of wish that there was a 2nd and 3rd place, as well as like honorable mentions or something (but that is a lot of work too so I totally understand why there isn’t) so that it’s not really limited to just 1 person in each category (except for overall). But, this idea is genius and amazing nonetheless because it brings so much happiness and helps promote others! I hope you’re able to narrow it down πŸ₯Ί

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  6. aw… the book blogging awards. These are such a lovely idea and I bet it makes so many people smile. I love the way you set everything out for this post, so clear!! And all your kinds words about everyone were so sweet to read Rukky, you are such a gem in this community.
    I can’t thank you enough for nominating me for best discussion posts and all the lovely words you said. You’ve put the biggest smile on my face and I’m going to be honest it made me feel a bit emotional haha!! thank you, thank you. It always means a lot when people enjoy what I write and it is nice to know you think they have funny parts as well. At least I’m not laughing alone haha!!
    I know and love so many of these bloggers too !! I will definitely check the ones I am unfamiliar with when I come back from my hiatus. All my love. ❀

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    1. Yeah, it’s defintiely made me smile so much!! I don’t really care about winning because just the fact that someone nominated me is overwhelming and amazing as it is. Aww, that means a lot. Thank you πŸ₯Ίβœ¨
      Haha, you’re defintiely not laughing alone!! I’m so so glad that I discovered your blog and discussions, and I can’t wait for you to come back from hiatus!! (no rush of course, take your time ❀) Hope you find some new blogger friends when you do 😊

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  7. Thank you so much for nominating me Rukky πŸ’• That made my day πŸ₯° I am definitely going to look at all of the blogs that you mentioned here!! I’m working on my own nominations, and I think that these awards are such amazing ways to discover new blogs and stuff πŸ™‚ And historical fiction is AMAZING πŸ™‚

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    1. Aww, no problem Aria πŸ’• I hope you win!! Yes, they are really such a great way to discover new blogs, and also just to make someone’s day. For me, it’s not really about winning the award (even tho I wouldn’t mind lol) but it’s about the fact that the blogger thought of nominating me for it in the first place. That’s just so special and I love that πŸ’•βœ¨
      Haha, I know right!! Have you read Code Name Helene? I feel like I’ve already recommended it to you…but I’m not sure lol πŸ˜ŒπŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

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      1. Yeah, that a blogger thought of nominating in the first place is so special πŸ’—You recommended Code Name Helene to me, and I placed a hold on it at my library. Apparently it’s so popular that 11 other people already placed holds on it, so hopefully I’ll get to read it someday soon… it looks so amazing though, and I can’t wait to read it πŸ™‚


  8. Oh my gosh, best overall book blogger??? You just made my day I’m so beyond honored ❀ ❀ I'm so happy to hear that you like my posts, and I love chatting with you about books and baking and all the things too, Rukky!! ❀ I agree that Caitlin is so friendly, Chana and Malka have amazing discussion posts, and Cielo has a beautiful blog ❀ And I definitely have to check out some of the bloggers you mentioned here, they all sound amazing!!

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  9. first of all — thank you endlessly for marking which bloggers were the smaller bloggers, it helped me out so much 😭 and yay to nominating bloggers who didn’t win last year!! i’m really happy about that too πŸ₯Ί this was such a well-put together post and i am so thankful to you for it, i love all of the kind things you said about everyone ❀ thank you so much for participating in the awards, rukky!!

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  10. ahh, thank you so much for nominating me, Rukky! this made my day, i’m so honored that you enjoy my posts πŸ₯ΊπŸ’–πŸ’– i definitely love some of the bloggers you mentioned as well, and i can’t wait to check out a few new ones!! ❀

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