in spectacular Rukky fashion, this post is three days late. aren’t I amazing? no, i most certainly am not
Well hello there!! Welcome to a wonderfully long post where I hope to spread some happiness and appreciation to all the bloggers out there who spend so much time and effort bringing us all content that we love.
I’ve vaguely had this idea for a while. I knew that I wanted to do something to shout-out and appreciate the bloggers that I loved, however, I’ve been procrastinating for such a long time and haven’t actually done anything with this idea for months.
And then the Book Blogger Awards came around once again and I knew I had to do this now, especially since I couldn’t nominate every blogger that I know for the awards. I had to do another post talking about all the other blogs that I love and support.
Enter The Serotonin Monthly (shout-out to Caitlin and May for introducing me to the word!!) a monthly feature where I will do a post that promotes and supports bloggers. Every month, I will make a post that features some of my favorite posts or bloggers that I’ve discovered in that month. Who knows, maybe I’ll do guest posts or blogger interviews as well!
This has all been really a spur of the moment decision, and I have really not thought this out at all. But hey, I think all my best ideas have been spur of the moment ones so hopefully this will not be a major flop.
And if it is, well, I think it would be a good kind of flop.
So, just to help you understand this post: I am going to be talking and linking to 21 bloggers. This seems like an incredibly long post, but there are also ~21 blog headers in here just to break things up and not make it unending text, so it adds to the length.
I’ve ordered this post based on blog name, and we’ll be going through letters A-N. The second half of this post will be through blog names starting from O-Z.
The format is simple & looks like this:
Rukky @ Eternity Books – Teen blogger. Incredibly annoying. Likes to bake. Prefers mysteries and historical fiction. Writes really long posts (& comments) at times that can honestly be shortened into a reasonable 2 paragraphs.
I’ll have the blog header on top, then the name of the blogger @ blog name, then about two sentences talking about why I love the blogger & their blog. I’ve limited myself to 2 sentences (or keywords that are about 3-4 lines long as I did with the example) because if I didn’t, we’d probably be here until the end of the month. I’m also going to link to two of that blogger’s recent posts that I liked and hope you will check out.
So, that’s how it’s going to look like, and I don’t want to make this intro too long. I hope you guys use this to find new bloggers to follow, and I can’t wait to hear your feedback in the comments! Let’s do this!!
Dedra @ A Book Wander – She leaves lovely and kind comments, has such a calming and aesthetically pleasing blog, and she writes short but informative reviews. She reviews books from multiple genres, so you can always find a nice variety!
Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. – She writes fantastic discussions, is incredibly kind and supportive, and leaves amazing comments!! She also reads from a variety of genres and age groups, so I’m sure you’ll find a bit of everything!
Emme @ A Literary Latte – I love her blogging voice and her discussion posts! Her graphics are also so pretty and I really love that shade of greenish-blue!!
Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink – Absolutely hilarious. Amazing blogging voice. Loves ATLA so YES!! Love her comments! It’s so fun to talk to her about books, and her reviews are awesome!!
Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall – Writes really amazing and thoughtful discussions. Lovely and eloquent reviews. Super kind and supportive in the community. Reads primarily YA, and it’s so much fun to chat with her in the comments!
Favorite posts: Her discussions giving tips on what to post about if you haven’t read anything new and whether contemporaries ever get outdated.
Belle @ Belle Can Read – She writes amazing and funny posts, reviews, and discussions. I absolutely love her gifs because they add an extra dose of humor every time (and more often than not, I’ll spend like 5 minutes watching the same gif over and over 😂).
Favorite posts: Her discussion about following the hype train and her reviews of Sadie and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.
Cielo @ Bellerose Reads – She has an absolutely gorgeous and calming blog, and I love reading her reviews and blogger interviews! She’s just an absolutely kind and supportive person!!
Favorite posts: Her review of Mexican Gothic (one of my most anticipated books!!) and her blogger shout-out + interview of Rose @ White Rose Stories.
Jane @ Blogger Books – Jane is incredible and I love reading her posts even if we don’t have that many similar books. She loves food and baking and all her food related posts and discussions are awesome!!
Aria @ Book Nook Bits – She’s a really lovely and amazing blogger! As we are both fans of historical fiction, it’s always awesome to go to her blog and find a new and interesting book to read!
Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea – A dear friend. Really fun to chat with. Funny yet eloquent and inspirational posts. Absolutely amazing discussions. Super kind and lovely and very supportive. Basically, she’s a fantastic blogger with a wonderful blog!
Gabi @ Cooking Without Limits – I actually just started to follow her recently, but I’m already in love!! All the food and amazing recipes are making me so excited, and I can’t wait to try some!!!
The “D”, “E”, & “F”:
Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books – She’s very kind, supportive, and super welcoming! She also puts so much time and effort into her posts, and I really love her discussions.
Evelyn @ Evelyn Reads – She’s so active in the community and always leaves a nice comment! She also reviews and talks about a variety of books, so there’s always a bit of everything on her blog.
Favorite posts: Her 3rd take on the Real Neat Blog Award and her mini reviews of The Turn of the Key and An Anonymous Girl.
May @ Forever and Everly – Super passionate about the books she loves which is so uplifting. Really kind and funny. Amazing blogging voice! Her salty reviews are the. best. She really puts so much time and effort into her posts which is amazing!
The “H”, “J”, & “L”:
Kay @ Hammock of Books – So down to earth. Funny. Wonderful blog. Amazing discussions and creative posts. Loves to bake. Really kind and an amazing friend!
Dani @ Literary Lion – Awesome friend and LTB partner! Love her discussions. Super supportive. And though I’m terrible at keeping up, she talks about and reviews some amazing books!
The “M”s & “N”s:
Many Things (Not Just) Bookish
Ruqs @ Many Things (Not Just) Bookish – I love chatting with her, and it’s nice to find someone who feels the same way as me on certain topics. She also writes really amazing discussions!
Sophie @ Me & Ink – She writes wonderful, funny, but also serious and informative discussions. And she loves ATLA so yess! She’s just a really kind and amazing person.
Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads – She’s a wonderful friend and supporter, and she writes lovely posts!! Fantasy and Romance are her genres, and you can always find new books and awesome recommendations!
May @ My 1st Chapter – May is a gem, and I love her and her blog so much! A very gifted artist. Amazing book recommendations. Reads from a variety of genres. Super fun to chat with, and also really kind!
Favorite posts: Her “if you loved this, then read that” recommendation post and her post recreating the covers of the Lunar Chronicles (sheer awesome unbelievable talent guys!)
Kat @ Novels & Waffles – Absolutely gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing blog and posts. WAFFLES!!! (really, need I say more??) Writes interesting, fun, and creative posts. Very kind and gives a lot of design and blogging tips which is amazing.
This took a lot longer than I anticipated because some things came up and time was definitely not my friend. But this post is finally here! I can’t wait to do part 2 of this next month!
So, who are some of your favorite bloggers? Do you know what “serotonin” means (i didn’t lol)? Is there any kind of post that you’d like to see me do? I’m currently reading The Poppy War; what are you reading? Chat with me in the comments below!