My Nominations for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards // spreading ALL the blogger love!

My favorite part about blogging is, and will always be, the community.

I don’t want to get sappy this early into the post, but  every time someone comments and spreads their support, every time I read other bloggers’ replies to my comments, every time I’m able to recommend a book to someone  — it all means the world to me. I truly look forward to blogging every day because of all the wonderful people I’ve met and all the positivity in this community. ❤

So that’s why I’m here today to share my nominations for the fourth annual 2020 Book Blogger Awards and spread all the love I can!!

Please make sure to check out the wonderful hosts of the awards and thank them for putting this together as well as read their posts for the rules, categories, and more: May @ Forever and Everly & Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books.

This is my first year participating, and I am so, so excited to nominate all my favorite bloggers…

KEY: ★ = small book blogger

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♡ Best Pre-Teen / Teen Book Blogger (13-19) ♡

Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea: Caitlin is such an amazing blogger; I’ve seen her nominated so many times already for this category and she 100% deserves it! Her posts are always well-written and thorough, and her blogging voice and personality are amazing. I love interacting with her, and she’s definitely one of the best bloggers I know!

♡ Best Adult Book Blogger (20+) ♡

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books: Marie has been blogging for seven years, and her wisdom shines through all of her content!! She comes up with such amazing post ideas, is constantly uplifting others in the community, and all I can say is that the blogging community would not be the same without her presence.

♡ Best Book Reviews ♡

Fadwa @ Word Wonders: I’m more of a silent reader of Fadwa’s blog, although that needs to change because I adore her book reviews! They always manage to highlight the book’s essence and her own thoughts on the ideas explored in the most thorough way possible, which I love. (Her booktube channel is wonderful as well!) 

♡ Best Book Recommendations ♡


Margaret @ Weird Zeal: I’m so glad I discovered Margaret’s blog because she comes up with such amazing ideas, and her recommendations posts (such as her “If you liked this, try this” LGBTQ+ book recommendations) are so creative! She makes me want to read all the books she mentions in her posts every single time. 😅

Rhi @ Marshmallow Harmonies: Rhi’s posts are filled with personality and her blog name is beautiful; I’m so glad to have found her in the community! I know to trust her amazing queer book recommendations (such as her Pride month book recs from earlier this year), and she just gives out amazing book recommendations in general!

May @ My 1st Chapter: While May’s currently on hiatus, I can’t wait for her return! (also can we take a minute to appreciate her amazing artwork and talent?!!) Her writing style is very fun to read, and I can feel her passion towards books. I especially love her recommendations posts, such as the “If You Loved This, then try…” series she’s done!

♡ Best Discussion Posts ♡

Faith @ The Pages Left Unread: I recently found Faith’s blog and am so glad I did because their discussion posts are some of the best I’ve ever read!! They have a very distinct, powerful writing style and have written so many important discussions (such as the one on Performative Allyship and Anti-Blackness in the Book Community) that need to be recognized more often.

Aditi @ One In a Million: Aditi is one of my first closest blogging friends so I’m probably biased but her blog is amazing!! (also we’re so similar it’s scary hehe) Her discussion posts, such as the one highlighting the show Never Have I Ever and the importance of representation in media, are always utterly powerful – you can tell she’s very passionate about what she does!

♡ Best Blog Aesthetic ♡

Chloe @ Marshmallow Pudding: Chloe seems like such a kind person, and everything from her blog’s name to the adorable graphics are so aesthetically pleasing!! I’m forever in love with her pastel pink-and-yellow color scheme as well as the stunning designs that she drew herself. She also takes such pretty film photos!

the moonchild pages

Sophie @ The Moonchild Pages: I’m pretty sure that Sophie drew all of the graphics on her blog as well, and they are simply precious. Her blog’s name is celestial-inspired and it’s!! so!! aesthetic!! Her featured images are also some of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen – they’re always extremely detailed and colorful!

♡ Best Blogging / Writing Voice ♡

Lu @ It’s Lu Again: Lu’s blogging voice is SO funny and dripping with personality, I absolutely love it! I know I’m going to end up smiling or laughing any time I read her posts – her reviews and recommendations are very fun to read!! She’s also very creative with her post titles, I’m always intrigued the moment I see them in my Reader.

Nimika @ Wordhaven: I found Nimika’s blog very recently but loved her content so much that I knew I had to nominate her for this award! Her blogging voice is definitely also one of the best in the entire community (when I tell you that she is hilarious, I mean it)! She’s also such a talented writer and comes up with the best post ideas.

♡ Most Supportive ♡

A Book. A Thought.

Sofii @ A Book. A Thought.: Sofii is such a gem in the book blogging community – all the support she constantly spreads to others just warms my heart!! Posts like the monthly feature where she highlights her favorite content from others show how dedicated she is to spreading appreciation and love in the community, and her bookish posts are such a pleasure to read as well!

the bookish skies

Lais @ The Bookish Skies: Everything from Lais’s blog name to her aesthetic is so lovely, and to top it off, she’s such a supportive member of the book blogging community! Every time I see that she’s left a comment on one of my posts, I can’t wait to reply and have a conversation with her – she’s so kind and I love our interactions.

♡ Most Engaged In The Community ♡

Me and Ink

Sophie @ Me & Ink: While Sophie is currently on hiatus, she used to be such a positive presence in the community! I would see her lovely, encouraging comments on most of the posts I read; she put so much effort into appreciating the work of others. ❤ Sophie’s own posts and blog are also extremely amazing: you need to check them out now!! 

Eternity Books

Rukky @ Eternity Books: I see Rukky’s wonderful, encouraging comments on so many posts in the community, I don’t know how she does it! She’s recently launched a new feature called The Serotonin Monthly where she promotes and talks about her favorite bloggers, and that’s just another one of the many reasons she’s perfect for this award.

♡ Most Creative / Original Posts ♡

Germaine Han

Germaine @ Germaine Han: Germaine is another one of my OG blogging friends, and I’m so happy to have found her through the community. 🥺 Her posts are very well-structured and I’m always in awe at the quality of everything she puts out, especially her discussions (make sure to check out her most recent one about humanity’s search for meaning)! 

Paper Procrastinators

Malka & Chana @ Paper Procrastinators: These two come up with such wonderful ideas for all of their posts, and I’m so grateful for the quality content they create! They’e written such thoughtful, well-worded discussions (such as the one on whether the art is truly separated from the artist), talked about different bookish ways to categorize yourself, and so many other fantastic posts.

Xandra @ Starry Sky Books: Xandra could easily be nominated for best blog aesthetic as well (her blog’s name and celestial theme are so lovely), but I chose to nominate her in this category because the ideas she comes up with are always unique!! Her series showcasing what no one told her about the book blogging community, special bookstagram tips, and just all of her content is so creative.

♡ Best Personality ♡

Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink: Ilsa’s blog is utterly beautiful (just look at her blog name and banner!) and so is the content of her posts!! Reading them is like chatting with an old friend – her personality is so strong and funny that it’s impossible to not enjoy her words. She writes the best snarky reviews and her comments are also so hilarious!


El @ Elated Books: El is the first person I wrote a collab post with, and I’m so glad we were able to because she is so funny and amazing!! I can’t help but laugh while reading her posts – her bookish commentary (you need to read post about notes & quotes on Sourdough by Robin Sloan!!), book updates, and just everything is truly enjoyable to read.

♡ Friendliest Member of the Community ♡

Amber @ Amber’s Reads: Every time I get a comment notification from Amber, I know to be excited because she always makes my day!! She’s probably the sweetest person alive: I love chatting with her and her comments are always uplifting. She deserves so many more followers because her blog posts are also wonderful!

Oliva @ Purely Olivia: Olivia’s blog name is a perfect description of her because she is honestly so pure, sweet, and encouraging. I know I’m not the only one to say that she’s one of the friendliest members in the community, and for good reason – she’s constantly boosting others and their content as well as writing amazing posts herself! 

♡ Best At Promoting Diverse Books ♡

CW, Joce and Skye @ The Quiet Pond: I’m also a silent reader at The Quiet Pond, but I can absolutely say that the bloggers there are 100% deserving of this nomination! CW, Joce and Skye are always promoting marginalized voices through their incredibly well-written Pride Month features, Asian Heritage Month Editions, and much much more.

♡ Best New Book Blogger ♡

Sara @ Words With Wings: There aren’t that many newer book bloggers this year, but Sara just started hers in May and I’m loving her content!! Her blog design and color scheme is beautifully warm and welcoming, and her book reviews are so fun to read. She seems like such a sweet person and I can’t wait to get to know her better! 

♡ Best Overall Book Blogger ♡

May @ Forever and Everly: May puts SO much effort into her blog and I get extremely excited whenever she posts because I know it’s going to be quality content!! From hosting these awards to writing amazing discussion posts to being very involved in the community, she’s a fantastic book blogger and the perfect choice for this award – I love her so much. ❤


(Those are all my nominations, but I’d just like to say a few things: Please know that regardless of whether I nominated you, I love you and your blog so much!! I follow so many bloggers and many of them aren’t book bloggers, so it would be impossible to mention them all.)

Let's Chat

how many times did i use the word ‘amazing’ in this post? are you as excited as i am for these awards to commence? who are some of your favorite book bloggers??


68 thoughts on “My Nominations for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards // spreading ALL the blogger love!”

  1. thanks for the kind words, ash! and honestly, i’m the same way when it comes to gushing about my favorite bloggers because “amazing” is the best word to describe just how amazing they are ❤ i'm working on my awards post now, and i'm so excited for them to commence!

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  2. Great, now I have a bunch of more blogs that I want to follow. That only means I’ll fall further behind in keeping up with the steady stream of posts arriving in my inbox 🙂 No actually, I look forward to spending some downtime looking at these. All the blogs sound so lovely!

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  3. thank you so so so much Ash!! 🥺💖 That means so much to me, especially in that category because I constantly think I’m a failure at blog hopping, but your sweet and kind words are so encouraging and I love you 💕✨😭 Thank you so much, that just made my day! I also love so many of these blogs and can’t wait to check out the ones that I don’t know!!

    (and lol, yess! I was cringing re-reading my nomination post because I used “amazing” a ridiculous amount of times. but there’s really no way to describe how amazing they all are 💕😂)

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    1. rukky!!! omg you are most definitely NOT a failure at blog hopping, your comments and encouragement makes my day every single time! i love you and your blog so, so much 🥺💖💖

      (haha same, i feel like i keep repeating it… but honestly, words can’t describe how much i love the book blogging community 😅❤)

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  4. ash!!!! thank you so much love, this means the world to me!! ❤🥺 i would love to get to know you better as well! ❤ there are so many of my favorite blogs in here and so many others i can't wait to check out!! thank you once again!! ❤❤

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  5. Wow! You know a LOT of book bloggers! Do you know about any other blogger awards going on? I would like to participate in an award or something but I don’t know many book bloggers so I thought other awards maybe? Anyway, let me know if you know any other awards!

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  6. temporarily breaking my hiatus to drop by and say I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! 🥺🥺🥺 thank you so much for the kind words!! they mean so much to me i can’t even explain 💖💖 i can’t wait for school to cool down a bit so i can get back to blogging and checking out your amazing posts!! and it makes my heart so happy to see so many amazing creators also on this list 💖

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    1. MAY!!!! i love you more!!!! 🥰🥰🥰 omg you totally deserve it all, i love you and your blog and can’t wait for your return!! (of course, no pressure – i totally get that school can be a lot!) 💖💖


  7. AHH, thank you so so much Ash!! 🥺💗 this means the world to me that you actually like my discussion posts/rants lol. Also, I think I’m definitely going to participate in these awards!! When is the deadline?
    Thank you again, you’re so amazing (and we’re crazy similar lolol) ☺

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    1. awwww aditi, of course i love your discussions!!! they’re so well-written and i just love you and your blog ugh 🥰💖💖 i think i just saw your nominations post go up, but you can find all the deadline & rules etc. on may or marie’s blog posts! ahh ily (hehe twins) ❤❤


  8. Thank you so much, Ash! Your kind words mean the world to me, especially because I admire your blog so much.🥺 I really can’t explain how much it means to me that you would include me in this and I’m honored for the nomination, thank you!! I love all of our interactions, you’re the absolute sweetest.💗 I can’t wait to check it more blogs on your list that I don’t already follow!

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  9. ash!!!!!!! what the frick this was so unexpected!!! imma cryyyy! i can’t believe yu nominated me for aesthetic?? i’m proud of my blog but i cANT BELIEVE SOMEONE THINKS ITS THAT GOOD? and next to chloe’s blog??? i love you. you are my current favorite person thank you 😭😭❤️❤️❤️ catch me blubbering in my room

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  10. I just jumped up & down a bunch (not embarrassing at all) awwwww girl thank you so much AND THAT WAS YOUR FIRST COLLAB POST?? AND YOU GAVE IT TO ME?? *excuse me while I go cry*

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  11. Ahh thank you so, so much Ash for taking the time to nominate your favorites, such an incredible selection of bloggers ahh! I’m so honored to be mentioned here and to know you enjoy my work so much, this means so much I’m getting emotional now ahhhhh. thank you thank you so, so, so much, you’re the sweetest i’m 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺 🥰

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  12. ASHHH i was smiling like an idiot reading this. TRULY THANK YOU SO MUCH. i didn’t know i had a personality this is absolute NEWS to me. gah im so honoured to be up here with some other amazing bloggers!! and also i need to check out some other blogs,,

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  13. the AUDACITY to make me CRY like that, the very NERVE (im fine my eyes are just sweating, they do that sometimes). ok but i’ve always felt i match the “blogging voice” nomination the best and you GET that, i’m so happy about it. anyway, ash calling me hilarious? highlight of my life methinks. (ty ly you’re the BEST)

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  14. OMG, Ash!!! you are the gem of this community, my love, thank you SO much for the beautiful nomination, it means the world to me that you’ve included me in that category, I feel SO happy!!! 🥺🥺
    My nominations will be on my blog tomorrow and SO excited to spread love, I use too many of the same words as well, though, it’s inevitable, I guess. 😅
    I’m honored to be on your list along with SO many book bloggers that I love, and I’m excited for more interactions with you in the future ❤️✨🌻

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    1. ahhhh sofii, i’m crying right now, you’re too sweet and completely deserve it!!!! i love your blog and you so so much, your comments are always so kind and you make the community a better place 🥺🥰🥰 also, haha yes, it’s so hard to not use the same words when i love all these bloggers so much!! 😅

      i’m so happy to have found your blog and can’t wait for more interactions either 💖💖💖


  15. I love reading your intro because that is exactly have I feel as well. I love the book community and all the love and support. It is just so ah-mazing !! (I’m with you, amazing is a great word ahah) but the community had definitely been the thing I have missed the most since my hiatus !!
    I love reading all your super kind words about everyone. It is always so heart-warming to see and I agree with all your words about bloggers I love and I loved hearing about new bloggers too. I will definitely be looking at them all when I come back from hiatus so I can follow and shower them with love.
    Thank you so much for thinking of me for an award, it means the world and just argh.. I can never express how much it means and how grateful I am, but thank you. You’ve put the biggest smile on my face!! Thank you so much !! 💞 I, of course, love your blog too so I am very honoured to be on it !!

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    1. i love the bookish community too and am so happy to be a part of it!!! (haha yes it use it so often but it is a great word 😅) ahh i’m so happy you enjoyed reading this, i hope you love all the bloggers i mentioned once you are back (and i hope you are having a lovely hiatus!!) 💖💖

      ahhh sophie, you were a perfect choice for the award – i love your blog and you so much and knew you had to be on the list!!! omg it makes me so happy to hear that 🥺 i love you!!! 🥰🥰

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  16. ASH 🥺😭 nominating me for best overall book blogger? saying all those amazing things about me?? there are no words to describe how i’m feeling, thank you eternally and i love you so much 😭💖 and of course, thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful post and participate!! ❤

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    1. ahhhh may!!!! there’s no one more deserving of this award than you!!!! 🥰💖💖 i love your blog and you so, so much and it makes me so happy to hear that 😭 thank you so much, i’m so grateful to you and marie for hosting these awards ❤❤

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  17. ash, first of all: thank you soooo much for nominating me!

    also, thanks for sharing! i am super excited to check out both the moon child pages and marshmallow pudding, and i’m pretty sure i wouldn’t have come across both of these blogs otherwise!

    thank you so much for pointing out my blog’s aesthetic, hahah. it’s the one thing i struggled the most when moving to wordpress: the fact i couldn’t adjust all the elements in my layout and i’ve never been 100% satisfied with it. so it makes me feel a bit better when others mention they like it, hahah. thank you sosso much for being so nice & kind every single time 💛💛💛

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    1. of course, lais, you completely deserve it because i love your blog and you so much!!! 🥰🥰 and ahh i’m so excited for you to check out those bloggers!!

      oh i definitely get understand – wordpress is limiting in terms of customizing your design but i think you did an amazing job, i definitely meant what i said about your blog’s aesthetic!! noooo you’re the one who’s so nice and kind every single time 💖💖💖

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  18. i love this! 🥺️ i’m just getting back into the blogosphere and i was looking for new blogs to follow so this could not be more perfect

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  19. Ash!! Thank you so much for nominating us!! It means so much to hear that you enjoy our posts 🥰🥰 I also cannot wait to check out the other bloggers you’ve nominated because there are some here that I’ve never heard of and they all sound amazing!!

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  20. Ash, thank you so much for nominating me!! 🥰 I’m so happy that you think my posts are creative, thank you so much! And I’m honored that you like my aesthetic, because I absolutely adore yours. ❤ ❤ Thank you again for thinking of me, and for taking the time to make this whole post with bloggers I also adore!

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  21. ASH!! 🥰 Those words honestly make me want to cry (I’m a highly emotional person lol!), I am so thankful to have found your blog and to be a part of your blog hub! 💓 Thank you so much again Ash, I cannot wait to check out all these amazing bloggers and I’m so sorry for being so late to this!! 😦 Thank you so much again and take care 😊

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