The 2020 Book Blogger Awards ft. My Nominations And All The Blogger Love And Positivity

i’ve been book blogging for quite a while now.

almost…. 2 and a half years? that’s, that’s a long time. (also please excuse the lack of capitalisation… i just…. can’t be bothered today haha)

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in that time, i’ve met some incredible book bloggers who put in so much effort into posts and formatting, and today’s post is about celebrating that! marie and may are hosting the 2020 book blogger awards, and i’m nominating some people for categories ❤ i am limited to including book bloggers and it was hard to narrow down a list so please know that i adore everyone :)) you also might be nominated and yet i haven’t interacted with you in months…. i’m sorry? i’m awful at interacting, i’m going to be trying a bit harder from now on!!

*all of my links link to a recent favourite post, and i have nominated 7/16 small blogs at the time of writing. however, since then i think one blog may have reached 500 (congrats!!) so if they are counted, i have 6 small blogs, if not, 5 blogs which meets the criteria of 1/3 as i nominated 16 bloggers.. it’s technically 5.333 but i rounded it because i can’t nominate a third of a blog heh*

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best of their age

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olivia @ purely olivia!! she is the embodiment of book blogging to me as a teen and just….. if i didn’t talk about her i don’t know what i’d be thinking!!!

she’s been around for a long time, and she’s been supporting me ever since i was a very small blogger (i still am, but i’m more experienced now at least?? i vaguely know what i’m doing?? most of the time at least….) she’s honestly the sweetest person ever and posts such beautiful things!!! you’re incredible ily

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lais @ the bookish skies (under 500)!! lais could honestly fit into a couple of these categories – she’s so sweet and supportive, her posts are unique (where does she get these ideas i want some) and whenever i visit the bookish skies i know i’ll have a great time!!

(also the name. how cool is that name?!)

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mandy and sha @ book princess reviews are two of the most experienced bloggers who run a truly idealistic blog – their design, posts, everything. their unique system and two different voices bring a beautiful meaning to joint blogging, and i know i’ll click off with more books than i know what to do with.

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 best genre bloggers

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this is basically the only stuff i read so for all things YA, i love lily @ sprinkles of dreams!! she always has a new book to talk about (unlike me, who rants about the same ones over and over) and she talks about YA with so much passion ❤ thank you lily!!

(i would have come up with genre bloggers but… i don’t read many book review sites/blogs and picking would be weird for me)

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 best of book blogging

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a fictional bookworm

kaya @ a fictional bookworm reviews often and reviews with passion!!! i trust her opinion so much, and love her little ‘one liners’ in the post title!!

one of my favourite reviews was clap when you land, because it was so well written and coherent… while also being a fangirling mess. i love books in verse and so when she raved about it i knew it would be worthwhile.

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marshmallow pudding

chloe @ marshmallow pudding (under 500) has the best recommendations!! her reviews and lists are a joy to read and i always walk away thinking ‘wow, i really need to read this’ <<<< about EVERY. SINGLE. BOOK. she does an excellent job at promoting them too 😉

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caitlin althea

caitlin @ caitlin althea for SURE. her discussion posts have such interesting topics while also staying true to the point, and something i love is that she always finds a new angle. caitlin is such a sweet blogger, go show her all the love!!

this particular post was a personal favourite, and it covered so many topics while being concise… something i, uh, struggle to do.

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sunshine n booksi cannot say anyone but maha @ sunshine n books (under 500) for this!! her featured images are so pretty, the blog design is minimalistic and sweet, and the sunshiney look matches the title and her personality!! (her posts are also incredible!!)

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its lu again

lu @ it’s lu again never fails to make me smile and laugh, and her posts are truly beautiful and fillde with humour and a style that is distinctly hers. i adore reading her posts and interacting with lu so much because i know i’ll have fun! keep doing what you’re doing luuu ❤ thank youuu

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starlight strands

ash @ starlight strands (under 500) has been around for a while now before her new blog, but even then she was so kind and supportive. i  saw her around here a bit, and at newer blogs, giving them some encouragement ❤ ash is so lovely and i would really recommend giving her blog a follow ❤

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ilsa @ a whisper of ink is constantly around – i see her almost everywhere!! she leaves the kindest words and says such lovely things ❤ her posts are also a joy to read and her blog? the prettiest thing in existence.

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the everlasting library

kerys @ the everlasting library!!! literally i love her posts so much, and they’re so unique!! she’s read for 24 straight hours, done personality quizzes (which i asked to steal heh), and so much more. i simply adore reading her posts – they’re always a breath of fresh air and love.


i also simply adore nimika @ wordhaven (under 500) because… what isn’t to love. i stumbled across a few interviews she did, and then some ideas for tv adaptations.. i was hooked. she has so many excellent posts (and she caused my friend to want to read fence which led to a buddy read heh – we love recommendations!!) and she’s also lovely to rant about aftg with scream with!! (her most recent post on romance lines in YA made me cry too. just a warning)

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i had to say may @ forever and everly for this – her posts are genuinely so full of personality and laughter, i look forward to every single post and know i’ll end up laughing. thank you for providing some light and love, and for giving us all quality content so often </3 you truly deserve this

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paper procrastinators

i have to say that chana and malka @ paper procrastinators (were under 500, now are over) are incredible!! they leave lovely long comments and are so friendly to chat with!! their posts are so frequent as well, and lovely to read whenever :DD

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reads rainbowi feel like charlotte & anna @ reads rainbow are simply incredible at this. they have the best ones for queer books, but i find so many poc books that are just beautiful there too. whenever i go there, i find out what it’s like to have a TBR pile that doesn’t stop growing. their recent series, if you liked, try…, has the best recommendations for popular vs underhyped books/movies/tv/straight media, and so many of those match straight/white with queer/poc ❤ thank you for doing the hard work and helping us all be better readers and reviewers.

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 most importantly…


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i’m not going to vote for this one – because i don’t interact much (i’m working on it – i wish i did more so any blog recs PLEASE i really want them!!) but i didn’t want to leave it off with no explanation :)) my two below are more acknowledgements than anything else

marie @ drizzle and hurricane books won this last year but i honestly cannot think of a better, more deserving winner. she is so kind and her posts are loved by many. thank you for all your hard work marie!!

may @ forever and everly also truly deserves this – for hosting, for always boosting diverse books from any genre, for working so hard at making forever and everly a beautiful space in words and design.

these two are the heart and soul of book blogging for me and i wish them nothing but the best in hosting and running the 2020 Book Blogger Awards </3

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have you nominated? GET THEM IN!!!! any blogs i should check out? (especially small ;))

43 thoughts on “The 2020 Book Blogger Awards ft. My Nominations And All The Blogger Love And Positivity

  1. thank you so much for nominating me, Rhi 🥺🥺❤❤ I’m so glad you like my discussions 😭💗 i really need to do them more often!!

    (also i think Lais is 19 right now, so she doesn’t count for adult blogger, but i may be wrong, haha)

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  2. i am?? so glad??? that we found each others blogs???????? 😭😭😭 i mean the sheer AUDACITY of you mentioning me on this post like do YOU EVEN KNOW HOW EASILY I CRY. MAYBE MY EYES ARE SWEATING.
    ok but i had no idea about the fence thing and IM SO GLAD YOUR FRIEND TOOK THE RECOMMENDATION, truly iconic bevahior.
    you’ve just made me a forever stalker of this blog, i hope you’ve made peace with that 😔

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    1. i am?? so glad??? too????? EYE SWEAT IS VERY VALID OK I LOVE IT
      kjdhfkshjd we both adored it…. so there’s that (also it’s an extra 12 (!!!) books to count towards the goodreads goal baby!!! still debating if i should count the volumes not the issues but oh well it’s happening)
      i can DEFINITELY make peace with that thank you xx now i might be producing some eye sweat too

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  3. Oh my gosh, thank you so much for nominating me! I lowkey teared up when I read what you said😭😭💜💜💜 YOU ARE ACTUALLY THE SWEETEST. I have so many new bloggers to follow now! And also I literally couldn’t stop laughing at your quips in this post😂😂

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  4. hi rhi!! i’m going to comment later, when i check your nominations and finish inputting them into my spreadsheet — but i just wanted to see if you’d like to nominate ash for another category? just because we wouldn’t count her as a new blogger! ❤ also just to check: your acknowledgement of marie and i as overall best book blogger (🥺😭💖💓) doesn't count as a nomination, right? ❤

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    1. ah thank you! uh yes (sorry!) i’ve just updated my post to nominate most supportive (and i’ve written something :)) hope that helps! and yes, while i did nominate you 🥰 for another category, it was an acknowledgement more than a nomination ❤️ sorry about this – thanks for clearing that up!!!

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  5. aahh okay first of all, thank you so so much for nominating me for an award, and saying all these kinds things about me!!! i don’t know how to handle this, my heart is so full 🥺💖💖 second of all, thank you so much for participating in these awards and writing such lovely words about all these bloggers! i definitely have to check out a few of these ❤ (and also a quick thanks for indicating which bloggers were under 500, it helps so much!)

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  6. ahhh so many amazing bloggers here!! i’m going to check out a few though and i’m excited! thank so much for nominating me it genuinely means so much to me and i’m so grateful for your love and support!!

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  7. rhi!! thank you so much for nominating me, it means a lot and i’m so honored that you like my blog 😭😭💖💖❤❤ i’m so glad that we were able to meet through blogging, you’re truly a gem! i really love so many of these bloggers as well, and i’ll definitely have to check out the rest of them and give them a follow!! lovely post xxx

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  8. RHI!! I LOVE YOU!! This was truly so kind, like please understand that this made my heart so happy and I am crying a little🥺💗Thank you so much!! I couldn’t be more grateful that our paths crossed in the blogosphere because your friendship is amazing and you’re such a sweet, positive, and sunshine soul. <33

    I love so many bloggers you mentioned here and am now really excited to check out the ones I don't know!! Thank you again for everything, this was SO KIND ILY thank youuu😭

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  9. omg 😭😭😭😭😭 i didn’t expect to be mentioned and i was so surprised!! thank you so much!!! ❤️
    i also love to read most of these blogs 🥺🥺 everyone is so wonderful!

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  10. aah Rhi you’re so sweet!! I’m so glad you like my posts because sometimes blogging just feels a bit pointless 😭 this post made me smile so much and I need to check out all of these blogs ASAP!! looking forward to coming back to blogging soon and binging all your amazing posts!! 💛

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  11. Hey! I am not exactly an old follower of your blog but I do love it! Anyway, I am actually here to ask you if you know any other blogger awards going on? Also, I really want to be friends with you!

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    1. oh, thank you! these are the main blogging awards that i know of – may and marie have done a wonderful job! if you mean tags like the awesome blogger award/etc, those can be done at any time and you’ll either get a comment or a ping back if you were nominated for that (most of those i think of as tags though, and i kind of just do tags when i want to but for award type things maybe not?)

      ah you’re so sweet! friends would be good 🙂 x

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  12. rhi ❤ thank you thank you thank you so much for nominating me! it means a lot that you nominated me for best book recommendations, because i always try my best to feature books by diverse authors, as i really want more people to know about them. i'm so happy that i'm somehow succeeding in making these books more well-known and loved in the bookish community.
    i see so many of my favorite blogs here, and i cannot wait to check out those i haven't followed yet 🙂 i'm writing my nomination post right now… you might want to keep your eyes peeled because i'll be nominating someone who posts on a marshmallow blog (which is not my own) *nudge nudge wink wink*

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    1. of course!! kjshdkjf you are MORE than succeeding, i’ve discovered so many beautiful books through you.
      :’) you are going to make me cry, you realise *raises eyebrows* (also marshmallow blogs are simply the best i don’t make the rules)


  13. wow your math of how many blogs were under 500 followers….. my brain did not comprehend but i accept it, lol. the last time i did maths was probably??? like 2018 so yeah.

    ANYWAY. thank you sososoooo much for nominating me, rhi!! first of all, it was so great to see me being nominated as teen blogger, because i’ll be turning 20 in november but my brain already thinks i’m 20 and the prospect of not being a teenager anymore is awful, to say the least, lol. thank you soooo much for all your kind words & for hyping up my blog’s name too, hahah. you’re the best ❤️ i seriously always laugh out loud with your posts & your support means so much!

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  14. Thank you so much for your nomination, Rhi! You said such wonderful and true things about everyone else, and what you had to say about our blog was just so sweet! I’m so glad to hear that you actually enjoy the essays that I leave for you in the comments! I just always love your posts so much that I have a ton to say, and I’m so glad to hear that you enjoy chatting with me as much as I’ve enjoyed chatting with you!

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