The Third Annual Book Blogger Awards // My Nominations!!

Once again, I am late to the game. Well, I’m actually right on time, but the nominations close very soon! 

The Third Annual Book Blogger Awards are hosted by the amazing May @ Forever and Everly! If you were not able to make a post with your nominations, but you still want to participate, there is a Google Form for the nominations, as well! Voting closes tonight, July 20th. 

For my nominations, I tried my best to put each blogger into only one category. However, a lot of these bloggers fit into multiple categories! Be sure to check them out soon! 🙂

According to the rules, you can nominate up to three bloggers for each category. Sometimes I nominated one, two, or three bloggers, because it was so hard to choose just one! Also, I did not do all of the categories. Please see the official post for all categories!


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

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✨ Kelly @ Another Book In The Wall: Kelly is such a wonderful blogger! She is incredibly nice, and her blog design is so beautiful. Her posts are so well thought out, and you can tell that she puts a lot of time, love, and effort into her blog. She also recently created a Teen Influencers Book Blogger Directory, and it’s amazing! I love that she supports teen bloggers and encourages us to do anything we want with our blogs!

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✨ Kay @ Hammock of Books: Kay is such an awesome teen blogger, as well! She clearly knows what she is doing and has a fun, entertaining blogger voice. Her posts are always exciting and fun!

Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)


✨ Kal @ Reader Voracious: Kal is just one huge inspiration. I’m so glad I found her blog when I did! She is the queen of spreadsheets and she is one of the most organized book bloggers I know. All of her posts are amazing to read, and her blog design is also amazing! If you don’t know Kal already, she is also very kind and helpful, and just an all-around great blogger. She also hosts several blog programs for international book bloggers, which is absolutely fantastic!

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Young Adult


✨ Rain @ BookdragonismRain is so good at hyping up books (in the best kind of way!), and every time she reviews something, I really want to read it! I probably get most of my anticipated YA releases from Rain. She’s a great YA book blogger, and an awesome bookdragon in general.


✨ Mandy and Sha @ Book Princess Reviews: Mandy and Sha are awesome bloggers, hands down. Mandy has been running the blog for years now, and although Sha has not been around for as long, both of them make an unstoppable team. I love their princess design and their book rating system! And honestly, I love reading just about every post from BPR. Mandy and Sha also sometimes make their own Disney-related book tags, and I absolutely adore them! 

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Best Book Recommendations

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✨ Margaret @ Weird ZealMargaret makes so many good book recommendation posts! And she usually makes her recommendation posts with themes, such as books to read based on Marvel movies or summer contemporaries. She has a lot of great posts overall, but I think I get more excited about her recommendations than anyone else’s.

Best Discussion Posts

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✨ Briana and Krysta @ Pages Unbound Reviews: Briana and Krysta are not only a great pair of bloggers in general, but they are also amazing at making unique discussions!


✨ The Orangutan Librarian: The Orangutan Librarian has some of the best bookish discussions out there! Her discussions are very entertaining and thought-provoking.

Best Blog Aesthetic


✨ Kat @ Novels and Waffles: Kat is the queen of cute blog aesthetics. I’ve always loved her blog design and graphics, but recently she took it to a completely different level! Her blog is probably the cutest, most creative blog I’ve ever seen – her theme is waffles and breakfast, and who doesn’t like waffles? If that’s not aesthetic, then I don’t know what is.

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Best Social Media Influencer


✨ Cait @ Paper Fury: I can’t think of anyone who’s more influential than Cait. She’s a pro at keeping up with social media, knowing exactly what everyone’s thinking, and she’s so influential that I’ve seen her thrive in basically all of the social media platforms. We’ve all seen Cait’s posts, even if we didn’t know her yet. Why? Because she’s iconic. 

Friendliest Member of the Community


✨ Sophie @ Me & Ink: Sophie is so nice and supportive! She comments regularly and has a great blogging personality, as well! 🙂

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✨ El @ Elated Books: I’m so glad I found El and her blog! She’s super friendly and her comments always make me happen when I see them! 


✨ J. R. Lynn @ Eternity Books: JR is such a great person to talk to! I always love her comments, and her posts are creative, enthusiastic, and easy to discuss about!

Best at Promoting Diverse Books


✨ Julianna @ Paper Blots: Ju is awesome at blogging, but I especially love reading her recommendations. I always discover so many great diverse books when I go over to her blog, and I get so excited to read her posts! 


✨ May @ Forever and Everly: May is just so good at everything, but she also makes me want to read every book at the same time. She’s especially good at recommending diverse books! She reads a lot of them, and I trust her to promote the best and most interesting diverse reads!

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Best New Book Blogger (started blog after August 2018)


✨ Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea: Caitlin has grown so much since she started blogging! I had the pleasure of meeting her early on, and her blogging skills have always been outstanding. Caitlin is super enthusiastic to be in this community, she’s extremely kind and supportive, and I know that her blog is going places! I honestly don’t know how she does it, but she is definitely rising to the top! 💕

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✨ Lais @ The Bookish Skies: Lais is such a unique book blogger, and I can’t believe she is new as well! I always love reading her posts, especially the ones she makes about her home country, Brazil. Lais is not afraid to be creative, and she’s also one of the nicest bloggers I know. 

Best Small Book Blogger (under 1,000 followers) [two winners!]


✨ Olivia @ Purely Olivia: I’ve always looked up to Olivia and her blog, and I think she deserves more recognition! Her posts are so interesting and fun!


✨ Caro @ The Bookcheschire Cat: Caro’s blogging voice is so special! Caro is an especially nice person to talk to, and I love reading about her writing journey, as well. Her blog theme is fun and playful, and I can’t wait to see what she posts next!


✨ Arin @ Tomes of Our Lives: Arin is such a great blogger, and her posts are so unique! I know that she pours tons of thought into her posts, and she is so creative! She’s also friendly and a great person to talk to!

Best Overall Book Blogger [two winners!]


✨ Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books: Marie is, hands down, my favorite blogger of all time. When I started my blog, I scoured all of her posts for advice. I learned so much from her posts, and she has always encouraged me and and a lot of other bloggers I know! She is so kind-hearted, and she is also not afraid to talk about things such as anxiety/mental health and blogger struggles. I honestly think that I could have placed Marie in all of these categories!

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I hope you know that, if you were mentioned in this post or you were not, I love you all very much! The blogging community has been so kind to me since I stated a few months ago, and I’m so proud of all of you! I tried my best to include everyone in a category which fit their blog and style, but even if you’re not included in this post, you’re still special to me. 💕

also, even though this post is very late and perhaps not very long, it took me so many hours! and I still ran out of time! I’m so sorry that it’s not the best thing ever, but to everyone included in this post: y’all are amazing! 😊

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Do you agree with my nominations? Do you know any great bloggers I didn’t mention? Let me know if you’ve also participated in the voting!

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Happy reading, everyone! 😀

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47 thoughts on “The Third Annual Book Blogger Awards // My Nominations!!

  1. AHHH Xandra thank you!! 💕💕💕 This just made my day 😄 I’m so happy to be nominated along with some of my favorite bloggers, and I can’t wait to check out the ones I’m not familiar with! I’m very glad that you like my recommendations! 😊

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  2. Agh, Xandra! I don’t know why you think this post wasn’t the best, because it was so so good! Thank you so much for participating in the awards, and for writing such lovely, detailed things about all the bloggers you nominated. And of course, thank you ENDLESSLY for nominating me for an award, your words made me want to cry! 😭💖

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  3. OH XANDRA 😭💖 I’m just honored and speechless right now 😭 thank you, thank you SO much for your sweet words and for nominating me and just, for everything, I’m so happy that you could learn from some of my posts and that you enjoy them so much and just, in general I’m so, so happy that you enjoy my work, THANK YOU SO MUCH ahh. You are doing such an incredible job and your blog is amazing and I’m looking forward to seeing you grow more and more and keep on having fun ❤ ❤
    Thank you so much once again ahh 😭💖

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  4. OH GOSH !!! I am so honored and thankful and just EMOTIONAL right now! Thank you so much for your kind words, your nomination, and just for…everything!!! It means so much to me and I am legit a puddle of happiness right now. Thank you, again!!💛💛💛

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  5. Oh gosh Xandra 😭💓 where do I begin?? Thank you SO much for thinking of me when you were making your nominations & for thinking me worthy of becoming best new book blogger ❤️❤️ and I totally agree that everyone is deserving of recognition! I loved everyone in this post though, and I loved reading it, so I have no idea what’s you’re talking about when you say this post isn’t the best!

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    1. Caitlin, you’ve become such an amazing new blogger! 😊 Your posts are so inspired and cute, of course you deserve it! 💕
      (And I guess I was just upset about this post taking forever and STILL not feeling long enough… and how I’m replying to these comments very very late!)


  6. I loved reading this post and hearing all the lovely words you have to say about everyone!! There are so many amazing bloggers featured on this post and I agree with all the amazing words you’ve said about them!! And I’ve found some new ones to follow so thank you!!

    Ahh… I’m so honoured to be included in this list Xandra– thank you so, so much!! It is so unbelievably kind that you thought of me and it means so much– you’ve made my day!! Thank you, thank you!! And for the lovely words as well!! 😭😭😭
    Thank you again 💛💛💛!!

    Lovely post!!

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  7. Ahh, Xandra, thank you a thousand times over for nominating me!!😭❤️You’re truly so kind and I’m SO happy that we’ve found each other’s blogs because you’re just an all-around phenomenal human and great blogger. Thank you so much for your kind words, it made my entire week and means so much to me. *cries* THANK YOU, I’m honored to be on your list, ahhh!!

    This is overall an incredible list and I’m looking forward to checking out all the bloggers that I don’t already follow. Thank you for putting this together! ❤

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    1. Ahh, thank you so much! 😭 And of course I had to include you, Olivia! I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now, but I was scared to comment at first because your blog is so pretty and professional! But I’m so glad to have met you now! 💕

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  8. XANDRA, OMG! Thank you so much for the nomination, it means the world to me! I am truly happy that the content I put out there not only helps others, but is inspiring as well. I am truly humbled.

    Your list is full of so many other amazing blogs, and I agree so much with you! I know what you mean about this post taking hours – mine took literally days over 2.5 weeks.

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  9. Xandra– thank you so much for this post, and for nominating me! (It’s no secret that I adore you and your blog too.) It makes me so happy to see that I was nominated for promoting diverse books?? That’s a title that is AMAZING to me, and if you nominated me for it, that means everything. ❤

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  10. Xandra, thank you so much!!! I didn’t have a chance to respond to this the day you posted it, but I did read it and all of the nice things you said made my day a lot brighter!! I am still not over all of the compliments and nice things you said, thank you so so much!

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  11. xandra, thank you soooooo much for nominating me! you have no idea how much it means to hear your kind words!
    i am still a bit reluctant sometimes to share about my country, even after creating a feature solely dedicated to that, because i feel like it’s quite of a responsibility to talk about my whole country to others, since my experience is obviously not a reflection of every brazilian out there. but comments like yours boost my confidence that i’m doing a great job and i’m so, incredibly thankful!
    you’ve always been one of the kindest bloggers i know and your discussion posts, specifically, are so inspiring to me! i hope to one day be as great on writing discussions as you are. once again, thank you so much for nominating me and for being the sweetest 💛

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    1. You’re very welcome, Lais! 😊 I adore your unique posts and your cute blog!

      I understand that it can be scary to post things like that, because everyone from your country might view it a little differently than you, but I love reading about Brazil from your perspective! Actually, a few years ago I started to search for websites about certain countries from the point of view of teenagers, so I already loved reading what you had to say! 💕

      And thank you so so much for your kind words! 😭💕 I can’t wait to see more discussion posts from you, and to see your blog grow!

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