my nominations for the fourth anual 2020 book blogger awards!

spreading positivity.

Hello, friends!

The Fourth Book Blogger Awards is being hosted this year by May @ Forever and Everly and Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books. This first round is nominations, and one I really wanted to have taken part in last year, but life was kinda crazy and I didn’t get around to it. Now, I have the chance to, and I’m excited.

Before I get into it, I just want to express my gratitude to the book blogging community. I am so so so lucky to have this tiny corner of the internet where I can be creative and interact with all of you. Being here makes me really happy and I’m so glad this community is so overwhelmingly welcoming and positive.

Okay, now that my sappy round is over, let’s get into the categories.

BEST OF THEIR AGE

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

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Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages

Taasia has not been blogging as much this year, but that’s because on top of being an amazing blogger and reader, she’s also juggling school, college applications and life. I don’t know how she does it, honestly, but I am so glad to have her in the community. She has such a great voice and I think represents very well how loud our generation can be when it comes to the hard things, and unfortunately, we’re not taken seriously enough. I think Taasia is a great example of a teenager who’s not afraid to be vocal about things that matter and I admire her so much for it!

 

Best Adult Book Blogger (20+):

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Lauren @ Twenty-Seven Letters

Lauren is such a creative blogger and I adore her writing voice. She’s also an avid musical and Freddie Mercury fan and I love talking to her about music, as much as books. She’s an overwhelmingly positive person and I love how she always mentions the positives of the books she’s read, even if she didn’t love them. Right now, she’s been reading Percy Jackson and it’s been amazing following her on this joruney through one of my favorite series.

BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING

Best Book Reviews

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Olivia @ Purely Olivia

I’ve always admired Olivia’s mini reviews and I knew she’d have to be my nominee for this category as soon as I read it. I struggle a lot writing reviews, because I have *many thoughts head full* the entire time. So, whenever I write them for my monthly wrap-ups, when I try to keep them short and sweet, I feel like they just sound bland and boring. But Olivia adds a lot of personality to her reviews, while still being able to go straight to the point and develop the things she liked/disliked about each book wonderfully.

 

Best Book Recommendations

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Caro @ The Bookcheshire Cat

I feel like recommendation posts are always tricky, because you want to include as many books as possible to make your post hopefully more helpful even for bookworms that are probably familiar with most titles, BUT you also want to take your time developing what makes each book special. I love how Caro writes her posts, and especially the fact she includes the specific representations each book will contain, because it makes the post even *more* resourceful!

 

Best Discussion Posts

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Charis @ Charis Rae

It’s true that I only recently started following Charis, but I loved her discussion posts so far. They have an essay-like feel to them, but are never boring to read. I specifically loved the posts where she discussed the themes in The Hunger Games. Those posts were so inspiring and I really wish I was as eloquent as she is when writing discussions!

 

Best Blog Aesthetic

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Maha @ SUNSHINE N’ BOOKS

Maha’s blog is very simple, but I love her headers so much. Not only because her pictures are stunning, but because they have a very playful touch to them, in opposition to the classic aesthetic I think most book bloggers gravitate, because well, books. Again: her layout is always really simple, but super pretty nonetheless. She also has such a great blogging voice and I adore her content.

 

Best Blogging/Writing Voice & Best Personality

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Ruby @ Ruby Rae Reads

So, I decided to nominate Ruby for two categories, because I love her and she deserves it. But, in all serious-ness, her writing voice is amazing! I mentioned this before but it’s something I still struggle with, and I don’t think I have developed mine yet, but Ruby’s is definitely noticeable and makes every post by her so fun to read. She also has such a fun personality and I love talking to her about anything, because even though we don’t agree on *everything* and have quite opposite tastes and opinions, she makes every discussion fun and comfortable.

MISCELLANEOUS

Most Helpful

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Xandra @ Starry Sky Books

Ok, but in all honesty, there was no way I couldn’t answer Xandra. It was through one of her posts that I found out about the app Forest, that I used on a regular basis for my productivity and that has helped me so much ever since I started using it! I am also pretty sure I didn’t know how to properly tag bloggers in posts until she mentioned it. Her posts are always so well thought-out: she’s queen of discussions as well and you can see how much effort she puts on every single one of her posts.

Most Supportive

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Charlotte @ Bewitching Books, Ravenous Reads

So, you know when you write a post you’re super proud of but the comments are all kinda dry and you’re wondering if you’ve done anything wrong because no one even noticed that amazing pun you made and that you were so proud of? You can count that Charlotte is going to notice it. I love and appreciate her comments SO MUCH. People like her make me love being a part of this community.

 

Most Engaged in the Community

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Sophie @ Me and Ink

Ok, can I just say that I absolutely love Sophie and I’m so beyond thankful to the amount of support she’s shown to my blog from day 1? She always leaves the most thoughtful comments and I don’t know how she does it all, but she’s wonderful at it! Her content is also amazing: I loved her most recent collab with Aditi, I get the best music recommendations from her and even though that is not book related, her movie lists are some of my favorite posts to read.

 

Most Creative

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Caitlin @ Caitlin Reads

Again, another blogger I will never shut up about my appreciation for! Caitlin is also a teen blogger and she’s so, so eloquent at her discussions. We have very different reading tastes, but I still love reading all her posts because she’s immensily creative. Her Caitlin Reads series is amazing and I love the little additions of “normal life”, such as pictures of her dogs or the snacks she’s eating while she reads.

 

Friendliest Member of the Community

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Aditi @ One In a Millon

I have to admit, I don’t know many not-friendly people in this community. But I particularly appreciate Aditi, because she always hypes up my posts and her content is super funny as well. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t develop amazing serious posts as well: her discussions on Hinduism, being Indian-American and representation mean so much and, like I praised before, make me hopeful and proud of my generation.

 

Best at Promoting Diverse Books

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Fadwa @ Word Wonders

I love how resourceful Fadwa posts are! She compiles such great recommendation posts, and I know that whenever I need to find a book to fit into a certain reading prompt for a readathon or a themed month for my reading, I know I can find great recommendations on her posts.

 

MOST IMPORTANTLY

Best New Book Blogger

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Faith @ The Pages Left Unread

Ok, so I hope this one counts, because while I know Faith didn’t start their blog in the past year, they actually took a very long hiatus for the past few months and has just now returned. I adore their posts: their discussions are so well done, and so are their reviews. They’re very unapologetic about everything they love and hate, and their Goodreads presence is also a delight.

 

Best Overall Book Blogger

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Marie @ Drizzle Hurricane Books

I voted for Marie last year and I’ll continue to do so, because I genuinely adore her and I am so grateful our community has her. She has such a great personality, recommends amazing books, engages so well with the community and her posts are always so resourceful and well-written. I also appreciate a lot when she talks about travel, being an international blogger and the overall supportive way she and Nyx – her sister – run the blog is inspiring.

 

If y’all are also nominating for the Blogger Awards, link your posts for me in the comments. I’d love to check them out and hopefully find more bloggers in the process too!

 

36 comentários sobre “my nominations for the fourth anual 2020 book blogger awards!

  1. Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea 15 de julho de 2020 / 12:31

    thank you so much for nominating me lais 😭😭 i’m so glad that you like caitlin reads, and that you could finally participate this year!! 💗💗 (also, faith uses they/them pronouns!)

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  2. evelynreads1 15 de julho de 2020 / 14:30

    So many great blogs to check out!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  3. Ruby Rae Reads 15 de julho de 2020 / 14:38

    UM OH MY GOSH THANK YOU!!! Omg Lais this truly means so much to me and I feel so honoured ilysm xoxoxoxox

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  4. Emily 15 de julho de 2020 / 16:09

    I just checked out Ruby Rae Reads and now I totally see why you nominated her! Her posts are so entertaining! Thanks for highlighting these awesome bloggers, Lais! I am having fun discovering some new blogs now :)

    PS. Your blog is pretty great too <3

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 19 de julho de 2020 / 14:39

      Yayyy! I am so glad you checked them out, all these bloggers deserve as much hype as they can get!
      Thank you so much for reading, Emily! And thanks for always being so kind & supportive! 💕

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  5. Olivia @ Purely Olivia 15 de julho de 2020 / 20:44

    Lais, thank you so much!! This nomination means so much to me.🥺I’m so honored that you enjoy my book reviews, especially since I always feel reluctant to write them for fear of them not being thorough or entertaining. Thank you so much for this and for always being the kind, excellent, and easy to talk to human you are!!💗I also can’t wait to check out more blogs on this list. xx

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 19 de julho de 2020 / 14:50

      I love them! Your content is really inspiring and I’m really glad this post has also introduced you to other fantastic bloggers.
      Thank you so much for reading, Olivia! 🥰

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  6. May @ Forever and Everly 16 de julho de 2020 / 03:50

    aahh thank you so much for participating in the awards, lais!! and for writing such lovely kind things about everyone, it makes my heart so full to see your support for these bloggers 🥺 i definitely have to check out some of these bloggers, but i adore caitlin and her creative posts, and maha’s beautiful design is just so pleasing to me too! <3

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 19 de julho de 2020 / 14:51

      Thank you for putting the time and effort on this event, May! I can only imagine how time-consuming it must be to check everyone’s posts and nominations, so I really appreciate your work. Thanks for reading! ❣️

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  7. Charlotte 16 de julho de 2020 / 06:26

    Aww thank you so, so much for the nomination and the lovely things that you said about me. I honestly never imagined I’d get one and it made me smile so much to read the kind things you said about me 💕
    I definitely agree that the bloggers you’ve mentioned that I’m familiar with deserve the awards that youve said and I’m going to have to check out everybody else’s pages (I’m always looking for more bloggers to follow).
    I also think that you have a wonderful blogging voice and I always get a strong sense of it in your posts. I think it’s probably something that all bloggers worry about though.
    I think these posts are so lovely and a wonderful way to show your support of the community 💕 thanks once again for the nomination and for sharing all of these wonderful blogs with everyone.

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 19 de julho de 2020 / 14:52

      You totally deserve it, Charlotte! You’re really the nicest!
      I am happy this post has allowed you to meet a lot of other amazing bloggers! Thank you so much for reading! 😊

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      • Charlotte 20 de julho de 2020 / 10:25

        Aww thank you so much 💕 I’ve checked a few of them out and am going to look up the rest when I’ve pushed passed my reading slump ☺️ I’m really looking forward to checking out all of the blogs that these awards are bringing to mg attention.
        Thanks once again 💞

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  8. Sophie @ Me and Ink 16 de julho de 2020 / 07:03

    I think the book blogging awards are a really amazing thing in the community. It is so great to see a mention of so many different bloggers. I am going to try and come back to these posts when I’m back from my hiatus so I can check out the bloggers I’m not yet following.
    I loved reading through all your nominations and hearing all the lovely things you have to say to everyone !! I see a lot of bloggers I love as well and some I will check out, like I’ve said.
    Thank you so, so much for mentioning me Lais. It means the world and puts the biggest smile on my face. Yay to music!! It is nice to hear you like my comments as getting to communicate in the blogging community is always such a rewarding thing and I really enjoy it. Of course I have loved your content always, your blog is definitely one of my favourites. You are honest and express yourself really well. I love hearing your opinion so it is always a joy to read. 💛💛
    Thank you so much again and I hope you are well !! 😊

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 19 de julho de 2020 / 15:09

      Same here! It must be a really time-consuming event to prepare, so I’m really thankful for May and Marie to putting so much work into this!
      Hahah, of course!!! I am so glad you enjoy my content too, it makes me really happy 🥺
      Thanks for reading & for being the best, Sophie!

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  9. Lauren @ twenty-seven letters 16 de julho de 2020 / 09:54

    Lais, when I tell you that when I saw this and what you said about my ‘ol little blog, I nearly almost started crying. You are so unbelievably kind, and you’ve been so supportive of me since day one – my heart could absolutely BURST right now! Thank you so, so much for your kind words and for this nomination. It truly means the whole wide world to me. I’m beyond thrilled that I can have a little positive corner of the internet where I can gush about fictional worlds. I’m always more than happy to talk about music and PJO with you!!

    I also absolutely love how you wrote about all of the other bloggers you nominated. You are such a sweetheart, and I couldn’t agree more with some of the bloggers you included. I’m also more than excited to explore the blogs you mentioned that I haven’t discovered yet!

    Again, thank you so much for this. Truly, truly, truly from the bottom of my heart 💜

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 22 de julho de 2020 / 16:21

      Of courseeee! I love all your interactions, your kind words also mean the world! Thank you so much for being the nicest to me since day one, Lauren! ❤️

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  10. Caro @ bookcheshirecat 16 de julho de 2020 / 12:26

    Thank you so much for nominating me, it means a lot to me!! 😭❤ I’m so honored that you love my book recommendation posts, that makes me so happy and even more excited to write more of them! I’ll also be checking out all the other lovely bloggers that you mentioned 🥰

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 22 de julho de 2020 / 16:22

      Yay, I am excited this post has introduced you to other bloggers! Your recommendations are amazing, for sure keep up the good work! Thank you so much for reading, Caro! 😊

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  11. Maha 17 de julho de 2020 / 18:48

    omg thank you so much for including me 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️ i don’t have the words

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  12. Aditi 18 de julho de 2020 / 14:08

    Lais!! Oh my word 🥺🥺 thank you so much for including me, it means the world!! I ADORE your blog and honestly look up to how amazing you + the content is, so any compliment from you just made my day ☺ thank you again!!

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 22 de julho de 2020 / 16:24

      Of courseeee, Aditi! Your posts are amazing & like I said in my post, I love your humor but also how you adress serious topics in all your posts. Keep up the good work and thank you so much for reading! 💕

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  13. Xandra @ Starry Sky Books 20 de julho de 2020 / 13:12

    Oh Lais, thank you so much for nominating me for Most Helpful! 🥺 ❤ It really means a lot of me that you think my posts are helpful, and that some of my old posts really helped you! I’m so glad Forest has helped you with productivity! The nominations means a lot of me and you made my day! 😊

    And thank you for taking the time to put so much thought into these nominations! I recently found Faith’s blog and their discussion posts are so good, I agree with your nomination! In general, I agree with all of these, and I’m excited to take a look at some of the other bloggers I don’t know as well! Thank you again for the nomination ❤

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 22 de julho de 2020 / 16:24

      Of course, Xandra! I really love your posts and discussions, honestly, it really shows how much work you put in every single one of them! Thank you sososo much for reading! 😊

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  14. Marie 28 de julho de 2020 / 09:42

    LAIS AHHHh 🥺🥺😭😭 I’m a little late at commenting on this (the awards keep me kind of really busy but AHHHHHHHHH 🥺🥺😭😭). Thank you so, so, SO much for thinking of me for these awards and I’m so honored you enjoy my work and content so much, it means the entire world, thank you!! 🥺🥺😭😭

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 31 de julho de 2020 / 12:34

      Hahahah, it’s fineee, I know how immensely time-consuming it must be to host an event like that, so thank you sososo much for your hardwork, Marie! And for everything else too, of course! 💛

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