The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards

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Award season is upon us so here I am, rolling out the red carpet and throwing confetti in support of our bookish community.

The very best thing about Reading By Starlight are the amazingly talented people I’ve met. You all inspire me in more ways than I could ever express and while I can’t nominate all  of you, I am so excited to share some of your blogs today. Before I get into my nominations, I just want to thank the lovely May over at Forever And Everly for hosting this year. These awards serve as an opportunity to showcase those who go above and beyond and as a chance to discover new blogs. You can learn more about the Annual Book Blogger Awards and how to vote here.

I also want to acknowledge each and everyone one of you for your support and friendship. Your comments, your recommendations and your engagement is what Reading By Starlight is all about. So thank you for allowing me to fan-girl with you over our shared love of literary worlds. I especially want to thank my good friend Siobhan because she nominated me for a category this year and being nominated was both incredibly humbling and a dream come true. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Siobhan! ❤

Without further ado, behold my Book Blogger Award nominations:

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★ BEST OF THEIR AGE ★ 

☆ Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger 
Taasia | Librae Paints Pages

I’ve only just discovered Taasia’s gorgeous blog but it’s clear that Librae Paints Pages is required reading. Taasia is so dedicated to her blog and she truly has one of the best writing voices.

☆ Best Adult Book Blogger 
Brittney | Her Bookish Things

Brittney’s Blog has always been an inspiration. Not only is her aesthetic and presentation stunning but her reviews are fair and kind. In fact, Brittney is my one of my go-to bloggers.

★ BEST GENRE BLOGGERS ★ 

☆ Young Adult
Alana | The Bookish Chick

I just love Alana’s blog! I’m always scrolling through her reviews because honestly, Alana could write a review about anything and I’d be intrigued. Alana’s reviews have such an incredible flow and are always nothing but fair.

☆ Romance
Carly | Reading Is My Kind Of Thing

Carly is one of the nicest bloggers in the community. Seriously! Carly replys to every single comment and is always leaving essays on other blogs. I practically stalk her romance reviews because she has some seriously amazing recommendations.

☆ Science Fiction / Fantasy
Aentee | Read At Midnight

Aentee’s blog is seriously one of the most beautiful blogs in the community.  Be sure to check out her stunning fan art and graphics because they will actually leave you drooling. Besides Aentee’s graphics, I love reading her fantasy reviews because man can she write. I would probably read her grocery list.

★ BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING

☆ Best Book Reviews
Emma | Emma Reads

I honestly can’t rave enough about Emma’s reviews – mine pale in comparison. Emma has such a witty, borderline snarky voice and I live for it. She is brutally honest and never fails to leave me in stitches.

☆ Best Book Recommendations
Clara | The bookworm Of Notre-Dame

First of all, Clara’s graphics are so beautiful. Major heart eyes! Blog design aside, Clara is my go-to blogger for a quick recommendation. Her recommendations are always top-notch and perfect for my mood reading self.

☆ Best Discussion Posts
Siobhan | Siobhan’s Novelties

Siobhan is not afraid to tackle the hard stuff and is more than happy to get controversial. While I never miss a review, it’s her discussions that really showcase just how amazing she is. Siobhan also dedicates a lot of posts to discussing mental health which I appreciate.

☆ Best Blog Aesthetic
May | Forever And Everly

Forever And Everly has a level of beauty that I aspire to achieve. The layout, the design and those floral graphics are just, simply put, stunning. While there are some seriously gorgeous blogs in the community, May’s stands out as a work of art.

☆ Best Blogging/Writing Voice
Jess & Teagan | Fiction No Chaser

I cannot rave enough about how much I love Jess and Teagan. I aspire to achieve their level of wit and snark. Jess and Teagan’s bubbly personalities bleed through into every post they craft. What I appreciate the most though, is the cocktails and drink they mix to pair with each review. I mean, how awesome and creative is that?!?

★ MISCELLANEOUS

☆ Most Engaged in the Community
Kal | Reader Voracious 

Kal has one of the most professional looking blogs in the community. I honestly don’t know how she manages to keep Reader Voracious so up to-date while also being so active in the bookish community. Kal just seems to be everywhere with her positive comments!

☆ Best Social Media Influencer
Jen | Book Book Owl

If I’m scrolling through bookstagram you can just bet I’m stalking Jen’s account. Her photos are a riot of color and just so dang magical. Her dedication to regular posting is an inspiration – she always seems to be popping up in my feed. I am also a huge fan of her lovely book marks which she designs herself.

☆ Best Personality
Tracy | Truffle’s Literary Wonders

Tracy has one of the happiest, bubbliest blogs in the community and it just screams big personality. Tracy is such a friendly person and I always love chatting with her in the comments section.

☆ Friendliest Member of the Community
Luna | Bookish Luna

Luna is such a cinnamon roll and has always been a big supporter. Luna is always active in the community, liking everybody’s reviews, chatting away in the comments and leaving such lovely, positive messages.

☆ Best at Promoting Diverse Books
Kay | Hammock Of Books

I have so much love for Hammock of Books. Kay is one of my favorite people in the community – I basically stalk her blog. She always writes such quality posts but most important, Kay is always promoting books showcasing relevant topics and a diverse cast of characters. When I want to broaden my horizons, Kay is my go-to girl for a recommendation!

★ MOST IMPORTANTLY

☆ Best New Book Blogger
Xandra | Starry Sky Books 

Xandra’s is another blog I’ve only recently discovered but I am in awe. Considering Xandra is so new to the blogging game, her graphics and design scream seasoned blogger.

☆ Best Small Book Blogger 
Vanessa | Postcards For Ariel 

Vanessa deserves all the love you guys because she is so active on her blog and her reviews are criminally underrated. I love the way Vanessa structures her reviews but it’s her First Lines Friday posts that really take the cake. Vanessa has led me to discover some seriously amazing books through these posts.

☆ Best Overall Book Blogger
Kelly | Another Book In The Wall

How could I not nominate the beautifully talented and extremely dedicated Kelly for the Best Overall Blogger??? Kelly is an inspiration and I am so proud to see that I am not the only blogger who believes she deserves this honor. Another Book In The Wall is a new-ish blog and yet Kelly has managed to do so much in such a short amount of time. Kelly is always up for a chat and is super doper friendly.

That’s it from me for now, it’s time to stretch my legs for a while. Choosing a blog for each category has been one of the hardest tasks undertaken this year. Like I said earlier, I wish I could nominate all of you. I guess all that’s left to say is good luck and I’ll see you all again when the voting commences. Alexandra

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24 thoughts on “The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards

  1. Thank you so so much for participating in the awards, Alexanrda! I love what you wrote for all the people you nominated, and thank you especially for nominating me for an award–your words mean the absolute world to me 😭💕 I also love Taasia, Kelly, and Kal, but will definitely check out a bunch of the bloggers I don’t follow yet!!

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    • Thank you, May for hosting! These awards are such a great way to spark positivity in the community – its great to spread the love for our favorite blogs and bloggers! And you deserve the nomination, you’re blog is so beautiful! Major heart eyes! 😉 ❤

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    • It’s my pleasure! ❤ I can't rave enough about your themed recommendations lists – I especially loved "My favourite books to read during autumn". They way you write about each book and how it encapsulates the essence of autumn was just so atmospheric. I could practically hear the crunching of leaves under foot and feel the chill in the air!

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  2. Oh my god, thank you so much for the nomination. As a small book blogger, your words mean so much to me. I’m so glad that you were able to discover some amazing books through First Lines Fridays. I’ve always thought that the way a book starts always tells so much about the book.

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    • That’s okay – in all honesty I’m a big fan of your blog and you deserve so much more recommendation! As for opening lines I couldn’t agree more, I love how they work to set the scene or set the overall tone of a novel. They also seem to always stay in your head too! ❤

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  3. Omg Alex!! I feel so blessed right now. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I love how you wrote something special for everyone here. Something special for you: you are a wholesome light in the book blogging community and I love the positive energy you have in every post you put out. I can’t wait to check out all the blogs these blogs. Xx

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