I’ve been throwing around the idea of starting a blogger awards exclusively for book bloggers for a while now, and I decided to finally just bite the bullet and do it.  This winter, I realized that the majority of awards go to lifestyle and beauty bloggers mainly because they have the biggest followings and we don’t have categories tailored to what we do, so I wanted to do something just for us!

I’ve decided to do it as a midyear awards thing, which will happen in two phases, the first starting now and going throughout April, and the second which will go throughout May.  Depending on the turnout for part 1, I may end up cutting out part 2, but hopefully we will get enough attention to make it worth it!  Read on to find out how to participate:

The Rules…

  1. Everyone who is nominated for the award MUST BE A BOOK BLOGGER.  However, anyone is allowed to vote and nominate their favorite book bloggers.
  2. You may nominate up to 2 people for each category.  Any more than this and it’ll be overwhelming.  If you can’t narrow it down, (I guess) you can do 3.  BUT ABSOLUTELY NO MORE I SWEAR IT
  3. One blogger can be nominated for as many categories as you see fit, but try not to nominate bloggers for categories which they are not qualified for.  This will save me time and inconvenience of making sure the people who win are actually deserving of the award.
  4. In order to nominate people, include their username and A LINK TO THEIR BLOG.  That step is crucial, otherwise I won’t know which “Jane” you’re talking about.  (I don’t even know a blogger named Jane that name just seemed pretty common)

How it Works…

Part I (April 5th-April 30th):

  • Today, voting officially opens.  In order to vote, read the categories below and create your own blog post in which you nominate everyone that you wish to win.
  • Make sure you have your blog post pingback to this blog, or provide a link in the comments so that I can find it.
  • Tag your posts with #bookbloggerawards so that it is easily searchable from the reader.
  • If you don’t feel like writing your own post, then feel free to just comment below with all of your nominations.  Just think it through all the way and keep everything in one post please!

Intermission (May 1st-May 7th):

  • During this time, all nominations will be closed, so I’ll go back through and count up all the votes for each category and figure out who is winning each
  • Those who were nominated will be narrowed down to a maximum of 5
  • All those who were nominated but not in the top 5 will receive a recognition post

Part II (May 7th- May 31st):

  • A new post will be uploaded to this blog with a Google Form that will allow you to vote among the finalists
  • At the end of this voting period, the winner from each category will be announced, and a post put together to recognize them!!!!

The Categories…

These are grouped into sections in order to make it easier.


  • Best Teen Book Blogger (13-19)
  • Best PreTeen Book Blogger (Younger than 13)
  • Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)


  • Young Adult
  • Middle Grade or Younger
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction / Dystopian / Fantasy
  • New Adult / General Adult
  • Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry
  • Mystery and Thriller
  • Does a little bit of everything


  • Best book reviews
  • The Master of Weekly Features (top 5 wednesday, waiting on wednesday, top 10 tuesday, etc)
  • Best Book Recommendations
  • Prettiest Bookshelf
  • Best bookish discussions


  • Most Engaged in the Community
  • Blog Aesthetic
  • Most full of personality
  • Best Friend ever


  • Best New Book Blogger (created blog after July 2016)
  • Best Overall Book Blogger

How You Can Help…

In order to make this successful, we need a lot of publicity.  WTTN isn’t the biggest blog by any stretch, and so it’s going to be up to you guys to make this work.  Reblog this post, post it on twitter and instagram, and make sure everyone knows about it!  Also, when you post your own nominations, make sure to promote that as well and provide a link back to this post.

Thank you all so much for participating and I can’t wait to see who you all chose!!!!!!!

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Author: Jocelyn

I'm Jocelyn, a 22 year old living in Boston and working full time! In my free time, I run a book blog and a Youtube channel where I share all about my life, adventures, and favorite things!

54 thoughts on “THE BOOK BLOGGER AWARDS”

  1. Book Reviewers Cafe has helped out the book word (not just the published, the INDIE book world has well!) so much! I think they deserve an award. With 5,000 + likes on facebook, 150+ on instagram and 150+ on Twitter BRC has become very well known in less than two years! BRC also had 100+ authors. They do book trailers, book promotions, book reviews and much more… GO BRC!!!

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  2. Here are my nominations, Joce! Sorry if it’s a bit confusing. 😛

    Does a little bit of everything — McKenzie @ Bookish Things and Tea ( I feel like this category doesn’t say how awesome McKenzie is — but she really does review a little bit of everything! McKenzie’s such a dear, though. ❤

    The Master of Weekly Features (top 5 wednesday, waiting on wednesday, top 10 tuesday, etc) — Balie @ Nerd in New York. ( & Holly @ Nut Free Nerd ( I LOVE reading these two's (???) weekly features. I don't know, something about them! 😛

    Best bookish discussions — Mikaela @ The Well Thumbed Reader ( & Marie @ Drizzle Hurricane Books ( & Puput @ Sparkling Letters ( All of these people post amazing discussions that are intriguing and fun to read. I'm always thinking hard after reading their posts!

    Blog Aesthetic — Madeline @ A Paper Reverie (

    Most full of personality — Analee @ Book Snacks ( I LOOOOOOVE Analee and her posts! She's so fun, witty, and just BURSTING with personality. She's also a very close book blogger friend of mine. ❤

    Best Friend ever — Mahriya @ My Bookish Life ( Mahriya is just so amazing and kind and one of my best blogging friends ever. All the mangoes to her. I LURVE YOU DEAR. ❤ ❤

    Best New Book Blogger (created blog after July 2016) — Emma @ Book Emma ( I think Emma's on a lot of our lists for best new book bloggers, but it's true!

    Best Overall Book Blogger — Cait @ Paper Fury ( OBVIOUSLY??? NEED I SAY MORE??? She's got the aesthetics (!!!), personality, awesome book reviews — just everything rolled into one smol cake queen.

    Wow when I look back, I nominated so few people. XD

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  3. Here my nominations!

    Adult: The Orangutan Librarian (

    Fantasy: David from the Warden’s Walk (
    Classics: Jillian (
    A Little Bit of Everything: Lianne from Eclectic Tales (
    MG: The Hermit Librarian (
    YA: Teacher of YA (

    Discussions: Emily at Rose Read (
    Book Reviews: Lianne from Eclectic Tales (

    Most engaged in the community: Books, Vertigo, and Tea (
    Most full of personality: Megan at Bookslayer Reads (

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  4. I keep putting this off, so I’m just going to go ahead and nominate some people here, even if I don’t do all the categories.


    Best Teen Book Blogger (13-19): Claire from Blank Slaters (
    Best Adult Book Blogger (20+): David from The Warden’s Walk (


    Young Adult: Val from The Innocent Smiley (
    Middle Grade or Younger: Stephanie from Reading Is Better with Cupcakes (
    Science Fiction / Dystopian / Fantasy: Stephanie from Chasm of Books (
    Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry: Majoring in Literature (
    Does a little bit of everything: Doing Dewey (


    Best bookish discussions: Emily from Rose Read (


    Most Engaged in the Community: Danielle from Books, Vertigo and Tea (

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to do nominations!!! I haven’t heard of a lot of your picks so I’m excited to go check them out 🙂


      1. I haven’t heard of most of the blogs everyone else nominated! :p I must hang out in a different part of the blogosphere. It’s always so interesting to me how many book blogs there are that I just haven’t come across yet.

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  5. Oh
    This is the best idea, ever? Normally, (As you correctly pointed out) lifestyle and makeup bloggers get all the fame while the book bloggers are put to shame. We get one or two lousy awards and pushed to the side. No one means for this to happen, but it just does!
    I a so excited to participate in this! I don’t know where I’ll nominate just yet comment or post, but I’m going to be sharing it everywhere! EVERYWHERE! Conversations, posts, comments, social media, I’ll really try and promote this fantastic system!
    GAH, I am so so so so excited for this edition of the blogger awards! I remember when Elm did something like this last year – it was awesome! GAH, can’t wait to vote!

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