The 2nd Annual Book Blogger Awards: Rules and Categories

Hey everyone!! For those of you that don’t remember, last year I decided to start The Book Blogger Awards, which are exactly what it sounds like– blogger awards exclusively for book bloggers.  I was honestly so humbled and amazed by what a big response I got last year (see the winners here) and so I decided to continue the tradition and host the 2nd Annual Awards!!

I can’t wait to see who you all nominate, and find tons of new book bloggers to add to my reading list 🙂 Just read the rules below and get started!

How it Works

Round 1: Nominations

  • When: April 1st-April 30th
  • What:  During the month of April, you have the opportunity to nominate bloggers for each category.  To do this, you can make your own post (preferred) or simply comment below with your nominations.  If you’re commenting, PLEASE KEEP IT ALL IN ONE POST.  For those of you writing your own posts, comment the link below or make sure there’s a pingback.
  • Why: This is your opportunity to make sure all of your favorite bloggers are recognized! The blogosphere is huge so it’s important that you contribute to make sure everyone has a chance.

Round 2: Voting

  • When: May 6th- May 13th
  • What: The 4 bloggers with the most nominations in each category will move onto the Twitter voting round.  On May 6th, I’ll post a Twitter poll for each category, and you’ll all have a week to vote.  After the polls close, I’ll be deleting them immediately so that you hopefully won’t all see the results 🙂
  • Why: Support your nominee!! Help them build their Twitter platform!


  • When: June 1st
  • What: An entire blog post dedicated to the winners, complete with all the rave reviews each winner received.

The Rules

  1. All of the nominees MUST BE BOOK BLOGGERS (that’s the point).  However, you do not have to be a book blogger to nominate others.  As long as you read book blogs occasionally, you can vote.
  2. You may nominate up to 3 people for each category.
  3. Please make sure that the bloggers you nominate for each category actually fit that category.  On that vein, make an attempt to nominate DIFFERENT bloggers for each category, if possible.  There might be some overlap, but there’s so many bloggers out there that deserve recognition, so spread the wealth.
  4. In your nominations, please include the blogger’s name and a link to their blog.  If you tell me “Jess” writes the best reviews ever, I’m not going to know for certain who you’re talking about, and so she won’t get notified.
  5. To reiterate, you can nominate people by writing a post (PREFERRED) or in the comments below. Tag your nomination posts with #bookbloggerawards2018 and link it back to this post / post the link in comments to make sure that I see it.

The Categories

  • Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19)
  • Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)
  • Best Book Blogger from an Underrepresented/Minority Group
  • Young Adult
  • Middle Grade or Younger
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction / Dystopian / Fantasy
  • New Adult / General Adult
  • Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry
  • Mystery and Thriller
  • Best book reviews
  • The Master of Weekly Features (top 5 wednesday, waiting on wednesday, top 10 tuesday, etc)
  • Best Book Recommendations
  • Prettiest Bookshelf
  • Best Discussion Posts
  • Most Engaged in the Community
  • Blog Aesthetic
  • Social media influencer
  • Best personality / friendliest member of the community
  • Best New Book Blogger (created blog after July 2017)
  • Best Overall Book Blogger

Get Started!

So that’s all you need to know! Get started on your nominations!! Also, please please please help me promote this by posting on social media, linking in blog wrapups, and telling people you know about it.  Awards are more fun when everyone’s involved, and I’m hoping to have just as big or bigger of a turnout than last year! Can’t wait to read your nominations!

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!

94 thoughts on “The 2nd Annual Book Blogger Awards: Rules and Categories”

  1. Best Teen Blogger – Madeline @ Reverie Pages and May from Forever and Everly.

    Best Adult Blogger – uhhh this is hard af. If I HAD to choose probably Melanie from Meltotheany? So many good ones

    Best Blogger from a minority group – The Twirling Pages bloggers!

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  2. Just in case the nominations in my post didn’t get pingbacked …

    The Blogger

    Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19): Kay // Hammock of Books & Kayla // Kayla’s Book Nook
    Best Adult Book Blogger (20+): Destiny // Howling Libraries
    Best Book Blogger from an Underrepresented/Minority Group: Merline // Merline Reads & Lilly // Lair of Books

    Best Genre Blogs

    Young Adult: Ashley Rae // Thrifty Bibliophile
    Science Fiction / Dystopian / Fantasy: Melanie // MNBernard Books
    Literary Fiction / Classics / Poetry: Holly // Nut Free Nerd
    Romance: Kayla // Books and Blends

    The Best of Book Blogging

    Best book reviews: Melanie // Mel To The Any
    The Master of Weekly Features: Kristin // Kristin Kraves Books
    Best Book Recommendations: Joey // Thoughts And Afterthoughts
    Prettiest Bookshelf: Ashley // A Frolic Through Fiction
    Best Discussion Posts: Angelica // The Book Cover Girl & Krysta // Pages Unbound

    The Other Stuff

    Most Engaged in the Community: Norrie // Reading Under the Blankie | Ally // Ally Writes Things | Danielle // Books, Vertigo, and Tea
    Blog Aesthetic: Cait // A Page With a View | Kelly // Kelly’s Rambles | Ilsa // A Whisper of Ink
    Best personality / friendliest member of the community: Rachael // Beach Bookworm| Cynic on Wings | Cindy // Readct Books

    Most Importantly

    Best New Book Blogger (created blog after July 2017): Andrea // Andrea’s Nirvana
    Best Overall Book Blogger: The Orangutan Librarian & Briana // Pages Unbound

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