Ranting About and Boosting All of My Favorite Book Bloggers: Part 1!

One of my favorite things to do is to boost other bloggers.

And I’ve been wanting to do this kind of thing for a while now, and I’ve seen so many amazing blog tags floating around where you promote other bloggers, but I’ve decided to wait until now (my birthday month, because I’m sappy like that) to give shoutouts to my favorite bloggers!

Getting sweet messages from people telling me they love my blog just means the world to me, and I love making others feel the same way as well. Plus, a lot of these bloggers I’ve become close friends with, and I love boosting and supporting them in anyway I can!

So without further ado, since this is going to be one of two long posts in this mini-series, here are some of my favorite book bloggers!

Disclaimer: 1) If you’re not mentioned here, I obviously still love you and you are amazing and you definitely aren’t a “bad blogger” or anything of the sort!! and 2) all the bloggers mentioned are in randomized order—as in I literally put names in an online randomizer—so there is no favoritism whatsoever (and there IS a part 2!) <33

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MARIE @ DRIZZLE AND HURRICANE BOOKS

I think it’s so fitting that the randomizer put Marie first, because she’s one of the people who has been with me and supported me throughout my whole blogging journey. I genuinely think she is one of the sweetest people in this community?? She works so hard to make everyone feel loved, and the fact that she’s able to spread so much happiness while going through mental health struggles of her own is AMAZING.

Plus, she’s amazing at writing!! Her blog posts and reviews are always so eloquent, and her discussions are often times on topics I’ve wanted to discuss that she talks about better than I ever could. I love talking to her so much and she truly makes me so happy!

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(killing it with the how-tos)

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ELIZABETH @ REDGAL MUSINGS

Elizabeth is a blogger I think deserves SO many more followers; I love her blog so much and I think all her posts are genuinely fun to read. Her discussions and reviews are especially super well-written, and I love the tags she does as well!

And more personally, Elizabeth has always been SO so supportive of me, and whenever I talk to her I’m always left with a smile on my face and feeling soft. She has the best humor, and she’s so so caring. (Plus, her WIP ideas are amazing!!)

RedGal Musings


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ILSA @ A WHISPER OF INK

Ilsa is a blogger I’ve been friends with for so long, and I love her. Even though she posts less now, I still get so excited whenever I see her blog posts, because all of them are TRULY so enjoyable to read. She’s so passionate about what she writes about, and even if she’s not, she writes her posts in a way that make YOU passionate.

Also, I get insider info on her writing and IT’S AMAZING. Her snippets? Her aesthetics? Her ideas? All of them are SO GOOD and I can’t wait to see her books sweep the world away. And besides having conversations with her about her amazing writing, she’s always so supportive of me and I LOVE talking to her.

FAVORITE POSTS

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AMY @ A COURT OF CROWNS AND QUILLS

Okay, Amy is like pretty much the only Thai blogger I know other than myself, so obviously I love her, and all of our conversations about Thai food! But also, she is so sweet, kind, and supportive, and in times I need it, she always knows exactly what to say to make me feel better.

And of course, her book reviews are amazing! There are so many reviews I’ve read of hers that I find myself nodding along to and almost astonished at, because I agree with her views so closely and she puts my thoughts into words so well.

(And her bookstagram photos are gorgeous.)

FAVORITE POSTS

(aka three of the reviews that I agree SO MUCH with)

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MAY @ MY 1ST CHAPTER

May is my name twin (unfortunately) and I know she’ll deck me over the head for saying this but I genuinely love her so much and it’s an honor to be her friend. She’s always been there for me when I’ve needed it and is so supportive of me (EVEN THOUGH SHE’LL DENY IT).

I love her writing, her art, and her book reviews, and I got so excited when she told me she decided to start blogging again because I love her blog posts so much as well!! She’s such a positive ray of sunshine for me and so many other people, and I hate to say it, but she (and her face) are a true source of happiness for me.

FAVORITE POSTS

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VICKY @ VICKY WHO READS

Vicky is a blogger I recently started following, and I was genuinely shaken when she followed me back on Twitter, since I’d admired her from afar for so long! And in the few months I’ve been following her, I’ve seen and read a TON of eloquent discussions and amazing book reviews from her.

She advocates for so many important things, writes hilarious tweets, and is so so kind. Her passion and excitement for ANYTHING, really, is just so infectious. Also, I’m just really in love with the soft pinks of her blog aesthetic!

Vicky Who Reads

FAVORITE POSTS

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FADWA @ WORD WONDERS

Fadwa is not only one of my most favorite people in this community, but she’s truly one of the BEST people in this community. She is so kind, sweet, funny, and supportive, and also an extremely important voice.

We’ve had the best of conversations, from her offering to be a mentor to me because I’m a dumb baby gay, to her crying about how old she is (she’s my big sis okay). And her posts and discussions and reviews are all amazing, and I just appreciate her (and her advocacy for diversity in books!) SO MUCH.

FAVORITE POSTS

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OLIVIA @ PURELY OLIVIA

Olivia is, like all of the bloggers I’ve mentioned, SO SWEET. I’ve had so much fun bonding over complaints of fellow Texans’ political views and also Hamilton. She never ceases to make me smile, especially with the kind comments she leaves on my blog.

And her posts are always so enjoyable to read, and I find myself clicking on them to read as soon as I spot them in my Reader! It’s been so great to watch her blog grow, though I TRULY believe she deserves more followers. (SO FOLLOW.)

FAVORITE POSTS

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EM @ RUN AWAY WITH DREAMTHIEVES

I’m so sorry to all the people who don’t know Em, because she is such a kind, hilarious person and you’re truly missing out if you’ve never talked to her! She’s one of the best people in the book community, and literally everyone adores her, for good reason.

Besides her memorable reviews and sweet personality, she also has the best humor, is super supportive, and is literally so much fun to talk to (besides her continual memory loss issues). She’s so passionate that she can pretty much convince you of anything, although if she tells you she’s not an angel in the form of a human, she’s wrong!!

FAVORITE POSTS

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SHEALEA @ THAT BOOKSHELF BITCH

And finally, the last blogger for today’s post is Shealea! Though she’s on hiatus currently, she’s a blogger whose posts I adore infinitely. She’s written so many important discussions, and she is such a sweet and fun person to talk to!

And as a fellow Asian blogger, I know I can always go to her for Asian book recommendations. Plus, her reviews are so insightful and detailed, and they always help me figure out whether or not I’ll love the book she talks about.

FAVORITE POSTS


shall we chat

that’s all the bloggers for today’s post! who are YOUR favorite [book] bloggers? what kinds of things make a blogger your favorite? do we share any of the same favorites?

p.s. a short post title? who am I?

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40 thoughts on “Ranting About and Boosting All of My Favorite Book Bloggers: Part 1!

  1. *tears* May, you have totally made my day! I am so fortunate and privileged to have become your friend. You truly are such a strong voice and shining light in this community. Thank you for including me in your blog. I, too, am constantly nodding along and agreeing with your reviews! (Like I still have flashbacks about our rant over Grim Lovelies. Lol!) And you’re basically my favorite Thai person ever. Hehe. I love you!

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  2. YOU LITTLE BINCH I ACTUALLY HAVE TEARS IN MY EYES THIS IS WHY YOURE NOT ALLOWED TO BE SAPPY what AM I SUPPOSED TO DO OR SAY OH MY GOD i love you sm omg i literally cant deal with my emotions but youre like my #1 blogging role model, like you LITERALLY MADE MY HEADER FOR ME, WHERE WOULD I BE WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT and IM the honoured one here (bc of your writings – books & poems miss, your art SHUT UP PICASSO, and face too, yes thats the cutest tbh)

    tbh all the bloggers you mentioned are so amazing and their blogs look incredible 😭😭😭 i cant believe this community is so blessed with so much talent and beauty, queens

    😭😭🤧😭😍🤧😍😍❤💖💗💗😭🤧😭🤧💗💛💗💗💗💗💛💗💞💞😍💗💞💚💙😍😍💚💚💙💙💜💜❣❣💙❣❣❣💛❣💛💛😭🤧 (im not even sorry)

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  3. I’m definitely not crying.
    not at all.
    okay maybe I’m tearing up a little bit.
    I AM FLOODING AH MAY WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS 😭😭😭 😭😭😭 😭😭😭
    you’re way too sweet and it’s such an honor to be featured on your incredible blog and alongside so many bloggers I love and admire deeply 😭 thank you so, so, so, so much for your sweet words and your support always, it means the world to me that you enjoy my blog and my work and everything and just ahh, thank you 💖 I don’t even know what to say, you’re way too sweet 💖
    I love these kind of series spreading the love for other bloggers, it always makes me discover new blogs and I love seeing how book bloggers’ work is appreciated, too, because we work a whole lot and it feels so nice to see it’s appreciated 💖
    THANK YOU so much, you’re a gem ah I love you, thank you 😭😭

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    1. AWW MARIE!!!! I can’t believe my words had such an impact on you but I am SO glad that I could bring you a little happiness with what I said!!! You’re truly an amazing blogger and person who I look up to and adore with my whole heart and soul, and I will always always support you and what you do!!! I LOVE YOU! ❤

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  4. Ahh I love posts like this!! I love how supportive book bloggers are of each other, even if I’m not actually involved in it it still melts my heart to read things like this 😍 I guess I’m just sappy lol. I don’t have a lot of time to blog-hop anymore but I still really want to check out so many of the blogs you mention, they sound amazing! 😊

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    1. Yes, I love them so much as well! I definitely think it’s so important for bloggers to support each other, and it makes me so happy ☺ And I feel you! Whenever people do these kinds of posts I have a hard time actually checking out their blogs because I can hardly keep up with my Reader as it is, but I hope you’ll fall in love with a few of these bloggers like I did! ❤

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      1. omg yes I forgot haha! idk if I will, school and recovery is just so hard but i am a lot more present on Instagram !! I think blogging might take a toll on my recovery so we shall see though. ty for remembering/asking may it means the world ❤️

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  5. AHHH OMG MAY WHY ARE YOU SO NICE

    I’ve always seen you around and it was definitely a v cool moment meeting you!!! I love your content and blog & it’s so great even though i’m such a huge lurker (I am the worst I know)

    KEEP BEING AMAZING <3333

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  6. MAY, I’M CRYING.💓💓Thank you so, so much- I’m so honored to be on this list and just so thankful to know you and to be able to rant about things with you and talk about books we love and AGH YOU’RE JUST AMAZING, OKAY. Aww, this made my whole entire day-week-month, and I’m just so happy we’ve found each other’s blogs. 🙂

    I love so many of the bloggers you mentioned, and I’ll have to check out all the ones I haven’t heard of! Thank you for this post, and thank you again for being you and just being wonderful.

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  7. I love when bloggers share the love! After taking a blogging break of almost a year, I came back to discover most of my favourite bloggers were no longer active, so I’m trying really hard to make new connections in the community so that I can discuss ALL THE BOOKS.

    I’ll be checking out all these wonderful bloggers. 😀

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    1. I love when bloggers support each other as well! It’s so important and makes me so happy ❤ And aw, that sucks! A lot of my favorite bloggers have stopped blogging as well and it's really sad, but I hope you can find some new favorites!! ❤

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  8. TWO DAYS TILL YOUR BIRTHDAY AHHH SO EXCITING. it should be a national holiday tbh.

    also when you posted this on your insta story i thought it said “ranting about and roasting my favorite bloggers” and i…got excited but this works too tbh

    also: you are just…so sweet and considerate and kind to be doing this. you are a queen and that is all

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  9. I have tried to write this comment about ten times now, but I just keep typing and then pressing backspace because I don’t even know how to start this. you’re! so! kind! sometimes I forget that people appreciate me and my blog posts even though I get the kindest, sweetest comments and everyone is SO supportive of me, but still i think that people just say it because they feel like they have to, but this genuinely made me smile and like!! you’re just the best, i can’t even express my gratitude – am I being sappy shall I stop now? i have discovered two new bloggers because of this list and they both look fabulous! and marie’s blog is just perfection and em’s reviews are always so jaw-dropping like how does she even word that good. what are WORDS.

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