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
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!
(killing it with the how-tos)
- How to gain followers and interactions
- How to find new ideas and inspiration to blog
- How to: organize your book blogging life (ft. spreadsheets!)
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!!)
- Out of Ideas? // Brainstorming Blogging Topics 101
- Can Books Become Problematic? // Discussion Post
- Blogging Buddies & Books Tag
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.
- An Introduction to my new WIP – NaNoWriMo incredibly soon + characters, excitement and aesthetics!!
- Books I lied about loving because of the hype // I feel guilty but I’m exposing myself so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- when you no longer enjoy blogging (ft. writing snippets plus life updates) (not a favorite because of the topic but because of how real she is in this post, which I appreciate so much)
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.)
(aka three of the reviews that I agree SO MUCH with)
- [Review] Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
- [Review] Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
- [Review] Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
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.
- How to Read More in Less Time – (time management tips from someone who needs them)
- !!Inktober Highlights!! – 2018 (why am I doing this to myself)
- All About Audiobooking: a guide from a compulsive multitasker
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!
- Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community
- It’s Been More Than a Year–So What’s Changed?: A Transparency Post feat. Stats & (Too Much?) Honesty
- 50+ Amazing Asian Protagonists Who Were Asian from the Start
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.
- Navigating the Book Community as a Person of Color (this is one of my favorite posts ever btw)
- How Books Helped Me Acknowledge My Trauma
- Author/Reviewer Interaction Etiquette Part II
- and be sure to check out Fadwa’s #DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss feature as well!
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.)
- Why I’ve Actually Started Liking Writing In Books?!
- How to Balance Blogging and Your Life
- Why I Love Multiple POVs in Books // & A Few of My Favorites!
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!!
- AU Where I Complain And Overshare A Lot: my October wrap-up & November tbr!
- The Blog All Day, Meme All Night Book Tag
- Book blogger confession tag!Book blogger confession tag!
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.
- Fall 2018: Asian sci-fi & fantasy releases to fall in love with
- Why I’m not the type to write monthly to-be-read lists (ft. my first attempt at a TBR post)
- 10 spreadsheet hacks to step up your blogging game (ft. free spreadsheet templates!)
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?