The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards: RESULTS!! The Official 2019 Winners!!!

Hello this is a very exciting post!!

I’m not even going to write any kind of intro because I know you all are just going to skip this and scroll to see who the winners of the 2019 Book Blogger Awards are, but before you go!!!:

Please read what I write in the beginning of this post. I have a lot of things to say, so it will be a bit long, so either go look at the winners now and come back, or continue reading. What I have to say is really important to me, so I hope you listen!

*NOTE* I decided against announcing the runners-up, because some categories only had three nominees, so you’d know who got the least amount of votes and I didn’t want that. 

(Also this is an extremely long post. As in, 4,000ish words long. I’m sorry. I can’t help myself from spouting my love for book bloggers.)

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Before I announce the winners, I want to make it clear that if you didn’t win any awards, or were not nominated for any, you are not any less of a blogger. Your worth doesn’t come from an award, and you are all so so amazing, no matter what.

And of course, these awards are for fun! There aren’t any prizes, and it’s not an ~official blog award~. These bloggers 100% deserve the appreciation and recognition they received, and these awards not being serious doesn’t diminish that, but the point still stands.

Honestly, I can only look back on this and think of all the things that went wrong and how to improve them for next year. But I really am happy that I asked Joce to host the awards this year, because it’s so touching to see bloggers get so happy from kind words from others, and to see bloggers be appreciated. Plus, it’s been a great way for me to find new bloggers!!

As promised, I compiled of all the nominees into a spreadsheet, to make it available for those who wanted to discover some amazing bloggers. All their blogs are linked and I truly hope you find it useful, or I might actually combust because it took me hours to do everything. CHECK IT OUT HERE!! (The URL is

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I only have short quick things to say! First of all, so many congratulations, and I’m very happy for you all for getting the recognition you deserve for your work! Second of all, I don’t believe one of you would be rude in any way about this, but just a gentle reminder to be kind. 💗 And be sure to look out for an email from me in the next week or so about winner’s badges!

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I’ve done a lot of thinking about this year’s awards. I don’t think I could ever achieve perfection, but there was definitely a lot of room for improvement this year. I’m super sorry I couldn’t apply these things to 2019’s awards, but I hope it makes 2020 a better experience!

Most of these changes are ones I’m definitely making, but the last one is the one I’m not sure about and I would leave to hear feedback on it. If you want to give any feedback in general, please do so in the form embedded below or here!!

CLICK TO SEE!! It’s a little long, so that’s why it’s under a toggle button, but I really encourage you to read them all.
  • Making all categories mandatory to vote in. I’m doing this so people check out the blogs that were listed, instead of just picking and choosing which categories they want to vote in or which bloggers they want to vote for.
  • Leaving the voting round open for 2 weeks to allow you to check out all the blogs in order to vote in all categories.
  • Limiting the amount of times a blogger can be in a category in the voting round. There was… definitely an issue with repeating bloggers this year, and I thought people would try to vote for different people, but that didn’t happen. I’m thinking 2 as the limit!
  • Letting bloggers only win 1 award. I want to recognize bloggers as many times as I can! I thought I would be fine with bloggers winning multiple categories since it’s been like that in the past, but moving forward I do want to change this.
  • Allowing for the TOP 4 bloggers of each category to be voted for in the voting round, unless there are bloggers with the same amount of noms so I couldn’t fairly choose one—I would do top 3 or top 5 instead, but not the wild 7 I had going on.
  • Requiring email AND name to be able to vote (will not be shared). There were some suspicious things with a person voting more than once. Emails are mostly anonymous, but it was obvious the same person voted more than once. If you’re dishonest, I’m going to have to change the rules to prevent that in the future, sorry.
  • Listing one small book blogger in every category in the voting round if there isn’t already one. This would be adding a blogger and not taking the spot away from another (so top 4 bloggers + small blogger, unless small blogger was in top 4). This would be to make sure that small bloggers are getting the love and not just big ones, but I don’t know if it would be entirely fair?? But I mean small bloggers are already put at a disadvantage so??

And now without further ado… the winners!

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Vicky Who ReadsVicky truly is a shining example of how much wisdom (and impact) teens can have. She has so much insight to add to conversations, and her intelligence is unmatched!! And you can really tell how much love she has for books in the relentless way she is always supporting, boosting, and promoting them. This is a truly deserved award!!

“Vicky is just a force to be reckoned with. Not only is she extremely passionate, but she knows her stuff, and isn’t afraid to call out those of us who screw up. She creates such interesting discussions on her blog, and she opens my eyes to things I hadn’t thought about. She’s also educating. She’s just bloody brilliant, really.” Jo @ Once Upon a Bookcase

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The bloggers at The Quiet Pond are constantly doing amazing work! One of their most notable features is The Pond News, in which the week’s book news are summed up in a post, and it’s such a great way to keep up with all the latest announcements. And let’s not forget to mention how creative The Quiet Pond is (and how adorable the characters are!).

“CW is just a wonderful book blogger, and someone I love with my whole heart. She is constantly educating her readers and the community as a whole, and really made me question my perspective on certain topics. CW is also a brilliant artist, which you can see from her art […] and also from the design of the Quiet Pond as a whole.” Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages

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Rain’s blog is a gold mine of well-written, entertaining reviews of a multitude of Young Adult books! She’s always putting out amazing posts recommending the best YA books, and manages to do it so convincingly. Here’s a recent YA book review she posted, and also this amazing list of almost all-YA Asian book recommendations!

“Rain is so good at hyping up books (in the best kind of way!), and every time she reviews something, I really want to read it! I probably get most of my anticipated YA releases from Rain. She’s a great YA book blogger, and an awesome bookdragon in general.” Xandra @ Starry Sky Books

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Laura does amazing work promoting and boost Middle Grade books, especially diverse ones! So many of the middle grade books I’ve heard of (which are unfortunately low in number) have come from her. Here is a Middle Grade releases recommendations post Laura wrote recently that I think is absolutely amazing!

“When Laura recommends a middle grade, I buy or request, no questions asked.” Lili @ Utopia State of Mind

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Melanie is an ANGEL in this community, and her book recommendations are to die for. And that’s especially true when it comes to adult books, because she has stellar taste and also is extremely convincing in her book reviews! And she just so happens to be the kindest person ever, and the entire book community is a Melanie fan club, in my opinion.

“She’s a blogger, Youtuber, Instagrammer, gamer… I mean, you name it and this girl does it! I love people who share so many of their interests with the world and I think that’s what makes Mel so well-loved in the community. She’s such a friendly and open person, and she has the best New Adult / Adult reviews.” Sophie @ Blame It on Chocolate

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Beware Of The Reader

Sophie’s brand is romance and I love it—her blog is just full of romance reads and detailed book reviews! She also posts discussion posts about romance books as well (though it wasn’t posted super recently, I really loved this discussion post in particular). If you’re looking for recommendations, definitely check her blog out!

“Any time you are in a mood to read something light and enjoyable, look no other than Sophie. She reads the best romances and you will never fall short of options.” —Simant @ Flipping Through the Pages

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Lili won the SFF award last year, so her winning it again this year shows just HOW deserving she is of all the appreciation for her work! I truly feel like if you bring up a SFF title, Lili will have already read it (and wrote an amazing review for it). A recent SFF book review of hers includes her review for A House of Rage and Sorrow!

“Who else could I possibly nominate for this? Have you seen all the amazing SFF books Lili reviews on her blog? Have you seen how many she READS? To be honest, she’s my go-to whenever I’m looking for specific SFF recs and I trust her opinions a lot.” —Fadwa @ Word Wonders

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Holly is truly one of the first bloggers I think of when I hear the word classics!! Even though I’m not particularly entertained by classics themselves, I’m certainly thoroughly entertained by the posts she writes about them. And she also has a really creative feature called Classic Couple that is definitely worth checking out!

“My friend Holly reads a lot of classics and has a wonderful blog with eloquent reviews, a bit of adventures at times and a lot of wonderful recommendations and interesting discussions, too!”Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

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Krystin writes detailed, engaging book reviews of mystery, thriller, and horror books, and they are so entertaining to read. And not only does she blog about crime books (and mysteries and thrillers of course), but she also has a feature called True Crime Tuesday and I think it’s super cool how she takes things to a whole other level!

“Krystin’s reviews are honestly comedy gold to read. She also does true crime on her blog, which I find absolutely fascinating to read.” Kal @ Reader Voracious

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If you don’t know who Chaima is, you should, because she’s one of Goodreads’ best reviewers—and for good reason! She is so eloquent and artistic in the way she writes her reviews, and she manages to capture your attention right from the start and hold you in a trance until the end of the review. Some recent book reviews she’s posted include ones for Crier’s War and Gideon the Ninth!

“I think that I love 70% of Chaima’s book reviews more than I love the actual books. She’s so thorough and meticulous in the way she reviews, but she also has a magical way with words and her reviews always end up being a perfect mix of poetic (yes! poetic!) and funny, which is everything I’ve ever wanted.” Fadwa @ Word Wonders

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Vicky Who ReadsVicky somehow finds the time to read an extraordinary amount of books, so it makes sense that she has some pretty great recommendations out of the wide selection of books she’s read! Some amazing recommendations posts she’s written include an Emoji Mashup Bot inspired post and underrated LGBTQIAP+ books!

“I think that Vicky is the perfect choice for the book rec award. Not only do I feel like I like a lot of the books that Vicky talks about on her blog, but I also love the detailed recommendation posts that Vicky obviously puts so much time and effort into.” Annie @ Blossoms and Bullet Journals

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sun and chaiYou can always count on Shri to be stirring up conversation on a new topic she brings up, or shedding light on a whole new perspective! She is extremely insightful and thoughtful, and she writes her discussion posts with so much eloquence and depth. Just a few posts you might want to check out include: Ode to the Quiet Woman and Siblings: Hard to Write, More Like Hardly Written!

“Shri is a new but up and coming force in the community, and that’s because she’s such a great advocate for diverse books and voices. She always asks the hard questions and masterfully dissects them in her discussions, but sometimes her rambles are incredibly heartwarming […] Her writing is a delight to read, and it flows so well!” Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea

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I think we all have to agree that Kat’s blog could be considered one of the wonders of the world! It has such a great design, with graphics to die for. And to make Kat even more extraordinary, she’s done commissioned blog designs for many other bloggers, and they all turn out so beautiful. Check out her shop here! (P.S. She also has a great how-to series on how she manages to make such amazing graphics!)

“She recently changed her blog’s look and even before she did, it was an amazing and gorgeous place that always made me crave waffles!! And her new mini reviews on sticky notes are just so! adorably!! gorgeous!!! She’s also amazing and really nice and it always makes me smile reading her comments!” JR Lynn @ Eternity Books

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Paper Fury

Cait truly takes the cake (get it) for one of the staples in the blogging community, and a hilarious one at that!! She’s so entertaining in everything she does, and you can’t help but fall in love with her and her writing voice. Her posts are always so much fun to read and her personality truly shines through her content!

“Cait’s blog was one of the first that I discovered, when I started blogging again, so it will always have a special place in my heart! I really love her blogging voice, it’s so distinct and engaging that I always find myself drawn to her posts and excited when I see another one going up!” Caro @ Book Cheshire Cat

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Marie is an amazing person in general, and she’s just full of kindness and compassion for everyone. She deserves so much recognition for all the time, effort, and energy she puts into making sure everyone feels welcome. I truly don’t get how she does it (she’s superhuman), and I think the entire community can agree that the way she is so active is genuinely extraordinary!

“Marie is so wonderful and always has amazing content, but what impresses me the most is how much time and effort she takes to blog hop and speak to so many other bloggers in the community, it’s really incredible! She makes everyone feel so welcome whether they’ve been blogging for years or are just starting out!” Becky @ Blogs of a Bookaholic

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Paper Fury

A second win for Cait! I think every blogger and their mother knows of her, because not only is she an amazing blogger, but she also is on so many platforms and EXCELS on all those platforms. She writes hilarious tweets, posts beautiful Instagram photos, writes fun Goodreads reviews, and publishes entertaining blog posts!

“Cait not only writes amazing novels herself, but she writes fantastic blog posts, hilarious tweets and takes the most gorgeous instagram photos that I am beyond envious of!! […] Cait also adds an unseemly number of books to my TBR every time she posts, so I’d say she’s a pretty good influencer.” Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads

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[hides face] Oh hey it’s me.

I feel extremely weird speaking highly of myself, or even copy-pasting something someone else said about me, so I’m just leaving it at this! (But thank you all so, so much. Truly. It means the world to me that my content/I could touch you in some way.)

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I think everyone who has ever talked to Lily for even a second can agree that she just has a genuinely kind and sweet soul. She’s like sunshine in the shape of a human, and she’s truly so supportive of everyone. And she’s always so friendly, willing to cheer you on, and just a delightful person to talk to at any given moment!!

“Lily is so supportive, encouraging, and is always there if I need to talk. She’s such a welcoming person and truly is so sweet. She also has the loveliest blog content and wow, I just love her and her blog so much!!” Olivia @ Purely Olivia

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It’s fitting that Shealea and Fadwa both tied and won this award, because they both do so much in promoting diverse books and are equally deserving of it!! (And it’s absolutely legendary of them.)

Shut up, Shealea | She is sunflowers & thunderstormsShealea is constantly promoting diverse books, such as this underrated LGBTQIAP+ recommendations post, and it’s so admirable. She even runs her own book tour company, called Caffeine Book Tours, which puts a focus on diverse (especially Asian) books and encourages others to support these books as well!

“When I think of champions for diversity in the book community (and also for life in general), Shealea’s name immediately comes to mind. […] Shealea is someone who I admire endlessly for her vocal support of diverse reads in the community.” —Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany

Fadwa is always reading and talking about diverse books, whether it be through well-written, thorough reviews or official recommendations posts. One of her most remarkable diverse book features is her TBR Expansion series, where she includes SO many amazing books that fit under a certain theme!

“[…] I love how she goes about promoting not just diverse books, but the diversity and inclusion conversation as well. Her #DiverseBloggersDiscuss feature is amazing and I try to always check back and read those posts. It’s a wonderful initiative!” Pamela @ Reverie Society

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Xandra’s content, especially as a newer blogger, is out of this world. (Get it… because space…) She writes such compelling discussion posts, and is also super kind! On top of that, her posts are so much fun to read because of her blogging voice, and it’s crazy to think that she’s only been blogging for less than a year!

“Xandra has such an amazing blog that I always want to read! She has so excellent posts, especially discussion posts, and I know that her blog is going to go far!” Kay @ Hammock of Books

Caitlin is 100% killing the blogging name, having only started her blog in February! Her posts are super enjoyable to read, and she offers a variety of content, ranging from book reviews to advice posts to discussions. Plus, she is super sweet, and she’s also highly thoughtful and just has so much insight!!

“Her following is small, but I believe that needs to change because dang, girl can blog. Her reviews are highly intelligent, and examine the books at a level beyond superficial enjoyment.” —Kate @ Your Tita Kate

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Olivia is such an extraordinary blogger that you can’t help but be shocked that she has under 1K followers! She consistently posts fun, thought-provoking content, and is also one of the sweetest bloggers I know. Talking to her is truly a pleasure, and she is so well-deserving of this award for all her work!

“Honestly, I was actually shocked that she wasn’t in the 1K+ category! With the wide range of content, her upbeat personality, her outreach initiatives and those LOVELY blog aesthetics … HOW?! Her Instagram account is also incredibly adorable […]” Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts

LLike Olivia, you truly can’t believe that Taasia has under 1K followers, because her content is absolutely amazing. From her ambitious TBRs to her extremely well-written book reviews, everything on her blog is enjoyable to read and it’s truly a crime she doesn’t have more people following her!!

“I LOVE TAASIA SO MUCH!!! I love talking to her […] and her blog has such enjoyable and cool posts! From her discussion posts to monthly recaps, I adore the content Taasia puts out and how supportive she is! She and her blog are so inspiring and wonderful!” Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink

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CW and Joce put out such great content and are 100% one of my favorite bloggers! CW is always boosting other book bloggers’ posts, and creating projects to uplift their voices, and it’s truly exceptional. Plus, The Quiet Pond in general is loved by so many and for good reason; it’s unique, original, and so comforting. And even more, the book reviews and recommendations posts written are the best of the best, and it’s no wonder that they won this award!!

“With its storytelling narratives and fantasy-themed aesthetics, The Quiet Pond is cleverly unique, wonderfully interactive, and extremely delightful. […] CW is an actual queen to me, and I genuinely aspire to be like her: a relentless champion for diversity and representation, a beacon of hope, and an inspiration to the bookish community.” Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea

Marie is also one of my favorite bloggers ever, so I’m a little biased here, but I think the book community will collectively agree that Marie is just an absolutely amazing blogger. She’s an exemplary example of what a well-rounded blogger should look like: kind, supportive, and articulate. From her reviews to her discussions to her book lists, there’s nothing on her blog that you won’t love reading. This award is so well-deserved for all the amazing hard works he puts into blogging!

“Her honesty and the way she makes my own stresses feel more valid and heard is something I don’t experience in many other places in the blogging community. I love the way she writes, her beautiful relationship with her sister, the varied amounts of content she creates, her GORGEOUS blog layout […] and how she isn’t afraid to take the time to respond with honest, heartfelt and sincere comments, not even shying away from writing in-depth comments.” Nicole @ Thoughts Stained with Ink

shall we chat

I’m exhausted from writing this post (I think it took me at least 7 hours. at least) so I wanna know!! did you find some new blogs through this? what did you think about the awards? be sure to check out the spreadsheet of all the nominees!

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101 thoughts on “The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards: RESULTS!! The Official 2019 Winners!!!

  1. OMG I AM SHOOKETH!!! also this years winners are just perfect as peaches. May you did such a phenomenal job like…you are seriously the best rockstar. and we are all SO GRATEFUL for you, the work you do, your amazing content, and this whole award post!! ❤

    also Congratulations to all the fellow winners, I recognize so many and this is a phenomenal way to find more people! and also to all the nominees, I'm so happy to be in such a supportive and loving community

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  2. i’m living for the punssssssssssss omggg.

    i didn’t expect myself to win any awards this year because i have been the biggest mess when it comes to posting!! i am like shocked people even though to nominate me,,, like wut. i’m going to fill out the feedback form and i’m excited but you did such a wonderful job this year and you put so much work into everything and i’m,,, just like WOW IMAGINE BEING THAT ICONIC. i wouldn’t know how to acttt. also i hate being salty about not seeing some of my faves on here but *clenches fist* awards don’t define us. and i basically love all these blogs so i’m really happy to see them being appreciated AHHHHHHHH. idk how many times i’m gonna say this BUT WOW U LEGEND HOW DO U PUT SO MUCH HARD WORK INTO EVERYTHING YOU DOOOOO.

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    1. THANK YOU I was very proud of the puns

      and aahh you’re an amazing blogger no matter what okay!!!! and I LOVE YOU SO MUCH 💖💖💖 and ah same I was sad that some of my other favorites didn’t win, but like you said, awards don’t define how amazing a blogger is and this year’s winners are phenomenal too ❤ AND I LOVE YOU STOP SAYING SUCH NICE THINGS TO ME

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  3. nfknvvfnndff I won something??! I can’t believe it AHHH i’m gonna be floating on euphoria forever!! (ok but we been knew that Xandra more than deserved that award because she’s SO GOOD hahaha)

    I’m so happy that my faves won, but sad that some didn’t! Though at the end of the day, these awards don’t define our worth, and we’re all amazing!! congrats to you for getting best personality–it was very well deserved 💖💖

    ALSO, i keep saying this, but you did SO WELL hosting the blogger awards this year!! sure, not everything went smoothly, but that was no fault of yours. major kudos to you for starting a google form for feedback–I’ll definitely be participating! I’m also SO on board with the changes you plan on making!!

    ok, i’m rambling now, but thank you for being such an amazing award host! this post is phenomenal, and it’s clear that you spent a lot of time and effort on it! I’m so excited for next year!!

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    1. aahh it is so well-deserved, Caitlin!! you’re an amazing blogger, especially as a newbie ❤ and yes! I really wish some of my other favorites could have won, but their worth is not defined by an award and this year's winners are so amazing 💕 (and thank you so much 😭💗)

      and yay it makes me so happy to hear that you found my hosting enjoyable! and thank you so much for participating in the feedback, it really means a lot to me ❤

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  4. Eeek!!! Congrats everyone ❤️❤️ So many of my favorites got an award, which is awesome!

    Yeah, I see how one blogger having multiple awards is an issue this year; which is kinda unfair for the others :/ I can’t wait to see how the changes in next year will make this better. Good job May xx

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    I can’t believe I actually won and I am CRYING. I haven’t been able to read and blog since college started which means that I’ve been reduced to a pile of bookish tears. This announcement is the highlight of my month thank you so much. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE OTHER WINNERS TOO!

    LET’S SPREAD LOVE AND POSITIVITY TO THE BOOKISH WORLD. I hope you get to read all the best books, May! 💕

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    1. Aww, Rain!!! You are so sweet, THANK YOU!! I’m so happy winning an award could mean so much to you — and a gentle reminder that you’re an amazing blogger no matter how much you read or blog (I can relate too well to going back to school and going into a slump 😭💗)


  6. Congrats to everyone! And thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for me. And thank you so much, May, for putting this all together. You are such a bright light in the community and in my life. Forever so thankful to call you my friend! I love you! 💖

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  7. The biggest congratulations to all of the winners (and thank you to every kind soul that voted for me, I’m a little shook right now😭) and most of it all, congratulations to you, May and thank YOU for all of your hard and incredible work hosting these awards 💖💖 you did such an incredible job with it all and I am so so, SO very grateful for you 💖💖

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  8. Wow I am speechless! Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who was entered truly! I have discovered new blogs to follow and that’s just amazing!
    Thank you so much for everyone who voted for me and first of all a huge thank you May for all the work and hours you put into this! I can’t imagine all the hours you’ve worked on this award! I commented on your suggestions but I think they are excellent. If we can help in the organization next year (I don’t know counting for some categories or …) just let us know really!

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    1. I’m so happy you’ve found some new bloggers to follow!! That’s one of my biggest goals with this ❤

      And aahh, Sophie, you are too sweet, thank you so much for your kind words 😭 I don't know how I'd be able to get help from other people but I will definitely reach out if needed! 💕


  9. Thank you so so much for hosting these awards, May!! I think you did a simply fantastic job, and it turned out well! But I do see where there could be some improvement, and I’ll definitely let you know in the feedback section! 💖

    I want to congratulate everyone who won an award, and everyone who was included in the nominations! 💕 I wish everyone could win something, but unfortunately that’s not how awards work! 😅😌 But I do agree that everyone here is fantastic, and anyone who hasn’t been to these blogs should definitely check them out! (And of course, you deserve your award very much, May! Congratulations on that!!)

    Once again, thanks so much, and I still can’t believe I won an award!!(??) I’m super shocked, and infinitely grateful!!! 😊💕 I can’t wait to see what happens next year, and I can’t wait to catch up with these wonderful bloggers!

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    1. Aahh, Xandra, you are so sweet, thank you so much!! And thank you for giving feedback, it helps me out a lot and I appreciate it ❤

      I wish every book blogger could be recognized for their efforts too! But this is a great list of bloggers and I'm happy for them ☺ (And AAHH thank you so much, I'm so honored that I won an award 💛)

      You are so deserving of your win, Xandra!! You're an amazing blogger ❤

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  10. First, you such a lovely human being, you did an amazing work!!!, honey!😍 It’s beautiful to show all this love and support to so many bloggers, especially since I know they all work hard and create incredible content.👏🏻 They’re ALL beautiful people.😊
    Congrats to all the winners,🎊 I’m SO happy and proud because I adore the vast majority, and also because I have new book bloggers to follow right away. ❤️

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    1. Sofii, you are too sweet!! Thank you so much, I’m really glad I was able to pull this project off (albeit with a few mistakes), to give bloggers the recognition and appreciation they deserve ❤ And I am so happy to hear that there are some bloggers on this list you haven't heard of that you're checking out! 💕

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  11. Congrats to all the winners, and congrats to you, too, May, for doing such an amazing job with these awards 💖💖

    Also I love all the ideas and changes for next year! One suggestion I would have is instead of making it mandatory to vote for every category, maybe having an option that’s something like “I don’t know these blogs enough to vote in this category”, that way people can still vote but be honest about it, too. There are definitely some categories where I don’t follow any of the blogs who were nominated, and I would feel disingenuous making a largely arbitrary vote, but I’d still want to vote for the other ones, you know?

    But again, congrats and thanks for doing such a great job! 💖

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    1. Aahh, thank you so much, Ally 😭💗

      That’s a great suggestion! I’m trying to figure out a balance of wanting the voters to check out all the blogs in order to vote (because I really do want people to look at those blogs and find new ones to follow), but also making sure people aren’t just going to vote for one at random because they want to be able to vote for others, like you said. I’ll definitely keep what you send in mind, thank you so much! 💕

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  12. Mayyyyyy!! CONGRATS YOU DESERVED A PLACE!! And also thank you for this extraordinary effort! You are truly an incredible person putting this all together 💕and I’m really honoured to have won categories 😭💛truly didn’t expect it at all so ahhhh thank you to everyone who voted for me!

    And congrats to all the winners!! SO many epic names here and excited to click on new blogs to follow!!

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  13. I can barely imagine how much work went into all of this, thank you so much for making this happen, May! 💕

    congratulations to all the winners, and all the nominees – and really the whole book blogging community for being such a positive, supportive space that it was so difficult to choose who to nominate and vote for! it’s awesome to see so many friends getting recognition, and I’m definitely going to have to spend some time checking out some of the blogs I hadn’t heard of yet!

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    1. Isabelle!! You are so sweet, thank you ❤ It was so incredible to see everyone come together to boost and uplift other bloggers, and it definitely made me super happy. And I'm so glad to hear that you'll be checking out a few of the blogs you hadn't heard of yet!!

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  14. May, thank you again for pouring so much time, dedication, and passion into these awards! I hope everyone recognizes what a gem you are to the community, and that they appreciate the love you’ve shown this community by hosting the awards! Love you!! ❤ And a HUGE CONGRATS to all the winners and nominees!! ❤

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  15. *cheers from the back* May, you did it! I’m so proud of you and baffled by the stellar number of hours you put into this award! Thank you so much for the effort you put into your posts! 💕💕💕

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  16. Congratulations to all the winners 👏🎉 I’m so glad to see some of my favorite bloggers win!!!
    You are simply amazing May, for spending so much time putting this together!!!! You definitely deserve the award!! Also, thank you so much for featuring one of my quotes 💕💖

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  17. Congrats to all the winners! I am so stoked about the new blogs that I found to read and so happy for all these bloggers who I love receive this recognition and support. ❤ ❤ May, fantastic job hosting the awards this year! I can't imagine the amount of work it took and I hope you are proud of what you've accomplished. I've found so many new bloggers thanks to these awards and I'm so stoked they will be happening again!

    To echo what some others have said, if you need any help in the future, please let us know! ❤ I'd be more than happy to help lessen the burden on you, if I can.

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    1. Aahh Nicole, I’m so so happy to hear you’ll be checking out some blogs you haven’t heard of!! That was one of my top goals with these awards! And oh god, your words are so incredibly sweet and kind, thank you so much — they mean a lot to me 😭💕

      And yes, I will be sure to let people know if I come up with a way for others to help! Thank you so much for the offer ❤

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      1. It was definitely achieved and it was really fun to read everyone’s nomination posts, too! So thank you so much for bringing them back. It was a fantastic experience on my end. ❤

        Yes, please do! Good luck with everything and thank you again for everything you've done (and so sorry with all the bullshit you've had to deal with in the interim). ❤

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  18. You did THIS, and it’s amazing May! It is such a big project and I congratulate you for being able to pick up a huge project and handle it perfectly (or as good as one can do)!! Also, congratulations to all the winners, you all absolutely deserved the awards you received. 🙂

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  19. OH MY GOD IM JUST IMAGINING THE AMOUNT OF TIME THIS MUST HAVE TAKEN 😔 soo thank you so so much for taking the time to organize all of this! the awards were amazing, aaaand i had so much fun reading all the posts!! 💓
    all the winners are just GAGSSJDJ they deserve everything!!!

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  20. May, you have put an EXTRAORDINARY amount of love and time and effort (and likely blood, sweat and tears) into this, and I am so happy you are being commended for all your hard work. YOU DESERVE ALL THIS PRAISE!! (Also, if I’m to throw my 2 cents in, you’re amazing and we love you.)
    Congratulations to all of the winners, so many amazing bloggers are here!! But also, thanks to everyone who voted, an nominated, and all the bloggers who didn’t win or get nominated – you’re all amazing too. (Mostly I just love this community and so, big group hugs to everyone. 🤗)

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  21. Oh my goodness, May!! You did such a phenomenal job with this and let’s just take a moment of silence to appreciate all the effort you put into these awards. *standing ovation for you* The fact that you not only did all the voting, got quotes from nomination posts, put it all together, made a spreadsheet with all the links, and probably a thousand other behind the scenes things that I’m not naming?? YOU’RE AMAZING.😭💖

    Congratulations to all the winners, and I’m so honored and excited to be on this list, ahh!!🙈✨ I can’t wait to go follow all these blogs and find more from your spreadsheet! Also, congratulations to you too for your very well-earned award and for successfully putting this all together. CONFETTI AND CUPCAKES ALL AROUND, I’M IN SUCH A HAPPY MOOD AFTER READING THIS POST!!!

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    1. Aaahh OLIVIA!!! You’re going to make me emotional, thank you so much 😭❤ It was definitely a lot of work, I’m not going to lie, but it was so worth it just to make people’s days and bring some more positivity and love to book bloggers, because they deserve it!

      You’re so amazing, and your work 100% deserves to be recognized!! And it makes me so happy to hear you’ll be checking out some blogs from the spreadsheet ☺💕 And THANK YOU AAHHH LOVE YOU SO MUCH! ❤

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  22. Congratulations to all the winners!! Each award is so well deserved, and I love that you included a little paragraph about why each winner was nominated 😍 May you did such an amazing job with these awards! Thank you so much for dedicating so much of your time and energy to this! 💕💕

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