Best Review Blogs:
Blogs can only be shortlisted in one niche category, so try to choose the category you think best fits the blog.
- Best General Review Blog – This blog doesn’t specialize in any one book genre, but it’s still excellent. Their book reviews usually cause you to add one more book to the TBR pile.
- Best Kidlit Blog – This blog covers children’s and middle grade books. The reviews are great and you’ve even gone out and bought books on this blogger’s recommendation for your own children or other children.
- Best YA Review Blog – This blog covers primarily young adult books. They have great reviews and recommendations.
- Best Non-Fiction Review Blog – This blog reviews primarily non-fiction. Their reviews are top notch and informative.
- Best Speculative Fiction Blog (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Paranormal) – This blog features the best reviews and specialized content in speculative fiction.
- Best Literary Fiction Blog – This blog covers primarily literary fiction. The reviews are of a high caliber and get you to think on some of the deeper issues that literary fiction brings up.
- Best Romance Blog – This blog is hot! And it reviews romance books in a way that keeps you coming back for more.
- Best History/Historical Fiction Blog – This blog features the best reviews and specialized content on books about a time gone by.
- Best Thriller/Mystery/Suspense/Crime Blog – This blog features the best reviews and specialized content on the books that keep you up all night!
- Best GLBT Lit Review Blog – This blog features the best reviews and specialized content on GLBT books and/or authors.
- Best Specialized Blog – Cookbooks? Baseball history? Books written by people who have never been on a plane? This blog’s content is so specialized they are one of a kind… but their reviews really rock.
- Best Cultural Review Blog – This blog features the best reviews and specialized content on books and/or authors of a specific cultural identity.
- Best Graphic Novel Review Blog – This blog features the best reviews and specialized content in graphic novels.
- Best Publishing/Industry Blog – This blog keeps you up-to-date on the publishing/industry world. Even though it’s “shop talk”, the posts are interesting and engaging (not dry!). This blog is an authority on the publishing/industry world.
- Best Spiritual/Inspirational or Religious Book Review Blog – This blog features the best reviews and specialized content on the books and authors that address a life of faith.
There are so many different aspects to enjoy and reward in blogging. Nominate the blogs you love. Bloggers can be nominated for as many categories as they are deserving.
- Best Design – This blog is a pleasure to read – beautiful design, interesting layout, it’s a site you enjoy visiting for its aesthetic excellence.
- Most Eclectic Taste – This blog stands out because of its uniqueness – you never know what you’re going to get, but it’s always something surprising and new.
- Best Name for a Blog – This blog has a name that is impossible to forget – it’s creative, or witty, or just plain strange, but it’s certainly memorable.
- Best Commenter/Commentator – This blogger is a major part of what makes the community great – they comment early and often, and always have a way of keeping the conversation rolling. You always look forward to a comment from them.
- Best Collaborative Blog – They say great minds think alike, and this blog is proof – while the individual members may not always agree, their collective whole makes for some of the best content on the web.
- Best Reviews – Book reviews are the heart and soul of book blogging, and this blog is the cream of the crop – consistently well-written, entertaining and informative reviews are a staple on this blog.
- Best Writing – It’s not just what they say, it’s how they say it. This blog is almost as enjoyable to read as the books (and anything else) it talks about.
- Best Meme/Carnival/Event – This activity inspires both creativity and community among its participants.
- Best Community Builder – This blogger inspires community through their posts, their comments, and their work on book blogging events.
- Best Book Published so Far in 2009 – You’ve probably reviewed a LOT of books this year, including many brand-new ones. Here’s your opportunity to name the “Book Bloggers’ Choice” for the best book published this year.
- Most Concise – This blog gets its point across clearly and efficiently – it tells you just what you need to know.
- Best Published Author Blog – Sometimes when our favorite authors aren’t working on writing their next book, they’re blogging. And sometimes we find out about a published author by discovering his or her blog first. If you were to recommend reading just ONE published-author’s blog, this is the one.
- Best Book Club Blog – This blog gives you new ideas for your book club, features books they think will provide good discussion, and is the go-to blog for your book club.
- Funniest/Most Humorous Blog – This blog cracks you up. You make sure you’re never drinking anything while reading this blog for fear you may snort it out of your nose. You’ve been known to forward the posts from this blogger to friends, saying, “This is so funny! You have to read this!”
- Best Challenge Host – This blogger sets the bar for challenge hosts. They’ve come up with a great idea, stay involved in the challenge, and cheer on those who are participating in the challenge.
- Best Community/Cataloging Book Site – This site is better than the others. You’ve found a better community, it’s easier to navigate, and well, let’s face it, you just can’t stay away.
- Most Chatty – This blogger has a very “chatty” style. You feel like you could be sitting together, sipping wine, and chatting about life.
- Most Extravagant Giveaways – You wonder how the blogger comes up with such fantastic giveaways! You want to win these giveaways, and you also wish you’d thought of these great giveaways for your own blog.
- Best Series or Feature – This series or feature is the one thing you always read on another blog. You may or may not participate in it, but you think it’s a great idea and love reading the posts on this series or feature.
- Best Challenge – This is the challenge you always dreamed of participating in!
- Most Altruistic Blog – This blog doesn’t just focus on itself but seeks to make a difference in the lives of others through raising awareness and funds for various causes.
- Most Prolific Blogger – This blogger is EVERYWHERE. You have no idea how they do it. They consistently post on their own blog, keep up with challenges, and comment on other blogs. You’re convinced they have a super power that somehow relates to blogging.
- Best Blog Tour Group – This blog tour group always has great books on tour. They’re accessible and coordinated. You’re always happy and proud to be part of their tours.
- Best New Blog – This new blog seems to have appeared out of nowhere since September of 2008 and has jumped into the book blogging world with both feet. You love their posts and wonder how the book blogging world ever got along without them.
- Best Blog Post – This is hands down your favorite blog post you read all year. It made you laugh, it made you cry, or it reminded you of truth.
Write-in Nomination: Don’t see a category you think should be here? Write in the category and the blog you nominate for it.