BBAW: The Bookish Dozen

BBAW_Celebrate_BooksBook Blogger Appreciation Week is a week in which book bloggers and fans of book blogs celebrate the world of books and the bloggers who spend time spreading the love of books around the Internet.

One feature of the week is the BBAW awards, in which specific bloggers receive recognition as standouts in the blogging community. Of course, the book blog world is so immense and tastes are so diverse that the awards process cannot include everyone’s favorite, and so today bloggers are sharing their favorite blogs that did not make the BBAW Awards Shortlists.

We have compiled a list of some of our favorites that we encourage everyone to check out. These bloggers have illuminated us with their insights, amused us with their wit, and charmed us with their comments. If we listed every blog that we’ve enjoyed this year, the list would go on forever, so we’ve chosen to emulate the illustrious Booker Prize panel by highlighting 13 blogs. Call it the Shelf Love Bookish Dozen.

Cornflower Books

Eve’s Alexandria



Of Books and Bicycles

Pages Turned

Random Jottings

Reading Matters

Steph and Tony Investigate

Stuck in a Book

Tales from the Reading Room

The Indextrious Reader

Vulpes Libris

Thank you to all of these wonderful bloggers for putting so much time and thought into their posts. If you haven’t visited their blogs, you’re missing out on a treat. Naturally, these 13 offer just a taste of the wonderful content in the book blogosphere, but for us, these blogs are standouts. Our (many) other favorites are listed in our blogroll, so check those out as well.

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14 Responses to BBAW: The Bookish Dozen

  1. rebeccareid says:

    What a great list! I look forward to enjoying new blogs this week.

  2. I too listed Vulpis Libris. Love that group blog!

    I read most of those you listed.

    BBAW: My very own shortlist

  3. Annabel says:

    THANK YOU so much for including me in your Shelf Love Bookish Dozen. I’m totally flattered, and I really do appreciate it! There are a couple of new ones for me to look at in your list too.

    Shelf Love is one of my few favourites that I check almost daily. I feel you are both on a similar reading wavelength to me and we enjoy many of the same or similar books. Do keep it up, and good luck in the BBAW awards. (Fingers crossed).


  4. I recently discovered some of these blogs and there are other blogs on this list that I have not heard of…thank you for listing them.

  5. Steph says:

    Tony & I feel truly honored to be included in your Bookish Dozen! And of course we’re in great company (though there are a few sites on this list that I’m not familiar with and will be checking out post-haste!). I really find Shelf Love so edifying and enjoyable – I’m always excited to find you’ve got a new review up! Congrats once again on your nomination for Best Collaborative Blog – I really hope you win, because I definitely think you deserve it!

  6. Dorothy W. says:

    Many thanks for the mention! I’m very honored that you included me. Thanks so much for reading my blog, and for writing your own — I always enjoy it!

  7. Marie says:

    that’s an awesome list! thanks for giving me some great food for blogging!

  8. kimbofo says:

    Thanks so much for the shout out, Teresa, it’s really kind and generous of you!

  9. litlove says:

    Thank you so very much for the mention, I appreciate it more than I can say and am honoured to be among such wonderful company there! And of course I realise that naturally I have posted a down beat and rather specialist post today, so must hasten to put something jollier there tomorrow!

  10. Thanks so much for the rec list! I’m very excited to see Of Books and Bicycles, as I’ve just recently gotten into cycling and have always been into books. ;-)

    Have a wonderful BBAW!

  11. Teresa says:

    Thanks to all for your comments!

    To those listed, thanks for the marvelous blogs. You inspire us in so many ways.

    And to everyone else, thanks for checking out these great blogs. It’s wonderful to see good bloggers get discovered by someone new!

  12. Juxtabook says:

    Thank you very much for including me. What a great list if blogs!

  13. Lisa says:

    Thanks for including Vulpes Libris! Thrilled!

  14. Simon T says:

    Thanks for the mention :-D

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