Thursday, September 4, 2008

BBAW Awards Finalists

I'm going to start announcing BBAW Awards Finalists throughout the day on this post. I'll just keep updating this post. Please visit these wonderful blogs, chosen by you, and get to know them and congratulate them. Voting will commence tomorrow.

Best General Book Blog
Books on the Nightstand
Devourer of Books
J. Kaye's Book Blog
Loud Latin Laughing

(note: there were over 100 blogs nominated for this category-a lot of really awesome blogs out there!)

Best Kidlit Blog
A Patchwork of Books
Christian Children's Book Review
Jen Robinson's Book Page
Well Read Child
Young Readers

Best Romance Blog
The Book Binge
Dear Author
OCD, vampires, and amusing rants, oh my!
Rip My Bodice
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Best Christian/Inspirational Blog
A Peek at My Bookshelf
Becky's Christian Reviews
Books, Movies, Chinese Food
Free Spirit Blogs
Relz Reviewz

Best Literary Fiction Blog
The Bluestocking Society
Caribou's Mom
Everyday I Write the Book Blog
Loud Latin Laughing

Best Book Club Blog
Book Club Girl
Books on the Brain
Everyday I Write the Book Blog
Literate Housewife
Reading Group Guides

Best Thriller/Mystery/Suspense Blog
Cheryl's Book Nook
Detectives Beyond Borders
Jen's Book Thoughts
Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Best Non-fiction Blog
A Striped Armchair
The Discerning Reader
Letters on Pages
Non-fiction Lover

Best YA Lit Blog
The Book Muncher
Bookshelves of Doom
The Page Flipper
Presenting Lenore
The Story Siren

Best Publishing/Industry Blog
Book Club Girl
Book Ninja
Buzz, Balls, and Hype
From Where I Sit
Galley Cat

Best Community Builder
5 Minutes for Books
The Hidden Side of a Leaf
J.Kaye's Book Blog
My Friend Amy

Best Challenge Host
1 More Chapter
The Hidden Side of a Leaf
Maggie Reads
Stainless Steel Droppings
Thoughts of Joy

Best History/Historical Fiction Blog
Books'N Border Collies
Civil War Blog
Historical Tapestry
Medieval Bookworm

Best Design
Books on the Brain
Books on the Nightstand
The Friendly Book Nook
Stainless Steel Droppings

Most Chatty
Age 30: A Year in Books
Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin?
J. Kaye Book Blog
OCD, vampires and amusing
rants, oh my!

Ramblings on Romance

Most Concise
Calico Reaction
Literary License
OCD, vampires, and amusing rants, oh my!
Thoughts of Joy

Most Eclectic Taste
Becky's Book Reviews
Books on the Nightstand
Mary's Library
OCD, vampires, and amusing rants, oh my!

Best Name for a Blog
Bloody Hell, It's a Book Barrage!
Books on the Nightstand
Rip My Bodice
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Best Author Blog
Camy Tang
Colleen Gleason
John Scalzi
Meg Cabot
Neil Gaiman

Best Meme/Carnival/Event
Booking Through Thursday
Book Blogger Appreciation Week
The Hidden Side of a Leaf 24 Hour Readathon
Tuesday Thingers
Weekly Geeks

Best Cookbook Blog
Books and Cooks
Crockpot 365
Karina's Kitchen
Soup's On!
Tomato Preserves

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Spec Fic Blog
Fantasy Book Critic
OCD, vampires, and amusing rants, oh my!
Stainless Steel Droppings
Stuff as Dreams are Made On
Things Mean a Lot

Most Extravagant Giveaways
Bookroom Reviews
In the Shadow of Mt. TBR
J.Kaye Book Blog
Maw Books Blog
Tree Swing Reading

Funniest/Most Humorous Blog
Bloody Hell, It's a Book Barrage!
Book Lady's Blog
Books I Done Read
Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin?
Rip My Bodice

Best Commenter/Commentator
Musings of a Bookish Kitty
OCD, vampires, and amusing rants, oh my!
Peeking Between the Pages
Rip My Bodice
Trish's Reading Nook

Best Book Community Site
Book Roast
Good Reads

Most Altruistic Blog
Devourer of Books
Maw Books Blog
Up for Grabs
West of Mars
Erotic Anthology

Best Book Published in 2008

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
No One You Know by Michelle Richmond


Anonymous said...

Wow, everyone made my day! Out of over 100 blogs I was one of the top 5 finalists? Even though it is raining like crazy, I had a terrible drive to work today, and I can't go and see "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" for free tonight because of the aforementioned rain I'm now on cloud 9!

Ladytink_534 said...

Yay for J. Kaye and the other finalists!

Holly said...

Oh, wow. We're in good company. Thanks to all who nominated! ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your hard work on this!

Dev said...

Lots of great blogs made the finals. Congratulations!

CherryBlossomMJ said...
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Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

Congrats to everyone so far! Most of these blogs I have visited and enjoyed and a few are new to me.
Thanks again Amy for starting this fabulous event!

Jen Robinson said...

Wow! This is such an honor. Thank you!!

Jena said...

Congrats, finalists! I can't wait to see the rest of the nominations! (and I can't believe some of these were new to me!)

Anonymous said...

Congrats to those nominated so far! This is going to be great to find new blogs, I'm surprised that I haven't been visiting half of them so far. Now I'll be camping out next to my computer all day to see what comes up next!

Anonymous said...

I was honored just to receive a nomination. I've only been blogging two years and this is really fine company to be with. Kudos to all the finalists so far!

Ana S. said...

Congrats to the finalists! I'm actually not familiar with most. Off to explore!

Anonymous said...

Wow, huzzah! Thanks so much for including me in the top 5! And I love the boost of traffic so far! Thank you for organizing this!

Ann Kingman said...

Holy Cow, thank you!! We are so honored, and thrilled to be in such esteemed company. I am also overjoyed to have so many great new blogs to read. Thank you for all of the hard work you put into this, Amy!

Ann & Michael, Books on the Nightstand

Unknown said...

I'm stunned! Thanks so very very much!

Anonymous said...

OK, now I'm beside myself. Free Spirit is in the top 5 for Christian/Inspirational blogs? Wow - so full of gratitude - I gotta surf off and check out the other 4.

Unknown said...

Wow, this is so exciting! Congrats to the nominees!

Melody said...

Congrats to all the finalists! I can't wait to explore some of these new-to-me blogs!

A big thank you to Amy for all the hard work! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the finalists, and a big thanks to everyone who nominated, and Amy who has been working so hard to put this event together!

Sherry said...

Thank you for all your work. I am honored to be nominated, and it's going to be fun to try to visit all the other book blogs that were nominated.

By the way, the link for 5 Minutes for Mom is broken/mistyped.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations everyone! Thanks Amy for all the work you've done so far on this! Great to see some of my nominees in the listings! Lots of new blogs to check out :).

Holly said...

Congrats to all!

Amy, thank you for all your hard work!

Melody said...

Congrats again!
I've also posted this annoucement on my blog here. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, cool! But Amy, you have West of Mars under altruistic blogs, which is where it belongs -- except you've got my main author's blog there, not the Win a Book blog, which I think is the better fit for the category.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

The Bookworm said...

congratulations, there are some wonderful blogs up there!

Chrisbookarama said...

Congrats to everyone!

Anonymous said...


You had an inspirational idea and done a great job! Thank you.

Neither of my blogs made the short list but I'm not surprised. One of them is very new and the other is going through a major upheaval. The really nice thing is that I can learn from a whole bunch of examples of how people are book blogging and doing it well!

Lenore Appelhans said...

Wow - so many great YA book blogs and I made the short list *blushes*

Anonymous said...

Yippee! The Book Lady is thrilled!

Jen said...

I am honored!! -- Book Club Girl

Anonymous said...

It's an honor to be on the Best Books list. Thanks, Amy, and thanks to anyone who read NO ONE YOU KNOW! --Michelle R.

Darlene said...

Thanks for all your hard work Amy. This has been such a great idea and a lot of great blogs have been nominated. Even me! Thanks to all who nominated me for the commentator award-I am so grateful!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Thank you so much everybody! Way excited to make the list! And Amy, your amazing!

Camy Tang said...

Wow, I'm so honored! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Very Surprised and happy to make the list! Thanks so much! My favorite thing to do is give away books!

LisaMM said...

I am so surprised and honored to make the cut!! Thanks to everyone who nominated and especially to Amy for all this hard work! You're amazing, Amy!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I found this blog as a link from another blog, which was sent to me by a friend. And who is on this list of blogs, except for me! I had no clue! I feel so very special. ;-)

So thank you, and I'm off to write a blog about this contest. I appreciate you nominating me for one of the best Nonfiction Book blogs. Now I'm going to have to read the other blogs on the list!


Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks! So nice.

Anonymous said...

OMG wow!!!! I can't believe I made the Best Author Blog list!

Thank you so much! I am honored and flattered!

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled! Thank you, everyone, for nominating me; what a surprise!

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for the nomm! That's very cool, and great to get links to so many other book blogs! :)

Sherry said...

Thanks, Amy, for all your hard work. I enjoyed my visits to all the other nominees very much, and I'm looking forward to seeing who wins.

Anonymous said...

This is terrific! It really *is* an honor just to be nominated. Thanks for all the hard work you've put into this endeavor.

Serena said...

What a fantastic list of nominees to choose from.

Congrats to all the nominees and good luck.

I posted the link to the voting and nominee finalists on my blog, I can't wait to see the results.

Cheryl said...

Thank you to everyone for notimating my blog Cheryl's Book Nook. Congrats to all the other cool, fun blogs

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the finalists.

Rel said...

What a lovely surprise :)

Dewey said...

Thanks to whoever nominated my blog! And thanks, Amy, for putting all this together.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the finalists! Thank you, Amy, for putting so much work in to this event. :) Are you going to make it an annual thing?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The Fox Reads said...

congrats to all the finalists!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

hmmm... I see that I needed to be more specific with my previous comment as I came off wrong. When I commented about "trashy" blogs and there being better out there, not all of the MANY wonderful categories were posted, but only two. One being the romance category. Some, some I say of the blogs in that category are what I was referencing as trashy. As, I do believe they are called by book sellers and themselves trashy romances. I'm just shocked with all of the romance out there be it inspirational, trashy, and in between that those were picked. Yet, I did not put forth any nominations, and things just work out that way. Many people like it, I suppose. I'm just saying. There could be much better.

As a whole, the MAJORITY of blogs here are beyond fabulous with wonderful hours upon hours of reading and tidbits and information for the book-a-holic!! So I'm sorry if you thought I meant you. I mean to say thank you for all the time that "most" of you put into your great blogs.

1morechapter said...

Thanks to all those who nominated me for challenge host!!! I so appreciate all of you and all the participants of the challenges as well!!!!

3m @

Anonymous said...

Too late for this time, but for nonfiction blogs, here are some great ones: Citizen Reader ( and Welcome to the hinterlands: a narrative nonfiction blog (

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