The Outstanding Blogger Award

Hey there! I was nominated by Georgia @ Lost in Neverland for this award, and I am so thankful. If you haven’t been to Lost in Neverland, you should totally check it out!! It’s an awesome blog with great reviews and other wonderful bookish content.

The Outstanding Blogger Award was originally created by Colton Beckwith.


  • Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
  • Answer the questions provided.
  • Create 7 unique questions.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  • At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

Georgia’s Questions:

What is your first read of 2021?

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer, and I loved it!

Do you have any reading or blogging goals this year?

My Goodreads goal is to read 100 books this year. Other than that, I have no formal goals. However, I’d like to join more blog tours and maybe become more active on Pinterest. We’ll see…

What was your favourite book of 2020?

Nooooo! I don’t know if I can pick just one. Here are the first four that popped in my head (I included links to Goodreads if you click on the picture):

What was you least favourite book of 2020?

Damsel. I had a few DNFs, but Damsel really didn’t do it for me. I think I was most disappointed in this one because I had high hopes for it.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of you life, what would it be?

Tomatoes – I have a major love of tomatoes, and last summer I even grew 24 tomato plants!

Do you prefer writing book reviews or book tags?

Depends on the day. lol Tags are usually super fun, but I also like analyzing and commenting on books. This week, I held off on writing review because it felt like a bit of a chore. 🙂

Have you got a book recommendation for me?

Always! The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is AMAZING!! So is Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen.

I also am loving the Cursebreakers series. Other YA fantasis I’ve read and loved recently include Fable by Adrienne Young, Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift, Poison and Honey by Kristen Brand, and The Elements of the Crown by Kay L. Moody.

For historical fiction lovers, I really enjoyed The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

Tag time!

My Questions:

  • Do you have any bookish or non-bookish goals for 2021?
  • Which books are you most looking forward to reading in 2021?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • Do you prefer series or standalones?
  • Which animal best describes your personality?
  • Do you have a favorite book or author?
  • Describe your blog in three words.

21 thoughts on “The Outstanding Blogger Award

  1. Thank you so much for the Tag! I’m glad you loved A Heart so Fierce and Broken although I am nowhere near ready for that series to end. I really need to pick up the Song of Achilles and I’ve never heard of Beneath the Cruel Fathoms but you’ve just convinced me to add it to my TBR. Great post 😀

    1. The Cursebreakers series is definitely one that I don’t want to end, and yet I can’t wait to find out what happens next. lol

      The Song of Achilles was so beautiful. I may have ugly cried a couple of times, and I legit hugged the book when I finished it. lol And Beneath Cruel Fathoms has such a great romance! I adored it! 🙂

  2. Thank you for answering my questions! And thanks for the recommendations, I will definitely check some of those out! I’m so glad you liked A Heart So Fierce and Broken, I’m so excited for A Vow So Bold and Deadly to come out! Also whenever we’ve tried to grow tomato plants in our garden, we end up with a very small amount, so I’m impressed that you grew 24!

    1. We did well last year with our garden. I grew tomatoes, garlic, eggplant, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, and peppers. And a bunch of herbs. I love gardening almost as much as I love reading! lol

  3. Thanks for the tag. I don’t do a lot of tags, but your questions look fun. I have seen so many great reviews and recommendations for The Song of Achilles, that I am going to give it a go. The Book of Lost Names is on my TBR for sometime in the next couple of months. Off I go to sort out my answers.

  4. Thanks so much for tagging me!

    I loved the Six of Crows as well. It had so many elements that made it hard to put the book down. And I’m really intrigued by the Song of Achilles now after hearing some bloggers talk about it.

  5. Always hard to choose your favourite! Fro our list I only read Six of Crows, which I love! I’m planning on reading Fable soon!


  6. Ahh congrats on the award Julie!! You totally deserve it ❤️ And yesss Cursebreakers and Six of Crows are AMAZING 😍 I need Vow so badly, it’s probably unhealthy at this point. And good luck with your reading goals!! I, for one, can’t even imagine getting through 100 books a year 😅

    And thank you so much for the nomination! I am shamefully behind on tags but I hope I’ll be able to get to your questions soon!! 😊 Great post!!! ❤️

    1. Thanks so much, Abby! That means a lot! 🙂 I read the first few chapters (an extended excerpt) of Vow and LOVED it – can’t wait to read the whole book!! Hope you enjoy it!! I’ll keep an eye out for your review. 🙂

  7. Congratulations on the nomination! I definitely agree with you about the book review/book tag answer. Sometimes when I read too quickly writing the reviews can be such a chore but then I also realise perhaps it’s time to write shorter reviews? 😂 Glad to hear you loved AHSFAB–I still need to read it and was put off a little by all the negative reviews but I hope to love it as well!

    1. I was put off by the negative reviews of AHSFAB too, but I devoured the book! I loved the characters and was shocked at some of the characters actions. I ended up really loving it. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it if you get the chance to read it!

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