In the past, I’ve tried one other weekly meme (i.e. The Friday 56 + Book Beginnings hosted by Freda and Gilon, respectively) only to eventually realize that it was not really working for me. With that said, I am hoping that TTT will be a more suitable fit.
Okay, that’s enough babbling on my part – Top Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. The prompt for this Tuesday is actually “books to pull you out of a reading slump” but I’ve decided to do the TTT prompt from a week prior, which was “favorite bookish blogs/websites”. Since my 22nd birthday was last Tuesday, I didn’t have the time to whip up a blog post.
Quick disclaimer: I’ll be (sort of) breaking the rules of the meme by expanding the list from ten to twenty. I will be enumerating 10 Filipino book bloggers and 10 US/international book bloggers in this post because, well, it’s really tough for me, okay! While there are a lot of book bloggers whom I am genuinely, totally heart-eyes emoji (😍) for, my fellow PH book bloggers occupy a special place in my heart that I cannot just ignore (I swear I’m not trying to be biased, but ya girl has to love her own!).
Honestly, I’m just trying to spread as much love and warm virtual hugs as I can! Without further ado, here are the twenty book bloggers who I love almost as much as I adore my god of thunder, Chris Hemsworth (in case you didn’t know, that’s like shit tons of love!!!).
My 10 favorite Filipino book bloggers
Kate @ The Backwards Bookshelf
✨ I think I’ve already said something similar in the past, but I do genuinely believe that it’s worth repeating: Kate may be new to the whole blogging game, but time and time again, she’s shown everyone that she has a defiant, honest voice that deserves to be listened to.
✨ I love how she’s unapologetically ✨ woke ✨ and that we have incredibly similar taste in books!
✨ Kate is definitely one of my most trusted sources for book recommendations!
A few posts from Kate that I really loved:
💖 #Augvocacy2018: The Myopia of the Book Community
💖 Traditionally Published Filipino Authors [2018 and 2019 Edition]
💖 In Defense of Battered Books
Cara @ Little Miss Bookworm
✨ Cara is the gentle soul that completes the ✨ Enablers ✨ trio, along with Kate and me. Out of the three of us, she’s probably the most soft-spoken – but make no mistake: she’s the kindest and most loyal out there!
✨ Cara may not be the most active in the book blogging community (especially because she’s been very preoccupied lately), but I’ve lost count of the times she’s been there for me.
✨ I love this girl so much, and every blog post she writes is worth the wait!
A few posts from Cara that I really loved:
💖 Review of Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth
💖 April Feels Day, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and facing the blog backlog
Erika @ The Nocturnal Fey
✨ Erika is an incredibly talented artist and an equally amazing book blogger.
✨ It’s actually through Erika that I was introduced to the literary greatness that is Holly Bourne.
✨ She has excellent taste in books!
A few posts from Erika that I really loved:
💖 #Augvocacy 2018: Public Libraries in the Philippines That You Should Visit Today
💖 Review of It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
💖 Review of Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes by Holly Bourne
Aimee @ Aimee, Always
✨ Aimee is definitely my #1 blog aesthetic goals.
✨ She puts a lot of effort, finesse, and creativity in her work – and it’s very much apparent.
✨ Her blogging voice is so warm and friendly, which isn’t much of a surprise because she always goes the extra mile to help other bloggers.
A few posts from Aimee that I really loved:
💖 5 Free Blog Design Resources to Spice Up Your Blog Aesthetic
💖 How to Style Your Book Reviews to Make Your Readers Love Your Content
💖 Blogging Slump? Here’s a Master List of Bookish/Book Blog Posts and Topics You Can Write About!
Camillea @ Camillea Reads
✨ I really enjoy reading her discussion posts.
✨ Camillea has so much insight and optimism to offer the world.
✨ Full of warmth and positive energy!
A few posts from Camillea that I really loved:
💖 How Far Should We Prioritize Blogging?
💖 Reading Achievements To Be Proud Of (No, not your Goodreads challenge)
💖 Reading As An Act of Self-Love
Zia @ Accio! Blog
✨ [Insert appropriate meme] Zia doesn’t usually post on her blog, but when she does, I’m blown away!
✨ I cannot stress how much I look forward to her insight on books.
✨ Zia, please blog more often if you can! The world deserves more of your writing!
A few posts from Zia that I really loved:
💖 Book Talk: Writing with Empathy (Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer)
💖 Characters with No Personality, Monsters with No Teeth: Eliza and Her Monsters
Ezrah @ I Heart Romance & YA
✨ My go-to for romance recommendations.
✨ I really like how Ezrah’s discussions are quick-paced and short yet very informative.
✨ I stan organized book bloggers.
Bianca @ The Ultimate Fangirl
✨ I love how we’ve been agreeing on certain books lately! We should definitely buddy read something someday.
✨ I only met this girl once, but I love her already!!!
✨ We have similar taste in book covers, I think. Yay to judging book covers!
A few posts from Bianca that I really loved:
💖 #Augvocacy2018: How Creating Stories Inspired by Our History Can Cultivate a Reading Culture
💖 Fangirl Issues: When You Really Are a Book Cover Judger
💖 #BookwormsUnitePH Year 4 Recap
Hazel @ Stay Bookish
✨ One of the PH book bloggers I look up to the most!
✨ She’s so wonderful and kind and friendly both online and offline!
✨ I am in love with her blog’s aesthetic (and everything else about her blog).
A few posts from Hazel that I really loved:
💖 10 YA Books as Christmas Sweaters
💖 All You Need to Know About My First YA Novel
💖 Helpful Revision Strategies I Discovered While Working on My Manuscript
KB @ Bookbed
✨ I am constantly blown away by KB’s efforts in creating an inclusive bookish community for Filipino readers. She’s truly a treasure we don’t deserve.
✨ I am so thankful and honored to have worked with her in the past, even though I’m absolutely the worst contributor ever and I am terrible with non-academic deadlines.
✨ The bookish ate we all need in our lives.
A few posts from KB that I really loved:
💖 Creating Your Safe Space as a Reader
💖 10 Lines to Love from the #StartHere anthology, No Matter Your Gender Identity
💖 8 Books from My Childhood You’ve Also Probably Read and Loved
My 10 favorite book bloggers
Fanna @ F A N N A
✨ I love the color palette of Fanna’s blog. Very bold, striking, and defiantly feminine.
✨ Fanna is just a joy to talk to! I’m hoping we get to buddy read soon.
✨ 10/10 would recommend checking out her writing.
A few posts from Fanna that I really loved:
💖 Review of Sisters’ Entrance by Emtithal Mahmoud
💖 Book bloggers – a publicity team that should be respected. Oh, and they’re free for an unlimited time!
💖 Review of Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster
Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads
✨ Vicky’s discussion posts are always wonderfully nuanced, incredibly insightful, and always on point!
✨ I live for her Twitter threads, to be honest.
✨ I always keep an eye out for her recommendations because she has impeccable taste in books.
A few posts from Vicky that I really loved:
💖 A Discussion on BooksForTrade & How It Fits Into Inclusivity in the Community
💖 Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community
💖 Can You Write It? vs. Should You Write It?
Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany
✨ Tiffany is a wonderfully sunshiny person, and I love every conversation I have with her!
✨ I adore how we dislike similar books – if that’s not true bookish friendship, I don’t know what is.
✨ Definitely one of my absolute favorite Asian book bloggers!!!
A few posts from Tiffany that I really loved:
💖 Are Book Reviews Underappreciated in the Blogging Community?
💖 Taking Breaks & Why It Matters
💖 Review of American Panda by Gloria Chao
Lili @ Utopia State of Mind
✨ Lili is so kind and generous and all the positive adjectives out there! She’s so approachable and understanding.
✨ I enjoy reading her takes on books because her reviews are exceptionally written.
✨ I am so happy that we started exchanging DMs on Twitter because she is such a delight!
Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books
✨ Marie is everyone’s friendly neighborhood book blogger. She really goes the extra mile to make people feel welcome and heard and appreciated.
✨ There are no words to express how much I look up to her. Marie is my book blogging icon!
✨ Queen of excellent discussion posts and master of blog hopping.
Puput @ Sparkling Letters
✨ I love, love, love Puput’s blogging voice!
✨ Puput is one of my favorite diverse book bloggers out there.
✨ Her reviews are A+ and so are her discussion posts.
A few posts from Puput that I really loved:
💖 Blog Hopping: For Fun or Necessity?
💖 Let’s Talk About Diversity: My Thoughts & A Bunch of Book Recs
💖 Should I Freak Out When Real Life Friends Read My Blog?
Nandini @ Unputdownable Books
✨ I really admire how cohesive Nandini’s blog theme, aesthetic, and color palettes are. (What can I say? I can’t help but appreciate great branding.)
✨ Nandini is just a really thoughtful, very sweet book blogger, and I am so grateful for all the support she’s given me.
✨ I’m her #1 fan.
A few posts from Nandini that I really loved:
💖 What Do You Think of the Literature of Your Country?
💖 Reading 101: How to Decide What to Read Next?
May @ Forever and Everly
✨ May’s blogging voice and personality are unparalleled. She’s honestly not like anyone else, and I admire her so much!
✨ Her spreadsheets are my goals. Her organization skills are my aspirations.
✨ Every blog post she writes is just refreshing and entertaining to read!
A few posts from May that I really loved:
💖 I’m a Little Too Organized: How I Track My Read Books, ARCs, and TBR with, You Guessed it, Google Spreadsheets
💖 What Bookworms Say Versus What Bookworms ACTUALLY Mean: a Guide on the Words of Contradictory Creatures
💖 The Pros and Cons of Mood Reading and Setting Monthly TBRs (and Which One am I More Successful At??)
Sarah @ Written Word Worlds
✨ Sarah is definitely one of the most creative book bloggers I’ve ever encountered in the community. Sometimes I get a teensy bit curious about how her mind works.
✨ Her blog’s aesthetic is gorgeous and wonderfully whimsical.
✨ I can read her blog for hours without ever getting bored.
A few posts from Sarah that I really loved:
💖 Must-Reads for Every Slytherin
💖 Should GIFs Replace Star Ratings?
💖 Book Advisor: Rating Your Reading Locations
💖 Which Stereotypical YA Character Are You?
Fadwa @ Word Wonders
✨ I admire how Fadwa actively champions diversity. Honestly, she inspires me to do the same.
✨ I low-key refer to her reviews for diverse book recommendations.
✨ Can we all just agree that Fadwa is one of the most amazing human beings to ever walk the earth?
A few posts from Fadwa that I really loved:
💖 Word Wonder’s TBR Expansion: MENAH Month Recommendations
💖 My New Adult Frustrations
💖 Review of Want by Cindy Pon
Okay, this goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: I have more than twenty favorite book bloggers. I mean, seriously, I love so many people in the community! It was very difficult for me to narrow names down because I want to let everyone know that they’re highly valued and greatly appreciated.
With that said, if you’re a book blogger reading this post:
I appreciate what you do, and I believe in you. You’re doing phenomenally well, and you should keep doing what you’re doing! Don’t let anything weaken your blogging voice – because you deserve to be listened to. I’m rooting for you!
I’d also like to take a moment to thank the following people for including me in their TTT last week. To Nandini, Taylor Tracy, avidreaderdiary, Ezrah, Camillea, and Dorine: Thank you so abundantly much! Your kindness and support mean more to me than you know. You’re all fantastic, and I adore you!
And that’s it for now! I already have an idea of what I’ll be writing for next week’s prompt. I hope you’re half as excited as I am!
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