The London Book Fair UK Book Blog Awards 2020 Longlist Revealed

The London Book Fair UK Book Blog Awards 2020 Longlist Revealed

Shortlist and winners to be announced at ceremony at The London Book Fair, presented by Children’s Author of the Day Cressida Cowell

The London Book Fair announced today the 2020 UK Book Blog Awards longlist, recognising the top book vloggers, bloggers, Instagrammers and podcasters in the country.

This year’s longlist include: blogs pairing books with travel destinations (The Book Trail), interviewing children’s authors (Bluebird Reviews) and sharing bookshop recommendations (Julia’s Bookcase); podcasts challenging opinions of women’s literature (Sentimental Garbage), championing children’s titles (Down the Rabbit Hole) and celebrating books from the past which deserve greater recognition (Backlisted); vloggers known for their prize coverage (Lonesome Reader), exploring literary classics (LucytheReader) and offering writing advice (The Book Belle); and Instagrammers reviewing picture books (Mini and the Whale), promoting new releases and beloved classics side by side (The Halcyon Days of Summer) and bringing together the influencer community through meet ups and book clubs (What Sally Read Next).

Shortlists and winners will be announced at The London Book Fair, with a ceremony taking place at 3:30pm on 12th March 2020, hosted by LBF Children’s Author of the Day and Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once).

The judging panel, made up of experts from across the book industry, are Paul Black (Publicity Director at Andersen Press), Rosie Beaumont-Thomas (Events & Outreach Manager at Royal Society of Literature) and Shahroo Izadi (author of The Last Diet and The Kindness Method).

Helen Clifford, Marketing Manager of The London Book Fair, said “We had an incredibly high standard of entries for this year’s UK Book Blog Awards, and everyone featured on the longlist reflect the fantastic quality of work being done by influencers in the book community. Social media is an essential part of the publishing industry, and we look forward to celebrating the passion and hard work of these book influencers at the Fair.

The UK Book Blog Awards 2020 longlist:

Book Blogger:

  • And On She Reads
  • Bluebird Reviews
  • By CK Robertson
  • Julia’s Bookcase
  • Lonesome Reader
  • The Book Trail


  • Best Book Forward
  • Excuse My Reading
  • Mini and the Whale
  • The Halcyon Days of Summer
  • What Sally Read Next
  • Zubs Covered

Book Vlogger:

  • Books and Things
  • Jen Campbell
  • Leena Norms
  • Lonesome Reader
  • LucytheReader
  • The Book Belle

Book Podcaster:

  • Backlisted
  • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Literary Friction
  • Sentimental Garbage
  • The Comma Press Podcast
  • We’d Like A Word

Winners of the 2019 UK Book Blog Awards included the What’s Hot? blog, Bookstagrammer Abbie Walker, and YouTuber Rose Reads. Last year’s Awards also introduced the Book Podcaster of the Year award, which was taken home by Mostly Lit. Holly Bourne, bestselling author and last year’s Author of the Day, hosted the awards.

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