Last month NB Magazine, a literary quarterly magazine, opened their Blogger’s Book Prize. They invited bloggers from around the UK to submit a review for one of their favourite reads of 2020. Bloggers could pick from a longlist of 36 titles, all fiction, which had been submitted for entry into the prize by publishers. They could also nominate their own favourite book if it did not appear on the longlist.
I dithered about whether to enter and about which review to submit. I finally decided to go for it and submitted my review for Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers. Much to my surprise and delight I was selected as one of the shortlisted bloggers.
You can read my full review of Small Pleasures here.
The prize will be determined by a public vote and by a prize panel. The panel is comprised of last year’s shortlisted bloggers; Amanda Chatterton last year’s winner with her review for Things in Jars by Jess Kidd, Eric Karl Anderson, Sukhy Cooke, Haley Flores, Kelly Lacey and Laura Roach.
The winner of the prize wins £500 and the opportunity to interview an author for NB Magazine. The winning book will be awarded the Book of the Year 2020 title and the author will also receive £500.
If you would like to vote for me or any of the other shortlisted bloggers you can find do so find my page with my review of Small Pleasures and details on how to vote here and links to the other shortlisted bloggers and reviews here.
You can follow NB Magazine on social media:
Twitter – @NBmagazineUK
Instagram – @nbmagazine
Facebook – @newbooksmagazine
I do hope you find a review for a book you love on the shortlist. I’ve not seen who else has been selected as I type so I’m excited to see who has been chosen and what they have to say.
Voting closes on 18 March 2021.
Happy voting and if you do vote for me, thank you. It really does mean a lot.