Blogger’s Book Prize 2021



And the winner is…

emily powterrobinson bloggers book prize

Emily Powter-Robinson
Em’s Shelf Love

the mountains sing bloggers book prize

The Mountains Sing
Nguyễn Phan QuếMai

After an exciting online campaign, public vote and judging process, the Blogger’s Book Prize are delighted to announce the winner and NB Magazine’s 2021 Book of the Year as The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai.

The winning blogger, who championed The Mountains Sing to win the prize is Emily Powter-Robinson at Em’s Shelf Love!

As part of the prize win, Emily Powter-Robinson sat down for a virtual in-depth conversation with Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai (who called in from Jakarta!) to talk more about the winning book, book blogging and more. Check out their full conversation together here:

The shortlist

Annabel @ AnnaBookBel

Piranesi is both short and contemporary, but it is equally playful, touching and erudite, a truly uncategorisable novel in which every word counts”

Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

“We Begin at the End is not simply a book that you read, it is a journey, an experience.”

Emily @ Em’s Shelf Love

“For lovers of strong female narratives and coming-of-age stories, The Mountains Sing is a gift.”

Emma @ Emma-R

“Told with sensitivity, authenticity and bags of emotion, All the Lonely People lives on in my memory months later. There is no other contender for this accolade.”

Janet @ From First Page to Last

Small Pleasures is a quiet book that deserves shouting about.”

Lorna @ The Writing Greyhound

The Animals at Lockwood Manor is a delight from start to finish.”

The Judging Panel

This year, our public online vote  will be combined with the views of a judging panel, formed from last years shortlisted bloggers:


book bloggers

Amanda Chatterton
(Last year’s Winner)
Bookish Chat

Eric Karl Anderson
Lonesome Reader

Kelly Lacey
Love Books Group