Best Blogging Friends of 2019 – Part Two


Hello everyone,

Yesterday I posted a list of nine fellow book bloggers who have become or continued to be amazing friends to me in 2019, and today I have nine more!

Once again, there are so many I could mention here as this is just such a magnificent community to be a part of. I am exceedingly grateful for all of you on my blog, and on Twitter.

So here are the rest, once again in alphabetical order:

Noly @ The Artsy Reader

Noly is simply one of the loveliest, kindest, and most genuinely fantastic people I have been lucky enough to have made friends with through social media. For me, she epitomises the book blogging community, and the support that exists within it.

I always enjoy reading her posts, too. We may gravitate towards different genres in terms of reading, but Noly writes in an absorbing way that makes me want to check out any book she gives a positive review.

A great post by Noly: Never-Ending Debate: Physical vs. Ebooks

Noriko @ Diary Of A Bookfiend

Noriko was one of the first friends I made after I started book blogging, and she is undoubtedly one of the best. Her reviews are always interesting and eloquent, not to mention brilliant to read! I think some of her writing has inspired me with my own blog.

I really enjoy discussing books with Noriko, you can sense her enthusiasm and passion for reading in every word she writes.

A great post by Noriko: Audiobook Review: Liar by K.L. Slater

NS Ford @ NS Ford

I sometimes find it difficult to come up with a wide range of interesting blog post ideas, but NS Ford is full of innovation! Beyond book reviews, she publishes a range of posts such as looking back at her reads from years ago, film adaptation reviews, and clever poems.

I always enjoy reading her blog for this very reason, and I appreciate the support she gives to my posts as well. As a writer herself, it means a lot when she gives my reviews positive feedback.

A great post by NS Ford: The time-travelling bookworm: two steps back

Pauliina @ The Bookaholic Dreamer

When I first read one of Pauliina’s blog posts, I immediately loved her style. She takes part in lots of great reading challenges, and her wrap-ups are full of detailed statistics which make them even more engaging.

We share a love of historical fiction, and in the summer we buddy read The Familiars by Stacey Halls, where she gave some wonderful insights. Her PhD research is fascinating, too!

A great post by Pauliina: September Wrap-up: Bookish Stats & Mini-reviews

Rumaanah @ Rums The Reader

I absolutely adore reading Rumaanah’s reviews and always look forward to them! She writes in a very descriptive and beautiful way that often captures the magic of a book.

Even better, we have a very similar taste in books, so whenever I read a glowing review from Rumaanah, it means an instant addition to my TBR! Very soon we are planning to a buddy read, which I’m really looking forward to.

A great post by Rumaanah: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (Book Review)

Shalini @ Shalini’s Books And Reviews

Shalini’s reviews are often as compelling to read as the very books they describe, and she has perhaps contributed more to my TBR than anybody else. It seems that every day, she brings us another great review.

She gets through so many books, but also finds the time to read lots of blog posts. I am extremely grateful for Shalini, as she is very supportive and definitely a source of inspiration for how I blog.

A great post by Shalini: Book Review โ€“ Gone by Leona Deakin

Shaz @ Shaz Reads

Shaz is totally one of the nicest book bloggers I know, and another with an excellent style of writing.

We have connected thanks to our mutual love of Harry Potter, and I have enjoyed doing the tags that she has nominated me for!

A great post by Shaz: Top Ten Tuesday: Retellings I Want to Read

Sofii @ A Book. A Thought

I cannot speak highly enough of Sofii; each of her posts are wonderfully written and richly detailed, coming straight from the heart. I truly adore reading them.

But above all, Sofii is the loveliest person. It is an absolute joy to talk to her, she can brighten up your day with a really nice comment. Also I must mention her blog aesthetic, I love it.

A great post by Sofii: My 2020 Goals || Blogging, Reading & Writing

Syl @ Syl Reads

Syl is another fantastic bookish friend whose posts I always look forward to. I really like her reviews, where she combines a very intelligent and articulate style of writing with a effective way of conveying her own opinions.

As a librarian, she offers great insights and has a lot of interesting things to say about various topics relating to books. And just like everyone else in this post, she is full of kindness.

A great post by Syl: Review: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

I cannot end this post without mentioning Gem, who is my online BFF. We connected back in 2017 and I am so unbelievably thankful for that, as we get along so well. We are currently on our third buddy read of 2019, and sixth overall.

Happy reading ๐Ÿ™‚

21 thoughts on “Best Blogging Friends of 2019 – Part Two

  1. Hey Stephen, thank you so much โค๏ธ you are amazing too. Your reviews are so well thought and so beautifully worded that I am often envious. Thank you so much for this shoutout. I value your friendship too… I should perhaps chat more with you ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

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    1. You’re very welcome, Shalini. I honestly think your reviews are captivating and I’m really thankful for them because they have helped inspire me. It means a lot too that you enjoy my reviews. ๐Ÿ˜Š Always happy to chat ๐Ÿ˜…

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  2. Awww, Stephen, thanks so very much๐Ÿ’– How sweet of you to mention me in this blog post. Itโ€™s humbling and Iโ€™m totally honored! Just as much my post could have inspired your blog post, your insightful, thoughtful yet objective reviews influenced my own writing!
    Iโ€™m so happy that we become friends and cheers to many more years of friendship to come!!

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    1. Ah you’re welcome, Noriko. You are truly one of my very best bookish friends, so you just had to be included in this post! I am so pleased too that we are friends, and all your positive comments mean a lot to me. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. OMG, Steph!! I can’t explain how much this means to me, thank you SO much! It’s super meaningful to me that you like my posts, seriously. ๐Ÿ˜Š It’s a blessing to have been able to meet such wonderful and inspiring people this year, and you’re one of them, thank you SO much for your words, again & I hope you have a successful 2020 โค๏ธ

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  4. Another lovely post, Stephen. Itโ€™s so nice to see people be so kind to each other online. Youโ€™ve given me quite the list of blogs to explore and people to say hi to โ˜บ๏ธ And thank you so much for your kind words about me. I am absolutely grateful that blogging introduced me to you and love chatting and discussing books with you. I just wish we lived closer to each other so we could have blogging sessions and face to face buddy read discussions! Speaking of – is it really six reads weโ€™re up to now?! ๐Ÿ˜„ Hereโ€™s to lots more in 2020!

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    1. Thank you, Gem. That’s one thing I have loved about blogging – that everyone is so kind and supportive. These posts have been in my mind for a while and I’m glad to have finally written them. Enjoy visiting the other blogs! ๐Ÿ˜Š
      And you’re welcome. It would be nice to live closer to one another, we would have even lengthier bookish discussions! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Yes, The Huntress is our sixth (and one of our best). Definitely more to come in 2020!

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  5. Thank you so much Stephen – I really appreciate all the support you’ve given me and my blog this year and it’s been nice getting to know you more and I can’t wait to see how 2020 goes for us both (: Here’s to even bigger and better things! x

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