I love being a book blogger. I love writing posts, coming up with interesting new ideas, writing reviews, compiling lists, having a platform to talk about what I enjoy doing. Yet perhaps the thing I love the most about it is the amazing book blogging community.
Every single day I feel extremely grateful for all the incredible friends I have made both via my blog and on Twitter. You are special, supportive, and the variety of posts I read across the community are constantly outstanding and thought-provoking. I am lucky to be a part of that. 🥰
At the end of last year I highlighted eighteen of my favourite bookish friends, and this year I wanted to do the same. So, over the course of my next two posts, I am going to talking about eighteen more book bloggers and how brilliant they are!
Here are the first nine, in alphabetical order:
Abby @ Beyond The Read
Abby started her blog this year and I always look forward to reading her posts. They are thoughtful, extremely in-depth, and filled with an infectious enthusiasm that brings a smile to my face, especially when she talks about a book that she really loved. On top of that, she is kind and hardworking and always has time for others.
A great post from Abby: 7 Historical Fiction Books that Tell a Different Story
Alexia @ The Bewitched Reader
I am very grateful to be friends with Alexia, she is a lovely person to interact with and we are currently in the middle of our first buddy read. She is talented, writes very eloquently, and has a determination to succeed at whatever she does, while she has come up with the perfect new name for her blog.
A great post from Alexia: On Accountability – Thoughts and Reflections
Becky @ Becky’s Book Blog
Becky has been a wonderful part of the book blogging community for some time now and posts consistently great content several times each week. She has introduced me to some fabulous reads and I love it when we find a particular book that we have both enjoyed – most recently The Once And Future Witches.
Furthermore, Becky’s organisational skills have been so helpful this year with BBNYA, she deserves a lot of credit for that. And also I have to mention her blog’s tagline, ‘I’m going on an adventure!’. That always makes me smile.
A great post from Becky: Favourite reads of 2020 – Debut’s edition!
Brittany @ Book Ramblings
I find Brittany really inspiring. We all know that 2020 has been a difficult year, but she has still managed to achieve so much and do a lot of positive things while also being an extremely kind and lovely member of the community.
After graduating in the summer, Brittany has gone on to secure a job in publishing and has written some absolutely wonderful blog posts about it, sharing some very interesting insights.
A great post from Brittany: My First Week in Publishing
Celine @ Celinelingg
I came across Celine’s blog about halfway through the year and I love it! She mostly posts reviews, but they are always an entertaining read and she presents them in a very unique way, showing a good eye for detail. She also has a wonderful blogging voice.
A great post from Celine: Eddie Flynn Book Review : Thirteen + Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh
Chana and Malka @ Paper Procrastinators
Chana and Malka have an outstanding blog! I love reading all their posts, with such as their varied monthly TBRs and shared answers to book tags, but it is their discussions that really set them apart. They are so thoughtfully written and always seem to get right to the very heart of a highly relevant topic, all the while being super entertaining to read. Even better, they often lead to some long discussions in the comments, which is what those sorts of posts are all about!
My reading preferences are aligned more closely with Chana, but I have probably had longer bookish discussions with Malka. All the same, they are both wonderful bloggers.
A great post from Chana: Science vs. Fiction: Rating Sci-Fi as a STEM Student
A great post from Malka: What Makes You Well Read?
Dini @ Dinipanda Reads
Dini is a very prolific book blogger, sometimes posting more than once in a day. Despite that, she is never short of amazing content, and I just love the way she pours her heart into her blog, combining lots of fun features with some excellent insights and discussions. She works so hard and is super supportive too.
A great post from Dini: Let’s Talk Bookish: Rereading Books
Ellie @ Read To Ramble
Ellie is enthusiastic and supportive and has time for everybody. I connected with her at the start of this year and she has become a prominent member of the book community, particularly on Twitter. Since then, I have done two buddy reads with her and discovered the remarkable depth of her TBR.
At the same time, I am convinced that she has superpowers! She is in the middle of a university degree, has split her time between Scotland and France, publishes a detailed blog post near enough every day, read about 36 books in the month of April alone, managed the Write Reads blog tour Twitter account, played a large part in the organisation of BBNYA, and successfully wrote 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), all while maintaining a very active social media presence.
Perhaps I am basing this on my own, somewhat negligible standards of productivity, but that is truly extraordinary. I have asked her once or twice if she ever sleeps! Ellie is super impressive, and a really good friend who I have made this year.
A great post from Ellie: The Anonymous Bookaholics Tag
Florence @ Miscellany Pages
Florence is a wonderful friend who I am grateful to have connected with this year. Her blog posts are so unique, not only exploring diversity and difference, but also approaching literature with an academic focus which I absolutely love.
Her university dissertation topic on race and mythological retellings is extremely fascinating and I have a feeling that it will lead to an excellent degree classification next year, which I know she is capable of. Florence has also helped add an array of interesting books to my TBR!
A great post from Florence: Questioning the Canon: Race and Greek Mythology Retellings
Part Two of this post is coming up tomorrow!
Happy reading 🙂