Hello all! I wanted to discuss how book club and buddy reads are beneficial to your reading goals. Earlier in the year, I decided to rejoin bookstagram as I noticed that it was easier to use the platform to discuss and chat about books with other book lovers. I also decided that it was best to separate my bookish related content from my personal one in order to be a part of the community. Rejoining bookstagram was such a great decision, not only have I gained new friends but I have been able to participate in buddy reads and learn about other books I didn’t know about.
I have been able to do buddy reads through bookstagram, so far I’ve read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han and What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera & Becky Albertalli. It’s been fun to do this since I can chat with other members of the community about the book and they have motivated me to continue on with the reading even when sometimes I don’t feel like I have the energy or motivation.
Another aspect that has helped my reading has been to participate in online book clubs. I have been a member of TBR and Beyond in Facebook. I have been so glad that Melanie, who created the group, has been creative with the events and book club picks for the month as well as theme that are interesting. Not only participating within the group but also asking for suggestions on reads has been helpful as I have been able to find other books that have caught my interest.
Being that I have been participating in the book club and bookstagram, it has been beneficial towards my overall reading and reading challenge this year and I have been so proud of myself for being open to trying new things this year and being a part of this community in different aspects.
Today, I challenge you to be a part of the community if you aren’t and if you are, challenge yourself to participate within the community. You won’t regret meeting new people, reading new books, attending events, it’ll help you grow as a reader.
My bookstagram is @bookloversbookreviews if you want to message me and my twitter is @astridpizarro, you can always reach me to do buddy reads or readathons!