Let’s Chat: Buddy-Reading

Today’s lets chat post is one that I am fairly new to I suppose, and that is buddy-reading. I completed my first buddy-read back in October as part of the House Cup Reading Challenge. The book was Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo and I read it with my lovely friends @lost_in_a_story and @BookishLuna.

Now, I think reading can be quite a lonely activity sometimes, and rather isolating. Now don’t get me wrong, it should be pretty clear by now just how much I love it and I find it difficult to come up with any negatives other than the impact it has on my bank balance. But if we are honest with ourselves, its quite an isolating activity.



Enter buddy-reading. Although it was something I was aware of, it wasn’t something that I was particularly familiar with. I came to realise that it’s basically an online group read! How cool is that! What’s even more brilliant about the online setting is that it doesn’t matter where you live, you can all participate to the comfort of your own home!

Both of the buddy-reads that I have taken part in have set out the number of chapters to read each day/ week and then we all share our feelings on it. I enjoy this process so much because it forces me to see things from the perspective of others. It enables me to challenge the way I think about the books that I’m reading. My favourite thing about it is that it changes a typically introverted activity into something much more social. While I am a pretty introverted person, I love the process of chatting about my favourite things with my favourite people.

Have you ever buddy-read anything? Did you enjoy it as much as I did? Let me know in the comments down below.

Peace and pages

10 Replies to “Let’s Chat: Buddy-Reading”

  1. A Cup of Wonderland says:

    I love Buddy Reading, especially when you find a partner who reads in a similar way to how you do. I buddy read A Court of Mist and Fury with my friend Sierra and it was brilliant with constant messaging and reactions and even though with a six hour time difference we were almost always at the same part as one another. I love buddy reading and hopefully in the Summer I will get the chance to do it some more!

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    • tomeswithtea says:

      I’ve only done it twice but I’ve really enjoyed it both times! I probably won’t buddy read again now until after exams are finished but I’m already looking forward to it! We should buddy read something together!

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      • A Cup of Wonderland says:

        We definitely should do! I have a very large amount of books on my TBR so I am sure we can find something to read together! Good Luck with your exams!

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  2. bookishluna says:

    I have such a blast doing buddy reads with you Amy. I agree, buddy reading I think is a great way to make this isolating hobby more social. Having it online like we do I think is a great balance as well because you can choose when you pop in and out of the chats as needed.


  3. Buddy reading is amazing! I love being able to talk about my reactions to books and hearing other people’s reactions to books if they view scenes differently. I hope we get to do more buddy reads!


  4. Norrie says:

    Not very often, unfortunately. Before i started blogging, i had read a book at the same with a friend of mine and then we discussed it at lenght, but that’ about it 😀 Most of my close friends don’t read… or not as much as i do. Or read completely different books…

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  5. I’ve never heard about Buddy Reading before, but it sounds great! I’ve just joined a book group in my local area and I love it, especially since I’m so used to the discussion aspect of reading after studying literature at University.

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  6. Victoria says:

    I’ve buddy read once before, and enjoyed it! It’s difficult for me because I’m currently trying not to buy as many new books, and instead read what’s on my shelf, so it’s limiting.


  7. I’ve never done a buddy-read before! I’ll be starting one this week with a friend 🙂


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