[Weekly Update] Buddy reading with Andrea’s Nirvana + Join my giveaway! + Stacking the Shelves



A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

I started my very first buddy read! Allow me to introduce you to Andrea from Andrea’s Nirvana! She and I are reading A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami. We’re still getting the hang of buddy reading which is so much fun, by the way. I love our shared insights, and getting to know each other. I’d recommend checking out her blog and reading her post for Brotherhood Of The World Tag. I loved her answers!


Along with the buddy read, I’m finally getting to read A Game of Thrones by Georger R.R. Martin. Long overdue, I tell you. Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall is one of my backlogged ARC copies whose blurb has been on my mind for a month now, so I decided to tackle it.

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Did you know I’m hosting a giveaway for No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli

Have you entered?

No? Then, stop reading and go enter right now!

Have you read a book and wished everyone would just read it? That’s how I felt about No Sad Songs. It’s a simple and authentic story about an 18 year old boy who takes on the role of caretaker to his ailing grandfather. The story is witty, full of humour, and emotional. So, do enter!

This week I listed a few reading achievements unrelated to your Goodreads challenge. The purpose of this blog post was inspire people to reflect more on the quality of the books rather than the quantity. And finally, taking a break from some bookish posts and wanting some recommendations, I listed my top five favourite science fiction outside of books!

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Stacking The Shelves

The above books are new e-ARCs I received!

I’m beyond excited to begin The Zanna Function by Daniel Wheathley. I came across this book through reviews by Avalinahs Books and Scifi & Scary, the latter describing it as a Science Fiction Harry Potter. I love novels which bring a touch of science to their magical elements. I’ve been wanting to read more Middle Grade books, so I can recommend them to kids and The Zanna Function seems like a good place to start!

Then I received Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier as part of a blog tour I’m a part of in April. This YA book is an adventure on the open sea with mysterious maps, riddles, and supposedly dead princes who might not be…? Sounds like a fun book to me!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality where we share the books we’ve added to our shelves!

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Amy from Read A Latte lists her top ten books about family secrets

Tasya from The Literary Huntress shares her thoughts about romance in every YA book

Ruby’s Books weighs the good and bad about being a mood reader

Syd from Flower Scented Pages guest posts on Silvia Reads about the representation and impact of diverse minor characters


What’s your anticipated reads for April and June? Which blog post did you enjoy reading this week?

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17 thoughts on “[Weekly Update] Buddy reading with Andrea’s Nirvana + Join my giveaway! + Stacking the Shelves

  1. Andie @ Andrea's Nirvana says:

    Buddy reading sure is fun 🌻💛 Lovely photos on the gram this week!
    And dear lord, three books? An adventure 🙈💛
    Here’s to an amazing next week!

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  2. Marta says:

    Great post!! ❤
    I've been dying to read Murakami for a while now, but I never seem to get to any of his books, I don't know why. Probably I'm just a bit intimidated. I hope you two enjoy your buddy-read! ❤
    Congratulations on the e-ARCs, I've only heard of Isle of Blood and Stone and the blurb made it really intriguing.

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  3. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks says:

    Ooh, A Wild Sheep Chase 🙂 that is an odd book, but then again, so is everything Murakami. I actually first read Dansu Dansu Dansu (the sequel), and only then the Sheep! Liked the sequel better too. So even if you don’t like this one too much, I recommend the sequel 🙂 and yep, buddy reads are totally fun. We should do one sometime 🙂

    Last week’s Instagram shots were really amazing 🙂 how did you do the smoke and the birds? it’s amaaaaazing. I love your ideas so much.

    Oh yay, you got Zanna!!! Oh please please please link me your review when you’re done. I sooo hope you like it! That book has a few odd places, but on the whole, it’s so original and different that I loved it absolutely (and really want the sequel…)

    Anyway 🙂 have a happy week!


  4. krazaykris says:

    I love your photos on Instagram. I just went over to your feed and all of your photos are awesome! I love all the imagination you put into them. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

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  5. Marie says:

    Oh I hope you’ll have fun for your first buddy read! 😀 I have heard a bit about Isle of Blood and Stone, it sounds like an interesting story, I hope you’ll enjoy it! Happy reading 😀


  6. flippingthruthepages says:

    Oh you started Game of Thrones. I want to start it too but the length of the book intimidate me 😀 I am scared of big books.

    Good luck with your buddy read 🙂 they are fun. I have done two I guess, and quite enjoyed them 🙂
    I love your Instagram images and those ideas. I would say you are creative 😀

    I have seen Isle of Blood and Stone on NetGalley but didn’t request it somehow, don’t know why 😀

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books 🙂

    My STS: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/03/stacking-the-shelves-20/

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