Hooray, a new list of books for you to read! I set this online book club up last year as a way to reconnect people with a love of books and reading. I am as guilty as the next person of picking my phone up far more often than a book. So after enjoying running this online book club during the latter part of 2017, I’ve decided to continue it on into 2018 and I’d absolutely love for you to join me again. So for those of you that are new to my book club or need a reminder of how it works. Here’s a few pointers:
- I will provide a list of 6 books, one for each month for the first half of 2018.
- I’ll always provide at least one non-fiction book within a list.
- At the beginning of the following month, I’ll publish a quick post with my thoughts on the book.
- Your lovely selves can then provide your thoughts/opinions within the comments section (or within my Facebook blog page) and a discussion can evolve from there.
- Obviously, there’s no obligation. You can read all six, only three or just the one. Whatever suits you best or how much you want to join in.
- You can join in the discussion whenever you want, but the closer to the time I published my book review post the better, as you’re more likely to get a response from other readers. I’ll always respond though, so you really are welcome to leave your comment whenever you have finished a book. There are no time constraints.
- If this is continues to be a success, I’ll list 6 more books in June for the latter part of 2018.
- Drinking wine/gin/tea/coffee isn’t obligatory whilst joining in with the discussion about these books, but it might help.
- Any questions, let me know.
Okay, so now for the 6 books for the first half of this year.
- January: Sweet Pea by C.J. Skuse
- February: Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan
- March: Slade House by David Mitchell
- April: Animal by Sara Pascoe (our non-fiction book selection)
- May: This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel
- June: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
The chosen list of books is final. If you don’t fancy reading a particular book one month, just give it a miss that month. Hopefully, I’ll continue this again for the second half of the year too.
Lastly, I just want to thank the lovely Angela at You Are Awesome blog for providing me with the inspiration to set this up and also for her solid, continued support. Check out her blog post here about book clubs and her blog in general. She’s literally- the best.
So, join me! Together we can put our phones down and pick up a book. Do me a favour first though and please spread the word. It will be fantastic to get people from across the globe coming together to discuss a mutual love- books.
For a list of the books we discussed in 2017, click here.