Yep, that’s right… I’M STARTING A FREAKING BOOK CLUB.
Aaaaah! I’m so excited to finally share this with you guys. I’ve been wanting to start a book club for a year but never really knew how to organise it. Well, it’s organised, it’s starting soon, and I’m so bloody excited.
If you love to read, then this book club is for you.
If you enjoy reading, but find you just don’t have the time to, then this book club is for you.
If you want to read, but don’t really know where to start, then this book club is also for you.
Think of the A Girl & Grey Book Club as a relaxed coffee (or tea) date with your best pals. There are no expectations (well, except maybe having read at least a little of the book) and no judgements – at all. I want this to be a community of friends meeting up once a month online to have a chat about the set books we’re reading, as well as any others that you love and recommend.
I can’t wait to get to know all of you on a more personal level, and share in the absolute joy of reading something fantastic.
So, today I’ll be sharing with you guys all the logistics of the book club, as well as nine books to choose from for our first month, which starts in September. Keep on reading to see how you can join the A Girl & Grey Book Club.
The business side of things.
Okay, so things are going to run as so:
- At the bottom of this blog post you’ll find a sign-up form which doubles as your subscription to the book club. Do not skip this step – this is where you’ll receive all important correspondence about the book club – discussion dates, book selections, announcements and other admin info, AS WELL AS giveaways and prizes!
- Around the 10th of each month, I’ll be putting a post on the blog giving you guys 8-10 choices of the following months reads. Simply leave a comment letting me know your preferred book/s!
- On the 15th of each month, we will discuss the chosen book/s for that particular month. I’ll basically be writing up a blog post with some discussion points and sharing what I thought about it, what I loved, what I didn’t love, etc, and you can comment below letting me know your thoughts on the books. This is also your opportunity to recommend books for upcoming months!
- Each month, there will be TWO chosen books. You do not, by any means, need to read both of them. Two books are chosen to give you the opportunity to do further reading (or maybe one of the books you’ve already read, so you just choose the other one, etc, etc).
- Okay, now this is why subscribing is important: the chosen books will be announced in an email sent to you around the 20th of each month. This gives you around a week to get your hands on the book/s!
And I think that’s it?
Pick September’s Books!
So, I realise it’s not the 10th yet, but in this post I’m going to share the books you can choose from for the first month! Just comment down below which books you want to read in September – you can pick one or two books from the list, but make sure you list them in order of preference! You’ll have until the 20th of August to get your votes in, so don’t wait!
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: I’ve seen this book all over Instagram, especially within the blogging community. Gilbert goes in-depth when discussing the creative process in order to inspire those who live and work within it’s realms. I think this would really help those who have a creative job or side hustle.
- Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker: A story about what happens when two girls go missing, but one of them comes back… This book sounds SO creepy and good.
- The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty: A professional hypnotherapist starts to date a new man, and everything is going great. That is, of course, until he says he has something to tell her… Moriarty is such a great writer. I’ve loved her other books and I’m sure this one will be no different.
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent: This book is about the final days of a woman who was convicted of murdering her former master, and is based on a true story. Whaaaaat.
- First & Then by Emma Mills: A young-adult story about falling in love… with multiple people.
- Vain by Fisher Amelie: A young-adult story that focuses on issues waaaay outside the YA realm. Sounds interesting.
- The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs: A memoir on how to live when you are dying.
- All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda: A story told in reverse about a girl named Nicolette whose friends keep going missing…
- The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood: Two girls wake up on an abandoned property with no idea how they got there… but they are not alone.
Be sure to let me know in the comments below which two books you want to read in September! I’ll tally the votes up and let you know the winners via email on the 20th of August. Now, before I go, below you will find the email subscription form for the book club. You must subscribe to be a part of the book club (and to go in the draw for giveaways and prizes)! I’ll also be sending through updates on the chosen books, discussion dates, etc, etc. Simply enter your email below (you may also need to confirm your subscription in an email which will be sent out immediately – check your junk folder)!
I’m so excited to get started! Make sure to vote in the comments below on which books YOU want to read next month.