Some of you may have seen our previous blog post giving a brief introduction to our brand new Book Club coming to SeeTheUniverse in 2019! We have already had a fair amount of interest as well as a handful of questions from people who are thinking about getting involved! So I felt it appropriate to write a more detailed post about how the book club will be run and what roles you can play.
Our first book was revealed last night during our Facebook Friendly. The book is The Power by Naomi Alderman.
Those who are wanting to take part need to finish the book by January 17th (which is the date of our next Facebook Friendly).
Then we will be discussing the book during the last 30 minutes of the Facebook Friendly (8:30pm-9:00pm, or later if there are enough participants and the conversations are flowing!). Some people have asked whether the discussion can also be held on Twitter for those who do not use Facebook… YES! Either I or Molly will be manning Twitter for those who wish to take part there.
Our Facebook Friendlies are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month, this is when our book club discussions will take place! Upcoming Dates can be found here! Please feel free to take part in the event leading up to the book club discussions.
Each Facebook Friendly has its own topic so the talk for this will be between 7:30pm – 8:30pm followed by our book club discussion at 8:30pm.
The next book will then be revealed at the end of the discussion.
However, some people have asked for the list of books in advance so that they can pick and choose which books they want to take part in and if they require more time to read the book they are able to give themselves a head start (providing they keep their knowledge of the book and their thoughts to themselves until the official discussion!)
Therefore we have decided to release our book list for 2019 in advance! You can find that here.
Okay, so the basics have been covered above, time for all the little bitty details:
The idea is that we read 1 book per month throughout 2019 and each book will be followed by a group discussion as well as a book review being written by me or Molly, here on the blog! These reviews will include quotes from other people who take part in the discussions and everyone will also be asked to give the book a rating out of 5 stars so that we can add the average rating to the review.
The discussion will have some pre-set questions about the book for people to respond to as well as giving people the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about the book and ask their own questions!
If you wish to write the main review for the blog, please do not hesitate to ask! I am sure this can be arranged.
And if anyone happens to take any pictures of their books or of themselves reading the books… please share them so we can add them to the review and to the Instagram page!
We are super excited for our book club to begin, I am heading out to buy the first book today! Have you bought yours yet? Or have you already read this book? Don’t worry if you have, you are still welcome to come and join in with the discussion next month to share your thoughts!