One Book Two Hosts Book Read Alongs!
Read alongs are like book club. Whether it’s long time fans coming together to discuss their favorite things or readers experiencing a new book for the first time. They’re about reading and sharing your feelings, good or bad. The group picks one book or a series, sets a deadline on when to finish, and then discusses what they thought.
So, we all read the book at the same time and then get on line at a specific time and talk about it? Like we’ve been doing for the Mindspace Investigation series by Alex Hughes?
Yes and no. We can schedule online discussions at specific times, but we can also create groups on Goodreads, Google, or Facebook to discuss them as we go along – everyone has different schedules and being part of a group enables us to chat about them freely and at the leisure of everyone participating. But doing a live chat is also very fun and will be an option for all read alongs!
I’m currently doing two separate read alongs – the one mentioned earlier, Mindspace Investigations by Alex Hughes, and an urban fantasy series by Kim Harrison called the Hollows. For the Mindspace, we are currently reading Marked and for the Hollows we are about to finish up A Perfect Blood. The next scheduled read along begins October 20th and involves the Jasper Dent series by Barry Lyga, a young adult horror/thriller trilogy.
To participate in a read along, feel free to email me or message me on Goodreads. I’ll provide information about the series and when it will begin, then get some insight on personal scheduling and what works best for you as you read.
I do! After the Barry Lyga YA trilogy, we’ll be tackling the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn, a read along that begins the first of January in 2016. All others are scheduled for the following year as well! You can find the year’s schedule on the Read Along page on this site.
Oh, sweet! I’m two books behind on Kitty Norville; I’m definitely getting in on that one! I imagine some of our authors would be thrilled to have us do a read along of their book. Do you take requests for specific books?
I do – however, I have specifics. I prefer to do read alongs based on series that are complete – Kitty Norville, for example, will be finished right before the read along begins, making it a fun thing to do – read every book up to the end! All the read alongs on the schedule are completed trilogies or series.
That makes sense. I LOVE reading series once they’re all done. It’s like binge-watching shows on Netflix — it all makes so much sense when you see/read them all together. I think this is a really fun idea, Kat. I’m glad you’re organizing them for us and our readers.