Read Alongs

Kat_Mandu_200Hello readers!

So we all know that reading is a way of life, not just something we do. Readers like to be entertained and we loooove dishing about our favorite books to other readers. We especially love geeking out with other fans who understand just why the characters decided to do this or that…

Which is why we love read alongs! The idea is simple. People who love books coming together to read as a group. It’s like a book club!

How It Works

The Read-Along schedule is below (though we reserve the right to make changes). If you’d like to participate in a read-along, join the Goodreads group for the Read-Along. The more people we have, the more fans we can get chatting it up!

Rules (Very Easy)

1. Read-Alongs are meant to be fun, so if you begin a new series and end up not liking it, no sweat! You don’t have to finish the series or the book. I’ll like you for trying regardless. 🙂

2. Some series are longer than others and will require deadlines on when to finish. Yes, there’s a start date and yes, there’s an end date. But for things to run smoothly with longer series, sometimes a week is all you’ll have to read it. I understand things come up once in a while and I will do my best to regulate the flow. But if we agree to one week or two weeks, it’s best if we stick to that so the read along doesn’t just wander along and drift away. Before each read-along, I will ask what works best for people.

3. There will be polls, discussions, and time to share for everyone – SO NO TROLLS. I doubt we’ll have issues honestly, but be nice, people! Everyone has their own opinions and we all like to express them.

4. Be careful about spoilers. Once I get a status update from all participants and it turns out everyone is finished, I’ll open it up for discussion and spoilers. Until then, watch what you post. Some people read at different paces and although we’ll be sticking to deadlines, others might not be on chapter something-something with THAT SPECTACULAR SCENE.

Easy enough, right? Check out the list below and let me know if you’re interested. I like fan girls AND fan boys, so bring on the giddy.

Current Read-Along

The Last Dragon Chronicles – MG Fantasy
*Hosted by Luna Lovebooks*
May 15 – May 21 – The Fire Within by Chris d’Lacey
May 22 – May 28 – Icefire by Chris d’Lacey
May 29 – June 4 – Fire Star by Chris d’Lacey
June 5 – June 11 – The Fire Eternal by Chris d’Lacey
June 12 – June 18 – Dark Fire by Chris d’Lacey
June 19 – June 25 – Fire World by Chris d’Lacey
June 26 – July 2 – The Fire Ascending by Chris d’Lacey

Upcoming Read-Alongs

Double-Triple Fae – Urban Fantasy 2×3
August 4 – August 10 – The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams
August 11 – August 17 – The Shattered Dark by Sandy Williams
August 18 – August 24 – The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams
August 25 – August 31 – A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
September 1 – September 7 – A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang
September 8 – September 13 – A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang

Sci-Fi Spree
November 3 – November 9 – Red Rising by Pierce Brown
November 10 – November 16 – Golden Son by Pierce Brown
November 17 – November 23 – Morning Star by Pierce Brown
November 24 – November 30 – The Martian by Andy Weir
December 1 – December 7 – The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough
December 8 – December 14 – The Exodus Towers by Jason M. Hough
December 15 – December 21 – The Plague Forge by Jason M. Hough

Future Read-Alongs

Want to suggest a read-along? Feel free to message Kat Mandu with any ideas. 2018 schedule will be posted closer to date. 

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