Welcome! It’s been a week since you signed up for or expressed interest in The Girls Who Read book club. We’re off to a good start, with quite a few people tagging along. I’m so happy to have all of you along for the ride. To get involved, simply read the post below and leave a comment about the book or the discussion questions. Try not to leave too many spoilers if you’ve already read the whole book! Most members have probably only read a few chapters at this point.
By now you’ve either bought or checked out at the library DEAD UNTIL DARK, book 1 in the Sookie Stackhouse series. And by now you’ve been introduced to Sookie and her “disability”, some Cajun country, the seedy characters who frequent Merlotte’s, and even Bill the vampire. I’m dying to know: how do you like them?
- What do you think of Sookie’s “disability”? Would you want to be able to read minds?
- Is Bill what you expected of a vampire when you were first introduced to him?
- The Cajun setting isn’t entirely unique for a vampire book, but what do you think of it? Do you think this book could have succeeded if it had been set anywhere else?
- Have you ever been to Louisiana?
I will say this: last weekend my boyfriend may or may not have read DEAD UNTIL DARK cover to cover in one day. Did he like it? He’ll never fess up to it and I’m okay with that. I argued that he wouldn’t have spent all day reading it unless he loved the book but he said he’s gotten sucked into all kinds of books.
He’s a boy. Whatever.
What really matters is you. Because I don’t know about you, but I hate reading alone. There’s nothing worse than having a really fabulous story that you’ve finished and suddenly you’ve got no one to talk to about it. #DontReadAlone
If you need a reminder for how to get involved, here are the details:
How to Get Involved
- Read the monthly book.
- Leave a few comments on the blog post which starts a discussion about the book each Thursday and a few comments on the final discussion on July 24th.
- Once a month we will host a Book Club Twitter Chat, be sure to follow #TheGirlsWhoRead, and @thereallisakerr on Twitter.
- Share this with your friends.
- If you’re blogging about the book club, you’ll have a chance to link up your post after July 24th.
This part is new, but I figured I should give a guideline on how many chapters to read per week. We’ll read roughly 4 chapters per week. Read the next 4 chapters (through chapter 7) and come back on Thursday, July 17th for our next weekly discussion!
Member Meet Up
While we’re here, I thought we should take some time to get to know each other. After all, book club members should talk to each other, right? Absolutely. So, because of that, we’re going to be linking our Twitter accounts below (or another PUBLIC social media account of yours) and getting to know each other there, too. This is a great way to build your tribe and ensure you #DontReadAlone ever again!
This post is part of my new book club,”The Girls Who Read“, featuring entertaining and interesting books we love. I know most of you love to read. Join me for our ongoing book chat on Twitter (or any other social media) using the hashtag #TheGirlsWhoRead and mark your calendars for our first Twitter party on July 24th. You can also use the hashtag #dontreadalone to emphasize the importance of making reading a group thing.
Find all our book club members on Twitter using this list and Tweet to me if you’d like to be added to the book club list on Twitter. New books will be discussed every three weeks, but feel free to go at your own pace!
Full details and instructions of the book club can be found here. Follow “The Girls Who Read” board on Pinterest.
This book list is tentative and may change at any time without prior notification.
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 1) (Kindle/Paperback version)
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 2) (Kindle/Paperback version)
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 3) (Kindle/Paperback version)
These titles may also be available at your local library.
An updated calendar can be found here.