This is the fourth year I’ve done the Everyday Reading Book Club and the second year that I’ve REALLY done the Everyday Reading Book Club.
As more and more people join, I’ve gotten lots of questions about how exactly this book club works.
So here are all the details for you!
First off – the books.
At the end of each year, I put together a list of the 12 books we’ll read (one for each month).
I try to make it a good mix of fiction and non-fiction, books I’ve read and books that are new to me, new releases and older titles, a few middle grade or YA titles thrown in for good measure, and a mix of fun and serious titles.
And, of course, I try to make sure every pick is a complete winner, with plenty of scope for discussion.
You can see the 2021 book list here!
Occasionally, I’ll change a book pick mid-year (like last spring when COVID hit and I just couldn’t stomach the thought of reading a heavy book like The Tattooist of Auschwitz when the whole world was falling apart and we switched to Attachments instead), but 95% of the time, you can count on the book list staying steady.
The Book Club
Everyday Reading Book Club is entirely online and takes place every Wednesday on my Instagram Stories. I’ll discuss the book, share polls, ask questions, and then post in my Instagram feed where you can share your thoughts and comments.
Within the next day or so, I usually share more comments and notes sent in about the book in my Stories.
I save each week’s stories to a Highlight bubble so you can go back and watch them at your leisure.
I also tag all the in-feed posts with #everydayreadingbookclub so you can easily find them and I put a book club sticker on the bookclub stories so you can easily identify them.
At the end of the month, I also put together a list of similar books on my blog so that if you liked this book, you can find more reading material!
At the end of each month, I release a reading schedule for the upcoming month with which chapters we’ll be doing each Wednesday (spoiler: we always do about 1/4 of the book each week).
Both the schedule and the book resources are always in the Book Club tab on my site here.
You can also sign up for the emails and I’ll send the schedule and book resources right to your inbox, so you don’t have to hunt them down (and it works as a good reminder of what books are coming up each month!).
Just pop in your email address below and you’ll be added to the list!
A few other fun things
Most importantly, the Everyday Reading Book Club is completely free! You don’t need to do a dang thing to join! Just read along with us and participate however you’d like.
I also try to give away several free copies of the upcoming book at the end of each month. Keep an eye out on my Instagram feed for those!
And, we’ve started adding some author chats to Everyday Reading Book Club at the end of the month when the author is willing. Details about that will go out by email, so if you don’t want to miss those, definitely sign up. (Those author chats will also be free!).
Grab your snacks and join us – pjs welcome!
Any other questions about how the Everyday Reading Book Club works? I’m happy to answer!
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Photos by Heather Mildenstein