Can I just kick this post off with a token of appreciation for the book community? Last September, I considered chucking my blog altogether. I was at a total loss. I had complete writer’s block. I had barely any money to sustain fashion blogging; I found myself feeling vulnerable talking about my mental health online, lifestyle didn’t seem like a good fit. I was in a rut I just couldn’t get out of. I started racking my brains and had a lightbulb moment. I was already reading 50ish books a year so, why not start blogging about books?
All I can say is in the twelve months since I made the decision, it has been the best I’ve ever made in the virtual world. I enjoy sharing what I read, documenting my reading journey and engaging with like-minded bookworms.
Now time for the exciting announcement …
WE ARE STARTING A BOOK CLUB!
Yes! Amy and I, a fellow book blogger who you MUST check out if you don’t follow already, have decided to start an online monthly book club. We have a closed Facebook group and a Twitter account where we will select a book, as voted by our members, and then discuss at the end of the month on whichever platform you prefer.
For November, we’ve already selected our choice to get things up and running. Our selection is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng which you can get for just £2 on Amazon right now via the above link. An incredibly popular book with glowing reviews for a good reason. Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, this tale tackles subjects such as race, identity, adoption and mother/daughter relationships. It has been a huge success, and we thought it would be a perfect book to kick off with.
Our first chat will take place on Facebook and Twitter – whichever your preference – on the 14th of November at 7 pm (UK time)
We hope you enjoy reading along with us and thank you so much for all the support we have had already – it has been incredible! Our hashtag is #TwoAmysBookClub so if you’re tweeting or Grammin’ about the book, make sure you use it so we can see how you’re finding things and repost your images (crediting you of course).
Thanks so much for reading and I can’t wait to get started on this project. It’s already been so much fun working with Amy, and it’s clear we are as passionate about this as each other. Hope to see you hashtagging soon.