I'm excited for 2016, because Sheila from The Deliberate Reader and I are heading up Reading Together: A Family Exploration Book Club. We started toying around with the idea of a kid-parent type book club a few months ago. At first we were going to pick classics from our childhoods, but then we figured we'd be reading those to/with our own kids anyway.
So we purposely selected books and topics that are a little more unfamiliar to us, and rounded up six amazing cohosts to help us discuss them. For each theme, we chose three books - a picture book, a middle-grade fiction, and a slightly older/teen fiction, to try to appeal to lots of different family varieties!
Our six themes are:
- Arctic (co-hosted by Carrie from The Lion is a Bookworm)
- Korea (co-hosted by Moira from Hearth & Homefront)
- Iran (co-hosted by Katie from Cakes, Tea and Dreams)
- Australia (co-hosted by Breanne from This Vintage Moment)
- Modern U.S. (co-hosted by Kate from Mom's Radius)
- Magic (co-hosted by Julie from Smiling Shelves)
Each topic will cover a two month spread. We'll hold bloggy link-ups (where you can link-up your own posts about these books). And there will be ongoing discussion in the Reading Together: Family Exploration Book Club Facebook Group. The group is closed, so you can share pictures of your reading, or updates on how you're liking the books, without drowning friends or family members in updates!
I'll give you more information as 2016 progresses, but for starters (in case you want to reserve books at the library), our January-February selections (in our Arctic theme) are: In Arctic Waters, The Year of Miss Agnes, and Julie of the Wolves.
We're really excited about this project! Would you help us spread the word?
Via Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, or just good old-fashioned word of mouth! If you have friends who might be interested in participating, let them know about this post, or about the RTFEBC Facebook Group. Or just find us on social media with the #rtfebc hashtag. Thanks!