Summer Reading Series Kick-off!

Mari from Bookworm with a View contacted me recently about organizing an online book club with her for the summer. After several emails back and forth, our Summer Reading Series plans started to come together and take shape. We’re excited with what we’ve come up with, and we hope you will join us in the next few months to share some great beach reads!

cholton929-390-beach_trip_coveBecause Mari’s site focuses on women’s lit (book reviews, news, and she also runs the Manic Mommies book club) and Books on the Brain focuses on book clubs and all things books, we thought our blogs would be the perfect combination for hosting an online book club. We’re teaming up to connect our readers, share ideas and more.

Our June selection is Beach Trip by Cathy Holton, and what better choice to throw into your beach bag this summer? E-mail me to enter the drawing for a free copy of the book (we have 20 books to give away). Put “Beach Trip” in the subject line, but please only request the book if you are interested in coming back for the discussion! Click here to read a full description of the book. Beach Trip will be in stores tomorrow, May 12th, and the Beach Trip discussion will take place here on June 16th – with the author participating ‘live’ for an hour! I will post details for the discussion about a week before along with an email reminder to those who’ve won the book.

26317027Our July book selection is All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, written by Janelle Brown. To enter the drawing, send Mari an email with the book title in the subject line. Mari will be hosting this discussion at Bookworm with a View on July 14th.  Click HERE for a full description and author interview.

Our August selection, which will include an author call in via Skype, has been finalized, and you can read all about it HERE!

flower summer seriesMore details will follow in the upcoming weeks. We know it’s a little early to be thinking about summer, but we want to get these books into the hands of readers asap so that you’ll have plenty of time to read, and so we can have a great discussion next month!

We hope you’ll read with us!

UPDATE:  THANKS for all the emails.. all the giveaway copies of Beach Trip and Everything We Ever Wanted was Everything have been claimed!   Stay tuned for an announcement about August (coming soon!) and regular updates about our June and July discussions.  I LOVE SUMMER!

29 Responses

  1. What a fun idea! I look forward to participating both months.

    One of my book clubs read and discussed “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything”, and found it a good read and an interesting discussion.

  2. Sounds like fun. I can’t wait to read these and hear what everyone thinks.

  3. Congrats. It sounds like fun fun fun!

  4. I started Beach Trip yesterday and am loving it so far. I enjoy a book on friendship.

  5. What a great idea, Lisa! I’d love to read Beach Trip, but I am a little overcommitted to other books through July. Perhaps I’ll join you in August🙂

  6. Okay, I’m a total idiot (I’ll blame it on jet lag)…since I AM reading Beach Trip in June for a TLC tour … I know it looked good and familiar *laughs* So I’ll join you guys after all!!

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  8. I have Beach Trip that I am reading for a blog tour in June. – I hope to remember to come back here and join in the discussion!

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  11. I still have 3 copies left to give out to anyone who wants to participate!

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  15. I have Beach Trip for the tour in June as well, so I might be able to pop in on the 16th! 🙂

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  19. Got my book!

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