The chosen genre for this month is supernatural/paranormal! After bringing lots of amazing suggestions to the table during book club last Friday, we've chosen The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson to be our book of the month for July! Rory Deveaux chose an unfortunate time to move to London and start fresh at a boarding school. Murders are happening throughout the city and they're frightening similar to the horror that was Jack the Ripper and his killing spree a little more than a century prior. Rory is the only one that might have seen the person behind it all but there are two problems. No one else can see him but her and she might be next on his list. Check out the book trailer! I love that not only is there a paranormal element to this story, but it's a great transition after our mystery-themed book last month! Come check out the book club review on July 28th and if you read it with us or have read it before, please don't hesitate to comment your thoughts!
32 Hour Read-A-Thon!
After seeing a couple of videos on YouTube where people would do read-a-thons and see how many books they can read within 24 hours, I thought it looked incredibly fun! On a good reading spree, I'm able to read a book in maybe a day or two but that would also include other things happening throughout my day. I really wanted to try a similar read-a-thon where for the most part, all I would be doing is reading. I'd like to challenge myself and see how much I can read within a certain time-frame. Now, personally, I feel like 24 hours is a tad too short and I felt like doing a read-a-thon would not be as fun alone as it would be with book-loving friends so I invited a few of my book club friends along! We're not sure on the exact date as of yet but we plan on doing a 32 hour long read-a-thon where I will keep everyone posted on Twitter and on my Facebook page on where we are at on our book-reading goal. Combined together, I'm curious to know how many books we're going to read!