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I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been a part of any book club. In fact, I only know it exists because of movies. Do they really exist? Like people reading a book at the same time and then coming together and talking about it? And is that all there is to it or is there more? Is it just random talking about it, or is there a list of questions? Are there any activities related to the book?
It all honestly feels kind of weird to me. In real life, there is an extremely limited amount of people I can talk to about books. Even less people that don’t give me the “Oh that’s so cute that you have time to read! I’m way too busy for things like that” (Ugh). So that’s why I started blogging. So I can talk about books as much as I want with people who are just as excited about it as I am!
But the idea of a book club still seems kind of cool too. So today I wanted to do a little twist on the topic and talk about the books that I would really want to join a book club for. Aaand… the activities I would do concerning the book. So without further ado, let’s get started!
Yes, this is one of my favorite series. And I talk a lot about it on here. But I want to talk more. I want to discuss every book. I want to talk about the characters. I want to talk about the relationships. I want to discuss some of the issues with the series (I love it so much, but nothing is perfect and I still want to talk about that too) I want to make predictions and bets on what’s going to happen in the final book. I want to colour in the colouring book together. I want to do all that fun stuff.
Honestly, I keep procrastinating finishing this series for way too long already. I need someone to put me on a deadline and I need other people to talk to me about it. I need to be forced to read this because if not I keep putting it off and I am missing out on this amazing series. Ooh, and can we make little necklaces together that look like vials with the metals in them? That would be so cool.
I think re-reading this book on a yearly (or multiple times a year) is a really good mental health thing. Seriously, they have classes where everybody just laughs together, right? Why not read this book together? It will have everyone smiling and happy in no time. Also, there MUST be oreos served at every book club meeting. All kinds of oreos to eat and oreo mikshakes to drink. See, I’m smiling already just thinking about it.
Talking about food, I want to read this duology in book club because I want us to make all the yummy food from these books together and then (of course) EAT IT ALL. Because I’ve never read any book with food that sounds as yummy as this one. Also, I still need to read The Rose and the Dagger, so I think food sounds like an excellent incentive. (Food’s usually a good incentive for me, let’s be honest)
Confession time: I’ve never read these books. I LOVE the tv show, but the books? Ehh, I just keep procrastinating. A book club would be perfect though. We could read the books, watch the show and talk comparisons, and we could speculate everything that’s still going to happen in the show and make bets on when exactly those final books will be released.
I just want to have regularly scheduled re-reads, combined with a movie marathon. I love this series so much and now that the movies have all been released I’m feeling a big Hunger-Games-sized gap in my heart. We could even combine it with some archery lessons so we can feel like Katniss and then go eat some cake so we can pretend it’s Peeta who made them for us. Mmm, talking about cake…
WIth the third and final book coming out next year, I’d really like a re-read and discussion of the first two books. Instead of doing it on my own, we could do it in group and then
bake eat all types of desserts. In support of Lara Jean and her love of baking, of course.
Well, any Harry Potter fan probably already does a re-read on a regular basis, so why not do this together in a book club? I mean, there’s only so much talking about Harry Potter I can do with friends and family before they roll their eyes and try to get rid of me. Why not do this in group, together with other Harry Potter fans? We could dress up as the characters, watch the movies, drink butterbeer and discuss fan theories. We could go watch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London together! (Dreaming here…)
A graphic novel book club
I keep wanting to get into graphic novels, but I find it so hard to know where to start. There’s so many of them and I am intimidated by it all. A book club focusing on graphic novels would be able to give me some guidance on the matter and I would highly welcome it!
What? There is a book. This totally counts as a book club! Ok, I also just really want to talk to other people about Hamilton, the Broadway musical I’ve become sliiightly addicted to. We could read the book and listen to the soundtrack together. We could quiz eachother on which quote comes from which song and we could sing and rap along together. It would be awesome, I’m telling you!