Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015 Updates: Post #1

It's a new year, and that means it's time for another set of amazing reads! First though, we need to get some 2015 announcements out of the way. This is the first of three posts that will detail what is coming up in 2015. You'll see the site change soon too, so be ready for that!

#1 - Check In!

I need to know how many of you are seeing these blog posts, so please just give a little shout out in the comments! You can sign in as a guest if you don't want a Disqus account (although I highly suggest signing up!), but just let us know you're out there. Next year, this is going to count towards monthly drawings, so get in the habit of just saying hi even if you aren't reading with us that month!

#2 - Email List

The main way that I communicate with all of you is through our bi-monthly newsletter, so make sure you sign up! You can sign up here and it only takes a few minutes! Please make sure you fill in your first and last name. That information is how I identify you, and will also count towards monthly drawings in the new year!

#3 - Community Bookshelf

Previously, we spent each month submitting book picks, voting, and then scrambling to get the books before it was time to start reading them. This time around, we're going to be more prepared! I wanted to give you all the opportunity to submit the reads you'd like to share with the group right when you stumble across them. After all, isn't it so easy to loose track of newly found books?

From now on, each time you find a book that you think the book club will love, enter it in The Community Bookshelf. On the 12th of the month, I'll pick three at random for you to vote on! The two that don't win will go back into the bookshelf to be picked again at some point later in the year! Refer to this article if you need help picking a book.

Let's talk about our reading schedule for 2015. 

Discussion posts are now on Friday evenings, so on this list they'll be on the second date that you see. 
Here breakdowns for the first six months!

This won't change, it's set in stone:

January 2015 - Women's Fiction
Week 1: January 4th to January 9th 
Week 2: January 11th to January 17th
Week 3: January 18th to January 24th
Week 4: January 25th to January 31st

February 2015 - Novella Month
Book 1: February 1st to February 6th
Book 2: February 8th to February 14th
Book 3: February 15th to February 21st
Book 4: February 22nd to February 28th

March 2015 - Fantasy
Week 1: March 1st to March 7th
Week 2: March 8th to March 14th
Week 3: March 15th to March 21st
Week 4: March 22nd to March 27th

April 2015 - Middle Grade
Week 1: April 5th to April 11th
Week 2: April 12th to April 18th
Week 3: April 19th to April 25th

May 2015 - Science Fiction
Week 1: May 3rd to May 9th
Week 2: May 10th to May 16th
Week 3: May 17th to May 23rd
Week 4: May 24th to May 30th

June 2015 - Romance
Week 1: June 7th to June 13th
Week 2: June 14th to June 20th
Week 3: June 21st to June 27th

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