Because there’s just not enough happening on this website (well, there’s usually not, actually, because I rarely post…) I’m adding yet another project! I think it’s pretty obvious that I love to read. So do a lot of people, including my friend Jenna! And Jenna is a fan of this very nifty Twitter account out of Edmonton, @yegbookclub. Which is exactly what you’d expect: a book club hosted on Twitter.
So for some time we tossed around the idea of taking a cue from our northern neighbors to host our own Twitter-based book club, and @yycbookclub was born.
- We meet monthly, on Twitter and (at least for now) in-person (for those who wish to join) at a local coffee shop.
- We meet the third Monday of the month (unless that Monday is a holiday, in which case it’s the fourth Monday) from 7:00-8:30pm MT
- Using the hashtag #yycbookclub, we chat about the book we’re reading each month. Check out the list below for our upcoming reads
- Can’t make it to a meeting in person or online during the scheduled time? No problem! This is Twitter! Use the hashtag to chat before or after; read through #yycbookclub tweets and respond in real time or later
- We’re on Facebook, too. Check us out at facebook.com/groups/yycbookclub
- Plus, we have a Goodreads group set up so you can find out more information and even chat about the books there
- Or follow us on Instagram (NEW!)
We’ve also added a fun, monthly meetup–in person and virtually–to get a little crafty and creative! Join us the first Monday of the month (or the second, if the first Monday happens to be a holiday) for #colourclubyyc. We get together in coffee shops to make the most of the adult colouring book craze! BYOPencils and pages, or use ours. Colouring at home? Tweet us a pic using the hashtag #colourclubyyc. Not up for colouring? Bring your knitting/sketching/scraboooking/whatever crafty-creative thing you wanna do and hang out anyway!
- September 19, 2016: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
- October 17, 2016: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead, by Brene Brown
- August 15, 2016: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
- July 19, 2016: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (**Please note: This meeting will be held on a Tuesday, rather than the usual Monday)
- June 20, 2016: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
- May 16, 2016: Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
- April 18, 2016: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
- March 21, 2016: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
- February 22, 2016: The High Road by Terry Fallis (Sequel to our first book, The Best Laid Plans)
- January 18, 2016: Selected works from The View From Castle Rock by Alice Munro (Short stories)
- December 21, 2015: How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
- November 16, 2015: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- October 19, 2015: The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis