I love to read. I've always loved to read. My mum calls me her little book worm. However I am a slow reader, ask me to read allowed and I fall to pieces. Although I love to read, and read often, I've found it takes me longer than most to finish a book. Recently I realised my chances of reaching my Goodreads goal of 30 for the year were slim, so I've been trying to find more time to read, beyond taking books in the bath and a couple of pages before bed. I've found myself reading on buses, in waiting rooms,  and during early mornings. I'm enjoying flicking through pages more than ever. I've fallen in love with reading all over again.

Often people come to me for book recommendations. With that and my desire to read more, I've decided to start a little online book club. Not the most innovative, I know. However, I thought it would be nice to get some conversation started around the books we are reading, and encourage each other to dip into fictional worlds and fill our minds with somebody else words.

If I'm completely honest, I'm not too sure how it will work, it's going to be some trial and error, but for now, on my Instagram, I'm going to sharing my thoughts on the books and will welcome others to join the conversation. I'll also create some Instagram templates for people to fill out and share on their story if they fancy. We'll be using #chloeharrietsbookclub, I'll create a highlight on my story full of book club stuff, and as ever, the books I can't put down will make the grid. Occasionally, I'm sure the book club content will make its way onto this blog, and across to my youtube channel.

We're going for a mixed bag of genres, as I like reading a bit of everything, so I'm simply going to choose titles which I'm excited to read, from the ones which have been collecting dust on my bookshelf, covers which I've found myself eyeing up in bookstores, and the ones I've been recommended.

As I'm trying to read more, I'm going to choose two books a month, one fictional, one nonfiction - ideally, one slightly shorter than the other so not to overwhelm, and of course there's always the option to dip in and out of the book club, it's not necessary to read them all - I, however, will be because I want to challenge myself.


The Reading List:

June: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (183 pages)
          How to Fail by Elizabeth Day (352 pages)

July: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (324 pages)
         Essays in Love by Alain de Bottom (224 pages)
     
August: Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams (368 pages)
              What A Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue (192 pages)

September: Heartburn by Nora Efron (179 pages)
 Becoming by Michelle Obama (448 pages)

October: Normal People by Sally Rooney (288 pages)
                Validate Me by Charly Cox (160 pages)
             
November: Find Me By André Aciman (256 pages)
                    The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon (288 pages)

December: High Fidelity by Nick Horny (253 pages)
                    An Edited Life by Anna Newton (240 pages)


I'd love it if you'd get involved! I'm excited for all of the book chat which will hopefully come from this, and I'm can't wait to get flicking through pages. Make sure you're following #chloeharrietsbookclub to keep up to date!



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