Hunter McLendonComment

Back List Book Club 2019

Hunter McLendonComment
Back List Book Club 2019

Hey, you guys! It’s finally here. The full book list and schedule for the 2019 Back-list book club. There are two schedules for each month; the two week schedule and the month long schedule. It’s fine by me with whichever one you’d like to join. I’ll be posting about the books on my feed, and we can have (mostly) spoiler free discussion there. There will be at least two chat groups—one for each timeline—but if more people sign up, i’ll open as many chat groups as needed to accommodate. If there are any questions, feel free to message me and I’ll get back ASAP. And for anyone who wants to also participate in the new release book club, I’ll have more information about that one coming up shortly!

(Quick Note! If you and several other bookstagrammers know that either schedule won’t work for you—either due to time zones or personal scheduling conflicts—but you’d still like to be part of a chat discussion group and not just comment on the post threads, let me know and we can see about creating a separate chat group where we can discuss things at a bit of a different time.)






JANUARY

The Queen of The Night by Alexander Chee

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Schedule: 1/1/19-1/19/19

Paperback Page Count: 573 Pages. You’ll need to read an average of 40 pages a day to finish by our discussion date. If you read ahead of everyone, just remember to avoid spoilery discussion for those who aren’t ahead yet.

1/5/19- End of Part One (The Curse)

1/9/19- End of Part Two (The Cave of Queens and Courtesans)

1/12/19- End of Part Three (Un Ballow Maschera)

1/16/19- End of Part Four (First Love)

1/19/19- Finished.

We’ll be following these dates as guidelines for how far into the book we’ll be discussing in the chat group. We’ll have a midway check-in, just to see how everyone is doing, make sure everyone is caught up and see how the reception is going so far. Then the final discussion.

Midway Check-In: 1/12/19 starting at 7 PM EST. We’ll be discussing the first half of the book, up till the end of Part Three (Un Ballo in Maschera).

Full Book-Club Style Discussion: 1/19/19 starting at 7 PM EST. We’ll be discussing the book in it’s entirety.

We can chat openly in the group, as long as the discussion points don’t spoil anything ahead of where we are in the reading. If you want to discuss the book at any point that’s not during the check in or book discussion, that’s super fun and amazing. Just be respectful to others about not spoiling any major plot points.

If you don’t want to be part of the chat group, you can just do the interactions on the posts I have in the feed. I’ll mention in each post where we are in the discussion, so be mindful of how far we are in the discussion so as not to post spoilers.

Extended Schedule: 1/1/19-1/27/19 (Review above for rules on discussion)

You’ll need to read an average of 25 pages a day to finish by the time we do final discussion.

1/5/19- End of Part One (The Curse)

1/10/19- End of Part Two (The Cave of Queens and Courtesans)

1/16/19- End of Part Three

1/22/19- End of Part Four

1/27/19- Finished

We’ll be following these dates as guidelines for how far into the book we’ll be discussing in the chat group. We’ll have a midway check-in, just to see how everyone is doing, make sure everyone is caught up and see how the reception is going so far. Then the final discussion.

Early/Midway Discussion: 12th at 7 PM EST.

Full Book-Club Style Discussion: 1/27/19 at 7 PM EST. We’ll be discussing the book in it’s entirety.

We can chat openly in the group, as long as the discussion points don’t spoil anything ahead of where we are in the reading. If you want to discuss the book at any point that’s not during the check in or book discussion, that’s super fun and amazing. Just be respectful to others about not spoiling any major plot points.

If you don’t want to be part of the chat group, you can just do the interactions on the posts I have in the feed. I’ll mention in each post where we are in the discussion, so be mindful of how far we are in the discussion so as not to post spoilers.






FEBRUARY

To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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Schedule: 2/1/19-2/16/19

Paperback Page Count: 209 Pages.

You’ll need to read an average of fourteen pages a day to complete the book by the final discussion date.

Midway Check-In: February 9th at 7 PM EST. we’ll be discussing through part two (Time Passes).

Final Discussion: February 16th at 7PM EST. We’ll be discussing the full text.

Extended Schedule: 2/1/19-2/23/19

First Check in is on the 9th at 7 PM EST. WE’ll be discussing the first part, The Window. Next check in is on Saturday the 16th at 7 PM EST, where we’ll be discussing part two, Time Passes. Final discussion is on the 23rd at 7 PM EST.






MARCH

Paradise by Toni Morrison

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Schedule: 3/1/19-3/16/19

Paperback Page Count: 336 Pages.



APRIL

The After Party by Anton Disclafani

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Schedule: TBA

Paperback Page Count: TBA

MAY

Lit by Mary Karr

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Schedule: TBA

Paperback Page Count: TBA

JUNE

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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Schedule: TBA

Paperback Page Count: TBA

JULY

The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch

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Schedule: TBA

Paperback Page Count: TBA


AUGUST

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

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Schedule: TBA

Paperback Page Count: TBA


SEPTEMBER

Dear Life by Alice Munro

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Schedule: TBA

Paperback Page Count: TBA

OCTOBER

The Interpreter of Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Schedule: TBA

Paperback Page Count: TBA


NOVEMBER

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

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Schedule: TBA

Paperback Page Count: TBA

DECEMBER

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Schedule: TBA

Paperback Page Count: TBA