Hello all! This month on r/fantasy I’ll be participating in two of the many book clubs on the sub. I’ve been trying to cut back on ‘obligated’ reading and yet, here we are. I guess a tiger can’t change it’s stripes.
First off I’ll be running the discussion for the HEA (Happily Ever After) Club – that’s a book club where we focus on Fantasy Romance books. For May we’ll be reading Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope. I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while now and I picked up a copy some time last year in the hopes of finally getting to it only to have it linger in my TBR ever since. Well, let’s be honest, that’s a lot of books. Anyway, I’ve been pushing for it to win the vote in our polls for a few months now and it’s finally made it! Yay! Join us on r/fantasy if you want to read a long with us, it should be a fun one to discuss. More info can be found here on r/fantasy.
The second book I’m reading for our FIF (Feminism in Fantasy) Club is Gods of Jade and Shadow by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia. I had already planned on reading this one anyway so now that it’s been picked for book club I guess I’ll be joining in the discussion for this one as well! You can find out more about FIF or follow along with the May discussion here if you’re so inclined.
In addition to these two book clubs the subreddit has a couple of others. Not sure what they’re reading in May but trying not to peak because two book club selections is already a lot for me! I’m hoping to jump start my reading for May in a big way. I have a couple of April TBR books lingering and I’m hoping to finish them up lickity split so that I can dive into these. I also have a couple review books and the Discworld readalong with Lynn and Lou. May should be a pretty packed month, but I’m somehow going to make it work. 😀
Are there any book clubs you’re joining in this month? Have you ever read with a book club before? What did you think of the experience? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat! Have a fantastic May!