Reading can often be a solitary hobby, but it doesn’t have to be. Planning to read the same book as a friend, or joining a book club whether online or in your neighborhood, can give you the opportunity to discuss the events and characters in a book.
Many readers read because they enjoy time on their own, so joining a book club can throw you out of your comfort zone. I know that my preference is to join in an online conversation about the book I am reading or to send quotes via text to my best book buddy. You are not alone if you feel that way too.Reading doesn't have to be a solitary hobby. Join #TNCBookClub Click To Tweet
One of the reasons that we decided to launch The Novel Connection, was to encourage conversation between readers near and far. We’ve considered many platforms to host a book club, including a web forum (we even tried a Facebook Book Club), and have decided that a combination of blog posts, newsletter updates, and social media will give most of you a chance to join in.
Introducing our Instagram Book Club
That brings us to share the launch of our Instagram Book Club, or #TNCBookClub. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you will have already seen clues to what was coming. If you follow our IG account, you already had the opportunity to start reading our first book and also enter a giveaway.
What makes #TNCBookClub Different?
We want to bring some love to the books that are not necessarily on the “just published” lists. Those forgotten gems, the books you may have missed out on the first time around, and with a focus on books that fall into the “page to screen” category.
We will pick a new title each month using the following criteria:
- it’s available in multiple formats;
- it generates conversation; and
- it has been adapted into a movie or television series!
You can follow along on Instagram (@thenovelconnection or #TNCBookClub), where we encourage lots of interaction and plan to have surprises throughout the month for you. We will also be tying in some blog posts and offering discussion opportunities right here on the blog.
We hope that you will join us in reading our first book and share your favorite quotes on Instagram.
Our first Instagram Book Club pick and why we chose it
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is our first book club selection. We chose it because:
- Agatha Christie is the Queen of Suspense, and well it is October!
- The book is easily accessible whether you are a library-goer, an audio fan, prefer to read electronically or with an old-fashioned book. (Stacy highly recommends listening if you can – she says the narrator, Dan Stevens, makes the book!)
- The movie will be released on November 9th!
A giveaway to celebrate
We already offered a giveaway on Instagram but did not want our blog readers to miss out so we have a second bundle up for grabs.
You can enter in the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win (1) Paperback copy of Murder on the Orient Express PLUS (1) $25 Fandango Gift Card to take a friend to the movie!
We hope that you’ll read Murder on the Orient Express with us, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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