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Books and Tea Book Club | Events in April


Books and Tea Book Club | Events in April
Its time for our monthly check-in with what we’re doing over at Books and Tea – for more overall information on my Book Club check out this post! ForApril we have two lil events happening, keep reading to find out more.

Contemporaray Read-along
I’ll be honest I was a little wary in giving the book club this theme because I see what is mostly spoken about and its not this genre. However, it was one of the most highly requested genres for this years read-alongs so lets read something new. It is always great to read expand your reading choices.

The choices for the read-along were a great selection, can you guess which won?
You Up by Francesca Zappia | On the Come Up by Angie Thomas | Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson | Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli | Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman | The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven | A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Taherh Mafi | The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas | Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig | Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff | Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde | Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

There are some amazing names in this list but the winning book is:

starfish by akemi dawn bowman book cover

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

I’ve had the great opportunity to hear this author speak at events twice now so I’m very excited for members to read this book! I definitely think its something that readers will definitely resonate with.

If you’d like to take part copies can be purchased from Amazon & Wordery using my affiliate links at now extra cost for you.

Added to this we’re also hosting a Short Stories read-a-thon for the whole month, heres the announcement I made:

short stories readathonWe’ve already started dropping some recommendations already which hass been great as a lot of these have been new to me so far. I’m very excited to read some that I already own too.

This marks our first read-a-thon of 2019! The goal is simply to read as many short stories as you want throughout the month of April, anthologies and collections count.

Here are some challenges to help guide your reading for the read-along:
:white_small_square: Read a freebie
:white_small_square: Read a new to you author
:white_small_square: Read an indie author
:white_small_square: Finish a whole anthology
:white_small_square: Collab with a blogger to talk about the Short Stories you’ve read
& an extra challenge for those who take part:
:white_small_square: Leave mini-reviews (on Amazon or Goodreads or store website) for as many as possible of the short stories/anthologies you’ve read this month.

For May we’ll be having the theme of “Boks with an adaptation” so I’m very excited to see whats suggested. Especially if they’re more interested in backlist or upcoming adaptations.

Even if none of these books take your interest we’re always around to talk all things bookish and blog related so feel free to stop by.
What adaptation books would you recommend for a read-along?
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13 thoughts on “Books and Tea Book Club | Events in April”

  1. I love to read contemporaries!
    aw man.. Starfish has been one I wanted to read and see the anxiety rep in, If I would’ve bought it last time I went book shopping I could’ve had participated but alas.. xD There was lots of great books in the options too, lot of which was on my wanna read but now own.. merps.

    quite love the short-story read-a-thon too ! I should try more of thoses..

    1. This year weve done underrated books (with less than 1000 ratings on goodreads), i cant believe weve not reas this yet (a popular book), and science fiction fantasy.

      Id say fantasy and scifi and horror are most popular which is why a contemporary winning the poll for themes this year surprised me a lil but this is the best way to be introduced to something new.

      Next month is books w adaptations & after is lgbt themed

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