A hush book club has been on the cards for a while - since we share our first book recommendation in our very first catalogue in 2003 in fact! - and now that summer's here along with the inevitable holidays, weekends and sunny afternoons, we thought it was the perfect time to get going.
With that in mind, we've teamed up with the team at 60secondreviews (the people behind the addictive book, film, restaurant and wine reviews that you can watch in less time than it takes to eat a sandwich!) to start our very own hush book club, which will be presented by the lovely Alex Heminsley. Alex has reviewed books for magazines like Elle, the Sunday papers and Claudia Winkleman's show on Radio 2 for the past ten years, as well as writing her own books too.
How will it work?
At the start of each month, we'll post a video introducing each book so you can see if it appeals. If you like the sound of it, you'll have between four and five weeks to read it and distill your thoughts before we kick off the discussion with a second video on the last Thursday of the month.
Then, it's over to you! Just as in a normal book club meeting, we'll talk about what we liked, what we didn't, what characters worked for us and what's got us fired up. As well as steering each other towards other books of similar appeal.
There's no pressue; you can join in as much or as little as suits you. But from beach reads to commuter classics, new books and old favourites, we hope there'll be something for everyone!
The more we hear from you, the more rewarding this will be - so please, read the books you're interested in chatting about and keep in touch!
Why should you join?
In today's busy society it often feels difficult to find time to sit down and read a book. But that indescribable feeling after you've finished a great book and want to talk about it with someone else - is a feeling unmatched.
So take some time for yourself to sit down with a great book, read a book as part of our community of like-minded people and share with us your insights and opinions - and follow us on Facebook and on Twitter for exclusive giveaways.
...Excited? We hope so!
This month's book is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - watch the hush book club introduction video below!:
We'll be reviewing To Kill A Mockingbird on 3rd September.
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