WHAT: A CHANGE IS GONNA COME ANTHOLOGY READ-ALONG
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 4TH-15TH
SUMMARY: Featuring top Young Adult authors and introducing a host of exciting new voices, this anthology of stories and poetry from BAME writers on the theme of change is a long-overdue addition to the YA scene.
WHAT : MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME EDITED BY STEPHANIE PERKINS READ-ALONG
WHEN: 13TH DECEMBER – 25TH DECEMBER
SUMMARY: On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . .
This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. The stories are filled with the magic of first love and the magic of the holidays.
Matt de la Peña
WHAT: CARRIE BY STEPHEN KING READ-ALONG
WHEN: 26th OCTOBER – 6th NOVEMBER
SUMMARY: Carrie White is no ordinary girl.
Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis.
To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie – the first step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues.
But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her . . .
WHAT: How To Be Both by Ali Smith READ-ALONG
WHEN: 2nd – 9th of July 2016
SUMMARY: How to be both is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real – and all life’s givens get given a second chance.
We are reading How To Be Both for our summer read-along this year! Grab your copy and keep up to date on here and our Twitter account @TLCCBlog for more information.
WHAT: Shadow and Bone READ-ALONG
WHEN: 23rd April 2016
SUMMARY: The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.
Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite – the Grisha. Could shebe the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?
The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.
But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?
The evening of the 23rd of April 2016 is World Book Night, created by The Reading Agency. World Book Night aims to spread the joys of reading and encourage people to be confident and enthusiastic readers. I have been chosen to be a World Book Night volunteer and will be handing out copies of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo to my local community. To celebrate this i will be reading along Shadow and Bone on the night of April 23rd.
To read along with me, grab your own copy of Shadow and Bone and we can chat about it on the comments or on our Twitter account @TLCCBlog!
WHAT: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe Christmas READ-ALONG
WHEN: 22nd December 2015 – 29th December 2015
SUMMARY: Four adventurous siblings―Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie― step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.
Between the 22nd of December and the 29th of December this year, we will be hosting our Christmas read-along! We have chosen The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis for our read along this Christmas so grab a copy of the book and enjoy it over the festive period!
WHAT: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children READ-ALONG
WHEN: 28st October 2015 – 4th November 2015
SUMMARY: A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.