Have you read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak? Horror of horrors, K, Tonya, and I have somehow never gotten around to reading this modern Aussie YA classic, so we thought it’d be a good idea to read it together in October. Since it’s a book that apparently provokes a lot of discussion and tears, we thought it’d also be great to read it with you.
If you’d like to join us, please let us know below so we can gauge interest! We’ve heard back from other newbies who will likely be reading along, as well as some die-hard fans who want to reread it before the film comes out on November 15th, 2013.
The Book Thief Readalong Discussion Schedule:
Friday, October 4 Page 123 (Part 3)
Friday, October 11 Page 303 (Part 6)
Friday, October 18 Page 403 (Part 8)
Friday, October 25 Page 550 (end)
Participants have about a month to get a copy of the book. The dates above show the approximate number of chapters we’ll be reading, and each week we’ll have a post with The Midnight Garden Girls’ thoughts along with a spirited discussion with you in the comments. This means that by Friday, October 4, you should have read the first 123 pages or so you can join the chat!
If you haven’t already seen the trailer for the film, by the way, it’s gorgeous! Take a look:
Doesn’t it make you want to experience this story immediately? Read along with us before you’re one of THOSE people who only discovers a book after the movie version is released. ;) Our book nerd reputations are at stake.