TMG Classic Readalongs

New TMG classic readalongs (and beyond!) will now be hosted on GoodReads. Do join us!

Archives, and more about the project:


New releases are awesome, but there are so many great classics worth reading, too! Every month, The Midnight Garden hosts a classics discussion of a YA or middle grade book. Everyone is welcome to join whether you’re reading for the first time or revisiting an old favorite! We try to mix up genres, historical periods, settings, and so on.

It’s such a great way to meet new friends, as well as to get insight into the books you’re already familiar with.

*Classics: generally speaking, we’re looking at books published at least 20 years ago, though we also factor in awards, cultural significance, “classics of your heart” (coined by Kim), and so on. We encourage you to participate in discussing at least some of the books we’ve chosen, but not all of your classics selections need to be ours as long as you’ve made a good case as you’ve read/reviewed them throughout the year and are telling us about them. At the very least, please visit and tell us what you’re reading on these posts so we get a sense of your progress–and so we can get book recs from you, too!

Here are the books we’ve discussed in the past:

2015 classics so far 8

2015 Classic Readalongs:

Tuck Everlasting
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
The Secret Garden
A Ring of Endless Light
To Kill a Mockingbird
Trixie Belden #1
The Girl with the Silver Eyes
A Girl of the Limberlost
The Witches
Alanna: The First Adventure
Mary Poppins

the midnight garden classic readalongs

2014 Classic Readalongs

The Golden Compass
The Luckiest Girl
Anne of Green Gables
A Wrinkle in Time
The Westing Game
All-of-a-Kind Family
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Harriet the Spy
Animorphs 1 -3
Farmer Boy
Little Women

Feel free to ask us questions on Twitter at any time! Use the hashtag #tmgreadalong and tag us at @misswendyd @kimreadsthings or @erroursden.

We have a lot of fun discussing these books with you guys, so we hope you’ll join us.