Anne & Gilbert's Story - A Read & Gush Group Read Along

Monday, May 21, 2018


A Bookstagram Group Read Along - Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea



Did you see in our monthly challenge post that Natelle & I are going to host a summer group read-along of Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea?

I am totally hoping this is a minor success and a few of you decide you want to keep going in the series because book 6 & 8 are some of my favorites.  But I know life can be crazy, and 8 books is a bit much.  So we will be starting with book one & two.



Group Read Alongs


Alright, so I'm going to venture a guess that some of you have never done a group read along... maybe only in school... and let's be honest assigned reading is never fun... 

These are completely different.  

First of all, you don't actually have to read the book if you don't want to - granted it won't be as fun during the live discussions if you have no clue what we are talking about... but hey that's fine if you want!

Or maybe you have read these books already and love them and remember them... you don't have to reread them if you don't want!  Join us anyway.

There is also a movie version of these two books - which while not perfect, ring fairly true, so that's an option.

Or if you're like us and you simply adore Anne, you will want to reread these.  

And if you are one of those who has never read any of the Anne books, you will love experiencing the stories with those of us book nerds who still see Anne and Gilbert as the ultimate OTP, and Anne and Diana as the standard for friendships... 



The Details


The idea is super easy, you pick up the book, in any format you want, and start reading. 

Every other Saturday, Natelle and I will lead a group discussion, or gush session, on Instagram stories, live. 

Below is the schedule so you will know when we are going live, and what we will be talking about.  

You get to chime in with thoughts and questions and such through the comment feed.

Basically, this is a massive reading group!

Doesn't that sound fun?



A Bookstagram Group Read Along - Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea









Anne Group Read-Along  

Schedule:

June 1: Begin reading Anne of Green Gables
June 2: First Live discussion on Instagram - Lives will happen in the evenings est - follow along on Instagram for specific times! Topics of discussion may include: first impressions; reading habits; bookmark preferences; chapters 1-5 (only).
June 3-15: Read through chapter 25
June 16: Live Discussion on Instagram - Follow on Instagram for the specific time of Live. Topics of discussion may include: first 25 chapters of the book; thoughts on characters; favorite characters; favorite scenes; what you think may happen...
June 17-29: Read rest of Anne of Green Gables
June 30: Live Discussion on Instagram - Follow on Instagram for the specific time of Live. Topics of discussion may include: last 13 chapters of the book; overall thoughts; favorite scenes; feelings about the end of the story; what you hope the second book answers.
July 1-13: Read Anne of Avonlea chapters 1- 19
July 14: Live Discussion on Instagram - Follow on Instagram for the specific time of Live. Topics of discussion may include: first 19 chapters; favorite characters, scenes, settings, moments; where we hope the story goes...
July 15-27: finish reading Anne of Avonlea
July 28: Last Live on Instagram- Follow on Instagram for the specific time of Live. Topics of discussion may include: End of Anne of Avonlea; final thoughts; favorite moments; overall thoughts of the first two books of the series... do you want to keep going with the series?



Extras!

If you have been following along on Instagram already you might know that we are collecting goodies to giveaway during the live discussions! 

The actual goodies will be announced before each live, and shown off during the live. Since we know schedules are often crazy during the summer we understand that you might not be able to watch each session live, so the actual winner will be announced three days after each live.  We will give one chance to everyone who attends the live and makes at least one comment during the discussion - you know, engages... But we will include a surprise trivia question during the lives for a second chance to win - and you will private message one of us the answer, and that will give you a second chance to win the giveaway, so even if you are watching the playback you can still have a chance to win!  

(with all giveaways please know that there will be rules and such... you must be 18 or older, or have the permission of a guardian to enter- you will have to have an address that USPS will mail to - each giveaway specifics will be mentioned during the live - but none of these will be associated with Instagram, or Facebook...)





A Bookstagram Group Read Along - Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea


That pretty much covers it!  If you have a friend who loves Anne too, invite her to read along with you and then you can both join in the fun!  Share this post or any of the images with your bookish buddies - the more the merrier for this one.

I hope you will join in... just follow me on Instagram and Natelle: Tall_Telle_Tells_Tales and check it out!



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A Bookstagram Group Read Along - Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea





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