Get ready for the first book for the Bucket List Book Club!! I chose A Tree Grows in Brooklyn because I got several responses on Instagram (@texasgirlreads) when I talked about this being on my unread shelf and wanting to make sure I read it this year for The Unread Shelf Project. (Check out my post about The Unread Shelf Project HERE!) Apparently I’m not the only person who hasn’t read it, as I previously thought, and a lot of people want to re-read it this year as well. There was enough interest that I decided to set up a giant, Instagram buddy read of it, and start the Bucket List Book Club as a way for us all to connect and discuss these types of bucket list books together.
If you want to join in on this book, we will be reading it from January 31 to March 1, with a discussion over on my Instagram account the following week. If you’ve already read it, come join us in the discussion! If you plan to read it in the future, the discussion will stay up on my Instagram page, so jump in at any time.
You can also follow the hashtag #bucketlistbookclub on Instagram to see other people’s posts as we get started.
Have you read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn? I’ve had this on my shelf for at least 20 years. My childhood best friend gave it to me in high school, and has been bugging me to read it for longer than that. I’m very happy that I will finally be reading it this year!
I’ll post my review here when I’m finished, and you can also use the comments section on that post, and this one, to discuss it.
Happy reading, and may our unread piles get a little bit smaller in 2018!
If you’re like me, or even a fraction like me, chances are you have a few unread books in your house. Maybe you have a stack on your nightstand, a stack on the floor, or several shelves dedicated to those unread books. Me? I have all three of those. I started adding up my unread books, and they top 130. I don’t really have a problem with this, because I love books, but I DO want to read them, and obviously had every intention of reading them when I bought them. Luckily, Whitney at The Unread Shelf started The Unread Shelf Project 2018 on Instagram, so that we can all endeavor to read more of our unread books in 2018.
There are no hard and fast rules. This project is what you make of it. Some people are going on complete book buying bans. (I can’t do that. Louise Penny is the reason.) Some people are planning to read a certain number of their unread books per month. My personal goal is to read 1-3 books off of my unread books shelf/shelves/stacks/piles each month, leaving room for new books and books I feel like reading.
In addition, I’m starting the Bucket List Book Club so that we can read a few of these books together! (Some of these books I’ve had on my shelf for 20 years!) You can check out our dedicated Bucket List Book Club page HERE! I will keep a comprehensive list of books, posts, and additional reading on that page.
If you want to join in, go follow @theunreadshelf on Instagram and follow her hashtag as well, #theunreadshelfproject2018.
I’ll be posting about this soon, but the first two books for the Bucket List Book Club will be: