Read Alongs: East of Eden and The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry


One of the primary reasons I decided to start this book blog was because of the read-along. I noticed as I read other blogs that a host blog would choose a book and invite others to read along with them. Although non-bloggers can participate, typically the host blog will provide discussion posts/questions and a place to link up to other bloggers who are participating. I wanted in, so I created my little book blog. So I’m really excited to announce my participation in not just one, but two read-along opportunities starting within the next week or so.

First, The Estella Society has chosen John Steinbeck’s East of Eden for a read-along running from July 21 – August 18. I haven’t read anything by Steinbeck, so this seems like a great starting point. The read-along will feature a weekly reading schedule and discussion posts, and I am excited for this basic structure to help guide me along.

The second read-along I want to participate in will be hosted over at Words for Worms. Beginning July 18, The Fellowship of the Worms will be reading The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry. I have heard so many great things about this novel – mainly that it is a charming read that just can’t be put down. Also, it is a book about books, and I have a soft spot for those. I’m really excited about this one.

In addition to these two read-alongs, I have decided to tackle a reading challenge also being hosted by The Estella Society. Season 2 of The Estella Project is in full-swing. The basic premise of the challenge is that each participant can choose to read between 1-3 books from a predetermined reading list. The books have to be read and reviews linked up between June 1 and September 1. Each book read and review written is an entry toward the prize, a $20 book from the BookDepository or a $20 gift card to an online retailer. So fun! For the challenge I will be reading:

East of Eden – John Steinbeck

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

Any other challenges or read-alongs I should know about?



Filed under Read-Alongs, Reading Challenges

5 responses to “Read Alongs: East of Eden and The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

  1. How wonderful! I’m so excited to have you join in with The Fellowship of the Worms this month. And I have nothing but good things to say about The Estella Society. Andi and Heather are two of my favorite people in the whole entire internet! I hope you enjoy all your reads, I can vouch for AJ Fikry and The Night Circus, though I’ve not yet read East of Eden. Have fun!


  2. The Storied Life readalong sounds like a blast. It’s exactly the kind of book where you want to share your favorite parts with other readers! 🙂


  3. Pingback: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | Jancee Reads

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