Hey lit nerds, tired of book clubs that fall apart after one meeting, or make you feel crappy for not finishing that 700-page doorstop? Not us. Our Twitter book club, twitter.com/CoastReads, encourages lazy couches, snacks and great books.
For this first round we'll vote on a book from this list of award-nominated Atlantic Canadian books by April 30 (pick one from the poll down to the bottom-right), available at your favourite local book store.
Here's the less than 140-character(ish) round-up:
Anna Quon, Migration Songs--coughdrop-addicted outsider searching through the past
Ryan Turner, What We're Made Of--inner life of a young 20-something Haligonian man
Jessica Grant, Come Thou Tortoise--Odd narrator and opinionated tortoise wrapped up in a mystery
Carla Gunn, Amphibian--Precocious nine-year-old boy worried and overwhelmed by the natural world
Lisa Moore, February--kleenex required for this story of grief and recovery following the Ocean Ranger disaster
Anyone can participate in our book club by using #creads to comment or quietly follow on the night of our first meeting (date TBD, sometime near the end of May). Or send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, and even if you don't want to read, follow CoastReads on Twitter for book news, review links and contests.
Questions or suggestions about how it should work? Leave a comment.