Read Around the World with us
Those of you who have been following our blog for a while are probably familiar with our Read Around the World posts when we pick a book from different countries around the world. We thought we’d mix things up a little and make it into an interactive activity for all of you to join in.
We want you to travel the world with us. For the next year (starting May 1), we’ll be visiting a new country each month and will be posting our usual Read Around the World post. We’re inviting you all to join us in reading one (or more if you are ambitious) book each month that fit specific countries.
Toward the end of the month we’ll post our Read Around the World feature on the blog with mini reviews of each of our books, fun facts about the country, and additional recommendations for literature from that country. Occasionally we’ll have guest bloggers write posts. You can participate by commenting on the book you read and posting your own reviews on your blogs (or goodreads, Litsy, etc.) at any time during the month. You can challenge yourself to read one book each month for the year, or you can pick which months/countries you want to read over the year.
Bloggers and readers, you can get creative and really immerse yourself in the experience by going the extra step to make a typical meal/drink from that country. If you’re on Instagram or Litsy, post photos of the various ways in which you might immerse yourself in a given country and book. Just make sure to tag us (JenP on Litsy, readers_room on Instagram) or link to us back to us if you post these reviews on your blog (I’ll post a introduction for the country/location at the beginning of each month that you can link back to).
Book Worm and I will each pick 3 countries. If you are interested in participating, let us know which countries you’d like to visit and we will randomly select 6 more countries from the list of nominees. On May 1, I will post a list of the final 12 countries along with the calendar for when we will be reading for each country.
So, who will join us? If you plan to join in, nominate a country you’d like to “visit” by posting it in the comment section of this blog.