Do you live in Calgary? Have you always wanted to be a part of a book club, but felt that your friends weren’t ready to actually commit? Do you want to talk about books with treats readily available? Me too! That’s why I’ve started a summertime book club in partnership with Wordfest, to run from June to August of this year. And because I like innuendos, it is titled “The Summer Reads Threesome”. 

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm at Memorial Park Library, 2nd floor. It’s only $5 to attend, and you can buy your tickets online here. There is only a limited number because we want to keep the discussion ‘intimate’ (again with the innuendos!) so I recommend picking yours up ASAP. As per the graphic above, the first book we will be talking about is Next Year For Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson, which I already reviewed here.  I picked this book for a few reasons; it should appeal to both men and women, it’s got a unique premise, and it’s easy to talk about-the topic of ‘open relationships’ should be something everyone has an opinion on! 

The event will be formatted much like a regular book club, but I will be there to lead the discussion to keep things moving along. Unless it wasn’t entirely obvious at this point, you should read the book before you come to get the most out of this. You don’t have to, but their could be spoilers! It will be informal, and people will be encouraged to get up and get themselves a drink or partake in the Terry Bakes treats as they wish.  I want to encourage everyone to come, regardless of whether you liked the book or not-it will encourage a lively debate, which is the entire reason I’m doing this.

At the end of the evening we will choose our next book together, just like a real book club would. But to keep things simple, I’ll give two options (very different options that is) for us to choose from. That way, we can follow the tastes of the attendees, assuring a fun time will be had by all. Sounds great doesn’t it? Some good, (mostly) wholesome fun for the summer. In the meantime, I’d love to hear people’s thoughts on what makes a good book club, and what I should avoid at all costs. Any and all suggestions welcome!