When we learned The Ripped Bodice was organizing The Great Big Romance Read, we immediately signed up our Bawdy Bookworms Insiders.
Normally we only hold book club discussions about the featured book in our Bawdy Bookworms Box. How could we resist a Great Big Romance Read?! We couldn’t.
Sorry we didn’t give you a heads up. We didn’t think you’d mind. You’re invited to join our virtual book club for The Great Big Romance Read. It will all go down inside our private group, Bawdy Bookworms Insiders. It’s totally free to join.
What is The Great Big Romance Read?
Bookstores, libraries, and book clubs all over the world (and internet) are pledging to read the same romance book this December. Including our virtual book group! Check out the site for all the participating groups. It’s a great way to make new friends. What’s better than a new friend who loves reading romance?
What book are we reading?
Bea and Leah of The Ripped Bodice have chosen Pride by Ibi Zoboi! (That’s an affiliate link)
Pride, aremix of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, features all characters of color. Did we mention that it was longlisted for a National Book Award? Check out the book blurb:
Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.
When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.
But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.
Grab your copy of Pride by Ibi Zoboinow and join our book club discussion!
When and where is the online discussion?
When: Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 8:30PM Eastern
Where: Our Facebook group Bawdy Bookworms Insiders. It’s a private group and free to join!
Our chat is virtual and requires no talking. Unless you want to chat with your cat. We’ll ask questions and share our opinions about the book via written word inside Bawdy Bookworms Insiders.
What are you waiting for? Join Bawdy Bookworms Insiders now to chat romance book goodness while you wait for December 9!