Winter is here, which means it’s time for the next #SeasonallyBookedUp readalong!
Seasonally Booked Up
This group of amazing readers are passionate about the romance genre and their enthusiasm comes to fruition in the form of deep exploration, and thoughtful feminist critique, of the genre near and dear to our hearts.
The #SeasonallyBookedUp reading group was founded by Kelly and Dana in the summer of 2020 with #TheSummerofSarahMacLean. This Instagram readalong was created with the intention of reading historical romance writer Sarah MacLean’s entire backlist.
I discovered the group towards the very end, right when they got to reading The Bareknuckle Bastards series. I was still a bit of a fledgling Bookstagrammer and finding this group was such a wonderful anchor.
For autumn we enjoyed #FallingforJoannaShupe in which we read The Knickerbocker Club, an early series by Joanna Shupe.
In addition to the themed readalongs, the group shares their enthusiasm and knowledge of all things romance. They are quick to recommend and even quicker to gush with you about your favorite books. It’s a safe and special place of book magic.
Now, as we head into winter, Dana and Kelly have created #WinteroftheWallflower!
Winter of the Wallflower
#WinteroftheWallflower is a reading journey that will span romance novels published from the 1980s to 2020. Every week will introduce a new book featuring a new wallflower. Over the course of nine weeks the reading group will explore the ways the Wallflower character archetype has evolved over the decades.
Winter of the Wallflower TBR
The Gilded Web by Mary Balogh
Dangerous by Amanda Quick
That Scandalous Evening by Christina Dodd
Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
His Mistress by Morning by Elizabeth Boyle
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian
Love Is a Rogue by Lenora Bell
Her Wicked Marquess by Stacy Reid
How to Join
#SeasonallyBookedUp has been evolving quickly since this summer. To accommodate our growing group Dana and Kelly have set up a space on Discord where they will be hosting #WinteroftheWallflower.
Hope to see you there!