The online young adult cancer book club discussion for I’m Just A Person is tonight! It starts at 5:30 pm PT / 8:30 pm ET and should last about an hour. This is your last chance to RSVP if you want to join! Otherwise, it’s also time to pick the next book for the young adult cancer book club!
I’ve gone in a bit of a different direction this time. I’ve been continually collecting suggestions from you all and I’ve picked a few of those books that don’t necessarily fall within the ‘cancer memoir’ genre along with a few that do to mix it up a little!
Links to find out more about each book: The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer, Mom’s Marijuana by Dan Shapiro, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Wake by Abria Mattina, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I’m excited to see which book you all choose! Vote for your first choice and then write in your second choice in the ‘other’ box! Voting will be open for one week (until August 1).
If you’re just joining our book club for the first time, here are some logistics:
Voting for the next book will be open for one week. Then Lacuna Loft will share what the next book club read is. You’ll have a chance to request one of 24 books that Lacuna Loft will give away to young adult cancer survivors and caregivers, in exchange for writing a one paragraph commentary about one of the book’s chapters. Anything from how you liked the chapter (or didn’t) to what the chapter made you think of, etc. We will hear from someone about a chapter on the blog each Monday until the book is done. Then, we’ll use one more Monday to talk about general feelings from the book and anything else you’d like to discuss. Join in, in the comments every week! At the end, we’ll have a book club discussion via video chat! Also, there will probably be spoilers. Read along with us!