We are so excited to be featuring Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, as our June book club selection!
The reading and discussion will kickoff on June 1st -- we hope you will join us for a month of great reading and conversation!
Each week, I will post new questions to help along with the conversation. But do know my questions or prompts are not to act in any restrictive way -- everyone is free to comment or ask questions at any time. In fact, the more people who actively participate, the better the Book Club will be for all participants.
We hope the read and conversation will be very interesting, and that you will be keen to join in with us.
If you have any questions at all, please ask!!
Here is the reading schedule for the novel:
June 1st - 3rd: Chapter 1 through end of 3 (pgs. 3-65)
June 4th - 10th: Chapter 4 through end of 15 (pgs. 66 - 195)
June 11th - 17th: Chapter 16 through end of 28 (pgs. 196 - 324)
June 18th - 24th: Chapter 29 through end of 42 (pgs. 325 - 465)
June 25th - 30th: Chapter 43 through end of 55 (pgs. 469 - 588)
Pages noted are from the trade paperback edition, ISBN 9780307397928
There will be some variation by edition, but the chapter numbers will all be consistent.
Each Sunday during June, I will post a brief summary of the week's reading, discussion points, and questions -- please know these are only offered to help prompt conversation. I hope none of you will feel limited by this commentary in any way -- and that you will offer up your own questions and comments as you have them!! You certainly do not have to wait until Sundays to add your thoughts or comments. As this is the first time we are running a book club, we are completely open to input and feedback about the process. We hope this will be a fun and engaging experience for everyone who participates.
I would like to request that we all be respectful of spoiler information. If you would like to discuss and aspect of the novel that is beyond the schedule, please use the "hide details" function. If you click on the wheel icon in the formatting bar, you should see this option. It will cause any selected portion of a comment to look like this:
nothing to see here, just testing!
One tip: in order for the 'hide details' to work properly, the text you wish to protect should be on its own line and not within other text.
I am so excited about reading this as our second book club selection! I read this book when it was first published, and thought it terrific. I am looking forward to re-reading it as there are so many great subjects to explore and discuss!
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.