January 2021 Books and Love Book Club Picks!

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m going to be going over the book club picks for January’s Book and Love Book Club (Yes, picks).

So, if you don’t know, I run a book club on my Discord. You can click here to join it if you would like. There is so much more going on there, even though it is mainly focused on books. We talk games, anime, writing, and more.

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But for January, we decided to pick two books! That’s right, two books! Now, that doesn’t mean that you need to read both of them, but if you join into at least one, it’ll be a lot of fun despite the darker topics these books handle.

Also, if you want more say in what books are chosen for the book club, then make sure you’re joining the Discord to be a part of it.

Another change that I’m making in January is that instead of having the whole month to read these books, I will have set days that we will read set amounts. It will always be over the course of a week, even if the days don’t necessarily line up with a normal Sunday to Saturday or Monday to Sunday week.

That doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to read during these times, but I figured that it would be nice to have the guidelines so everyone can kind of plan to read the books.

But anyway, if you have any questions, feel free to let me know and I’ll answer whatever I can!

Book 1: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

So, the first book that we chose for January is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I mentioned before in my Books/Series I Want to Reread in 2021 that I wanted to reread this book. Another friend said that he also wanted to reread it in 2021, so I figured kicking off the year rereading an old favorite (and making other people read/reread it) would be a great way to kick off 2021.

So, here’s the breakdown. We will start on January 1st and finish the book on January 7th:

  • 1st: pgs 1-66
  • 2nd: pgs 67-121
  • 3rd: pgs 122-181
  • 4th: pgs 182-257
  • 5th: pgs 258-323
  • 6th: pgs 324-370
  • 7th: pgs 373-444 (End)

So it is coming up very soon. Don’t forget to check your local libraries and indie bookstores (order them soon so they have time to get to you before the 1st).

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Book 2: Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Hey, I warned you all that they were related. I cannot wait for this book to come out mid-January. It’s the prequel to The Hate U Give and follows Maverick, Starr’s father, after he finds out that he’s a father and is trying to get his life straight.

The date for this one are going to be from January 25th to the 31st. Since this book isn’t out yet, I don’t have the page breakdowns, but they will be posted in Discord when my copy comes in.

I decided to do this one at the end of the month so people have time to preorder and get their copies in. I will continue to keep up to date with everyone that’s planning on joining in in Discord. If it seems like most people aren’t getting their copies as the 25th approaches, then we may push it back to February.


But that’s going to be it for this one! I do hope you all can join us in reading The Hate U Give and/or Concrete Rose.

I cannot wait to reread THUG and read Angie Thomas’s newest book (which I’ve heard is her best yet!).

Thank you all so much for joining me. I hope you all have a wonderful day. And don’t forget to comment below if you’re going to be joining us in reading these books!

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