May & June
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May & June Book

We’re so excited to announce our selection for May & June! It’s been a crazy time lately, so revisiting a childhood classic sounds just right. But even better, this month we’ve organized our first-ever collaboration with one of our favorite podcasts; SSR Podcast!

Host Alli Kosik chats weekly with readers all about different literary throwbacks. And for the Bookly Club we reserve May & June for a YA read or childhood throwback to celebrate school letting out. So, it seemed like the perfect time to join forces with Alli and the SSR Podcast for our selection this month(s).

Without further ado, this May & June the Bookly Club and Alli of the SSR Podcast will be reading Louis Sachar’s classic Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Published in 1978, this book is the first in a series of Wayside books. Sachar began writing Sideways Stories shortly after his college graduation. He eventually grew enough of a following to write full-time and quit his law career. And he’s been writing ever since. If fact, the latest book in the series Wayside School Under the Cloud of Doom was just released this March after a 24 year hiatus!

Wayside School was built sideways; instead of one story tall with thirty classrooms in a row, it was built 30 stories tall with a single classroom on each floor. And in this first book we visit the very strange and silly students from the 30th floor. Each of the 30 chapters is a different short story about a “strange” student or teacher from Wayside School. It’s an odd, eerie, sometimes scary peek into this sideways school that’s easy to pick up and read one chapter at a time.

We hope you’ll read along with us sometime in May or June.

Here’s how to join…

  1. pick up a copy from where ever you get your books, and read along with us anytime between now and the end of Jun.
  2. keep us posted on social using #booklymark and tagging @thebooklyclub
  3. stay tuned for our discussion post on Instagram and our reviews here on the blog so we can chat all about it!

Oh! And don’t forget to look out for Katherine C. on the SSR Podcast for a full rundown {airing May 26th}!

Happy reading, friends 🙂



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