Diverse Books Club June 2018 Calendar / by Madeleine Riley

Happy Summer Reading Season!

June is finally upon us and our DBC Team is so thrilled by your response to our Summer Reading Guide! If you've been reading with us for any amount of time, thank you! We are so grateful for your support. As we head into the summer season, we're working behind the scenes as a team on some big changes -- but don't worry, the spirit of the DBC is going to be even stronger next year!


Goodreads has been a great platform for us in our first year, but if we're being honest, it's not very user friendly. We're in the process of building a website, but we're using Instagram as our main platform for discussions beginning in June. There, we'll post discussion questions, new announcements, and host Instagram Lives. We're excited for you to see more of our moderators on that platform, and we can't wait to talk about summer reading with you! Our Related Resources Moderator, Alexandra, has just taken over as our Instagram manager. We're so lucky to have her managing that platform!


Friday, June 1st:

Summer Reading OFFICIALLY begins! Help us kick off the summer reading season by posting your DBC Summer Reading selections and using the hashtag #DBCSUMMER. We'll be reposting your photos and sharing in our stories!

Saturday, June 16th at 2pm EST

Our Adult Moderator, Jordan, will host an Instagram LIVE discussion on Children of Blood & Bone. After the live, a post will go up in our feed for continued discussion!


Wednesday, June 20th at 8pm EST

Our Classroom Coordinator, Jessica, will host an Instagram Discussion on GhostYou can check out the post at any time over the summer!


Saturday, June 23rd at 12pm EST:

Our Recommendations Moderator, RA, will host an Instagram LIVE discussion on Drama High with her in real life friend & DBC Member Diana! After the live, a post will go up in our feed for continued discussion!


Thursday, June 28th at 8pm EST:

Our Related Resources Moderator, Alexandra, will host an Instagram LIVE discussion on Love, Hate, and Other Filters. After the live, a post will go up in our feed for continued discussion!


We'll have our July & August calendars out ASAP, so you can decide how to prioritize your summer reading. If you're reading along with us in June, let us know which titles you're planning to pick up!


How do I attend an Instagram Live?

First, make sure you follow us on Instagram! You can find us @diversebooksclub. Then, set an alarm for the time of our Instagram Live! (I usually set mine to go off 5 minutes before.) When you see our story pop up on your Instagram feed, click on it! There, you can watch the live and interact with our moderators!

What if I can't attend the instagram live?

The Instagram Live will be saved on our profile for 24 hours! After that period, it will disappear from Instagram. If you miss the 24 hour window, don't worry! Each moderator will post a picture in our feed for continued discussion. Even if you don't read the book until a month or two later, you're still welcome to find the discussion post and chat with us and other members!