Want to share your summer reading with a community of readers? Looking for books to add to your “to be read” pile? Just want to talk about what you are reading? Then check out #bookaday this summer! Search the hashtag on Twitter and you can connect with teachers and librarians.
#Bookaday is no-pressure and lowkey, so it’s easy to pop in and out during the summer. The hashtag was started by the wonderful, amazing Donalyn Miller aka The Book Whisperer. Entering its 4th year, #bookaday gives readers a summer goal: read one book per day. This is an average, so you might read 3 picture books one day and then complete a YA novel over the next few days. The goal is to aim for an average of one book per day. And any book counts! That means picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, middle grade, YA, and adult books are all fantastic! You set your start and end date, so there’s no deadline pressure. Some (lucky) folks are already out of school, so they’ve already started #bookaday. I will jump in after school ends on June 18th.
I love the #bookaday community because it is full of voracious readers. I learn about new books and share the titles that I love with others. We have great conversations and we cheer each other on. By the time school starts again in September, I have a lengthy list of titles to share with me students. Some of those titles are books I read, and others are books recommended by members of the #bookaday community. It’s fabulous!
Won’t you join us this summer? #Bookaday is a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get started this year. I’d love to see you join in, too!