AE Monthly Book Club: February 2017

Well, we survived January without the world being nuked into the sun so it’s time to see what’s on the agenda for February’s book club choice. For this month we will be mixing it up a bit and reading a graphic novel. Prince of Cats is a retelling of Romeo & Juliet from the point of view of Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin and the titular prince of cats. The action starts before the play and we get to see what happened in Tybalt’s life to make him the angry and violent young man of the original play. Also, the whole book is set in 1983 Brooklyn, mostly written in iambic pentameter, infused with ’80s hip hop...

AE Monthly Book Club: January 2017

Happy New Year’s, everyone! The beginning of a year means a fresh round of book selections for us to enjoy with one another. In order to break in 2017, we’ve selected a novel that’s both challenging and rewarding. The Handmaid’s Tale is sure to get your juices flowing after the holidays. For January we will be reading Margaret Atwood’s classic work of speculative fiction, The Handmaid’s Tale. Released in 1985, the novel is set in a dystopia made from what once was the United States sometime after the government was overthrown by a totalitarian theocracy. It’s not only a book that’s been feeling kind of prescient...

AE Monthly Book Club: December 2016 – Aristo...

As we move into December, we also move into winter which means that we are already looking forward to the warmer summer months. So instead of cowing to the season, we’ve chose a book that’s sure to recall summer memories. For December we are going to be reading Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s coming-of-age young adult novel, Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe. Released in 2012, it follows two Mexican-American teenage boys who become friends and must navigate their increasingly complicated feelings for one another. The publisher’s description reads: Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who...

AE Monthly Book Club: November 2016

Even though October has ended we couldn’t just let go of horror that easily. To unease you into the holiday spirit we’ve chosen a classic novel about a family that has a lot to be thankful for…until they don’t. For November we’ve chosen Shirley Jackson’s final novel, We Have Always Lived in a Castle, the story of the Blackwood family and the dark secrets they keep. The publisher’s description reads: Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is perhaps the crowning achievement of Shirley Jackson’s brilliant career: a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly...

AE Monthly Book Club: October 2016

Happy October, fellow AE book nerds! As you’ve probably gathered, October is our favorite month of the year here at Audiences Everywhere. Halloween is approaching, and the air is turning crisp, which makes it the best month to cozy in with a good (preferably scary) book. For October, we have chosen the novel You by Caroline Kepnes, a story of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl at first sight, and boy proceeds to court girl in the most terrifying way. The publisher’s description reads: When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he...

AE Monthly Book Club: September 2016

With Stranger Things off our screens for another year, where are you going to get your fix of 80’s genre fiction made in the 21st century? Well, as usual, Sean Fallon has your back. September’s AE Book Club book is Grady Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism, the story of two high schooler best friends, one of whom must try and save the other when she becomes possessed. The publisher’s description reads: Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. Through the years, they have bonded over E.T., roller-skating, and a shared love for pop music. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act . . ....

AE Monthly Book Club: August 2016

Welcome back to the AE Monthly Book Club. Join us as we enter into our seventh month of the club as we head towards the end of the summer season. Just as a refresher for the veterans, and a quick introduction for the newbies, each month we are choosing a book we’d love for everyone to read along with us. Weekly chapter goals will be set out below, and all month you can join the online discussion using the hashtag #AEBookClub as we hop on our high horses and provide our opinions on each book’s movie potential. For the month of August, we have decided that rather than cover a book that has been out for a while, we are going to read through a...

AE Monthly Book Club: July 2016

Once again we welcome you back to the AE Monthly Book Club. Join us as we enter into our sixth month of the club in the middle of the summer season. Just as a refresher for the veterans, and a quick introduction for the newbies, each month we are choosing a book we’d love for everyone to read along with us. Weekly chapter goals will be set out below, and all month you can join the online discussion using the hashtag #AEBookClub as we hop on our high horses and provide our opinions on each book’s movie potential. For the month of July, Ryan MacLean has selected The Gunslinger, the first entry in the Dark Tower series, written by Stephen...

AE Monthly Book Club: June 2016

AE Book Club is heading into the summer season, which hopefully means beach or park reading for some of us, and indoor, air-conditioned reading for the rest! Just as a refresher for the veterans, and a quick introduction for the newbies, each month we are choosing a book we’d love for everyone to read along with us. Weekly chapter goals will be set out below, and all month you can join the online discussion using the hashtag #AEBookClub as we hop on our high horses and provide our opinions on each book’s movie potential. For the month of June, Publication Manager Richard Newby has chosen The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. We’re...

AE Monthly Book Club...

It’s book club time ladies and gents. As you probably know by now, each month we are choosing a book we’d love for everyone to read along with us. Weekly chapter goals will be set out below, and all month you can join the online discussion using the hashtag #AEBookClub as we hop on our high...

AE MONTHLY BOOK CLUB: APRIL 2016

Welcome back! Or just welcome if this is your first time joining our newly established book club. Just as a refresher for the veterans, and a quick introduction for the newbies, each month we are choosing a book we’d love for everyone to read along with us. Weekly chapter goals will be set out below, and all month you can join the online discussion using the hashtag #AEBookClub as we hop on our high horses and provide our opinions on each book’s movie potential. For the month of April, Publication Manager Richard Newby has chosen Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. Once again we’re venturing into the territory of science fiction and horror (we...

AE Monthly Book Club: March 2016

Welcome back! Or just welcome if this is your first time joining our newly established book club. Just as a refresher for the veterans, and a quick introduction for the newbies, each month we are choosing a book we’d love for everyone to read along with us. Weekly chapter goals will be set out below, and all month you can join the online discussion using the hashtag #AEBookClub as we hop on our high horses and provide our opinions on each book’s movie potential. For the month of March, Managing Editor Beth Reynolds has chosen Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The writers at AE can’t get enough of the apocalypse, so...

AE Monthly Book Club...

Welcome to the Audiences Everywhere Book Club, a monthly feature in which you’re invited to participate. A week before the start of each month we’ll announce a book that we’ll tackle for the next four weeks. We’ll set out weekly chapter goals and using the hashtag #AEBookClub you can...