Summer 2019 Twitter Book Club: Robin McKinley, Tamora Pierce, Diana Wynne Jones

Whether you’re like me and can quote whole passages from books by Robin McKinley, Tamora Pierce, and Diana Wynne Jones, whether you’ve never read a single book by these authors – join us for a Robin-Tamora-Diana Twitter book club!

The Rules:

  • Leave a comment below to let us know you’re joining!
  • Choose any book to start with. We’re not going in any order or even reading them all together. Make your own plan, or choose your next book as the mood strikes!
  • Tweet about your reading!
  • Engage with other people’s tweets about the books. Again, you can jump in on conversations on books you haven’t (re)read yet too – no need to be in sync with others, just read and discuss, discuss and read!
  • Use the hashtag #yafantasy2019 so we can find your tweets.
  • Try to thread your tweets when possible. If you start tweeting about The Hero and the Crown, for example, reply to your own tweets as long as you’re still discussing that book. Start a new thread for a new book, or for a brand new idea when you think it’s necessary.
  • Avoid big spoilers! Let your book club people (us) know what moment in the book you’re talking about, but keep in mind that some people are reading the books for the first time and don’t want to know major plot points or the endings.
  • Have fun!

Some Ideas for Tweeting:

  • Live-tweet as you read. Share your reactions to the story, the plot, the characters, the writing – anything! When you like something in the book, when you hate something that happens, when you’re excited, when you’re surprised – emote!
  • Ask questions about things that confuse you in the books.
  • Share theories about the books – fan theories, academic theories, feminist theories, queer theories, magical theories…
  • Make connections between the books and your own life.
  • Tell us what your first experience reading the book was, and if/how the Summer 2019 read differs.
  • Make connections between the books and other books.

The Books:

Robin McKinley:

  • Beauty (1978)
  • The Door in the Hedge (1981)
  • The Blue Sword (1982)
  • The Hero and the Crown (1984)
  • The Outlaws of Sherwood (1988)
  • Rowan (1992)
  • Deerskin (1993)
  • A Knot in the Grain (1994)
  • Rose Daughter (1997)
  • The Stone Fey (1998)
  • Spindle’s End (2000)
  • Water (2002) with Peter Dickinson
  • Sunshine (2003)
  • Dragonhaven (2007)
  • Chalice (2008)
  • Fire (2009) with Peter Dickinson
  • Pegasus (2010)
  • Shadows (2013)
  • The Door in the Hedge and other stories (2014)

Tamora Pierce:

  • Song of the Lioness:
    • Alanna: The First Adventure (1983)
    • In the Hand of the Goddess (1984)
    • The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (1986)
    • Lioness Rampant (1988)
  • The Immortals:
    • Wild Magic (1992)
    • Wolf Speaker (1994)
    • The Emperor Mage (1994)
    • The Realms of the Gods (1996)
  • Protector of the Small:
    • First Test (1999)
    • Page (2000)
    • Squire (2001)
    • Lady Knight (2002)
  • Daughter of the Lioness:
    • Trickster’s Choice (2003)
    • Trickster’s Queen (2004)
  • Legend of Beka Cooper:
    • Terrier (2006)
    • Bloodhound (2009)
    • Mastiff (2011)
  • Numair Chronicles:
    • Tempests and Slaughter (2018)
  • Circle of Magic:
    • Sandry’s Book (1993)
    • Tris’s Book (1998)
    • Daja’s Book (1998)
    • Briar’s Book (1999)
  • The Circle Opens:
    • Magic Steps (2000)
    • Street Magic (2000)
    • Cold Fire (2002)
    • Shatterglass (2003)
  • Circle Reforged:
    • The Will of the Empress (2005)
    • Melting Stones (2008)
    • Battle Magic (2013)

Diana Wynne Jones:

  • Chrestomanci:
    • Charmed Life (1977)
    • The Magicians of Caprona (1980)
    • Witch Week (1982)
    • The Lives of Christopher Chant (1988)
    • Conrad’s Fate (2005)
    • The Pinhoe Egg (2006)
    • Mixed Magics (2000)
  • Dalemark:
    • Cart and Cwidder (1975)
    • Drowned Ammet (1977)
    • The Spellcoats (1979)
    • The Crown of Dalemark (1993)
  • Howl’s Castle:
    • Howl’s Moving Castle (1986)
    • The Castle in the Air (1990)
    • House of Many Ways (2008)
  • Magids:
    • Deep Secret (1997)
    • The Merlin Conspiracy (2003)
  • Derkholm:
    • Dark Lord of Derkholm (1998)
    • Year of the Griffin (2000)

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