Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous time last night and your speakeasies didn’t get raided. (We’re pretending it’s the ’20s, right?) I’m beyond excited to rouge my knees and roll my stockings down and read ALL THAT JAZZ-age stuff.
In case you missed it, I posted an informational/sign-up post for Jazz Age January last month. If you haven’t signed up but would like to participate, no worries! Everyone is welcome. Just as a quick rehash of what this challenge is all about, I’m inviting bloggers to read books related to the Jazz Age during the month of January. Readers are welcome to read novels written by Jazz Age authors, non-fiction about the ’20s, and contemporary fiction set during this time period. Check out the sign-up post for a list of recommended titles, but please don’t limit yourself to those books! Anything ’20s goes.
How to Participate:
All you have to do to participate in this event is read at least one book set in or about the Jazz Age or its characters and write about it! Each Saturday (from Jan. 11 to Feb. 8), I will post a link-up where participants can link to any reviews or posts they have written for this event. (In addition to writing about books read for this challenge, readers are welcome to write informational posts, lists, whatever catches your fancy.) Make sure to include the button in your post!
Now, you might be wondering about the giveaway I mentioned in the sign-up post. I’m offering one winner a book of his/her choice from Penguin’s beautiful Fitzgerald Classics editions. This giveaway is open to anyone who lives in a country The Book Depository ships to. To be eligible to win, you must link up at least one post for this event. Each post you link up will earn you one entry. (If you post one review, you will earn one entry into the giveaway; if you link up four posts total, you will earn four entries.) After the event concludes on Feb. 8, I will draw a winner and notify him/her by email.
My Reading Plan:
I’ve been stocking up on books all month (as if I needed an excuse to buy more books), and I can’t wait to finally read them! I plan to read:
- A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
- The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Zelda: A Biography by Nancy Milford
- Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell
Thank you to everyone who signed up, wrote about Jazz Age January on your blogs, and promoted it on social media. When I came up with the idea for this challenge, I thought maybe five people would sign up; I’m overwhelmed that, as of this writing, there are 34 people signed up! Thank you all for spreading the word so enthusiastically. I think it’s going to be a great event!
Which books are you planning to read for Jazz Age January?