Read with Rhys Book Club

Updated: Jan 4

Great WRITERS are great READERS!


Welcome to the Read with Rhys Book Club! Motivate yourself to read more, improve your writing, and make new friends by joining the club!

We will read one book every month: two classics, two writing craft books, two famous traditionally published fantasy novels, and six independently published novels. Then we’ll discuss the book on the last Saturday of the month.

Who is this for?

Niki will select books that will appeal to fiction writers who want to improve their craft and have fun. We will read and analyse craft books and take a critical look at fiction books.

Who can participate?

The Read with Rhys Book Club is open to everyone! No need to sign up. Feel free to skip months or join whenever you want. All discussions will be hosted by Niki Rhys (@NikiRhysWrites) on Twitter.

How do I join?

All you need to do is read the book of the month (or listen to it as an audiobook, whatever works for you!) and join the conversation on the date listed using #readwithRhys. Even if you haven't read the book, didn't finish it, or still have passionate sentiments from when you read it a decade ago, feel free to jump in!


Without further ado, here's the 2022 line up!


Ready, set, READ!


JANUARY

  • Title: Saves The Cat Writes A Novel

  • Author: Jessica Brody

  • Why we chose it: It’s a new year, and what better time is there to reflect on your process than now? Join fellow authors and readers in discussing plot structure, whether you’re a plotter or a pantser or somewhere in between, and anything you picked up that you’ll be carrying into your writing the rest of the year.

  • Discussion date: Saturday, 29 January


FEBRUARY

  • Title: Persuasion

  • Author: Jane Austen

  • Why we chose it: February is a time for romance, and Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot are often slept on. In a love for the ages that carries beyond the blush of youth, we will follow Anne’s journey toward finding herself and take a look at the elements of a good romance novel. A new adaptation is coming out this year, so we’ll also be talking about how Austen’s works have been reworked for the screen.

  • Discussion date: Saturday, 26 Februrary


MARCH

  • Title: Eye of the World

  • Author: Robert Jordan

  • Why we chose it: With the recent Wheel of Time adaptation, this series has been a talker. Let’s go back to the beginning and experience the world, whether it’s for the first time or you’ve read the series thrice in your life. Want to talk about that one tiny thing that happened in the show that you loved or something that got changed that ruined it for you? This will be a perfect place to share.

  • Discussion date: Saturday, 26 March


The book selections will be announced as we make them. If you have a suggestion for a book you're dying to read, let Niki know on Twitter.




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From a young age, Niki Rhys’s head was often in the clouds, and she was always dreaming up new worlds. Today, she gets paid to write, just not about dragons and sword-wielding heroines. But her passion for linguistics is there whether she’s writing for work or writing for fun. Connect with Niki on Twitter at @NikiRhysWrites to follow her writing and reading journey.

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