Gentleman Bastards (Re)Readalong: Official Kickoff

The Gentleman Bastards Rereadalong begins in just a few days! I'm posting the official schedule (and giveaway!) so that you can all get ready to start reading on June 1st. Fantasy fans, people who love a good con story, people who have never heard of this series, people who already know and love Jean and Locke...all of you are welcome to join in the fun! I'M SO EXCITED!

Anywaaaaaaaays, in case you missed the first post in which I discussed my Gentleman Bastards obsession and the reason for the readalong, the fourth book in the series will be coming out this September. This readalong is to make sure the first three books are fresh in everyone's minds when they pick up Thorn of Emberlain!

But what if I didn't already buy Thorn of Emberlain?

First of all, shame on you. Second of all, I'm here to help!

 I'll be giving away one pre-order of Thorn of Emberlain through Book Depository, and anyone can join as long as TBD ships to your country. 

My goal is to get discussion going and have people talk to each other about the books, so the more you comment on things, the more chances you have at winning the giveaway. Just fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the page! Giveaway ends Friday, August 22, midnight PST. That way I can announce the winner before the end of the readalong.


If you're tweeting as you (re)read, use the hashtag #SSJeanLocke or send your tweets to @spidersilksnow and I'll spread the love!

If you are blogging about the readalong and have your own posts, be sure to link back to this post. Leave your links in the comments or tweet them with the hashtag above and I'll be sure to stop by.

If you only want to read the first book with us or if you ever get bogged down with LIFE, no pressure! This is supposed to be fun, so don't feel like you need to commit to the full three months. I'd love to have you, of course, but I understand that keeping to a schedule for this long can be tough. On that note, feel free to read ahead as well, but make sure not to spoil anything on each week's update post.


The general goal is one book a month for June, July, and August. That way everyone can also keep up with their busy reading schedules. Some books are a lot heftier than others, but I don't think you'll ever have to read more than 200 pages in a week.

The Lies of Locke Lamora (book 1)
June 1 – June 7
Prologue, Book I (Chapters 1-3)
June 8 –  June 14
Book II (Chapters 4-8)
June 15 – June 21
Book III, Chapters 9-13
June 22 – June 28
Finish Book III, Epilogue
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Book 2)
June 29 – July 5
Prologue, Chapters 1-4
July 6 – July 12
Reminiscence, finish book I
July 13 – July 19
Chapters 8-12
July 20 – July 26
Chapters 13-16, Epilogue
Republic of Thieves (Book 3)
July 27 – August 2
Prologue, Chapters 1-2 (and the interludes following)
August 3 – August 9
Chapters 3-5
August 10 – August 16
Interlude after Ch5, finish Part II
August 17 – August 23
Chapters 8-9 (and the interludes following)
August 24 – August 30
Finish Part III, Epilogue

Things to look forward to:

  • Theories and connections across different books (for those of you who aren't rereading, don't worry, I'll always mark spoilers)
  • Fan art and other cool things
  • Fun Quizzes (Which Gentleman Bastard are you?)
  • Anything else I can come up with...


And that's a wrap! I will see you all in a few days!

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