Gentleman Bastards (Re)Readalong!

For those of you who don't know, I am a HUGE fan of the Gentleman Bastards series. I devoured The Lies of Locke Lamora, bought a copy before I'd finished my library book (I'm a very careful buyer. This never happens), got shipped two copies on accident (thanks Amazon!) and promptly lent them out to all my friends.

I'm a little obsessed.

There's just something about this series that makes me laugh. Locke is just such a charismatic character and his friendship with Jean throughout the series is TO DIE FOR. The series is witty and clever, but it's also dark and emotional. It's the perfect combination of laughter, emotional roller coaster, and smart storytelling. I cannot say enough good things!

Whether you're late to the party or an old friend of Locke and Jean, I'd like to invite you to be a part of the S&S Gentleman Bastards Readalong. The plan is to read 1 book a month in the months leading up to the release of book 4, Thorn of Emberlain, in September.

Ooooh shiny

Why should you join in the fun? Well, besides the promise of reading one of the most colorful series ever (vivid fantasy worlds, exciting characters, erm...colorful language), I will be giving away a pre-order of book 4 to a randomly selected participant in the readalong via The Book Depository! Keep an eye out for the Rafflecopter on the official starting post in June.

To help make this more of a discussion instead of just me talking, I want to encourage you to post on your own blogs as you go through the series. If that's too much effort, that's totally fine, just comment on one of my posts or flail on twitter with the hashtag #SSJeanLocke.

More detailed schedule to come, but I just wanted to get the word out so people can go buy their GB books if they don't already have copies.

Are you a newbie to the Gentleman Bastards series, or a Camorri veteran? Favorite book? Favorite quote? Favorite character? I'm so excited to hear from you all! 

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  1. I've read half of the first book but I was greatly confused by it or was reading too many books at the same time and gave up on it, but I may join in your readalong. I already own the first two books, so I'm more than halfway committed to the series!
    ~Litha Nelle

  2. I am a newbie to the series as you know, I only own the first book but I'll at least be starting the read-along with you all :D I'm PUMPED to get to know Locke and Jean and their epic bromance!

  3. I love this series! Jean and Locke have the best bromance ever!

  4. I have yet to read the series, but I have the 1st book on my TBR shelf, so I'll definitely join in!

  5. Excellent! I promise this series will be fun, so I'm glad you'll be joining in :)

  6. Sounds good! Just beware that you might suddenly have a finger itching to click on the "add to cart" button in June ;)

  7. YES. I'm so excited to re-read all their ups and downs and in-betweens together :)

  8. That's awesome! I'm so glad you'll be joining in :D


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