One Week Left to Help Us Donate Books to Needy Kids!

Posted by Patrick Brown on July 27, 2011
Next week marks the end of the inaugural Goodreads Book Club. Since we announced our book club on May 9, 25,000 people have added A Visit from the Goon Squad to their shelves. Almost 2,400 people have written a review of it, and hundreds have participated in discussion threads about the book. Fifteen brave and creative people submitted a slide show to our Slide Show Story contest, and the two that Jennifer Egan chooses will win fabulous ereaders. We're thrilled with the impressive turnout for this first book club; we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

The Goodreads Book Club will conclude on Tuesday with a live video chat with author Jennifer Egan. The chat will begin at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST and last approximately one hour. We hope you'll stop by! If you've got a question you're dying to know the answer to, ask it during the chat, and the author of the book herself might just answer it! Jennifer will also announce the winner of the slide show story contest during the chat. Don't miss it!

Tuesday is also the last day to add A Visit from the Goon Squad to your shelves and have it count towards our First Book pledge. For every 10,000 people who add the book to their shelves, Goodreads will donate 1,000 books to children in need through First Book. If you haven't yet done so, please add A Visit from the Goon Squad to your shelves. You can add it to any shelf you choose -- including to-read -- and it will still count. As I write this, about 35,000 Goodreads members have added the book, meaning that we've already donated 3,000 books. That's great, but we want to donate more. Please spread the word and help us get to 40,000 books added by Tuesday. Help us spread the love of reading to thousands of kids in need; tell your friends to add A Visit from the Goon Squad to their Goodreads shelves today!

And don't forget to tune into the live video chat with author Jennifer Egan on Tuesday, August 2 at 8 p.m. PST/5 p.m. EST.


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