#AnneReadAlong2017 Bonus Posts

May 29, 2017

Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf and I wanted to up the ante for our #AnneReadAlong2017. We know that not all of you have the time to read the Anne series, or have recently re-read the series. We would love any previous posts you have written for these books to be reblogged and linked up to our reviews, no matter how old they might be. But we also wanted to throw something fun out there:

Each month, we will be hosting a #AnneReadAlong2017 Top 5 List for everyone to participate in! (Well, we’re cheating with June; forgive us) Prepare your blogging schedules and join us for some fun non-reading posts:

Friday, June 2nd – Top 5 Reasons I Want To Read Anne of Green Gables

Friday, June 30th – Top 5 Adventures Present-Day Anne Would Have Gotten Up To

Friday, July 28th – Top 5 Songs/Sounds for My Anne Reading Soundtrack

Friday, August 25th – Top 5 Adventures I Would Join Anne On

Friday, September 29th – Top 5 Things I Wish I Could Change About the Anne Series

Friday, October 27th – Top 5 Favorite Anne of Green Gables Characters

Friday, November 24th – Top 5 Favorite Anne of Green Gables Moments

Friday, December 22nd – Top 5 Things I Learned From Anne Shirley

Jane and I will also be posting some additional posts throughout the rest of the year, as well. Keep an eye out for not only our reviews, but also our discussion posts, giveaways, discussion questions, and lists. We really hope you’ll join us! Don’t forget to link back to our posts, join in the conversation in the comments, and on Twitter with #AnneReadAlong2017.

What do you think?

  • If you aren’t participating in the read along, are you going to join us for these Top 5 lists? Why or why not?
  • Do you like Top 5 posts? Why or why not?
  • What other types of posts would you like to see as a part of the #AnneReadAlong2017?
  • What is your favorite way to interact with a read along?


  • Books, Vertigo and Tea May 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Oh nice! Amanda @Cover2CoverMom just posted 5 Reasons You Should Read Anne of Green Gables and I really liked the idea of tackling a classic in this manageable approach. I am looking forward to these. Curious to see what you come up with for “Top 5 Things I Wish I Could Change About the Anne Series” 🙂

    • Jackie B May 31, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      I know!! I was super excited when I read her post last week, and I left a cryptic comment about how applicable her post will be in the future. 😀 It’s like she’s psychic.

      That top 5 list will be challenging, that’s for sure! We’ll see what I end up with. Right now, I don’t have much… O_o But I’m keeping a running tally for all the lists as I read. 😀

  • Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf May 31, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for posting about this, Jackie! Excited to see what people come up with on these Top 5 lists!

    • Jackie B May 31, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks, Jane! Like I told Danielle, I’m starting to keep a running list for some of these with my ideas. We picked some challenging list ideas!

  • Grab the Lapels June 1, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I like the idea of the Top Five list, though I’m not sure on my blog it would make sense to readers who weren’t around when I read all eight books, or who don’t know about the Anne Readalong!

    • Jackie B June 1, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      I totally get that. You’re not really into the whole “Top ## Lists” type of posts anyway. No judgment. But it would be great to hear your thoughts as these roll out. I’m certain you have thoughts on a few of them. The Top 5 Things I Wish I Could Change About the Anne series, in particular, seems to inspire me to think you’d have some thoughts. 😉 I’m just glad to hear your voice in the conversation!

      • Grab the Lapels June 1, 2017 at 8:56 pm

        That is true, I don’t do a lot of list posts. I tried it when I first started GTL, but I found those posts take me a LONG time. At first, I tried only using images I could credit. Then, I realized finding the right image with or without credit could be hard. And the brainstorming and the writing. Maybe my brain doesn’t know how to do lists? I’ll definitely add in the comments, Jackie! I’m excited!

  • Amanda @Cover2CoverMom June 4, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Ahhhhh now I understand that comment you made on my “5 Reasons Why You Should Read AoGG” post lol I’m so good, I’m ahead of the game lol

    Love these ideas Jackie & Jane! I am looking forward to the “Top 5 Songs/Sounds for My Anne Reading Soundtrack,” “Top 5 Adventures I Would Join Anne On,” & “Top 5 Favorite Anne of Green Gables Moments”

    I’ve actually already done variations of “Top 5 Things I Wish I Could Change About the Anne Series” & “Top 5 Things I Learned From Anne Shirley” but I’ll save them and add to them as I continue on with the series.

    Can’t see what you and Jane have in store for us 🙂

    • Jackie B June 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      You are SO on top of the game! I just loved reading all those posts of yours too! It’s like you can read my mind. 😀 You are welcome to make your lists longer than 5 if you want to, for sure! I know that my Anne Reading Soundtrack list will certainly be longer than 5. O_o

      Thanks for reading along with us, Amanda! It’s great to see your participation. I love reading your thoughts on Anne.

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