#AnneReadAlong2017 : Halfway and Giveaway!

August 24, 2017

WOW! Can you believe we’ve hit the halfway point in our Anne of Green Gables read-along already? I can’t. It’s been such an amazing journey and I feel so honored to be partnering with Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf. It’s been an adventure figuring out how we want to work together, want we want to provide, and how we want to engage our community. We really appreciate all the wonderful support you’ve provided us!

Here are all the great things we’ve gotten up to thus far:


Read the first 4 Anne of Green Gables books

Posted reviews for all four books on both our blogs

Cross-posted and shared Anne dialogue with many amazing readers

Developed and published Top 5 Posts which feature Anne

Encouraged others to join in by writing reviews and participating in Top 5 posts


You can follow along with our progress, and find out how you can participate by checking out my #AnneReadAlong2017 page, or Jane’s linked above.

And yet it feels like we’re only just beginning. Jane and I have even more planned for you in the second half of our #AnneReadAlong2017! But to start, we want to celebrate those who have been participating with us and thank you for all your dedication:

Enter the Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive the boxed set paperback collection of The Complete Anne of Green Gables!


  • Open Internationally
  • This Giveaway ends September 7th, 2017 at 12:00 AM Central Time, USA
  • Winner will be announced September 8th, 2017


I wish everyone luck– hopefully, the winner will join us as we continue our journey reading Anne of Green Gables!

What do you think?

  • Have you been participating? Why or why not?
  • What is your favorite part of the #AnneReadAlong2017?
  • What do you wish we would do differently?
  • What is your favorite aspect of the Anne of Green Gables series?


  • KrystiYAandWine August 24, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Wow! You are already halfway?! Time flies. It feels like you just barely started the series. It’s been fun hearing your updates while you’ve been reading. Can’t wait to see what you think of the rest of the series.

    • Jackie B August 26, 2017 at 11:47 am

      I know, right?! It is really exciting to know that I’ll have read an entire series this year, as well. I have two more series I’d like to finish, but who knows if that will happen. (Both of NK Jemisin’s completed series– I adore her writing!)

      Thanks for following along! It means a lot to both Jane and I. 😀

      • KrystiYAandWine August 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm

        There really is something so fulfilling about completing a series, especially a classic series like that. Best of luck with your other series as well. You got this!

        And my pleasure. It’s been fun to follow. 🙂

  • Dani @ Perspective of a Writer August 25, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Hi Jackie! I’ve been enjoying your Anne posts even though I’m not reading them! It’s a fun series… I’ll have to think of a way I can participate I think you’re doing good… I like the top 5 you have planned too, I’ll look forward to them.

    • Jackie B August 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      D’aw, thanks Dani! It’s been a ton of fun. The Top 5 posts have been more time consuming that I expected, but they always ended up better than I would have hoped. Have you read any of the Anne books?

  • theorangutanlibrarian August 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Wonderful post!! These look like beautiful copies- I have them already, so I won’t enter- I’ll leave it for someone else who needs them 😀

    • Jackie B August 29, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Haha. I’m sure the future winner appreciates that! 😀

  • Amanda @Cover2CoverMom September 2, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Oooooo a giveaway! Don’t mind if I do! While I haven’t been participating like I wanted, I am at least reading along with you all…. close enough right? Cannot wait to read the remaining books and see what else Anne has in store for us 🙂 Thanks to you and Jane for hosting! Hopefully I’ll be able to get my crap together for the second half of the read along.

    • Jackie B September 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      Hahaha! I’m so glad that you are entering! Yes, you are totally participating. You’re reading the books, which is really what matters. It’s fun to discuss them with other bookish people. Don’t you worry about sticking to the readalong schedule; family comes first! But if you’re around, we’d love to chat more Anne with you. 😀

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