Summer of Southern Women: The CHB Summer Book Club

UPDATE: Join Victoria and Michelle on August 9th for a book club discussion to cap off our Summer of Southern Women Book Club! We'll be talking about all five books we've read this summer with a special emphasis on the newly released Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman! Don't miss out on this excellent chance to discuss Harper Lee's highly anticipated novel with other bookish and literary-minded people from the community!

To Kill a Mockingbird, was published in 1960, the much-loved and critically acclaimed novel - and the sole work - of Harper Lee. Now, 55 years after the publication of this literary masterpiece, Lee has taken the book world by storm with the announcement of Go Set a Watchman, the highly anticipated sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. In honor of this momentous literary event, Michelle and I have decided to bring back our summer online book club (of CHBPotter fame), this time celebrating noteworthy southern women writers!

We'll be reading works from Kate Chopin, Alice Walker, Flannery O'Connor, and ending our summer book club with both of Harper Lee's works, To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. We've assigned two weeks for each book starting on June 1st, and we'll be posting on the website and various social media sites throughout the summer with our thoughts and opinions on the books, so follow along and join in the discussion!

Want to get involved? There's no sign-up process or anything of the like. Simply follow along with our reading schedule below or read at your own pace. Then join in on our social media accounts: FacebookTumblrTwitter, Instagram, Riffle, and the CHB website! We'd love for you to join in the discussion on social media and in the comments of the website!

Here's the reading schedule in case you'd like to follow along:

June 1 - June 14

June 15 - June 28 June 29 - July 12 July 13 - July 26 July 27 - August 9
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Don't want to follow our reading schedule? No problem! The point is to reread and enjoy the books, so feel free to read at your own pace! You can still join in the discussion on social media!

Plus, if you purchase the books during the two week period of our reading (so from June 1st to June 14th for The Awakening), we'll give you 10% off your purchase! If you'd prefer to purchase any of the titles from our website, you can use the coupon codes we've included in the book list below to get your 10% discount! Remember, these discounts only apply during the two week period in which Michelle and I read the book! So don't miss out!


The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin (Enriched Classics) By Kate Chopin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743487672
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2004

Discount Code: CHOPINREAD

Applicable from June 1st - June 14th

The Color Purple By Alice Walker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156031820
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2006

Discount Code: WALKERREAD

Applicable from June 15th - June 28th

Wise Blood: A Novel (FSG Classics) By Flannery O'Connor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374530631
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 6th, 2007

Discount Code: OCONNORREAD

Applicable from June 29th - July 12th

Go Set a Watchman: A Novel By Harper Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409850
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper - July 14th, 2015

Discount Code: GSAWREAD

Applicable from July 27th - August 9th