Hashtag #bookadayuk is a digital campaign to get Twitter users to talk about books. Everyday there is a different topic to be discussed and each month the hashtag is hosted by a different book organisation.
‘Books are My Bag‘ was the host last month. They followed the format used by its predecessor, ‘We Love This Book‘ by compiling the tweets using Storify. Every single contribution to #bookadayuk were featured in their Storify, which delighted us. Furthermore, we were extremely happy when our tweets were retweeted and favourited by the host and authors! For example, this ‘book with beautiful spine’ contribution was retweeted by Darren Shan.
On 1st of November 2014, the hosting baton is passed onto Headline Publishing Group. The topics for the month of November are featured in the image below. To tweet your book suggestions, don’t forget to include hashtag #bookadayuk and @headlinepg.
|1st: Movember begins. Your favourite hairy hero
2nd: A book you can’t wait to read this winter
3rd: Your favourite fictional family
4th: A brilliant epic read (we mean at least 600 pages)
5th: Guy Fawkes night – pick a character you love to hate!
6th: A book that reminds you of your school days
7th: The book you wish you owned as a first edition
8th: Doctor Who ends tonight – best book featuring time travel
9th: A book you have to read twice to fully appreciate
10th: Happy birthday Neil Gaiman! Favourite fantasy novel
11th: Remembrance Day – your favourite WWI novel
12th: A book on your shelf you haven’t got round to reading yet
13th: A book you’d love to see on the big screen
14th: A book you loved but wouldn’t want your mum to read
15th: A book that made you hungry
|16th: The best debut you’ve read this year
17th: Your favourite mystery novel
18th: It’s Scotland v England! Tell us your favourite sport book
19th: A brilliant book with eye-catching red cover
20th: Your favourite fictional pet
21st: A book you’ve read that you wished had a sequel
22nd: Your favourite book about a journey
23rd: An awesome autobiography by one of your heroes
24th: A series you’d happily read all over again
25th: One month to go! A book you want for Christmas
26th: Tasty! Your favourite cookery or baking book
27th: Thanksgiving in the US – your favourite US classic
28th: A book with beautiful title typography
29th: Happy birthday C.S. Lewis! Favourite fictional world
30th: Your favourite book featuring a wedding
Today’s topic is favourite fictional family. Our pick is the Travis family by Lisa Kleypas because our customers love reading Ms Kleypas’s well-written romance novels. Each Travis sibling has its own book: Gage (‘Sugar Daddy’ published in 2007), Haven (‘Blue-Eyed Devil’ published in 2008) and Jack (‘Smooth Talking Stranger’ published in 2009). Our customers cannot wait for Joe Travis’s story ‘Brown-Eyed Girl’, which is expected to be published in 2015.
What is your favourite fictional family? Let us know in the comment box below.