Old School Wednesdays

Old School Wednesdays Readalong: October Poll Results

Old School Wednesdays Final

The results for our September Old School Wednesdays Readalong are in! After 71 votes, the book we will be reading is:


Seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to escape home for college. Her father is a domineering and egotistical writer who keeps a tight rein on Natalie and her long-suffering mother. When Natalie finally does get away, however, college life doesn’t bring the happiness she expected. Little by little, Natalie is no longer certain of anythingβ€”even where reality ends and her dark imaginings begin. Chilling and suspenseful, Hangsaman is loosely based on the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore in 1946.

October Readalong:

The readalong will happen on October 29 as part of our Halloween Week festivities, when we will post our joint review of the book and open the floor for discussion and linkage to your posts/reviews.

More awesome news – this book is widely available! We’ve included links below for your purchasing pleasure:

Amazon US* /
kindle US*
Amazon UK* / kindle UK*
Barnes and Noble / nook
Abe Books
Paperback Swap
Book Depository

*Please note that we receive affiliate income from any books purchased in these starred stores

Hopefully you will be able to secure a copy by purchasing one online, or – fingers crossed! – through borrowing at your local library. Please let us know if you want to take part on the readalong but are having difficulties finding a copy and we will try our best to offer alternatives!

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  • kelly
    September 24, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I bought the gorgeous reissue of this book a while back, and now you’ve finally encouraged me to put it at the top of my October reading. Can’t wait to dig in (& see what others have to say, to).

  • Juan Pazos
    September 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    YES! October is Spooky Reads Month for me. See you October 29th!

  • Christina
    October 18, 2014 at 3:24 am

    OOH! I just stumbled on your site, and I actually bought this book for my birthday in August, and have been meaning to read it! I’m excited about this readalong. πŸ˜€

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