If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched and will most likely fill you with deep despair. (x)

It is the opinion of your hosts, literatureloveaffair and thebooker that Lemony Snicket’s chronicles of the Baudelaire children’s unhappy adventures is best experienced as a group, hence the birth of this rather unhappy readalong. 

One and all are welcome to join in the readalong, whether this will be your first or millionth time reading the series. 

Together we shall be reading one book of Snicket’s tridecalogy a week, posting updates as regularly as we’re able. Post quotes, thoughts, reviews, recommendations, whatever takes your fancy! Just make sure to tag it #asouereadalong so we can all enjoy it together on our various functioning devices. 

During each week there will also be a challenge to complete. The specifics of each challenge shall be posted at the beginning of the week. Challenges will be tagged #asouereadalongchallenge, and we ask you tag your responses this also. 

The readalong begins on Sunday the 28th of September, with one book assigned to each week beginning on Sundays and ending on Saturdays. 

  • 28/09/14 - 04/10/14: The Bad Beginning
  • 05/10/14 - 11/10/14: The Reptile Room
  • 12/10/14 - 18/10/14: The Wide Window
  • 19/10/14 - 25/10/14: The Miserable Mill
  • 26/10/14 - 01/11/14: The Austere Academy
  • 02/11/14 - 08/11/14: The Ersatz Elevator 
  • 09/11/14 - 15/11/14: The Vile Village 
  • 16/11/14 - 22/11/14: The Hostile Hospital 
  • 23/11/14 - 29/11/14: The Carnivorous Carnival 
  • 30/11/14 - 06/12/14: The Slippery Slope
  • 07/12/14 - 13/12/14: The Grim Grotto 
  • 14/12/14 - 20/12/14: The Penultimate Peril 
  • 21/12/14 - 27/12/14: The End 

It would be very foolish decision not to get involved! Feel free to contact the hosts literatureloveaffair or thebooker for any questions!


Dedications | Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events


"I finally understood that great works don’t begin as great works. They begin as rough ideas. I realized that creation is a process. I thought if I can understand the first step I can learn the next step. I was fully aware that I had much to learn, but I was confident that I could learn it.

Here’s a rough sketch of my own. This is the sketch that later became the cover for The Bad Beginning

Brett Helquist