I am a giant fan of book clubs. I take offense to the idea that book club is a time to drink wine and grip about men. For me book club is a time to have intelligent conversations about books—at least for an hour—and then we grip about men :) No, we don’t—we gripe about kids :)
I love to hear what my friends have to stay about stories, because everyone has a different perspective. Sometimes I go into book club with an opinion of the book, only to change my mind after talking about it.
I love book club so much that I’m belong to two. One I’ve been in for seven years, and even after I moved away I couldn’t give it up—but I didn’t move far…only 6 blocks. The other book club is one I started in my new neighborhood—we’ve been at it for two years.
I’ve found that book club is the best way to get to know people. You can tell a lot about someone by what they like and dislike in books.
So does anyone else belong to a book club? Do you love it? Hate it? I’m so curious.
Books I’ve read in book club this year:
Faith Precedes the Miracle by Spencer W. Kimball
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell
A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
Ever by Gail Carson Levine
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
65 Signs of the Times by David Ridges
A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary
When the Tripods Came by John Christopher
Seven Miracles that Saved America by Chris and Ted Stewart
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Infinite Atonement by Tad R. Callister
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Actor and The Housewife by Shannon Hale
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Mansion by Henry van Dyke