I'm part of a small book club with a bunch of friends. If you'd like to join us you're welcome to! We'd love to have you. We meet the last Wednesday of each month (except for July, August and December). Email me if you'd like to join us!
This month we're reading:
Here's what we've read over the past years:
Jan - The Reason I Jump (Naoki Higashida)
Feb - In A Sun Burned Country (Bill Bryson)
Mar - Quiet (Susan Cain)
Apr - The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery)
May - Author study: Deborah Ellis
Jan - The Invisible Wall (Harry Bernstein)
Feb - Moonlight Over Paris (Jennifer Robson)
Mar - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
April/May - Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta (Aritha van Herk)
Sep - Spanish Fly (Will Ferguson)
Oct - I am Malala (Malala Yousafzai)
Nov - The Memory Illusion (Julia Shaw)
Feb - The Rosie Project (Graeme Simson)
Apr - After the War is Over (Jennifer Robson)
May - Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
Jun - The Best Laid Plans (Terry Falli)
Sep - Longbourn (Jo Baker)
Oct - Wonder (RJ Palacio)
Jan - The Girl With No Name (Marina Chapman)
Feb - Labor Day (Joyce Menard)
Mar - Crow Lake (Mary Lawson)
Apr - Somewhere in France (Jennifer Robson)
May - The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
Jun - The Creative Habit (Twyla Tharp)
Sep - Son (Lois Lowry)
Oct - Uglies (Scott Westerfield)
Nov - Three Men in a Boat (Jerome K Jerome)
Jan - The Timekeeper (Mitch Ablom)
Feb - Change of Heart (Jodi Picoult)
Mar - The Book of Negroes (Lawrence Hill)
April - The Host (Stefanie Meyer)
May - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
June - A Town Like Alice (Neville Shute)
Sep - The Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Oct/Nov - The 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out of the Window and Disappeared (Jonas Jonassen)
Jan - The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
Feb - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis)
Mar - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
Apr - The Happiness Advantage (Shawn Anchor)
May - Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)
Jun - Promise of Hope (Augumn Stringham)
Aug - Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand)
Sep - Price and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Nov - Miss Pregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
Dec - The Christmas Cookie Club (Ann Pearlman)
Sep - The Friendship Doll (Kirby Larson)
Oct - The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
Nov - The Book that Changed My Life (Coachy and Johannessen)
Jan - The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Silznick)
Mar - White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
....our group started to fade out in 2010
Jan - Wild Swans
Feb - The Wedding (Nicholas Sparks)
Mar - My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
Apr - Maniac Magee (Jerry Spinelli)
May - Might As Well Laugh About It (Marie Osmond)
Jun - ?
Sep - The Enormous Egg (Oliver Butterworth)
Oct - Witches (Roald Dahl)
Nov - Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)
Jan - Whiteout (Ken Follett)
Feb - Fairy Godmother (Mercedes Lackey)
Mar - The Making of a Man - Sydney Poitier
Apr - Biography of Gordon B Hinckley
May - Listening for Lions (Gloria Whelan)
Jun - The Birth House (Ami McKay)
Sep - Friday Night Knitting Club (Kate Jacobs)
Oct - Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Ablom)
Nov - I am A Taxi (Deborah Ellis)
Jan - Love At First Sight (Nicholas Sparks)
Feb - The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
Mar - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Mark Haddon)
Apr - Mary Called Magdalene (Margaret George)
May - Christy (Catherine Marshall)
Sep - Left to Tell (Immaculee Iligagiza)
Oct - The Looking Glass (Richard Paul Evans)
Nov - Because of Winn Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Mar - The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
Apr - The Ladies Auxillary (Tova Mirvis)
May - The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)
Jun - To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Jul - Never Stuff Your Dog (Alan Alda)
Sep - Fire in the Bones (S Michael Wilcox)
Oct - The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
Nov - The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
Why be part of a book club?
- Admit it. You really should read more.
- You want to be a good example to your kids.
- Who doesn't need a night out?
- Discussing books is fun!
- You learn to appreciate something about a book you might not have otherwise.
- Discover new genres and authors.
- Good conversations.
- You have committed to read the book before you see the movie.
- Meet people like you.
- Expand your world. Meet people who are not like you!
- Stretch your reading muscles
- Read something you would have never read otherwise.
- Have something in common with a great group of people.
- Learn something new.
- Enjoy a book you loved in high school.
- You didn't quite finish the book but want to discuss it with someone anyway!
- Books will give you great ideas! We read The Christmas Cookie Club and guess what...we have our own cookie club spin off brewing!
- You look smarter if you carry a book around :)
- ??? Why not?!
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