|Etsy - i think i need this|
My sorority alumnae group has a book club. I love it. It started several years ago at a dinner club event (so many clubs...) when we discovered that we always chatted up the books we were reading and swapped books at dinner. Why not start a book club someone suggested? So we did.
We read a different book each month and hold book club at a different restaurant once a month. It's kinda like a book club/brunch club since sometimes we talk about the book and sometimes we just drink mimosas and catch up. Sometimes there are 4-5 of us and sometimes there are 12. It's a great time and I'm thrilled it's still going so strong. I lead the book club for a few years but gave it up last year when another Chi Omega showed interest. I still loyally attend. I cannot remember exactly when we started it but I think it's been at least 5 years so that means 60 books!! amazing. If anyone is interested in the list of books let me know...I kept track for a while and am happy to send it along.
We pick several months ahead so everyone has time to track it down and purchase/borrow/download their copy. Anyone can suggest books which is the best part. We end up with quite the variety - and that's the whole point of a book club right? Fiction, Non Fiction, Memoir, Young Adult, Romance, Biography, etc. We try it all. I'm more of a smutty romance kinda girl or a funny memoir kinda girl so I love that this forces me to try other genres. I admit that sometimes I'll see that we're reading something I have zero interest in and just decide to show up for pancakes and coffee and that's ok too. In the past, I've posted lists of our book choices so I thought I'd share the upcoming picks. We just had book club today to discuss King Peggy and chose books for the next six months. Here they are with summaries from Amazon.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
- I hate my horse.
- Every job I've ever had is the worst job I've ever had.
- He's not a doctor, a lawyer, or a prince.
- I’ll eat anything, as long as it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie, sugar-free, and organic.
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
Have you read any of these? What do you think?
Are you on Goodreads? omg I love it. It's a lot of work to first get going but once you have all your previously read books entered it's great for finding new books and keeping track of books you have read or want to read. If you are on there, find me here.