One of the things I love about being in a book club is I read books I would have never even known about let alone read. This months book club read was Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. I have to admit I couldn’t get through this book, just too dense for me. However the rest of the group loved it. I can say one thing it wasn’t a light summer read.
We picked our books for the rest of the year and it sounds like we are going to be reading some pretty interesting ones.
September – The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
October – The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
November – Oil – Upton Sinclair
December – Loving Frank – Nancy Horan
We have even picked books for next year. One of my suggestions got picked which I was thrilled. I suggested The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I haven’t read the book just came across the title and it sounded really interesting. I hope it is a good read!
I would highly recommend joining a book club or even starting one. I love reading and I love even more discussing the books I read. It really brings the book to life. For information on how to start a book club I found a couple great articles that will help get you started.
How to start a book club by Erin Collazo Miller
My suggestions would be to invite friends you know love to read and have them invite friends as well. Have a set time for meetings, my book club meets once a month on the third Thursday. Decide what type of books you will read, my club usually sticks with fiction. We rotate our meeting going to a different members home each month. The month a member is hosting they are responsible for serving dinner and two people volunteer to bring the wine, appetizers and dessert. The only “rule” we have in our club is that you have to finish the book even if don’t like it. That doesn’t always happen but it makes for better conversation.
If you have suggestions for other books our group should read I would love to hear from you. We are always looking for our next good book. Also let me know if you have read any of the books we have selected, I would love to hear what you thought about them.