Want To Join Our Book Club?

July 29, 2009

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m in a book club with a few of my friends. There are three of us that founded it over three years ago, and we’ve had members come and go but currently there are five. I like the small group because it allows for good discussion and flexibility, but we’re always open to new members. This book club is something I’m extremely proud of and it makes me very happy.

We meet approximately once a month. At each meeting we usually have a meal, catch up about life, chat about the book, then pick a new book for the next month and set a meeting date. It’s great.

I would like to extend the conversation to you all out there. After each meeting I have in real life, I’ll post some thoughts about the book, possibly pose some questions, and let you know what the book is for next month. You can read along with me and post your thoughts in the comments.

If you’re curious about what kinds of books we read, be my friend on Goodreads and view my category “bookclub”. I have them all listed. In general, it’s mostly historical and contemporary fiction along with some classics.

Is anyone interested in this kind of thing? Obviously, you won’t have to read every book if you don’t have time. There might be some months when no one reads along with me, and I’ll be okay with that. I just want to share the love. Our next meeting is next Tuesday and we’ll be discussing the book America America by Ethan Canin. It’s a good one, so if you think you can finish it in a week, go for it. :)

Please, please, please let me know your thoughts, and share this with anyone you think might be interested!

Posted in: books & reading

Comments on Want To Join Our Book Club?

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    From Scott:

    Sounds like fun (in fact, it sounds like a similar crazy idea I had about a year ago, but it involved scholarly journals instead of books. I didn’t get many interested parties)…

    Still, I just finished a book and can probably get closing to finishing another in a week. Can I borrow your copy?

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    From kapachino:

    Awesome, Scott! Yes you can borrow my copy. I have to warn you that although we don’t try to, our books might have a feminine leaning to them. America America doesn’t though; I think you’ll like it.

    If the scholarly journals had to do with nursing, I’d be more interested in a club like that. :)

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    From Tabaitha Kaye:

    I wish I lived in Katy still, because I would have loved to join. If it’s still going on in 3 or 4 years when we move back, then count me in.

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    From kapachino:

    Looking forward to you moving back to Katy, Tabaitha, and I’m sure book club will be going strong then! In the meantime, you can join the new online version! How about it? :)

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    From Tabaitha Kaye:

    I would love to. How do I sign up?

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    From kapachino:

    You don’t need to sign up, just join in! Next week I’ll make my first post and let you know what the book is for next month and when you need to have it read by. I’m so excited you’ll be reading along!

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    From Uncle David:

    Hmmmm – How about some pulpnoir fiction – if so , count me in.

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