I’m lucky. I belong to two book clubs with amazing, strong, powerful and creative women. Both book clubs are dictatorship systems – meaning, everyone reads what the host wants. It’s a rotating system and so most months, I find myself reading a book that I typically wouldn’t have chosen. In the last two weeks, I’ve read four books from cover to cover. I’m reviewing a few for Elle magazine that will be out in early 2009 (Honolulu, The Piano Teacher and The Missing). If you’re in a book club, when Honolulu comes out in January 2009, I would highly recommend it. It’s a female-centric historical novel with real events woven into a fictional set of characters.
I got really lucky and started asking friends and professionals that I liked and respected if they had book clubs. And then, I nosed my way in. I was in three for a few years but one of them petered out.
I feel really fortunate to have a great group of women to hang out with at least once a month. =)
LeAnn, I have not read Moloka’i. I will definitely put it on my list. I really liked the new one so will probably appreciate Moloka’i as well.
E-Scentual, I’ve read Eat, Pray, Love (as did one of my book clubs) and loved it! It was a great discussion book.
Teresa, Thanks for the hint about the Gregor the Overlander. I have a little niece that might appreciate it. =)
I just now found your site… but I’m only just now finding soap, so that makes up for it. Love the site, but I have a question – how did you find 2 great bookclubs?!
Supernatural Botanicals says
I agree, the comradere of a book club can do wonders for the mind and soul.
Teresa R says
Just tell me how you find time to belong to TWO bookclubs on top of running a successful biz, running (period), and have a real life outside of work?? :}
I love kids and YA books, so I’ll be reading the Hunger Games! For those with younger kids (10 to 14), Suzanne Collins writes a terrific series called Gregor the Overlander that my son really enjoyed.
E-Scentual Creations says
I love book reviews! Thanks for the tip. I read constantly. I’m reading Eat, Pray, Love right now.
Moloka’i was one of my favorite books, so I am thrilled that he has a new one coming out. If you haven’t read Moloka’i yet, do! It’s fabulous.
This looks like a great gift for my teen. Thanks for the recommendation. I’d love for her to read more than she does.