Book Club

My book club is so much more than a book club. It’s a wonderful group of women that welcomed me in when I moved back to Milwaukee. It’s a group of women I love to gather with once a month. When we have to explain how we all know each other it starts to sound ridiculous. Some of us go back 15 years. Some of us met last year. I love it. It’s a group that comes together once a month to catch up on life and talk about everything. We have commonalities and differences. I may not see these ladies often, but I can’t imagine my life without them.

Over the last four years, we have read some good books. We have ready some awful books. We have all not read books, but we continue to get together. And even when we’re not discussing the current book people always have recommendations about one we should read. I truly treasure these nights. It may only be two hours once a month, but we’ve had fun celebrating birthdays, engagements, weddings, babies, new jobs, moves, and everything in between.

For those that are curious here is our list of books for this year:

  • Feb – Yes Please! Amy Poehler
  • April – Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  • June – Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
  • August – Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
  • October – Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver
  • December – Sharon Tate Recollection, Debra Tate

We’ve chosen to discuss a book every other month to make it more doable for everyone. This list comes from suggestions for many of us and we tried to mix up what types of books we’re ready. I think it’s nice to have it planned out for the year, especially with a few books on the list I have been meaning to read for years.

5 thoughts on “Book Club

  1. Wow, you plan the books out that far in advance?! We just go by month – whoever hosts gets to pick. I picked Ernest Hemingway (a short, easy one) because I’m a dork, and i wanted to make key lime everything and have it tie into the book.

  2. We’re much worse at planning who is hosting. It’s mostly a conversation of who hasn’t hosted in a while or has the time.

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