Recently I started a book club. Since I am new to the area, I really didn't have close friends to ask or know a book club to join, but I have been desperate for the friendship and fun a book club provides.
I asked a few of my neighbors and a couple of ladies I had met at the kid's schools and they were excited to start one, too! Our first meeting was last week. We read The Paris Wife which is the story of Ernest and Hadley Hemingway told from Hadley's point of view. Ernest already told his story in his memoir A Moveable Feast.
There was a lot to discuss in this book. It is sad and because it is true, I think that makes it even sadder. We drank wine, we ate yummy desserts and we even held a brand new baby...Our youngest member. It was a success.
I have been in many book clubs over the years and read a lot of books. Here are my top 10 bookclub reads. These books offered a lot to discuss and provided a lot to think about as well as to learn.
TOP 10 BOOKCLUB READS~~~
The Poisonwood Bible
Those Who Save Us
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
City of Thieves
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Girl With the Pearl Earring
The Devil's Teeth
The Kite Runner
I know, I know, that is 11!...I could go on and on! If you are just starting a book club, these are good books to get you started on some great discussions though. Just grab a few friends or if you don't have friends yet, like I didn't, grab a few fun neighbors and start reading!