I have been a part of a book club since late 2007. Each month a member gets to chose the book, lead the discussion, and provide refreshments. After 3 years we have all gotten comfortable with each other. The discussions are good and often life experiences are shared. We have become close and learned things from each other. Sometimes depending on the book, the refreshments are based on what is happening in the book, or in the case of non-fiction the food might be ethnic. We are big on themes. I have read many books that I would not have read if I had a choice....which is good because it gets me 'out of my box'!
This year we have read The Soloist by Steve Lopez, Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford, and The Seventh Unicorn by Kelly Jones. Next month will be Girl Of The Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter. May will be A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith.