Ladies and gents! It's time to announce the book club selections for 2016. Here is our official line up for the new year.. the top ten votes nominated and then voted by YOU.
January: These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner
February: A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
March: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
April: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
May: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
June: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
July: Room by Emma Donoghue
August: The Martian by Andy Weir
September: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
October: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
November: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Just a reminder that book club will take place on this blog on the fourth Thursday of every month unless otherwise noted. Read the book then come here to read what my co-host and I thought of the book and read everyone's comments. (I will choose a new co-host every month and ask for people who are interested each month. Too hard to plan a year out on that one!) There will also be a link up so you can link your own book club post. Don't get me wrong, I love myself a good #ootd link up, but I also love the idea of cultivating link ups that celebrate out intelligence and our brains, not just our clothes.
The In Real Life book club will always be the Tuesday before the online book club unless otherwise noted.
January's book is These is My Words and we will be discussing that here on Thursday. (January 28) I just finished yesterday and loved it even more the second time around. If you haven't finished yet, get your read on because you definitely don't want the end spoiled! The In Real Life book club is TOMORROW (Tuesday) at my home in Lehi. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions to my home if you plan on coming. I would love love love to have you.
Also- a note- I know it super sucks to show up to places alone. Especially when you don't really know anyone and you feel stupid showing up to meet people you only know online. And you feel so freaking awkward and weird and you're like "I should just stay home in my sweats." FIGHT THE URGE! There will be plenty of people who don't know anyone and we'll all say our name and do introductions and before you know it, you will feel right at home. I promise! We want to have you join with us on this book discussion and have time to bond and connect with new friends. I feel strongly that this is important for our mental well being and that you will enjoy your time- even if it is hard to tear yourself away from husband and kids and household responsibilities.
Oh- and if you haven't finished the book come anyway! The ending might be spoiled but it certainly beats sitting at home. Please come join us!
And don't forget to get a start on February's book, A Man Called Ove. Here's a short synopsis for you. I'm excited for it! That IRL discussion will be February 23 and the online book discussion will be February 25.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Fredrik Backman's novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. (Review from goodreads)
I can't wait! It's a good time to be a reader!
P.S. I snuck this treat into a movie theater with me this weekend and Greg declared I was the weirdest person he ever met. What do you think? Surely it's not THAT weird to take to a movie!?