Iâ€™ve been in a book club for two years, and despite initial reservations, I thoroughly enjoy it. I guess I thought book clubs were for stuffy ladies much older than myself, but my book club proves the experience can be intellectual and super fun.
Maybe it has something to do with the wine.Â
In any case, my book club meets once a month, and the meetings are a nice mix of book banter and random-topic gabbing. I really enjoy hanging out with these women, many of whom I only see in this setting.
We take turns meeting at our houses, and whoever hosts the club gets to pick the book.Â Consequently, I read one book a month, which is important to me. I love to read, but wouldnâ€™t necessarily make time to do it if I didnâ€™t have an assignment. (I might have to finish the book while stirring a pot of mac 'n' cheese, or in the rest room, but I almost always get 'er done.)
My book club reads mostly mainstream, best-selling literature, which I probably wouldnâ€™t normally pick up, but I discovered that I really do enjoy it for the most part. Some of my favorite book club picks are "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert, "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant and "Love Is A Mix Tape" by Rob Sheffield.
In a few months, I'll host the book club again, and I'm looking for entertaining reads that instigate stimulating conversation. Know of any? Oprah and I want to know.