I’m launching another one of my 2019 blog series today with January’s Book Club! Reading is a huge part of my life, and I’ve been wanting to start an online book club for over a year now. I read every single night before bed, even if it’s for five minutes. I love how books can take me out of my own head and into a completely different world for a few minutes every day.
I also love to connect with other people to discuss books we’ve read. And this is such a perfect place to do that on a bigger scale!
Reading is important to everyone in my family. My mom is a speed reader and goes through 4+ books a week (not exaggerating). She even has a book blog called Delightful Reads! Her love of reading was passed down to me and I passed it to my daughter who prefers books over toys every day of the week. I fantasize that one day all three of us can have a book club where we drink wine, talk books, and gossip about the rest of our family.
My favorite kinds of books are thrillers, WWII themed novels, historical fiction in general, and stories with strong female leads. This month’s pick, The Other Woman, is none of those things, but I picked it because I saw it in Reese’s Book Club, and I’ve loved every other book she’s chosen so far. It also got a ton of buzz and people seemed to love it so I jumped right on that.
That said, I’m halfway into it and (eek!) I don’t love it. Great start on the book clubs, Julia, am I right? It is definitely a page-turner though, and I need to know what happens so I’m into it for those reasons. I also think it’s good to discuss books that aren’t perfect because we can all think about what makes us consider a book good or bad. BTW I’m not saying that this book is bad, it’s not! It’s just not my favorite book I’ve read lately.
Despite that fact, I’m hoping that you guys join me in this book club and read it anyway (it’s a really quick read!) so that we can all discuss it back here on February 7th when I’ll also announce February’s book which is going to be really really good.
Will you be joining me this month?
Photo by Julia Dags.