8 Jan
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Book Club 2014

Book Club 2014

I belong to two book clubs. Reading is what helps me disconnect from my sometimes overwhelming daily grind and unwind at night. One of my favorite pastimes is curling up on the couch after the kids are in bed and opening a book. Book club pushes me to read books I might never have picked up and keeps me motivated to do something I love. It sounds incredibly cheesy, but it broadens my horizon.

At the heart of it, book club is therapy. One of my clubs I’ve been in for almost a decade. There’s only a few of us that have stuck with it through the years while other ladies have come and gone, but those friends have seen me through a lot of life. Most of our circles don’t cross daily or even weekly. For one night a month, we set aside time for each other because of a book, but we are connected by much more than those pages.

I’m looking forward to several books on this list. Both groups were deliberate about including books representing different genres and topics. Without these clubs, I might just read young adult and World War II books. Have you read any books from the following lists?

Book Club #1

  • George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger
  • 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
  • Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • Sycamore Row by John Grisham
  • A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II by Adam Makos
  • The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Cowboys and East Indians by Nina McConigley
  • The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Book Club #2

  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzia
  • Where’d You Go Bernedette by Maria Semple
  • The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  • The Evolution of Calernia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly and/or Eleanor Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Paris Architect by Charles Belfour
  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  • Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and/or House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhaut
  • Hard Laughter by Anne Lamott
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


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