Friday, December 07, 2018

A year of book club!

I have wanted to be a book club forever, so in 2018, I sucked up my antisocial tendencies and started one.  I guess, actually, looking back at Facebook, it started a year ago next week, so technically 2017.  We meet about every 6 weeks either at someone's house or at a restaurant in the middle of us all, and we have read a great list of titles:

December 2017 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (2)
February 2018 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (1)
April 2018 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (5)
June 2018 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (3)
July 2018 Educated by Tara Westover (4)
September 2018 Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley (8)
October 2018 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (7)
December 2018 Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver (6)

As you can see, we will read any genre, but we only read lady authors on purpose.

I think all of the books generally came out pretty high in my list of best books of the year, but I ranked them in parentheses anyway.  Man The Hate U Give was amazing.

And!  Since the December meeting was at my house, I served gingerbread and cocoa.  AGAIN.

 We also had an ugly ornament exchange, but the one I got was so beautiful Dorothy out a dolly on it.
So there you have it!  A year of talking about books with other people who like books as much as I do.  Pretty fantastic. (We are kicking 2019 off with Fed Up by Gemma Hartley-- canNOT wait).

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