Thursday, October 21, 2010

Read along with us!

This past summer the ladies at my church tried something a little different: a book club. We read a book a month and met at the end of the month to discuss our thoughts and impressions and what we learned, if anything. It was a lot of fun and we did indeed learn a lot. Determining that all good things ought to continue, we decided to carry the book club format into the fall and through the spring. After much deliberation and input from my fellow book club participants, we came up with a rather eclectic list of books we plan to read in the coming months. Here's our list:


Like I said, it's quite an eclectic list. I'm really excited about it and am already looking forward to next summer with the plan of reading mostly fiction. If you have any recommendations in that regard, let me know!

Have you ever done a book club? What sorts of books did you read? Have you read any of the books on our list? Or maybe you'd like to read along with us! We'd love to hear what you think about these books as we make our way through the list.

And, for those of you who are local, we plan to meet next Thursday night (the 28th) to discuss Same Kind of Different As Me. If you're interested in joining us, shoot me an email and I'll be glad to get you all the details!

3 comments:

  1. I wanna' come! :-)

    Looks like a great list. I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say about the books. I may even join you in a couple of them.

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    Found you through the Upward Call. I've usually been wary of book clubs, but I have to say the books you've listed sound great. I just finished Discipline by Elliot...oh so wonderful! I read Peace Like a River a few years ago, but can't remember much about it. Fitzpatrick is a favorite of mine, and the book you've listed is now on my wish list. I'm glad you didn't list The Shack. :) I think I'll try and follow along.

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  3. I do a book club for our church once a quarter. We read "Same Kind of Different As Me" and it was a big hit. We also read "The Shack," (everyone was talking about it so I thought it was important to read it together), "Home to Harmony" by Philip Gulley, "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson, "Safely Home" by Randy Acorn and "More Ready than you Realize" by Brian McLaren. Hands down, though, the favorite book with the best discussion has been "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry and many of the women went on to read "Jayber Crow" and many of them liked it even better.

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