When I was in the 6th grade, I was wandering a store with my mom. She told us we could pick out a book, so I did. At the time, I wasn’t all that into reading for fun. In fact I didn’t really enjoy reading at all. It had always been sort of difficult for me and I hadn’t really read anything that I liked enough to justify my struggle. But it all changed after I read that book.
That year I read maybe 10 or 11 books. Over the summer I spent my days in the library. In 7th grade I read a book every day. Literally every day. I was basically Matilda. But as time has gone by, reading has faded into the background. 7th grade was a long time ago and I’m a parent now. No time for reading.
That’s about to change.
I’ve decided to start a book club beginning in 2018. As it turns out, I’m an obliger and I need external forces to keep me accountable. And a book club is how I’m going to do that.
So here’s how the book club works:
You can be a part of the book club whether you live near by or you’re reading remote. If you’re near by we’ll be setting up one day or night each month where we can get together, eat snacks, and geek out about our favorite parts of the book.
If you’re remote, we’ll have comment threads in the Facebook group to do the same thing. What I love about this is that we can talk throughout the month as we read and not just one time a month.
I’m putting together a list of 20 or so books that I’ll post in the group and we’ll vote on which ones we want to read throughout the year.
Join the group to get started!