I really LOVE my book club.
I am a big reader, I love to read, but bed time is the only chance I get. I tend to know what I might like and stick to that. Since being in my book club of 9 fabulous women, I have read (or part read) books I would not have looked at twice.
But more than reading, knowing my diary has a monthly commitment to be somewhere with a plate of food and a bottle of bubbles for a long night of chat and laughter, is worth so much, when putting myself first is my last priority.
I missed my last book club because my little one went into hospital two hours before it started. I missed it. I missed the girls. I missed that me time.
Book Club is held at a different person’s house each month, in no particular order. One of us recently moved to Bowral and she still comes up most months for our get together, but a few months back, we went on a road trip down south. Only 5 of us made it but what we lacked in numbers we made up for in appetite, laughter, hugs and the setting!!!
Here is a little snapshot of our day away at the Berkelouw Book Barn with the most amazing book buddies you could wish for.Our book – The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Made all the better by a glass or two.A fabulous setting for a chat about books.And country-style winter food on a bitingly cold afternoon.And our next book, Mr Wigg – a recommendation of the Berkelouw staff. A fabulous day in a magical setting.
I thought you might be interested in the books I have read with my Book Club so far:
The Paris Wife – an insight into those creative, over-indulgent days in Paris
The Great Gatsby – couldn’t get into it this time at all – all too self-indulgent.
Before I Go To Sleep – a scary premise with a twist. A fair few holes, but gripping.
The Dinner – a great discussion book with complicated motivations. Loved the time frame from different viewpoints.
The Colour of Tea – sweet and uplifting community of local and expat women. An easy feel good read.
The Light Between Oceans – one of the most memorable books i have read – harrowing and tragic, but beautifully written and could not ut it down. Controversial in the Book Club
Gone Girl – Gripping and edgy and characters so weird and messed up. Great book.
The Audacity of Hope – sorry, too dry, not in the mood for it. Would have preferred an autobiography.
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climed Out of the Window and Disapperared – i really loved this crazy “fantasy” life and romp through history.
Mr Wigg – it took me awhile to slow my pace and get tinto it, but when I did, it was magical.
Feel free to make a recommendation.
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