Regular book club meetings help you stay accountable, keep you social, and broaden your horizons, not to mention sharpen your wine and cheese pairing skills. And the easiest way to make sure your book club actually reads the books is to choose ones that have depth, create (just a little) controversy, and spark your imagination (chick lit fluff need not apply). So if you decided you were going to read more in 2018, the 10 titles below are a great place to start for book-club-worthy options that everyone can agree on.
We know how difficult it is to choose a book for your next book group meeting, and to find enough copies for all the members of your group. We've made it easier for you by collecting donated and withdrawn copies of discussible books and putting all the copies in a canvas bag. We've included discussion questions and information about each author in a folder for each collection.
The Reese Witherspoon book club list contains so many instant bestsellers, and the Reese Witherspoon book club picks often turn into tv shows or films. I think we will continue to see this trend from her.
(4 stars; Brene Brown can do no wrong in my opinion, and she is always a must-read and this book sells very consistently on my blog. Read my full review of Braving the Wilderness with quotes, discussion questions and more.)
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I have one semantic or technical quibble with the book and that is the seemingly loose use of the term chopping. I'm not sure if that usage may be due to inappropriate translation into english, or if chopping is used colloquially in Norway for all or most of the processes involved in putting up wood, which it sometimes is here. Personally I think chopping should be reserved for cutting across the grain of the wood with a sharp edged tool such as an axe and not used for the acts of splitting or sawing wood. First, that is what it means, and secondly, there is not another term to replace it for what it actually means, which means there is the potential for some confusion. Sometimes it is used appropriately in the book, and sometimes not. I could go on, but that's just my opinion. 2b1af7f3a8