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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I go places that I never dreamed I could...


Books take me on adventures around the world, allow me to travel though time, and teach me all kinds of different things. I love books! My mom will tell you that I was an avid reader before I could even talk. There is nothing more satisfying than reading a really good book and sharing it with others.

Two years ago, I started a little book club in my area. After putting the group on meetup.com, it has grown so large (57 book divas) that we had to close it to new members. I can't even tell you how many wonderful women are part of this group. We have shared so many stories and laughs over delicious meals and of course...drank lots and lots of wine. These lovely ladies have become some of my closest friends and confidants. Books may just be powerful enough to bind people.

A few of the lovely ladies

In celebration of books, I put together a list of the best books that our group read in 2011. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

1. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
2. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Room by Emma Donoghue
4. The Dressmaker from Khair Kana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
6. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

What is the last great book that you read? Happy reading!

12 comments:

waiting and wishing said...

I loved Jeannette Walls' Glass Castle and more recently Jodi Picoult's Sing You Home. I'll have to check out some of the books you've been reading- thanks for sharing!!

Samantha said...

I prayed for you last night in my bible study and I am nominating you for the leibster award! check out my tues post in 5 min xoxo

Sara said...

I know I say this a lot, but I am so happy (and blessed!) that I found this group. Looking forward to our adventures in 2012!

Baby Hopes said...

This is so great!!! I love reading... especially literary classics! :)

Her Royal Fabulousness said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Yours is so pretty. I loved the Hunger Games books (all 3!) and Half Broke Horses. Did you ever read her other book, Glass Castle? It is amazing.

I have the Book Thief on my bedside table! Wish I could join your group:)

Trishski said...

We're all so lucky that you decided to head up this book club Jess. Such a wonderful celebration of literature and friendship.

Emily said...

Cute cute blog! I just love it :) And I just adore book club, some of my best childhood memories are from my old club :) xo

M said...

Your group sounds like so much fun! I would love to join one, but don't know of any in my area. I'll def add some of these to my reading list, thanks for sharing!

TeamBabyCEO said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. Love your book recommendations!

Shellsea said...

I love reading! How neat you started a meet-up for it.

jodie said...

i'm thrilled to be a book diva! you ladies are awesome!

Callie Lynch said...

Love the Hunger Games series! Can't wait for the movie :)

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