This is what we are reading!

This is what we are reading! 

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

September 7, 2018

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate was our first book club read.  Wow!  What a story.  This book was heartbreaking, and hard to put down. 

Our book club works like this:

We meet on Tuesday evenings in the back of the book store.  On our first night, we receive our reading schedules and introduce ourselves to each other.  Some ladies (and sometimes gents) come to every club, but some come to books that appeal to them.  After that first night, we begin reading the assigned pages for the week and discuss those pages the next Tuesday evening.  We don't read ahead because it takes away the fun of discussion.  Speaking of discussion...this is the heart of our book club.  We LOVE to talk about books.  That's not the only thing we talk about.  We also talk about our lives, what is good and what is bad.   Friendships are developing y'all.  

The Books We Have Read in the Past Year

September 14, 2018

We have read some fabulous books during our book club!  I highly recommend each one of these and guarantee that they will provoke thoughtful, meaningful discussions for any reading group.  

  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
    • This is a MUST read for every adult.  This book took some of our book club members out of our comfort zones, into a new genre that made them a little hesitant to read it.  But in the end, everyone LOVED it. 
  • When God Doesn't Fix It by Laura Story
    • This book was a self-told, wonderful telling of Laura Story's struggle to overcome hardships  and setbacks.   This is a great story of hope, faith, and love. 
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
    • We loved this one!  This book was also GREAT for discussion and made us all want to either visit or avoid Alaska.  This is such a good book.  You must read it. 
  • Can't Wait to Get to Heaven and Hissy Fit by Fannie Flagg
    • Both of these books are great!  Our club group was introduced to Fannie Flagg by Can't Wait to Get to Heaven and we liked her so much that we had to read Hissy Fit next!  The humor in these characters is heartwarming and refreshing  
  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore
    • What a great story this was!  This is a must read.  Our book club went to see the movie and while it was a great movie, The Book Was Better.  (The Book is always better!  That's our motto!)
  • The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
    • This was my first time reading Ruth Ware and y'all... I loved this book.  Excellent writing and an ending that made me love the book even more.  

The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck BEFORE Discussion 

September 22, 2018

OK.  Let me just say that my all-time favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  The reviews that I have read on The Pecan Man compared it to Harper Lee's classic.  I have told visitors to our bookstore that The Pecan Man is probably on my top 5 list of all-time favorite books.  It is that good.  The writing, including the voice of the characters, is simply put... excellent.  

We will be discussing this one-week read at next Tuesday night's meeting.  I suspect that everyone will be as enthralled with Ms. Selleck's story as I am.  

The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck AFTER Discussion 

September 27, 2018

This book did not disappoint me or the other book club members.  Everyone loved the book and gave it rave reviews.  I highly recommend that you read this!  

Ora Lee Beckworth is such an awesome character.  I want to be like her when I grow up!  Email me and let me know what you think of this book.  [email protected]

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

September 27, 2018

We will begin reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman next week in our evening book club.  I will post the reading schedule here for you to follow along with us.  This book is a different genre that we have been reading in book club, and we are all excited to begin reading!  Have you read any of this author's books?  Comment below and let me know!  

Redemption by Karen Kingsbury 

September 27, 2018

We will begin reading Redemption by Karen Kingsbury next week in our morning book club.  This is a book I have been anxious to read, so what better way than to read with friends in book club?  Redemption is book 1 in the five-book Redemption Series.  If you like to read series, you will love this because this book is the beginning of a long list of books about the Baxter family.  Join me in reading about this family.  I know that this author will not disappoint us.  Have you read this series?  Comment below and let me know! 

Redemption by Karen Kingsbury 

Reading Schedule 

October 9, 2018

Chapters to be Discussed:

October 11, 2018 Chapters 1-11

October 18, 2018 Chapters 12-21

October 25, 2018 Chapters 22-31

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Reading Schedule 

October 9, 2018

Chapters to be Discussed:

October 9, 2018 Chapters 1-5

October 16 Chapters 6-12

October 23, 2018 Chapters 13-20

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

Reading Schedule 

October 30, 2018

Chapters to be Discussed:

October 30, 2018 Chapters 1-16

November 6, 2018 Chapters 17-36

November 13, 2018 Chapters 37-50

The Reckoning by John Grisham

Reading Schedule 

November 20, 2018

Chapters to be Discussed:

November 20, 2018 Chapters 1-14

November 27, 2018 Chapters 15-28

December 3, 2018 Chapters 29-39

December 11, 2018 Chapters 40-50

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

January, 2019

Chapters to be Discussed:

January 15, 2019 Chapters 1-11

January 22, 2019 Chapters 12-23

January 29, 2019 Chapters 24-29

February 5, 2019 Chapters 30-41

Cape Refuge by Terri Blackstock

Our next book club book will be a page-turner full of suspense!  Read along with us and share your thoughts.  

February, 2019

Chapters to be Discussed:

February 12, 2019 Chapters 1-25

February 19, 2019 Chapters 26-49

February 26, 2019 Chapters 50-87

Across the Great Lake by Lee Zacharias

Read along with us and share your thoughts.  

March, 2019

This book will be a 2 week read!  Chapters to be Discussed:

March 5, 2019   Chapters 1-20

March 12, 2019  Chapters 21-46

Other Books of 2019/2020!

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler 

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Pocket Change by Debbie Archer 

The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle 

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes 

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James 

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren 

The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson

Freeman by Leonard Pitts, Jr. 

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

Nell and Lady by Ashley Farley

Eleanor Oliphant

is completely fine 

Pages to be Discussed:

February 18, 2020 Pages 1-160 (Chps. 1-19)

February 25, 2020 Pages 161-325 (Chps. 19-42)

lies that bind

by Ashley Farley 

Pages to be Discussed:

March 3, 2020 Pages 1-146

March 17, 2020 Pages 147-276

In Five Years 

by Rebecca Serle

Pages to be Discussed:

March 24, 2020 Pages 1-129

March 31, 2020 Pages 130-251

The Family Upstairs 

by Lisa Jewell

Pages to be Discussed:

April 7, 2020 Pages 1-170

April 14, 2020 Pages 171-340

Sweet Tea Tuesday  

by Ashley Farley

Pages to be Discussed:

April 21, 2020 Pages 1-151

April 28, 2020 Pages 152-298

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes  

by Diane Chamberlain

Pages to be Discussed:

April 23, 2020 Chapters 1-29, Pages 1-260

April 30, 2020 Chapters 30-71 Pages 261-491

True to Me  

by Kay Bratt

Entire Book to be Discussed:

May 12, 2020

The Italian Villa   

by Daniela Sacerdoti

Pages to Be Discussed:

May 21, 2020 Pages 1-161

May 28, 2020 Pages 162-265

Necessary Lies   

by Diane Chamberlain 

Pages to Be Discussed:

June 2, 2020 Pages 1-164

June 9, 2020 Pages 165-339

In An Instant

by Suzanne Redfearn

Pages to Be Discussed:

June 16, 2020 Chapters 1-50 Pages 1-163

June 23, 2020 Chapters 51-94 Pages 164-313

The Things We Can Not Say 

by Kelly Rimmer

Pages to Be Discussed:

June 30, 2020 Chapters 1-11 Pages 1-138

July 7, 2020 Chapters 12-29 Pages 139-271

July 14, 2020 Chapters 30-Epilogue Pages 272-416

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