It seems that book clubs have become much more popular over the past few years, or maybe I’m just far behind in noticing. I’m not part of a technical “book club” at this point, but one of my closest friends and I have been reading through books together over the past year and half-ish. We live in different cities, but we email one another every two weeks with the chapter we’ve read. I love it. It’s encouraging, it’s enjoyable, and it’s so neat to see what we’ve each picked up, some similar, some different. I enjoy how reading through a book with someone else challenges my thinking in different ways and pushes me to be more aware in my reading.
Have any of you ever been a part of a book club? Has it been enjoyable for you? I tend to prefer smaller groups of people, just for intimacies sake; but I also think there would be advantages and fun aspects of a larger group of people. The various thoughts, learnings, opinions, or questions could fill hours of conversation, I’ve no doubt! Regardless of size, you have the opportunity to try different types of books, enjoy lively discussion and thoughtful conversation and swap questions and ideas that are spurred on by a novel, a biography, a heart encouraging book, a creative cookbook, historical fiction or fact, or any other volume that catches your fancy.
I like to imagine welcoming my book club members into my countryside cottage in England, my loft in New York City, or my seaside bungalow in Seattle, serve up big pots of coffee and tea, and enter into laughter-filled, lively, and clever discussion whilst enjoying slices of some sort of indulgent cake. Ahh, daydreams, aren’t they fun?
What about you lovelies? Does this type of thing appeal to you? I’m truly curious. If you have ever been/are now/would like to someday be a part of a book club, what do you think of them? What’s your favorite part and what books would you put on the list?
The amount of literature we have at our fingertips is delightfully overwhelming and cracking open a new book accompanied by friends can be a sweet way to enjoy it!