Sunday, January 06, 2019

JANUARY READING GROUP UPDATE









Taking stock here at the beginning of a new year, I see that I am a member of 5 active reading groups. Two meet every month and the other three are usually bi-monthly. I continue to be enriched by our discussions and, truth be told, these groups are the core of my social life. I have also found true friends with whom I interact with on a regular basis. I have been in reading groups for a couple decades now and though there are pitfalls in such an enterprise, a good group is invaluable. 

Some of my groups take time to look over the past year and vote on our most successful and loved book. Here are the results:
Tina's Group: The Weight of Ink
One Book At A Time: Silver Sparrow
Bookie Babes: The Child Finder
Happily I am in complete agreement with those picks.

What were the best reads/discussions you had in 2018 in your reading groups, either IRL or on-line?

The January line-up is small and I have doubts about the One Book At A Time choice. I have already read and discussed The Bookie Babes selection in at least two other groups but it is a book that surely provokes discussion. I am looking forward to the pick for Molly's Group.


One Book At A Time:
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Molly's Group:
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Bookie Babes:
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Have you discussed any of these in groups or read them? What are your groups discussing in January?

14 comments:

  1. Good luck in your January meetings and discussions.

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  2. Yeah I listened to the audio of JD Vance's memoir and found it thought-provoking and admirable that he was able to get to Yale Law school from his rough upbringing. I probably don't agree with all of his politics nowadays but the book is more about his life story etc. I'll be curious what you think of it. Enjoy your groups!

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    1. I am right with you on JD Vance.

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  3. Another interesting month of reading ahead.

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  4. Haven't read any of the books for your book groups, although Hillbilly Elegy sounds like it will be an interesting read... And a book that will make for a book group discussion.

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    1. I am looking forward to all the discussions.

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  5. 5 reading groups, geez I was in one for a while and failed horribly at keeping up! Wish had I your kind of commitment!

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    1. Nice of you to call it my commitment. I fear it may be my obsession!

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  6. Judy, this month, my church's book club met to discuss the Christian classic, The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. It was a really good discussion and I came away from it and on reflection enjoyed the book more than I realised!

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    1. Good! I am looking forward to your review.

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  7. Judy, I thought Hillbilly Elegy was very good and, I tried Immortalists but it was a DNF. However, our book group will read it in a few months so I will try again. I think it was a matter of bad timing on my part.

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    1. I've been wanting to read The Immortalists for quite a while. I hope it is at least a little bit good. I guess we will see!

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