An online book club for those who may need a little push and inspiration to fall in love with reading again!
I wasn’t always a reader. In fact, I was taken aback one year when talking with a friend and she said, “What do you mean you aren’t currently reading a book?” Um….well…I don’t really have much time.
Turns out, I had time. I just didn’t know what to read nor did I know how to make purposeful time for it.
Something happens when you take a break from reading. You get out of practice.
You don’t just get out of practice from making the time for reading. You get out of practice from even knowing what you like to read. Weird, isn’t it?! I mean, who doesn’t know what kind of books they like to read. Well, that was me.
In an effort to try and increase my reading time, I made it a resolution one year to try and read one new book every month. It worked!
To help fuel my new goal, I started seeking book clubs. I couldn’t find any local, so I looked online.
I’ve found a few to follow over the years, but I’ve also branched out on my own. I’ve tried some new books, challenged myself to read books outside my favorite genres, and even started my own in-person book club after YEARS of trying to make it happen with different groups of friends.
I’ve slowly started to reignite my love for reading, and it’s been a joy.
The best thing? My kids are involved with my new love for reading too.
Every single day, I read a book aloud to them. As they’ve grown older, they enjoy reading books aloud to me too! (My youngest is currently re-reading Harry Potter Book 3 by reading it aloud to me so I can experience her love for the book with her.)
Each month, I’m hoping to jump on here and share my experience and provide suggestions for new books. Maybe we can have our own little book club together!
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November 2023 Pick: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
I LOVED What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. (Background, I love any book about time travel. While this book wasn’t about time travel, it did have an element of it.)
Alice is a very busy mom until one day, she has an accident that causes her to lose her memory of the last ten years. She’s forgotten her family, the troubles in her marriage, and all the things that have occurred over the last decade?
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? What would happen if you forgot the last ten years of your life? Would it be a blessing or a curse?
It was fun reading about Alice’s challenges. I laughed at times, and other times, I wanted to cry with her.
One overreaching challenge that stood out to me was how she realized her life had become “busy, busy, busy”. In my own personal pursuit of a simple living lifestyle, it was a good reminder to try and find the balance between just busy and happy.