Another month has gone by and that means it’s time to announce our June book club selection. Before I make the big announcement though I want to take a moment to thank our current book club members.
Last month I asked everyone to spread the word a bit about the book club. We’ve been around for over 2 years now and we have built such a solid group of readers. Way back in the day, if my memory serves me right, we kicked off our very first book club with 5 people (and that’s including Colleen and myself!).
Over time we’ve had a few people come and go. Some people have hopped on one call and others have been on whenever they could make it. But the one thing that has been the same no matter who is on the call, is that we would not still be here if it wasn’t for you! I think each and every person who has been to one of our book club meetings is a personal friend or colleague of someone who has already been a part of the book club.
Each addition to the book club has only been positive and we can’t help but thank you for inviting those you know!
A Community of Readers
One area of the book club I want to really reinforce is that we are a community. Each and everyone of your who has been to book club is welcomed into the group like a friend. One quick story I want to share is a perfect example of the friendship and community we share.
This past month, one of our members was really enjoying The Glass Castle. She was reading as much as she could but knew that one of our other members would be slightly nudging her along to finish the book. So she kept on reading and put off calling our other member until she finished the book so they could talk about it.
Now mind you, we are not a judgmental group at all! We know the time and commitment it takes to read a book. But nonetheless, Member 1 wanted to finish her reading and as soon as she did, she called her friend to share her thoughts. You’ll never guess this but that was exactly when her friend also finished this month’s book. Let’s just say, the connection we have is stronger than you think.
Of course once we were on the meeting together they both had to share their sides of the story. It was so great to hear the connection this book club has brought others. Thanks you for sharing that great story with us ladies!
As always, feel free to invite anyone who would enjoy a great conversation with friends about books, life, and more! Join our Facebook group for continued conversation about the current book and other reading and writing related topics: Your Literary Prose Book Club.
June 2022 Book Club Selection
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
Comedian and late-night host Trevor Noah was born in apartheid South Africa, to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother. At this time he was born it was illegal for him to be born a mixed-race baby. In this book he shares the stories he remembers growing up in this difficult time.
Join us June 20 at 7 PM Eastern to discuss this book and to be the first to hear next month’s selection. For more information join our Facebook group: Your Literary Prose Book Club or join the Facebook event.