I've started a book club here in Des Moines with a couple of my friends, and we had our first meeting last night. I cannot believe how nervous I was, but everything went fine!
I've named the book club Books and Bars. I figure why not combine books and our favorite hangouts?
There was only three of us there, but it was perfect for me. Even though I know these girls really well I was still nervous leading the discussion (two glasses of wine did NOT help either, lol). I began to relax a little and I'm really grateful that it was two of my closest friends and a couple of strangers weren't thrown into the mix.
The book we read was Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman and I think it was a perfect book to start out with! We had plenty to discuss and before we knew it two hours had gone by. The three of us learned a little more about each other, which is so exciting when you have known someone for multiple years in a row!
Next month we are reading The Help by Kathrynn Stockett. At first I chose One Day by David Nicholls, but after we got to talking I felt this urge that both of them would love The Help. I loved it so much, that I don't mind re-reading it for the sake of the club. I can't wait to discuss it in a group, I think it's going to give us a TON to talk about.
We are planning on meeting on Thursday, June 30th at 6pm. If you're near the area you should join us! Anyone is welcome!
I am still planning on reading One Day though. After our meeting I made a quick trip to Half Price Books to see if it was there, and it was! For cheap! I have a copy from the library but it's due back
Right now I am reading Sweet Valley Confidential (I'm such a sucker) and I have to say.... I'm not that impressed. I'm hoping I can fly through it today and get started on something new.
What are you reading right now? Do you belong to a book club?