My Book Club!

I absolutely love my book club.  We are all friends, some friends from way back, others friends after having met at book club or gatherings of mutual friends. I look forward to our "meetings" because I know I will be eating great food, good drinks, lots of laughs, and book chatter.  At Christmas, we make handmade gifts for each other. (one of my favorite things!)
We have a schedule that rotates. If it is your month, you pick the book, and make the food and buy the wine. And that is it! So easy.

How we work:

What we have read:

January - Erin
February- Jill
March - Kelly
April - Chrissy
May- Mary 
June- Alyssa
July - Erin
August - Jill
September - Kelly
October - Chrissy
November- Mary
December - Alyssa


February- Kelly: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

March- Chrissy:
April - Mary:
May - Alyssa:
June - Erin:
July- Jill:
September- Kelly:
October- Chrissy:
November - Mary:
December: Alyssa:


January- Kelly - Easy by Tammara Webber

February- Mary - The Perfect Match - Kristan Higgins
March- Erin - Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
April- Alyssa - Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
May- Jill - Still Life with Woodpeckers
June- Jennifer - Eleanor and Park 
July- Kelly - Bitter Spirits
August- Chrissy - The Weirdness
September- Mary - The Beekeeper's Ball
October- Alyssa - Kiss of the Spider Woman by Mauel Puig
November- Erin- Little Women 
December- Jill


January- Alyssa- She is starting us off with Horns by Joe Hill

February- Erin - Blankets by Craig Thompson
March- Jill - History of the Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason
April- Jennifer - Defending Jacob
May- Chrissy - Into the Darkest Corner
June- Kelly - Lord of Scoundrels
July- Mary - The Host
August- Alyssa - Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
September- Erin - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
October- Jill - My Dear I Wanted to Tell You
November- Jennifer - The Cookbook Collector
December- Chrissy - Rant


January -Jennifer kicked off the year with Hunger Games.
February- Chrissy - Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
March- Kelly -Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
April- Mary- Shooting Star: The Amazing Life of Ann Marston
May/June - Alyssa - Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
July - Erin - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
August - Jill - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
September - Jennifer - Wild by Cheryl Strayed
October - Chrissy - book exchange 
November - Kelly - The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
December- Mary- An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham


Alyssa  - January -- The Knockout Artist
Erin   -  February  -- Waltzing the Cat
Mary - March - Lesson Before Dying
Jill  - April - Sarah’s Key
Jennifer  -  Farm City- May
Chrissy  -  Lost City of Z-  June
Kelly     - Vixen - July
Alyssa  -  August - Story of the Eye
Mary  -    September - Breakfast at Tiffanys
Erin   -  October- Lake of Dead Languages
Jill    -  November - The Gargoyle

The Gang:







Me (Erin)


  1. Thats fun! I love how you run your book club! We vote on books and then read the winner. We can all bring one book to the vote and talk it up.

    1. That sounds really cool too! We borrowed your book exchange, maybe we will do one month where we vote as well. How fun!

  2. We always meet at a restaurant, eat lunch, and then discuss the book! We have become such good friends, that I find the eating/catching up time really helps us concentrate on discussing the book later! :) We select all our books for each month over the coming year at one meeting. We typically bring a copy of each book we wish to be considered so we can review them in detail before compiling our list!


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