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My Book Club

Updated: Dec 30, 2022

When was the last time you read a book? Not a text-book and certainly not a SparkNotes version of whatever you may be studying in English. A full book. In July of 2021, my best friend Annie WhatsApp'd me to discuss the fact that we--- two of the biggest self-proclaimed bookworms in the world, who, at sixteen years old, would choose to read at sleepovers instead of going out to party--- hadn't read an entire book in over a year. We just didn't have the time! Too many good TV shows were capturing our Friday night attentions!


Ah, well, this just couldn't be... what was it about tween/teen selves that had us so addicted to fiction? And then it hit us! The community of fellow bookworms we hung out with. Other people to discuss the plot and characters and dystopian worlds with (if you missed out on a hyped up new book, you'd be lost during the lunchtime conversation)... who understood the allure of the enemies-to-lovers journey, who laughed and cried and groaned and cringed at the same chapters, who would dress up as their favourite characters on World Book Day and actually take it seriously. We loved reading, and we loved our "Bookies" community even more.


So, the book club was born. We don't have a very creative name for it, but it is what it is. I update this particular blog post every month, so if you're interested in finding out what we read in the book club (feel free to join by messaging me... it's low stakes and high reward) or would like to check out the end-of-month discussion Powerpoints in more detail, be sure to bookmark this page. We feature the photos of the MVPs of the book club session (what a lucky prize!).



2022 Update

Okay, I went through a lot in 2022 and could not sustain the book club. I still read independently. Honestly, I think it was the only thing that got my through the year.


April 2022

Book: It Ends with Us

Author: Colleen Hoover

Book Club Discussion Presentation: I could not STAND this book, so no presentation.


March 2022

Book: The Lost Apothecary

Author: Sarah Penner

Book Club Discussion Presentation: N/A


February 2022

Book: Sorrow and Bliss

Author: Meg Mason


January 2022

Book: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Author: Anthony Doerr


2021 Summary - all the books we read this year

December 2021

Book: The End of Men

Author: Christina Sweeny--Baird



November 2021

Book: Memorial or If We Were Villains (a tied vote!)

Author: Bryan Washington; M. L. Rio


October 2021

Book: Such a Fun Age

Author: Kiley Reid



September 2021

Book: The Midnight Library

Author: Matt Haig



August 2021 (The book club is founded by me and my best friend Annie Flint Smith)

Book: Daisy Jones & The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid











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