Saturday, October 3, 2009

National Reading Group Month

So I hear that October is National Reading Group Month!

Are you in a book club?

I love being in a book club because it encourages me to read outside my comfort zone and gives me the opportunity to talk to other readers about what we're all reading, and meet lots of great people. I've been in several over the years, from suburban library clubs to a college alumnae club to my current club, a religious club called The Daughters of Abraham, which I've written about before. And some of my most memorable reading experiences have come from book clubs, like
  • Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl's memoir of food and growing up, now one of my favorite reads,
  • The Translator, a beautiful literary love story by Leila Aboulela, which gave me some insight into the Muslim religion,
  • Wuthering Heights, which was memorable only because I hated it so much,
  • Since My Last Confession, by Boston author Scott Pomfret, who even came to our meeting,
and more.

For October, my club is reading Ariel Sabar's incredible book, My Father's Paradise. I'm so excited to talk to them about one of my favorite reads of 2008!

So now I want to hear about your memorable book club reads or experiences. If you want to blog about your book club, please feel free to leave a link so others can find your post, and please leave a comment if you link!