The House Blogger’s Book Club

Earlier this month I wrote about an idea that popped into my head while sitting on the beach on our anniversary trip: a book club– with you. The response was overwhelmingly positive! Most of you were game as long as there isn’t much of a time commitment and the books aren’t terrible. Check, and check.

I’ve been putting a lot of thought into how to make this work lately. Here’s the particulars:

At the beginning of each month, we choose a new book and take the whole month to read it. I know that everyone is busy with real life- jobs, blogs, family- so hopefully a month is enough time to get a book in.

At the end of the month, we’ll “meet” to discuss what we thought of the book. How to actually “meet” tripped me up for a while, but in the end Kevin came through. His idea was to have everyone with a blog post about the book on their site, then link up via inlinkz (that’s what YHL uses for the Pinterest Challenge links) here. Everyone without a blog  (and those who don’t want to blog about the book) can post their thoughts here as comments.

I think that this format would be a minimal time commitment (nothing more than actually reading the book and writing a post or commenting).

Of course to have a book club, you must first have books. Here are a few suggestions of mine (and one from my mom). You can click on the image to go to the Amazon page for the book.

Persuasion by Jane Austen

The Shack by William P. Young

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

These are by no means the only books to choose from, so if you have a book you’ve been dying to read, share it. We’ll make the final selection next week for July’s book.

What are you reading right now? Do you have any suggestions for what to read? A suggestion for how to run the discussions? I’m all ears and super excited to get going on this!


14 thoughts on “The House Blogger’s Book Club

  1. This sounds exciting! Once I get caught up on my “to read” list- I’ll definitely think about joining in! I have no time to read until after July 14th… then I get my life back! lol

  2. Sounds fun! I’ll definitely try to join in. Although with Amazon shipping charges here it’d be nice to have a reading list for the following 3-4 months so I can order them all in one shipment 🙂

  3. I’ve started the Friday Night Knitting Club so that would be PERFECT! (Plus, I’ve already read the Shack – and it was kinda heavy for a fun summer read.)

    Yay! Other ideas: The Happiness Project.

  4. This is such a fun idea! I’m so glad you’re doing this. My commute is so long that I’m constantly reading (or writing out a blog post) so it’s nice to have another option! I have a few books on hold or me at the NY Public Library but I can definitely ask them to hold whichever book you pick. 🙂

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