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Book Club: What We are Reading & When

I love being able to read and discuss books with other people! I think it is fun to gain someone else's perspective on a piece I just read. I thought that it would be fun to open up my book club to others and see what you think about the books I am currently reading.

Each month, there is a new book. I have pre-selected the 2019 books, but if this goes well, and I continue it for 2020, I will be looking for more books to add to our club. At the end of each month, I will give a small recap and review of the book. I will also include discussion questions for you to think about (and comment about below!). This is meant to be low key and community based, so please don't worry about meeting deadlines or feeling like you have to participate every single month.

I will announce all of the books below so that you can plan ahead and budget for the books. I will also link them to Amazon so that you are able to purchase them whenever you want!

So, to keep you from waiting in suspense much longer, here are our Book Club Books for 2019:

January: Party Girl by Rachel Hollis. Sidenote, I am obsessed with Rachel Hollis. I love her writing, her podcast and her daily IG Stories. So I apologize in advance if you see her name a lot on my blog. Party Girl is about a girl from Texas, who moves to Los Angeles, Ca to pursue her dream career as a Party Planner. With some hiccups along the way, Landon learns to stand on her morals and her own drive to achieve her dream.

February: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg - We all have habits both good and bad. They are what drive us on a daily basis. When we try to change, if we are faced with a difficult obstacle, most people revert back to their habits. I want to learn more about why habits exist and how they can be changed.

March: The Tattoo Artist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. This story is based on a true story between Gita and Lale, both prisoners in the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII. Due to Lale's ability to speak several languages, he is given the task of tattooing new prisoners. While doing this, he meets Gita, who he vows to marry.

April: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. A shame-free plan for embracing and achieving your goals. I was given the opportunity to read Girl, Stop Apologizing before the official release. You can pre-order it now. Let me tell you, this book is a big reason why I am so passionate about starting this year off with a bang (and detailed plan).

May: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. A retelling of the story between Gomer and Hosea, located in California's Gold Country. Michael Hosea pursue's God's heart and will in everything he does. When God calles Michael to marry Angel, he pursues her and works hard to soften her heart.

June: Educated by Tara Westover. Tara was born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho. With a desire to create a new life for herself, she seeks knowledge and an education that takes her to Harvard and Cambridge University. Tara shows true strength as she leaves her family behind in search of something more.

July: Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst. By using her own experiences and vulnerabilities, Lysa shares how she has overcome the feelings of being left out, lonely and less than. This book helps you end the cycle of perceived rejection and overcoming the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.

August: Lucy's Little Village Book Club by Emma Davies. For twenty-four-year-old Lucy, a fresh start is just what she needs. Lucy spends her time running a small library. Callum is quiet and handsome, but is misunderstood. Could they be the perfect match? Or is Callum using Lucy to get ahead. Will Lucy pursue her dream of writing her novel?

September: Spilled Milk by K. L. Randis. A glass of spilled milk causes Brooke Nolan to make an anonymous phone call that may place her in danger. As Social Services gets involved and a broken system tries to keep her father in the home, Brooke must decide is she is willing to risk losing the support of her family to escape.

October: Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Lanitan. Ashley Keller, a girl who gives up a career to be a stay-at-home mom. Ashley tries to navigate the world of Pinterest and the perfect mom image. Given the opportunity to be apart of the idolized Motherhood Better boot camp, Ashley tries to be the perfect mom. Can she do it?

November: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown and Lauren Fortgang. Feelings of self-worth are not cultivated enough in our society. Brene Brown and Lauren Fortgang provide practical ways to dig deep to find truth and gratitude for our lives. We must embrace our imperfections to release our self-defeating thoughts and pain.

December: One Day in December by Josie Silver. Laurie never believed in love at first sight, until one day she saw a man at a bus stop. She was certain that he is the man of her dreams. This story follows Laurie, her friend Sarah and Jack, the man from the bus stop. This book is full of missed chances, friendship, heartbreak and destinies reconsidered.

I am so so excited to start book club with you! Want to join our Facebook Group for a more in depth discussion? Click here!



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