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your book club ideas!
We're always on the hunt for some good "book club" books, so if you have one,
let us know.
Check back often and see what people are recommending! We'll let you know
which ones we choose.
Thank you for submitting your recommendations! Here are our most
Date: September 17, 2006
"Not a love story, but I recommend Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks"
Date: October 1, 2006
Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme.
A marvelous love story and life of an American icon."
Date: October 17, 2006
Book of Bright Ideas by Sandra Kring.
You'll love it!"
Date: November 18, 2006
I was recently introduced to a wonderful book because I have 2 fabulous
grandsons and want to always influence them in the most positive ways. I feel it
is most important to have as good an understanding of their essence and what's
at the core of their being, their soul. Thus, I would love to recommend that you
ladies read this book and spend some quality time discussing it. You may be very
surprised and enlightened by the book. You will no doubt have a better
understanding of the men in your life after reading it, which should make life a
bit easier and more bearable at the worst of times. All of you with sons owe it
to yourself and them to read it. The title of the book is: "Wild at Heart"
Discovering the Secrets of a Man's Soul" by John Eldredge
Date: December 12, 2006
You have to read Flag of
our Fathers. It's a non-fiction book about one of the marines who put up the
flag at Iwo Jima in the famous picture. One of the sons found all this
information about his father after he died and wrote this book. It's wonderful!
I work with Kerrie at school and I was telling her about it. You will all love
Date: February 8, 2007
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise"
by Ruth Reichl, former food critic for the New York Times. This book offers an enticing
look into the world of a unique and funny woman. Reichl, in her quest to be a
fair and impartial judge of the culinary offerings of the restaurants of
Manhattan, dons disguises and matching personas, to insure her anonymity. You
will find yourself laughing out loud at the narrative, while at the same time
scrambling to the kitchen to try out the recipes provided. Reichl's actual NYT
reviews appear at the end of each chapter. One of three biographical books by
Date: March 14, 2007
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
Great book that you will read in 2-3 days. Didn't see it on your list so it
would be a great read! Leslie
Date: June 19,
Life of Pi
The Glass Castle
**A Walk in the Woods**
In the Lake of the Woods
East of Eden
Date: July 17,
Our book club loved Snow Flower and the Secret
Fan by Lisa See. We also loved Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen. We thoroughly enjoyed Eating Heaven by
Jennie Shortridge. Ms. Shortridge even joined our meeting by
speakerphone (you can arrange that through her website). Our
club hasn't read it yet, but I just finished The Kite
Runner, and it was outstanding. I would highly recommend
it! Your website is great, by the way!!! Lisa Munley
Date: September 10, 2007
Both books by Khaled Hosseini. The Kite Runner is
coming out as a movie, and is available in paperback. His
newest A Thousand Splendid Suns can be found at
Costco and shows Afghanistan from the woman's view.
Another one my book club all liked is Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen. I can't wait to check out some of your
books. Debbie Wolf
Date: September 10, 2007
Oh...oh! Remembered another fun thing, especially for a book
club. We read and enjoyed Honeymoon With My Brother
by Franz Wisner. They have a website and the brother even
came out to our book club.
http://www.honeymoonwithmybrother.com Debbie Wolf
Date: September 13, 2007
The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
Date: November 10, 2007
Hello to everyone at Mom's Reading! Autumn is in
full swing – which means you’re probably starting to plan
your book club picks for next year. I’d be thrilled if you
would take a minute and consider my novel, The Birth
House as one of your reads. Now out in trade paperback
from Harper Perennial, The Birth House has already
been a #1 national bestseller in Canada, winner of three
2007 CBA Libris Awards, (Author of the Year, Fiction Book of
the Year and Book design of the Year), and a runaway
favorite with book clubs around the world. Book clubs
hold a special place in my heart…Since the initial release
of The Birth House, the thing I’ve loved the most has
been connecting with readers. In an effort to foster that
connection, I designed my web site with book clubs in mind.
It features a discussion guide, recipes, a place to request
free signed bookplates and more. There’s even an online
“hysteria” quiz that’s sure to get the group talking.
Synopsis: Set during the turbulent years of the WWI era,
The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, a young
midwife in Scots Bay, Nova Scotia. As changes and conflict
challenge her small village, Dora must fight to protect the
traditions and rights of the women in her community. A tale
with deep resonance for today - filled with history, magic,
and the friendship of The Occasional Knitters Society -
The Birth House brings to light the struggles women have
faced to control their own bodies and to keep tradition
alive in the face of modernity.
Here’s what readers and book groups have to say about The
Yesterday I dragged myself to work, sleep-deprived, yet
rather energized, from having read The Birth House
through all of the evening and far too many wee hours about
the provocative, yet common exploits of a community of women
at the fin-de-siecle. Coming to know Dora, Ginny, and Hart,
Judith and Rachael in Boston, and Mrs. B in Scot's Bay feels
to me like the celebration of receiving a long-anticipated
gift. I can think of no contemporary woman who would not
find a great deal to love about this book.""
- Gayle (Bend, OR)
Your book was a success in Bermuda! We all thoroughly
enjoyed the narrators voice, her story and her
relationships. I also made the “Groaning Cake” for our
meeting using the recipe from your web site. Another hit!
And we were all touched by the personalized bookplates.
Thanks so much for providing fodder for a wonderful evening
with the gals.
- T. (Bermuda)
The book club I attend read your book, The Birth House.
We are a group of six women who have different opinions and
very different likes/dislikes about books. We all enjoyed
your book and gave a thumbs up!
- Peterborough Book Club
Thanks so much for your time and consideration. I hope
you’ll visit my web site and get in touch. I’m always happy
to hear from readers! Happy Reading, Ami McKay
Get in touch via -My Blog -
Date: September 30, 2008
I’m Debi Silber, a Registered Dietitian, Personal
Trainer, Whole Health Coach, Lifestyle Expert-just for moms
and the author of The Lifestyle Fitness Program: A Six
Part Plan So Every Mom Can Look, Feel and Live Her Best
(released 5/08). I’ve been branded “The Mojo Coach” because
for nearly 20 years, I’ve inspired and empowered unfit,
overweight and overwhelmed moms to “get their mojo back”
through gradual lifestyle change. I’d love for you to
consider my book for discussion and review.
For more on me/my book and what I do, please visit
Thanks and looking forward to your response,
Date: October 20, 2008
Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill or Somebody
knows My Name by Lawrence Hill. A fantastic
Date: January 4, 2009
Princess Emily and the Secret Library by Mary Balfanz. This
is a great bedtime story for kids ages 4-8!
January 27, 2009
Princess Emily and the Secret Library by Mary Balfanz
Date: February 5, 2009
Turbo-Mom's Guide to Saving Money Without Wasting Time
by Kristin Delfau Written in a Q&A format for moms on
the go, it is a perfect change of pace for a mom's book
club. In a fun and informative way, it covers both "the
everyday stuff" (i.e. beauty, coupons, home repairs) as well
as "the big stuff" (taxes, investments, insurance) from a
fellow mom and financial planner. It can be found on
www.amazon.com, www.bn.com, and www.turbo-mom.com.
Hope you like it! Kristin
Date: April 6, 2009
Hi! I just ran across info on your club and wondered if you would enjoy a free
copy of Dawn Meehan’s hilarious book on motherhood, Because I Said So…and
Other Tales from a Less-Than-Perfect Parent. Dawn loves talking
with book clubs and, if you like the book, I’d be happy to set that up for you.
It’s free, too. I’m a mom of two – three-year-old Anderson and
five-month-old Ella – and I laughed so hard my sides hurt while reading this
book. I called my sister and mom and read parts of it to them, too! I kept
having to stop because they were laughing and couldn’t hear me. I totally
get why Martha Bolton and Patsy Clairmont endorsed Dawn’s book. It’s as funny as
those women are! Let me know if you’d like a copy. The publishing house
asked me to help get the word out, so I’ve got some copies here at the office.
Thanks – and happy mothering! Rebeca Seitz email@example.com
Date: April 26, 2009
I have written a memoir about my family and I would
like you to consider it for your book group. Are you anyone famous, you
might ask? No I am not and my story isn't particularly unique but, most of us
will go through what I did, or know someone who will. Broken
Birds, the Story of My Momila explores that sad all too often occurrence.
My memoir begins with both my mother’s and father’s harrowing Holocaust stories,
as their childhood experiences provide the crucial framework for everything that
follows. It then goes on to describe how my parents met and started a family in
the United States. It covers our move to Los Angeles and my own childhood, as
well as those of my four siblings. The turning point in the story comes when my
beloved mother dies. The final section of my story reveals how the choices she
made in her will contributed to the fracturing of my family. It has
been endorsed by Vikki Stark, Author of My Sister – My Self and Michael
Berenbaum, Director of the American Jewish University. Please visit
www.BrokenBirds.com to see chapter samplings. I hope you enjoy it.
Jeannette Katzir firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: May 19,2009
Like Brothers by Dave Giffels. I think your club will
love this book. I originally wrote it for middle school aged kids but I am
getting great feedback from the moms. They love it as much as their kids!
Funny, heart wrenching, insightful, and warm. Check it out on the following
site: www.lulu.com Thank
you, and I hope you all enjoy. Dave Giffels
Date: June 14, 2009
Hi Ladies! Have you thought about reading the Twilight
series? I was a serious skeptic, but have recently renewed my love of
reading and read all 4 books in 3 weeks (on my new Kindle my husband bought me)!
I couldn't put them down - best ones are the 1st and 3rd! Bonnie
Date: July 5, 2009
The Wet Nurse's Tale, due in
August from Putnam, by Erica Eisdorfer. This is the story of a young woman who
nurses babies for her living. The main character is a sassy, street-smart girl
who twists her employers' foibles to get what she wants, that being, her baby,
safe and sound. This is a self-serving note. I'm the author of course, and
am glad to talk about my book to any clubs that are interested. Thanks for your
Date: September 16, 2009
Book by Book: Your Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs,
by Cindy Hudson (October 2009/ Seal Press) Eva Zimmerman
Date: October 23, 2009
Our book club just read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Everyone loved it. Another one we all liked was The Gurnsey Literary
and Potato Peel Society. Over the years we've read, to name a few, Shadow
of the Wind, Water for Elephants, Snow in August, Brief
Wondrous Life of Oscar Wau, and Three Cups of Tea. I really like some
of your ideas and will jot them down for my bookclub. We're also located in
Date: January 13, 2010
You might want to read A Fraction of the Whole by Steve
Toltz--shortlisted for the Man Booker in 2008. What a wonderful group you
are. Paulette Field email@example.com
Date: February 1, 2010
Comments: My group is celebrating our 10th year in Sept. Love your
site! Our fave's not on your list are: A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson),
Change Me Into Zeus' Daughter (Robinette Moss) Street Lawyer (John
Grisham) The Good Earth (Pearl Buck) Their Eyes Were Watching God
(Zora Neal Hurston) In the Lake of the Woods (Tim O'Brien) Cold Sassy
Tree (Olive Ann Burns), Peace Like a River (Leif Enger), Rocket
Boys (Homer Hickham), East of Eden (John Steinbeck), The Glass
Castle (Jeannette Walls) Lonesome Dove (Larry McMurtry),
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley). Gayle
Date: February 1, 2010
Comments: Our best book club party each year is called "The Ritas"
(after Oscar). In the beginning we painted a Barbie Doll gold and nailed her
feet to a plaque as the Rita Award given to the best book of the year. You can
take that theme and run with it. Sometimes we dress as our fave book character,
once had a hollywood theme party complete with paparazzi and sun glasses favors,
dressed formally, and gave out prizes associated with stars (i.e. a can of
chicken and stars soup, body glitter, star shaped candle). Once we did a
survivor style party with games like the show. Prizes are given for best
characters, best hostess, best book etc. We have a ball! Gayle
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