Thursday, January 25, 2018

The It's All Good Book Club


No time to finish the book? It’s all good.

Skim it quickly on your phone and only sort of follow? It’s all good.

Read it cover to cover in 3 nights and can’t wait to chat about it? Yup, all good too.

Catching the theme here? Welcome to the "It's All Good Book Club." I usually cannot and WILL NOT do book clubs because I hate the pressure. I'll start off very excited but then start to get extremely annoyed with the looming deadline I've somehow placed on something that's supposed to be fun. Add in the feeling that other people are counting on me to finish the book too and also comprehend it enough to be able to discuss it...no thank you. At age 35 I'm firmly in the camp of only choosing to do things that bring me joy, so if an extra-curricular activity doesn't fit the simple criteria of "does this make me happy?" I'm not having it.

So, I want this to be different. Every month or two I'll present a book. Join in if you want- read part of it, read all of it, but a month later we'll meet up in some capacity- maybe a FB group, maybe an IG Live, maybe just a photo with comments on IG- we'll see, and we'll talk about it. Nothing crazy, just discuss what we loved/didn't love, go over funny or inspiring bits, just grab a cup or tea or a glass of wine and chat about it. This isn't reinventing the wheel, nor is calling it by this name putting a fresh twist on anything, I know. But I just want it to feel loosey goosey and something that brings you JOY...and hopefully something you look forward to. The big focus isn't the discussion at the end- the most important part is the reading, and knowing that there are a bunch of other rad women reading the same thing as you. It's a good push to get reading, find new books, and really just take some time out of your busy day for you.

Check out this month's book here. I chose this book for a couple of reasons- one, my friend Janine recommended it to me and she has great taste, so I trust I'll love it also. Two, Reese Witherspoon loves the book and actually bought the film rights to it (so fun!), and three, I started it to make sure I'd like it and right off the bat it was a winner! Cheating? Maybe. But I didn't want to pick a terrible one the first time around. And finally, four- it seems like a light, sweet read. And we could all use a little more light and sweet considering the current world and political climate, right?

So go get the book, read it over the next month or so, and I'll announce a discussion date in a week or two. Let's aim to finish it in a month, okay? I usually read a few books a week but I've been out of practice over the holidays and into this month, so I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.

Let me know your thoughts, and if you're in! When you do get the book, post a photo on IG and tag me! I also made a collective hashtag if you want to join in, #iagbookclub. Talk to you soon and happy reading!

xoxo

ps. see my sweater here and my jeans here!

6 comments:

  1. I'm in!

    Also, when going to purchase this book, one of the "you might also like..." suggestions was a book written by Taylor Jenkins Reid who also wrote "Maybe In Another Life" and that is still, to this day, one of my favorite quick reads. It's so good!

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  2. I'm in! Already own this book so I'm ready to get started <3

    Charlotte | https://charlotteidek.com

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  3. This is such a wonderful idea! I love it! I've been sharing book reviews on my blog, but book club friends would be so much more fun.

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  4. What an excellent idea! I'm the exact same way about book clubs -- I start out all full-steam and then get overwhelmed haha.

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  5. I’m excited to do this! One of my resultions is to read more, and I got a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas! I look forward to giving this one a go. I’ve only been in one book club and I was the only one who read the book! Let’s do this!

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  6. This sounds like such a great book. I really hope that I am able to read it! I absolutely love reading, but lately with work stress I find it hard to ever find the time! :(

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