I just wanted to write a quick post to say how much I am enjoying the book club of which I’m a member. We got set up in the autumn of last year and we meet every couple of months.
As I’d suggested the idea of a book club, I was the first to host. I only mention this detail because, at our first get-together, we decided that we’d read a children’s book as well as a ‘grown up’ book every time. However, the next host chooses the books each time, so I didn’t get to select a children’s book and am GUTTED as it won’t be my turn again for aaaaaaaaaaaages.
Anyway, I shall drag myself out of my pit of despair (and work on my hypnosis skills to try and influence some of the other members in the meantime, mwah ha ha ha ha haaaaa….! Cough… Ahem… As you were…) and simply ask you which books you’ve read recently that you’d recommend. What we’ve quickly discovered is that just because we might love a book, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a great one to discuss with others. Indeed, if you’re too passionately attached to a book it can be really hard to hear others talk about it with less fervour and perhaps even to criticise it. We’ve also found that if we all feel exactly the same way about a book – be it positive or negative – that conversation tends to run dry sooner rather than later.
So, in advance of my next chance to make the pick, I’m looking for outstanding ‘grown up’ books and outstanding children’s books that you think would be worthy of discussion over a glass (or two) of wine and some seriously yummy olives….
Thanks in advance 🙂