It's about so much more.

I haven't mentioned book club in awhile, but we're still going strong.  It's crazy to think we just hit our four year mark last month.

We've had members come and go over the years, but the original four are still here.

It's still one of my favorite nights each month.

I remember how when we first started, if someone didn't read the book, they felt the need to not come.  Four years later, we feel we have to come regardless.  

Some months, if it's a really good book, the book takes up most of our nights conversation.  Most months though, it seems we just talk about life.  It's funny how you can only see some people once a month, but you have no problem baring your soul to them.  A lot of times, it almost seems more like therapy than a book club, and yes, there has even been tears shed a few times.

It was my turn to host this month after skipping a round when I had Amelia (It was also our first official gathering in the farmhouse).  I'd say my book pick wasn't my favorite (The Hangman's Daughter).  There was even a moment I didn't think I'd finish the book...that's kinda a no no when it's your own pick....but thankfully I finished with three hours to spare.

We ate, we laughed, we celebrated some fun news, and we did what we usually do...we mainly talked about life.

And like every month before, it seems to be just what we needed.

*In case you're curious, a list of what we read last year...
Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons
The Language of Flowers
The Enchanted April
Defending Jacob
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Save me
Ladies Night
When I found you
Mimosa Lane
Between Sundays
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
Garden of Stones
The Book Thief


kimmer said…
I love the way you describe your book club gatherings! We also find that it's one of the best nights of each month. Therapy, support group, girlfriend's all so good! One time we even agreed right away that the book was we played Pictionary instead and had a blast! Something to remember in case you ever have a real dud of a book. Also...our book for February was Rocket Boys and we all really liked it! Take care!

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