Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Book Club Meeting

There is a monthly book club that meets up at our local public library on the second Tuesday of the month in the evenings. I attended my first book club meeting there earlier this month.

The funny part is that I was told the wrong novel to read for this book club by one of the librarians!! I read the The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers, which was an excellent novel mind you, but wasn't the novel read and discussed by the book group during the book club meet up I attended earlier this month... They'd read another novel of short stories by a Korean writer... I've already forgotten the name of the novel and the author, so I am unable to share it in this post. 

Of course, I wish I'd been given the name of the correct book to read for that evening's book club meet up, so that I could have participated in the evening's discussion. But at least the novel I did read was a really good one.

I decided to stay for the entire book club meet up as I wanted to see how the members interacted with each other and what they had to say about the book they read. Seven of us were in attendance that evening. All of the members who attended the book club meet up seemed really nice and friendly. 

I also learned which books they will be reading and discussing at their upcoming book club meetings through the month of December. 

However, I won't be able to attend next month's book club meet up due to another obligation and next month's book club selection, The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff, sounds really good! I guess I'll have to read it on my own at some point. The books selected to read and discuss for the last two months of 2017 are less appealing to me. So, I do not plan to read them or attend the book club meetings during those months either. 

At this point in time, I'm unsure if I'll attend any of the book club meetings in 2018 or beyond as I do not know which books will be chosen in the coming months ahead. 

Maybe I'll join a different book club in the new year.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. My first book club met at a library. Attending it opened a whole new world of discussing books with other people, one book at a time. Now I belong to several groups, though that first one fell apart. I know book clubs are not for everyone but I find them more fun than parties and though I sometimes don't love the books that get chosen, I almost always learn something new by reading them. Good luck with yours!

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience with book club meet ups.