So it was brought to my attention at book club on Wednesday that I never published our reading list this year! HDBC enters our 5th year with an interesting reading list put together. We’re looking forward to a couple of easy reads, a couple of older books, a couple of member favorites, and hopefully many lively discussions in the coming year.
Our January book was Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young, presented by Elana, who we also showered this last meeting with children’s books to build her soon-to-arrive first born’s library. Among the titles were some classic children’s books by Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle and the like.
Though it was a quick easy read, we had a great discussion about parenting, and the influence mothers can have on children – specifically daughters. The main character and her mother’s relationship was one of extreme expectations which very much shaped her sense of self – an excellent topic for discussion among our chatty group of ladies. If you’ve seen the movie, The Wedding Date, with Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney, it was loosely based on Asking for Trouble.
If you’d like to read with us, here is our list for the year:
2014/2015 HDBC Book Schedule
The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
Annual Christmas Party
Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young
What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should) by Ronda Rich
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Ladies Room by Carolyn Brown
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
3 Wishes by Liane Moriarty
Annual Business Meeting
And a sidenote: the article below on Julie Goler was featured in my January issue of Elle Magazine…I’ll be sharing it with the girls today, and thought it appropriate to share here as well. Click on the image or here
to take you to the scanned .pdf in my Scribd account.
Happy Reading! Please comment below if you plan to read with us!! We’d love to hear from you!!
P.S. Links to books above take you to my Amazon Associate Store; all are available for purchase on Amazon.com in book form or Kindle Edition, some are available via Audible.
Lauren is a Sr. Designer of Product Graphics for an international manufacturing company by day and a creativity crusader, designer, planner extraordinaire, artist and blogger in her “free” time. Follow her and The Olive Shoe on Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram! Please subscribe to receive emails, of course, come back and visit again soon!