Summertime recap

This summer is going by as fast as a cheeta, or my son Aaron. He say’s he’s as fast as a cheeta, you know. Baby #3 is already 5 months old and practicing the hands and knees rock. Slow down little man!

Now that the little man The boss is living life a tad more independently I have time to share some of book club shenanigans from past few months:

June 2013: A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. We met on the southside at Rachel’s and sampled some awesome snacky-wacky’s from this books own pages. Such a fun first food slash memoir (for me) I’m hooked. The book club is reading another one soon too! Bread & Wine this September! Not often do we read such similar types of books so close together but I’m not worried our discussion will be lacking some the ninth month. Both books stand quite well on their own.
Need more food slash memoirs look no further than The Deliberate Reader.

July 2013: Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss. In keeping with tradition July took us back to our original meeting place, Geist Park, for our annual picnic. This is the second time I read this one. I think I enjoyed it a tad more the first time around. I was also younger than too. I’d still vote it a 7 out of 10 but still recommend it to almost any female.

August 2013: The Great Gatsby. This week we meet to chat about Gatsby. I’m fairly certain this was assigned in high school, but I’m not too certain on the part of if I read it or not? I do KNOW we saw the movie in class! Ahh, movies during school, a rare treat – always memorable. We’ll meet at Panaradise at HTC, 7:00.  Hope to see you there!

If you missed it here’s how the rest of the year is shaping up:

September: Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist (Dinner party at Catherine’s. Food, party, book club? Yes! Yes! Yes!)
October: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (“Keeping up with the Jones'” Ya, that saying came from this author’s family of origin! Wow!)
November: It’s Not About the Tapas by Polly Evans (A Spanish Adventure on Two Wheels? I’ll take it.)
December: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson (Christmas Party at Sarah J’s. I almost read this in one day! Light, funny, recommended to all.)

We’d love to hear what you’ve been reading this summer. Did you sit by the waves with a new favorite vacation-read?

Leave a comment and share or join me on GoodReads. Many of the book club members are on goodreads, and all give great book recommendations if your looking for your next new favorite book!

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