I am so thankful to be a part of an amazing book club, not only for the fun nights out (which have resulted in our husbands questioning whether “book club” is really just an excuse for us to go to dinner and drinks), but also because I’ve read so many great books that I might not have otherwise read. This month we read Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis.
Let me start by saying, all the girls in my book club are big Rachel Hollis fans. We all read Girl Wash Your Face, listen to her podcast, went to see the Made for More movie and all have tickets to the RISE conference in Minneapolis this summer. Like we are ALL in! And if that’s you too, then you’ll love this book. It does not disappoint us RH fans.
If you are not a dreamer, entrepreneur or a goal-setter, you may not be quite as in love with this book as we were. One of my friends from book club was surprised (and maybe even a little appalled) to hear that not everyone is drinking the Hollis Co. Kool-Aid quite like us–but I understand that everyone is different, and maybe that’s you. I still think this book adds enough humor and honesty about other topics to make it applicable to anyone and fun to read.
And while we are on the topic of reading, let’s chat about book clubs and why you need one. I think this one started because we were all at dinner one night and ended up talking at length about all the books we were reading and those that we wanted to read.
This book club has definitely resulted in me reading more books, largely because there’s a deadline to get them read, and I don’t want to miss out on the discussions (#FOMO). The books also always have a way of leading us into some pretty deep discussions, and we’ve connected on a deeper level in working through them.
Sold on the idea of a book club? Well, let me tell you how easy it is to start one: just start. That’s it. Ask a friend or two to join you in picking a book, set a date and a dinner spot about a month in the future, read the book, show up, drink wine, discuss the book and pick the next! Our next book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.