Our Picks

  • Weight of Silence- Heather Gudenkauf
  • The Castaways- Elin Hilderbrand

Friday, December 17, 2010

December 2010 Meeting

I love our Book Club.  Really I do.  I know that the rest of you probably feel the exact same way.  I always look forward to our monthly meetings and new book picks!  This months pick wasn't one of our favorites, but that's okay... cause every once in a while we just need a quick read that doesn't take a lot of brain power:)
We read Playing for Pizza by John Grisham.  The girls who read John Grisham said this wasn't a "typical" book of his.  It was kind of slow, you needed to be a football fan too (which many of them are so that wasn't a huge issue).  To be honest, we all just felt it was kind of boring.  We wanted the love interest to evolve into something, it didn't.  So, I'd say most of us wouldn't recommend it unless you love Italy & football and need a simple easy read.
We were missing two girls this month:(  Jodi was sick so she couldn't make it.  

Erin was home with her new baby boy Lowen!
Isn't he adorable?!  He was born on November 30th. 

We also had another "newbie" join us this month!  Michelle went to college with us and she joined the book club in December!  We are having so much fun with everyone & I'm anxious to see what the new girls picks will be when it's there turn!

We hope everyone can make it in January!  
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 2010 Pick-Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world turned upside down. It was bad enough that her husband of fifteen years left her for Bob, a guy he met on Gay.com, but that same week a car accident left her injured. Needing a place to rest and pick up the pieces of her life, Rhoda packed her bags, crossed the country, and returned to her quirky Mennonite family's home, where she was welcomed back with open arms and offbeat advice. (Rhoda's good-natured mother suggested she get over her heartbreak by dating her first cousin—he owned a tractor, see.)
Written with wry humor and huge personality—and tackling faith, love, family, and aging—Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is an immensely moving memoir of healing, certain to touch anyone who has ever had to look homeward in order to move ahead.