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I am starting a book club with some fellow moms of mine. I am looking at all types of books-fiction and non, childrens and adult, hard and easy, parenting, travel, etc.. There is a mix of homeschoolers/not in our group. What do you think would be a good opening book for our club? I don't have any idea where to start. I haven't ever done one of these before.


Thanks for all you ideas.

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due to some work we're having done on our house, but let me see what I can think of (and give your post a bump):


1. Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner, about her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity. If the crowd is Christian, this is a good one.

2. A Thousand Splendid Suns, fabulous, fabulous book, though many may have read this one already. Wonderful women's issues, fiction but rings very true. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

3. Light nonfiction: God Grew Tired of Us. It's a serious story about one of the Lost Boys of Sudan but an easy read. It is very different from the movie version.



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Have you considered that maybe your scope is too broad? All the book clubs I've been in or heard about have a theme to guide the selection of books. Frex, two of my friends and I are meeting monthly to discuss books of Christian theology, no fluff allowed. It's been wonderful so far, and feels more cohesive than if we had just picked books from a bunch of random genres.


Just a thought. :)

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I'm in my third year of leading a women's book club at church - we have approx. 10 books a year and choose one on each of 10 topics - that works really well for us. Our first book was The Shaping of a Christain Family by Elisabeth Elliot. Stepping Heavenward was a really good choice too. We also did When I Don't Desire God by John Piper. If you are interested take a peek at our blog - nobody uses is so it's out of date ;) but I did post all of our past selections at the begining of this year.


I've given this topic alot of thought so if you have any questions please email me - I'd be happy to help if I can. alabaster.jar@comcast.net

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