I’m really excited that so many of you expressed interest in the idea of participating in my online non-fiction book club. My Goodreads profile is overflowing with non-fiction books, and I confess I’ve lately fallen out of love with fiction as of late. Little Bee was my latest attempt and I couldn’t even finish. It just felt kind of contrived and I didn’t appreciate the way I felt like the author was jerking me around in order to build suspense. I was listening to the audio version though, and I’ve heard others say that they struggled with the audiobook so I might need to give it another try at a later date.
For now, though, let’s dive in and read some non-fiction. The book club “rules” will be as follows:
1. Books must be non-fiction
3. Book options will be presented by me, the book we read will be chosen by a vote here on TW.
2. The discussion post for each book will go up between the 15th-20th of each month. Try to have the book finished by then, but you’re free to join in if you haven’t.
Yes, I’m going to take control of the options, so it isn’t exactly democracy. This is my book club, so I want to filter and make sure I’m reading books that interest me, you know? But each time a new book needs to be chosen I’ll present several options and whichever gets the most votes will be the one we read, so I won’t be a dictator.
With this post we’re going to choose what books we read for October, November, and December. We’ll choose the books in groups of 2 or 3 so that those who are using the library (like me) will have plenty of time to get them. I’ve attempted to represent a variety of topics with these selections, but please feel free to leave suggestions for future book choices in the comments section below.
I’ve read this once, and listened to it something like five times now. I LOVE this book and it’s one of the few non-fiction that I’d be willing to read again for the TW club.
I was about halfway through this when it had to go back to the library. It’s a bit difficult to get, unless you live in Utah you’ll probably have to get it through inter-library loan, but it’s a really accessible history of the Church and what we believe today with a really fantastic FAQ section in the back.
Go ahead and cast your vote below! The most popular book will be what we talk about in October, the second most popular what we read in November, and the third will be the December book of choice, so you can choose your top three favorites in the poll.
Just for fun, I created some blog badges if you’d like to tell others about the That Wife Book Club. I made two sizes so you can find one that fits in your sidebar.
Time to get my library card activated here in Chicago!