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I just got back from vacation and my week consisted of morning coffees by the pool with a book in my hand. And honestly, I could not have asked for a better vacation. I don’t start my big girl job until September which means I have the entire summer to sit around and devour as many books as I can.
Although there is little better than sitting in a comfy chair and tuning out the world, I found myself craving someone to talk about these books with (I mean come on, how can you not read Dark Matter without you brain exploding?!).
I had a book club while I was at school and it was amazing. A bunch of ladies surrounded by cheese and wine in the cutest apartment, talking about a book. Since then I have promised myself to find a book club no matter where I move to. But then an idea came to me: why not just make it online. There are tons of online book clubs out there, some with thousands of members and I felt a bit overwhelmed joining.
I created the BarryChic Book Club for discussion based around a selected book. It has a small group of people, perfect for stimulating conversation!
How it works
Throughout the month of June we are reading An American Marriage. It’s raving reviews and some messages requesting the book make it an easy pick! Here’s the synopsis:
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
There has been a Facebook group created where people can connect, chat, and discuss the book. On Thursday, June 28th at 7PM guided discussion questions will be posted on the Facebook group. People are welcome to add comments whenever they please. On the 1st of July the next book to read will be posted (book suggestions are always welcome!).
If you need motivation to read or are looking to connect with fellow book lovers, don’t hesitate to join!