Oh my gosh, you guys, did you know that this is the sixth-month mark for the ABM book club?! It's feels like we just started, but it's already been half a year!
Our book club was just a random idea I wanted to try. I love reading. I love connecting with all of you. Maybe some of you like reading too? So, we decided to give it a try.
One of my original goals with the book club was to force myself to make more time to read. I really love reading, but it's so easy to get busy and never make time for it. But having the book club keeps me more accountable to finish books in a reasonable amount of time. So, mission accomplished.
My second goal with the club was to have another means to connect with some of you. And I think that's worked pretty well. However, now that we are six months in together, I'd love to ask you all what you think. Do you have any suggestions for the book club? Different ways we could connect together? Do you have any specific books you'd like to see us read? Would you like to see more variety of genres covered, or less? Any and all suggestions are welcome. I'd just love to hear what you think, and I'm sure there are ways in which we could improve the ABM book club together.
One idea I've been kicking around is to have a few different folks be the moderators throughout the year (so it's not always me). They could bring more variety to the types of books we read, and they will bring different perspectives. In July, Elsie will be taking over the book club and we'll be reading…
We both read this book while on vacation earlier this month and got REALLY addicted. You're gonna love it. So if you want to join the club in July, pick up your copy of #GIRLBOSS soon!
P.S. Don't forget that on Monday, June 30, we'll be discussing the June selection, The Good Luck of Right Now.
I will join ASAP! I need to finish some of the books on my must read reading list! Looks fun and interesting! Can’t wait!
Why did you not warn us that you were telling the endings to every book! Just say SPOILER ALERT!
I worked in a bookshop for years and we run a book club but it’s so hard to get new members. I think an online bookclub is the perfect idea, and would also love to meet face to face too.
I adored ‘Goldfinch’ and think you choices are spot on.
Just finished reading #Girlboss and can’t wait to catch your discussion!!
Thanks for this series x
Just started reading this and I love it! I can’t wait to discuss it. Also, you probably get comments like this all the time, but I just want to say thank you so much for sharing all of your inspirations, and keep up the amazing work it really makes a difference in my life and Im sure so many others’!
Is there a way to “sign up” for your book club, or does one read the selection for the month and stop by every so often for discussion about the book? Thx!
yay i loved reading #GIRLBOSS!
LOVED this book! How I was led to it was crazy-awesome! Her ad showed up on YouTube, and I was drawn in by her brief synapsis about starting as a freeman, dumpster-diving, shop-lifter and now is the CEO of Nasty Gal. Looked for it on Amazon, saw they didn’t have a reading sample, but a Audible listening sample instead. First audio book I’ve ever listened to and I was HOOKED.
The woman that read her book was AMAZING! I loved her voice and reading style. I’ve been listening to book nonstop since! I can ONLY listen when I’m doing chores like dishes or cleaning the bathroom (I get easily distracted otherwise). Makes it MUCH less painful to do! Haha.
#GIRLBOSS was an excellent read; I’ve been telling EVERYONE about it!!
I love this. I’ve found so many books that I’ve forced myself to take the time to read. I need to figure out how to get them done in the month time though. Maybe can you release the next two or three? I could probably get a book done and participate every other month. Just an idea. Could be a terrible one.
I think it would be a greta idea to have other people share their experience with books. Maybe even blogger from abroad 😉
I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about #GIRLBOSS, and I have a goal to read 3 books (small goal since I don’t read a ton) before my next birthday… and your book club was the kick I needed to order + read it! Thank goodness for an Amazon gift card I had + Prime membership my fiancé has. Woop!
I like the book club. I signed up so I would read some books I wouldn’t normally read. I read the first two, then got a tad behind, missed the third, but I’m reading the Goldfinch now. I’ve loved the ones I’ve read so the club has worked well for me, I figure if I read half of the books I’ve expanded my world of reading a lot since I normally stick to cheesey mysteries lol. But I’ll stick with it whatever y’all decide – only please don’t stop! Thank you!
I’m reading now #GIRLBOSS and I love it! She is so inspiring! I saw this book here and i’m very thankful for what you’re posting here <3
I love the book club! It’s fun to see what books you’re planning to read next. However, I’ve only been able to participate twice due to long waiting lists at the library (still waiting on Goldfinch….). Maybe you could also include some books that are not quite so new and crazy popular? Even books from last year would be way easier to get.
Thanks, and keep up the good work!
Oh this is awesome! I love to read but never have anyone to discuss with and was always too shy to join an in-person book club. Definitely adding this to my summer reading list!
Love ABM Book Club <3
I so want to read #GIRLBOSS! I just wanted to say though that having the book club around on ABM really helps me find more books to read personally. I was holding off reading “The Fault in Our Stars” for a while (too in love with John Green’s book “Looking for Alaska”). But I did read it for the book club and loved it!
Have you tried putting the ABM book club on Goodreads? It’s a great way to track progress on books as well as getting more people involved.
Should have gotten involved with the ABM Book club in January. Such great books! Lots already on my Goodreads shelves. I’m a bit late to the game but I’m jumping in. I love historical fiction, too. Always interesting to read about history with a twist from someone’s imagination. Great selections! Looking forward to the reads!!
I haven’t participated yet, but am excited to start! The monthly picks are books i am reading/want to be reading anyway. I think it’s a great way to connect and make the internet a little more human 🙂
I recently finished reading #GirlBoss and I also got addicted! Sophia Amoruso is so inspirational! I love how true she is to herself. I can see her personality and character through her words. Loved it!
i have to say i started to read again since i saw the beginning of the book club! i usually get very sleepy reading at night, then i found out that reading in the middle of my lunch break was the best way to be entertained with my reading 🙂 i was only able to read The Fault in our Stars and Longbourn, because i didn’t found the others in portuguese version in Brazil, and i’m a little lazy to read a entire book in english… but i’m loving the book club!!! and i’m taking notes of all these other books and waiting for the translation 🙂 so… would it be really selfish if i suggested books that have foreign translations? yeah, i think so…. p.s: sorry for my writing mistakes
Hi Rika! It should be showing up for you now 🙂 – Jacki