jana laurene, virtual book club

does anyone else have a resolution to read more this year? because i do. to be even more specific, i have made a goal to read two books a month: one just for fun, and one church-related.

i figured, once i finish reading these books, i could post little reviews like i used to. but then, i had a better idea.

i want you to read along with me.

yes. this is the official beginning of jana’s virtual book club.

here is how it will work: at the beginning of each month, i will announce the book [suggestions are always welcome]. then, on an appointed day, later in the month, we will meet back here on my blog where i will post my thoughts, and you can comment along with what you liked, didn’t like, etc. you know, things people talk about at book club.

now here is my favorite part, ready? on the night of our book club meeting, i will post the recipe for a yummy treat for everyone to make and enjoy – because all good book clubs have treats. and then we will be discussing the same book, eating the same treats, and it will basically be like we are all in the same living room. genius, right?

in fact, i am so excited, that i already have the first book all lined up:

the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society.

guernsey, guernsey literary and potato peel society

i may or may not have already finished it. actually, i may or may not have read it in one afternoon. it is THAT good. [thank you to the boy’s sister for suggesting it to me!]

so what do you guys think – will you read along with me? any books you love and/or have been wanting to read that you would like to suggest? i would love your thoughts!


ps. thank you for the sweet comments on my post from yesterday. you guys are the best. feeling better already. a little jog on the treadmill and some reality tv last night didn’t hurt either :)

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    count me in for sure!! i just requested this book from the library. i’m in a book club with some wonderful ladies that live around me and it’s SO fun! i’m excited to do a “virtual” one now :)
    a few books i’ve read recently that i’ve loved (don’t worry – you don’t have to chose them. just thought i’d share):
    -STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova
    -THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett
    -UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld
    one i’ve been wanting to read for a long time but haven’t gotten around to yet:
    -EAT PRAY LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert

    happy reading :)

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    I haven’t checked your blog in awhile, it looks so cute! I love the book club idea, i need some ideas for good books so I’ll definetely be checking this one out.

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    I’m a new-comer to your blog. This virtual book club idea is wonderful! I definitely want to try to do it. Hopefully I can fit in some recreational reading along with all my college reading I have to do. It’s always been a goal of mine. I’m excited to try!

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    No hearing aids required! Definitely my kind of book group….Too bad we can’t taste and eat a virtual dessert and consume virtually no calories. Find a way for that to happen and everyone I know will join your book group.

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    I’m also new-comer to your blog and I have to say, I LOVE IT! You are so talented. I already have taken so many ideas from your posts. I would love to be a member of a virtual-book club. I mean really, how many people can actually say they’ve done that?

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    I stumbled upon your blog from Marta Writes and I absolutely LOVE this idea! And the idea of pairing treats with fabulous books makes it even better :) I’ll join in on the next round.

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    I just found your blog and I love your virtual book club. Have you ever heard of It would be a great way to keep track of what you are reading and for your followers to see what you are reading. If you check it out and like it I would love to follow your reviews. Thanks!

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