Yesterday afternoon was my Book Club Meeting. We call ourselves the Bookies. We try to meet in restaurants with round tables so that we can all share in conversation, but my favorite spot is not the best on rainy days so we ended up at another favorite, albeit without round tables. Here’s hoping next month, the sun is shining so we can sit outside.
If you read my last post, you already know our book selection was the Wendy McClure memoir, The Wilder Life. I think most thought it mildly enjoyable (or liked it a bit more than I did.) We didn’t take a poll, but I don’t recall anyone gushing all over it. We thought we had a perfect score of EVERYONE actually reading the entire book, but one member didn’t quite finish it. She promised to by the next meeting.
When it came to selecting June’s title, our anointed ‘chooser’ actually suggested we read The Little House on the Prairie! (as well as Dirty Bombshell and the latest Kristin Hannah.) I have to admit, I am curious what my now-self would think of TLHotP, but also don’t really want to find out.
When it came time to pick for June, the book that won the vote is another memoir; this one from a local author which is quite exciting. Clicking on the book cover (which I really like) will lead you to the goodreads.com page.
Dirty Bombshell: From Thyroid Cancer Back to Fabulous!
by Lorna J. Brunelle
“…Dirty Bombshell is the poignant and brave story of a 33 year old girl who is fighting her way back to wellness. Her triumphant story sheds light on a cancer most Americans are in the dark about. This story of faith, forgiveness, strength, hope, courage, tolerance, and self-discovery will change the way you tackle hardship, leaving you with the power to survive and thrive. Dirty Bombshell will help you find your way back to FABULOUS! As an actor, singer, writer, producer, and teacher, Lorna J. Brunelle has always had a passion for the arts. …”
We are inviting the author to join our discussion and I really hope she can fit it into her schedule – this would be our first author visit to our club. Who wouldn’t want some fabulousness, right?
I will be the anointed chooser for the following month and I currently have three fiction choices to suggest. I’m thinking that I might let YOU, my blog readers, help me pick and then we can foist it on my club friends. (They always forget to read my blog so I bet it will be a total surprise.) If you would like to see a poll here, I will do that next week. Let me know.