Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I have never been part of a book club. Shocking, I know. As much as I love books, I have never had a group to love books with. Well, that is changing. Since my friends finally discovered the greatness of The Hunger Games, it seemed an appropriate time to start a book club. 

Thanks to Jenna's clever title and the willingness of everyone, the ball is rolling. Now, we have an official book club -- 

Bring Your Own Bottle and Book Club. 

If there is anything girls are good at, it is drinking wine and talking. What better than to drink wine, talk, and include books?!

As of last night, we had our inaugural meeting and compiled a list of books to read. 

  1. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak 
  2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  3. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  4. My Life in France by Julia Child
  5. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (this will be in addition)
First up -- The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak: 
Hardcover550 pages
Published March 14th 2006 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. (goodreads summary)

A book about how wonderful books are? Yes please. 


  1. I started reading this post and I was like "AHHH I should invite Nikki to my book club!" but I'm so happy you started your own. They are so fun and even if you don't read the book, the discussions are so great. The invitation to come to mine is always open though!

    1. Thanks, Anna! I might definitely take you up on that invite sometime.

  2. Hi Nikki:) I've stumbled upon your blog accidentally and I was really impressed by your reviews! Following now, and do check out my blog at , thanks!

  3. Jealous. Wish I could join you guys! My sister sent me Hunder Games and I read it in one day. So Good! Also I would like to give a shout out to My Life in France. Never read it, love the title. Love you all!

    1. You have no idea how much everyone of us wishes you could be in our book club too! You would provide such fascinating insights! I am not so sold on Julia Child's version of My Life in France, but I can't wait to read/hear all about yours. Miss you much.


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