Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Book Club Selections 2015 "Have you Read the Book ? Book Club"

Happy New Year from “Have you read the Book? Book Club" 

Start with a group of friends, add good books (sometimes not so good books), always great food, lively discussions, sharing of truths and you end up with have you read the book, book club and a special bond between friends.

January 2015
Last week we had our Christmas/New Year’s celebration at City Tavern, a Charlotte favorite that recently opened in Waxhaw, NC.  We selected our books for 2015 which I have listed below, and enjoyed a great meal, shared lour book selections and lots of laughs. I can not remember exactly when we launched our book club, I think 2002…hmmm not sure but we have been having fun and sharing laughs, tears, good books and wonderful food ever since. 

I believe it was 2011 when we changed our name from The Heathwood Book Club”, not a very creative name to “Have you Read the Book? Book Club”.  And yes we do read the books! Well most of us do, however sometimes life gets in the way of reading the book selection or maybe you start the book and it just is not good timing for that particular book. For instance when our selection was The Art of Racing in the Rainmy best buddy Denali a rescue dog, passed away... Every time I tried to read the book I was in tears and have not picked it up again since. Maybe some day, the ladies tell me I would love it. 
Anyways, we renamed the book club, because even if you haven’t read the book, we all need some girl time and bonding. SO it is never an issue if one of us hasn’t had time to read the book, the ones who did read the book will provide a summary prior to our discussion and that my friends is why our book club is “Have you read the Book? Book Club”. It’s all about good friends, sometimes very intense discussions, awesome food and ok maybe a glass of vino!

Here’s our selection for 2015 ~ I will be posting on my blog each month after we read the book and share some of our thoughts and of course write about the food!

All of us ladies love a good book and would love to hear your suggestions. Do you have a favorite author? Thank you for stopping by!

Cheers! Kary

Month       Book                                                                     Author
                     Click on the Link to Purchase any of the books listed below  
January   ~     “The Fault in our Stars”                                    John Green

February  ~    “The School of Essential Ingredients”              Erica Bauermeister

March     ~       “The Burning Room”                                         Michael Connelly      

April        ~       “OrphanTrain”                                                Christina Baker Kline

May         ~        “Big Little Lies"                                              Liane Mariarty

June        ~       “Be My Eyes”                                                   Dustin Stevens

September~     “The Goldfinch”                                                Donna Tartt

October book moved to January 2016~ Check back in December 2015 for next years selections~ 
October    ~      “Annie Foreman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral”   Kris Radish

November ~     Between Sisters                                                 Kristen Hannah

December ~    Christmas Party and Book Selection for 2016
July and August ~Summer vacation and fun summer reading, we will continue to add to the list as we recommend good reads, and cookbooks as well.

Don't Give Up,Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life  Louis Zamperini~ amazing story and UnBroken by Laura Hillenbrand

The Grain-Free Family Table” Carrie Vitt ~ Great recipes and a healing journey

100 Days of Real FoodLisa Leaks ~ Real food recipes, suggestions for a healthy life

  2014 Book Club Selections

Charles Sailor~Good discussion book

Dorthea Benton Frank ~ we love all her books!

Liane Moriarty~ Great read

Jenny Wingfield~Compelling story

John Grisham~Jake's journey continues

Tammy Hoag~Great read

Sue Monk Kidd ~Beautiful story

Mark Childress~Crazy fun yet serious

Jane Green~ Great read and subject matter

2013 Book Club Selections


Kathryn Harvey 

Cathy Lamb~Loved this book

Michael Connelly

Elin Hildebrand

Lisa Genova

Katrina Kittle

William Landay

Louise Erdrich

Gillian Flynn

2012 Book Club Selections


Todd Burpo

Kristin Hannah

David Sedaris

Chris Cleave

Tatiana De Rosnay

Stieg Larson

Harlan Coben

Nicholas Sparks

2011 Book Club Selections


James Patterson Sundays at Tiffany's

Gabrielle Charbonnet
The Doctors Wife
Elizabeth Brundag

Mary Ann Shaffer
Fly Away Home
Jennifer Weiner

  Dennis Lehan
  Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls

Garth Stein

Michael Connelly

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