For the last few years, I’ve been running an online book club for busy ladies over on Facebook. We’ve dubbed ourselves “Recovering Readers” because we once loved reading but somewhere along the road of adulthood, other priorities overstepped our leisure time and we lost our way.
In an attempt to rekindle our love affair with books, the online club promises you never have to miss a book club meeting after you’ve put in the time to finish the book. Because FRUSTRATING, right??
With our group, you can attend in your jammies right from the comfort of your own home! Sick kids? Husband working late? Too exhausted (or too shy?) to leave your living room? NO PROBLEM.
I wanted to take a second to outline answers to the most frequently asked questions about how the club works and extend a hearty invitation for you to join us!
Before you go any farther, join right here, right now!:
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Frequently asked questions about the Peanut Blossom Book Club for Recovering Readers:
What kind of books does our book club read?
My first rule in picking a book is No Tear Jerkers. Our group is geared for the recovering reader. If you only have a few minutes to read, I’m not looking to make you sob. Or to think too hard. There are plenty of other book clubs that choose those sort of books but not nearly enough clubs that focus on FUN.
Our books are light, popular bestseller type things. I specifically avoid anything that has reviews like, “This made me cry so hard. I loved it.”
We’ve had a mix of popular fiction, young adult fiction, magical romance, mystery, and historical fiction. Expect more of the same year after year! We love to explore new-to-us genres.
How do I join the online book club?
The entire book club takes place online. To join, simply:
- Follow Peanut Blossom on Facebook
- Join the Peanut Blossom Book Club for Recovering Readers. A closed group that requires approval so we can keep out the spammers.
- Follow Peanut Blossom on Instagram
Ok, I’m in the club. Now what??
Pick up your first book!
The current month’s title will be pinned to the top of our Facebook group or you can find the entire list of books we’re reading right here.
Where does the monthly discussion take place?
Right inside the Facebook group. Every month, I post a discussion thread for the current book. Jump right in whenever you’re ready to chat.
You can search for previous month’s discussion threads if you’re taking a more leisurely pace at reading the book, too!
How do I participate in the book club chat?
Search the group for the book you want to talk about, find the official discussion thread, and just hop right in on the comments with your thoughts and questions!
What if I miss this month’s discussion?
No worries! If the next book discussion has been pinned to the top of the group, you can always search for the book you want to discuss and find the thread in the group.
What if I don’t like the book of the month?
Skip it! Life’s too short to be miserable reading. BUT, many of our group members have said how they loved being nudged into reading something they didn’t think they would enjoy and it ended up being their new favorite author.
Generally, we are a very open-minded group that loves new recommendations. Expect to see a wide variety of titles being discussed in the group.
What if I can’t keep up with the one book a month schedule?
Whether you join us for 1 book, 2 books, or all 12 for the year, we are thrilled to have you. You could read January and then be busy till December and we will welcome you back with open arms.
Do I have to read the book in paper format or can I listen to the audiobook?
You can enjoy the book in whatever format you prefer! I personally love to listen to audiobooks during the day and then pick up where I left off with the Kindle version at night.
I’m loving the monthly book picks and now I want MORE! What else do you recommend?
This is my favorite part of the group. The community we’ve built is so encouraging and supportive. Many members are happy to recommend “in-between” picks for you to enjoy as you wait for the next book club pick. Just ask for recommendations in our group or hunt for the many discussions already started on that subject!