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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

V.V.B.C.-Friends' Book Suggestions-March 2011, List 1

Vicarious Virtual Book Club-
Friends' Book Suggestions-March 2011, List 1

For those of you new to my blog, I started a "Vicarious Virtual Book Club" several months ago, as a place to share the books I'm reading in my "real" book club. I'd talked to friends who'd like to read books others are reading, and maybe participate in discussions, online. There are posts for each book club selection, through June, listed under post names starting with V.V.B.C. in my archives (on the left of my blog), so people can add to the comments for a particular book, at any time. I don't post any reviews with "spoilers," until after our actual book club discussions.

Several people have asked me for additional book suggestions, besides those from my Sisterchicks Book Club lists. I put two posts on my facebook page, requesting suggestions, and got a variety of interesting books. First, I'm listing a couple of my own suggestions, then, my friends' picks! (I'll post the second batch of suggestions in a couple of days!)

The Bible! Here's my blog about reading the Bible through in a year, which I am doing again. There are many ways to do it, as my blog mentions. Be sure to look at the links at the bottom of my blog, to Judy Reamer's website, which give you great reasons to read the Bible through, OFTEN! (Claudia Eisenburg shared that she is reading through the Bible in 150 days!)

Twice a year, members of my book club nominate, and lobby for, books to be chosen for our "official list." In December, my suggestion, My Reading Life, by Pat Conroy, was chosen as our Sisterchick Book Club's April selection! It's the best book I've read in a long time, because of Pat Conroy's incredible vocabulary, and command of the English language! Here's the link to the V.V.B.C. page for your comments!
Hope you'll read it, and join in the discussion, after our April 21st book club meeting!

My Reading Life

Katie Lewis: Radical by David Platt. AMAZING (Jamie's Note: I found this blog link about this book Katie recommended. Reading the blog about the book's One Year Challenge will give you a new perspective on authentic Christianity! Caution from several friends: this book WILL change your life!) 

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

Marianne Hudatz: The Reason for God by Tim Keller--a wonderful book and tool to assist believers to stand their ground against the onslaught of unbelievers and agnostics . I've read it twice--I need all the help and guidance I can get in this arena!

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

Cathie Lopez: I just read How Starbucks Saved My Life by MIchael Gates Gill and Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl. Loved them both!

How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else

Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (Random House Reader's Circle)

Robertine Mitchely: "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt", by Beth Hoffman, (her first novel). From the book jacket: "Laugh-out-loud funy and deeply touching. Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut hums with wacky humor and down-home heart. It explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others. Above all, a book of feminine wisdom--one to cherish, remember, and share."

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

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