March means the reveal of our March Book Club selection and the recap of our February (Inaugural) meeting.
This past Sunday was our first Book Club meeting! :) For February we all read The Art Of Racing In The Rain and though it took me a few chapters to really get into, I ended up loving it. If you haven't already read it, I suggest you do. The book is enjoyable for everyone but animal lovers will find it especially endearing.
Ever since reading the book I keep looking at our dog, McGruff, and thinking "what is he thinking right now..." or "is he trying to tell me something?" The entire story is told from the perspective of the family dog, Enzo, and is his story on how he views the human world he lives in, communicates with humans and longs to be human himself.
Our first meeting went better than I expected and I must admit I was definitely nervous to host. It was brunch style, complete with muffins, mimosa's, fruit salad and plenty of girl (and book!) talk. We all made a few notes on what we can do better for next time as we read (like write down a few discussion points or questions and any good quotes we find) and realized this is a "first book club" for all of us and will likely be a learn as we go process.
Lauren also wrote a great post about our first meeting on her blog which I recommend checking out. (And her blog is super cute so you might as well!)
I think everyone had a good time and it was really fun to meet up with new and old friends to discuss a book we all read together. Everyone seemed pretty excited about our March book too and I know I definitely am! For any of you who want to read along with us the March book is.....
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. I've been wanting to read this book for ages and I'm so excited the movie will be coming out soon too. I must admit, I L-O-O-O-V-E to read books and then go see the movie. Even though the book is usually better, I love to see all the characters and pages come to life on the big screen.
What's even better is Reese Witherspoon, one of my favorites, is starring in the movie. I can't wait to start reading! (Also Robert Pattinson is in the movie, while not my favorite, I know he has a huge fan base too.)
Water For Elephants Movie Poster.
We're still trying to think of a good name for our book club. We have a few ideas but haven't settled on anything permanent yet. I think my current favorites are Books, Belles & Bubbly or Read Between the Wines. Hahaha. :) There's also Books, Belles & Booze, Literary Ladies and a few more. I think we're going to do a group vote but I wouldn't be surprised if Books, Belles & Booze doesn't win. :)
Have y'all read either of these books yet? What did you think?
If you're in the Lexington area and would like to join the Book Club certainly let me know. The more the merrier! I really mean that so don't be shy.