About a year ago, my good friend, Kate (the social butterfly that she is), started to throw around the idea of starting a book club. I've always liked to read, so I thought it was a great idea! Unfortunately, these type of things sound great in theory, but it can be TOUGH to get a group of people together on a regular basis. I loved the idea, but I doubted anything would actually come of it.
Over the next few months, Kate talked about book club EVERY time we were together. She was relentless and had even started to recruit other friends to participate. To my surprise, it sounded like this might actually become a thing. Well low and behold, we had our very first book club in October! A group of about 6 of us showed up and we had the best time. A little food, great wine, and some girl talk on a week night - a tradition was born.
Last night, I hosted our fourth book club at my house and it was another successful get-together. There is usually a group of about 8-10 of us that show up and we share hosting duties each time. We try to get together once a month and assign a book for the group to read. So far, we've read "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner, "Yes, Please" by Amy Poehler, and "11/22/63" by Stephen King.
Although we call our monthly get-together's "book club", it's really more of a book/wine/social club. Some of us like to read the books, others (Megan) just come for the wine. :) While I enjoy both the reading and the wine, I've most enjoyed getting to meet new friends and just talk about life with other 20-somethings. I've even invited a few friends of my own - a wonderful roommate from college and one of my dearest friends since Kindergarten.
To be able to keep, grow, and share friendships that I've made through-out my life is something to truly cherish. I'm thrilled that we've been able to make book club such a success for the first four months, and I'm looking forward to the wine, books, and memories still to come!