The Classic Book Club
How did you get together? We've been together for more than six years. We are 10 women strong, and four of us are original members.
Where do you usually meet? We each select a book and host in our home at least once a year. In January, one of us hosts a couples' get-together, and we read a book we think our husbands would enjoy.
Which Oprah's Book Club selections have you read together? Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi, Tara Road by Maeve Binchy, Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald, Cane River by Lalita Tademy, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck and East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
What are your all-time favorite selections? Cane River by Lalita Tademy, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
Are you planning any special trips or events? Most of us live in the same housing tract. We are all close friends and try to help each other through tough times. We just recently helped one of our gals through her fight with cancer. She won, and we celebrated! After we read Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik, I started a scrapbook, and we track our members, the books we have read and we each make a page for the book with information about the book we chose to read and pictures of the night we hosted.