The Rockford Book Club
How did you get together? Our book club has met for 11 years, and we celebrated reading our 100th book together. We started the book club when our kids were in elementary school together. Over the years, our book discussions have deepened friendships and broadened perspectives. We've shared about each other's struggles and challenged each others opinions, all stemming from a conversation over a common book.
Where do you usually meet? We each host a book club a year at our homes.
Which Oprah's Book Club selections have you read together? The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, Night by Elie Wiesel, A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, East of Eden by John Steinbeck , A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, We Were The Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, While I Was Gone by Sue Miller, Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende, The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage and I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb.
What are your all-time favorite selections? The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Girl with the Pearl Earrring by Tracy Chevalier, My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
What's on your reading list this year? Our 100th book will be Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.We're also looking forward to reading Wally Lamb's new book, The Hour I First Believed, as well as a novel by Salman Rushdie.