During our first full year together, I started reading more book reviews and visiting book club websites. I joined Goodreads in 2012 and began writing short reviews of the books I’d read with the club or on my own, mostly to remind myself about the books. We were getting more of a sense of the mix of books we wanted on our list. To get just a little fancier, I laminated the book mark, and at the end of the year I made Christmas tree ornaments, a tiny little replica of the book each of the girls hosted.
The 2012 roster was as seen below.
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton
Something From the Oven by Laura Shapiro
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls