I started two book clubs this school year so far. One is a tween book club for my daughter, and one is a ladies' book club for me. I'm really enjoying both of the groups so far! My daughter's book club keeps the girls reading and discussing interesting topics, and they even requested that they do a service project (making bags of needed items for the homeless), which I think is just so sweet.
Right now, they are reading "A Wrinkle in Time," and we're all going to see the movie this weekend. Such fun!
And for my ladies' book club, I'm currently reading, "The Light We Lost" by Jill Santopolo, which is great so far! (It's from Reese Witherspoon's book club list.)
Reading books brings me such happiness, (and builds wonderful language and narrative skills for the girls--which my SLP self loves!). And gathering people together also brings me joy. So these book clubs have been a fun way to make ourselves read more and also helped me "build our village" in a new-ish town (we've been here almost a year and a half). The clubs also give us little fun outings and meet-ups to anticipate. For me, sometimes the anticipation of fun can be just as happiness-inducing as the actual events, so it's nice to have several things on the calendar to look forward to!
What about you? What are you reading right now? And how have you built your "village" of friends and neighbors? I'd really love to hear!