Sunday, September 18, 2011

Road trip to select books

Today was the day that my book group took our trip to Barnes and Noble to select our books for the upcoming year. The nearest B&N is an hour away so this is a big deal and we have not traveled to do this for a couple of years. It was great to do it again and the day ended up to be a beautiful day for a road trip. After our book selection process, we went out for dinner in the big city before heading home. Let me tell you, this is my idea of a fabulous time!

OMG, let me tell you - it was so awesome seeing all the books that I have been seeing in the blogging world, right there in person! All those beautiful covers! And I could pick them up, hold them and flip through the pages. I was in Heaven! 

So, my book group has a fun way of selecting our books for the upcoming year. In September, we select all of the books for the next year. Every member bring 2 book suggestions to the group. We give our pitch for the books (read the synopsis, personal recommendations, etc.) and then we have a vote to see which one of them the group wants to read. It is always amazing to see the variety of books that we select. We then assign months to the books and usually the person that suggests the book hosts the group that month. It always seems to work out and we always have a great pile of books to read. I can't wait to dive into them! 

If you belong to a book group, how do you and your members select the books that you read? 
It would be interesting to hear about your method. 
I hope it is as fun as ours!


  1. This sounds like so much fun. We used to be about 1 1/2 hrs from the nearest Barnes and Noble, but are fortunate enough to have one in a neighboring city now. What a great trip to take with fellow book lovers.

  2. Sounds fabulous! Always fun to not only go to a large bookstore, but hang out with other readers and enjoy dinner out.

  3. That had to be fun to hang out in the bookstore with your book group. I am curious to see what books your group picked.


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