Archive

Category Archives for "Readers"

Find Book Club Guides for your favorite books, Recipes for your get together, and More Bookish Fun just for Readers!

Top Book Club Picks – Indie Reads!

*If you are new here, WELCOME! In this post, I’ll share Top Book Club Picks – Indie Reads – that Your Book Club Should Read!

Top Book Club Picks - Indie Reads
Top Book Club Picks – Indie Reads

Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links. In the event of a sale, I will be awarded a small commission (at no extra cost to you or the featured book’s author). All opinions are 100% mine and every book, unless otherwise noted, is handpicked by me to be featured on the site.

You may or may not realize that in the last decade scores of talented writers have decided to forgo traditional publishing and chosen instead to embrace a more entrepreneurial way of getting their books into the hands of readers.

For you, the reader, it shouldn’t matter how the book came to you, only that, for the 350 pages it was with you, it touched your life in some way.

Perhaps you read a self-published or small publisher book in the past and it…well, it wasn’t very good.

Well, let me tell you that times have changed.

What used to be a way for people who shouldn’t publish to get a dusty manuscript out too soon is now a viable option for talented authors to take control of their publishing careers and publish books that you, the reader, really love.

That said, it’s still difficult to find these gems on Amazon or elsewhere when the algorithm favors large publishing houses (including Amazon’s own Lake Union).

So today I’m featuring “Indie” books that you really should read as a book club! (In the future I’ll try to post more about the difference between self-publishing and small publishers, but this list includes a little of both!)

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Lainey Cameron, whose book The Exit Strategy is on this list, for offering more than a few suggestions for this list when I asked.

Lainey is a champion for authors and you can find her fantastic podcast where she features the Best of Women’s Fiction, HERE!

She’s also an all-around great person and digital nomad whose Instagram account will have you sighing with jealousy at her fantastic adventures. If you don’t follow her, check her out!

Continue reading

Picnic in Someday Valley Book Club Discussion Questions

*If you are new here, WELCOME! For Picnic in Someday Valley, I provide your book club with a brief summary and book club discussion questions in that order!

Picnic in Someday Valley Book Club Discussion Questions
Picnic in Someday Valley Book Club Discussion Questions
Picnic in Someday Valley Book Club Discussion Questions
Picnic in Someday Valley Book Club Discussion Questions

If you haven’t checked out the previous post in the series where I share my thoughts on Picnic in Someday Valley and food ideas for your book club, check out that post HERE.

Picnic in Someday Valley

In this post, I’ll review the premise of Picnic in Someday Valley and share book club discussion questions that are sure to get your book club talking!

Continue reading
2

Picnic in Someday Valley Book Club Ideas and More

*If you are new here, WELCOME! For Picnic in Someday Valley, I provide your book club with a brief summary, food ideas, and more!

Picnic in Someday Valley Book Club Questions and Recipe
Picnic in Someday Valley Book Club Questions and Recipe
Picnic in Someday Valley Book Club Questions and Recipe
Picnic in Someday Valley Book Club Questions and Recipe

Are you a fan of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries? How about Hallmark romances? If so, then you’ll love this new book from the Honey Creek Series by Jodi Thomas.

Picnic in Someday Valley is the second book in the Honey Creek series and combines just the right about of mystery and romance.

Picnic in Someday Valley

Set in a small town with a cast of lovable, but quirky characters, Picnic in Someday Valley offers exactly what you love about Hallmark. With an extra dose of the romance (think PG-13 verses PG), but nothing too erotic, Thomas delivers a novel with several story lines that work together.

If you haven’t checked out the first book in the series, you can see my post on that book HERE. In fact, I recommend you read it first because so many of the characters in the first book return for the second.

And, who doesn’t love that?

I usually don’t do this, but I did want to provide a trigger warning for some readers. The main conflict in this novel arises from a serial rapist on the loose. That said, Thomas only writes books with happily ever after’s and this is no different!

If you are looking for book club food ideas and discussion questions for Picnic in Someday Valley, keep reading!

Continue reading
2

Dear Edward Book Club Food Ideas

*If you are new here, WELCOME! For Dear Edward, I provide your book club with a brief summary, food ideas, and a recipe idea in that order!

Dear Edward Book Club Questions and Recipe
Dear Edward Book Club Questions and Recipe
Dear Edward Book Club Questions and Recipe
Dear Edward Book Club Questions and Recipe

If you haven’t checked out the previous post in the series where I share my thoughts on Dear Edward and a fun activity idea for your book club, check out that post HERE.

You can also check out the next post in the series where I share discussion questions for your book club based on the book HERE.

In this post, I’ll review the premise of Dear Edward and share some great food ideas for your book club based on the book.

Dear Edward

Here’s a brief summary of Dear Edward:

Edward Adler, his older brother, and his parents board a plane from Newark to Los Angeles headed towards a new life, new jobs, and a new future, but the promise of what they hoped for is cut short when the plane, along with its 183 other passengers crashes into a barren field in Colorado.

Edward is the sole survivor.

Continue reading
3

Dear Edward Book Club Ideas

*If you are new here, WELCOME! For Dear Edward, I provide your book club with a brief summary, fun activity ideas, and more!

Dear Edward Book Club Ideas
Dear Edward Book Club Ideas
Dear Edward Book Club Ideas
Dear Edward Book Club Ideas

Dear Edward is the newest novel by Ann Napolitano. While you might not have heard of her before, Napolitano has been an editor for one of the top short story publications in the U.S. for years, One Story.

And, Dear Edward is sure to secure her as a novelist to watch.

Dear Edward is a novel about the sole survivor of a plane crash that kills almost 200 other people. The survivor, a teenage boy, struggles to find his place in the world after losing his family and enduring the crash.

It’s a coming-of-age that’s absolutely heart-breaking, but ultimately beautiful as we watch Edward rise out of the ashes of his circumstances with a triumphant hope in the future.

Continue reading
1 2 3 13
>