If you look in the back of Saving Grace, you'll see something that isn't in my other two books. Know why? Because this year, I joined a book club. And several of the girls in the group always look for discussion questions for the book of the month. And since they honored me by choosing my book as the October read, I wanted to make sure these questions were there.
So, being read by a book club is a huge deal to me. This is my third book and this is the third club to choose one of my books as their read. I know how hard it is to pick books, especially if no one in the group has read them yet. And even though these ladies had read my other stories, they didn't know anything about this one.
Being chosen by a book club is also a bit intimidating. Why? Because, at least this time, I was going to be there for the discussion of what they thought. Would they love it? Would they find nitpicky things to pull apart? Would they censor what they said because I was sitting right there with them?
I'm happy to say that Monday night, when we discussed the book, they all liked it. And had plenty of good things to say. And the ones that weren't all praising were mostly just pet peeves or personal preferences, and nothing awful.
So, when you see the discussion questions in the back of the book, you can thank my local book club for that. And, if you're in a book club and need a new read, I'd love for you to check me out. I'll even join via zoom or messenger, if you want.
Do you like having questions in the back of a book? Do you belong to a book club? What do you look for in book club reads?
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