The inevitable has happened. I’ve been asked to start and run a neighborhood book club for some local moms. Some are friends of mine, which makes me interested, but. Here’s my problem. I’ll confess, book discussion groups seem like work to me. (Eek! Can I admit that here? Well, since they are part of my work, I suppose that’s OK, right?) So, I’m just not sure that this would be fun for me.
My idea to make it more palatable is to tailor it to the audience – choosing a mix of parenting books for the non-fiction, and “mommy lit” for the fiction. You know, chick lit and light women’s fiction dealing with motherhood and parenting. I tend to read a lot of that for fun already, so I have a good amount of titles to choose from.
Naturally, I’d poll the members first to see if that’s the sort of reading they’d be interested in. But blog readers, what do you think? Too cliche? Too easy?