I recently agreed to take over the book club for Shield Sister Sanctuary. I quickly decided that I wanted this to be a different kind of book club – one where everyone feels welcome to participate every month.
One of the biggest reasons people don’t participate in a book club is that they don’t want to read the book that was chosen. I know that I like to make the most of my reading time by reading books that actually appeal to me. That’s not always the book that was chosen for the month. After reflecting on my own participation streak, I set out to build a different kind of book club.
Book clubs are a great way to read and discuss books together. Who says that you all have to read the same book though? I remember doing a roundtable discussion in high school where we each came to the discussion having read a different book. The topic we discussed was the same, but we all had different information to share because our books were different. I drew upon this memory when forming this new book club.
Each month, there will be a different topic for book club. Participants will pick their book based on this theme. I’ll be providing a list of suggestions (this post!), but everyone is open to pick any book that they feel will fit within the theme. Throughout the month, I’ll post questions related to the theme and at the end of the month, we’ll have a discussion on the theme. Everyone will come together and a share a bit of what they learned from their book. After doing a poll within the group, I picked the themes for the rest of 2017.
October will be themed around time management. This will help us prepare for the busy holiday season that’s coming. Below, you’ll find some of the books I’ve found on time management. This list has been put together based on personal interest and recommendations from fellow entrepreneurs.
You can click on the cover of each of these books to go to the Amazon page for it. This way you can learn more about the book or purchase it for yourself! (These are affiliate links and I do make a small portion of the sale.)