Book clubs can be a lot of fun. You get to read books that you might not normally read and share your favorites with other people. But sometimes it’s hard to find people in your real life that would be interested in reading geeky books. I know that when I was a part of a book club at my last job, I wasn’t a big fan of any of the selections. But I dutifully read them because I wanted to be a part of the club.
The idea of a GeekMom Book Club came about as my fellow writers and our editors talked about our book club horror stories. For me, I picked Wicked as my book club selection for my work book club. I forgot about the violence that was involved in the book because it had been several years since I had read it. It wasn’t received well at all and I felt really embarrassed.
There was a lot of talk about what book should be chosen for the GeekMom Book Club’s first selection. My suggestion, The Hobbit, was picked. This is because I would guess that many people are going to want to re-read this book in anticipation of the first movie being released at the end of the year. Also I figured that this is a book that many people already own.
So we will be reading The Hobbit for February / March. You can join in and discuss this book in the comments of the mirror GeekMom post by Chaos Mandy as well as over at our GeekMom Goodreads group. I’ll be putting up a poll at the end of March of several selections for April where everyone can vote on what we can read next.
If you love reading and would love to be part of a geeky book club, please join us for the GeekMom Book Club!
And, no, you don’t have to be a geek mom to join in! Everyone is welcome.