Our current plan is that we hope to meet once a month on Sunday evenings. Here is information for our first gathering:
When: Sunday, 11/11 from 7pm to approx 9pm
Where: The Vogels' Apartment
What book: Our first book we will be discussing will be "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (see brief synopsis at bottom of email). This book was recently made into a movie on Netflix!
What to bring: Yourself, your book, and a snack or beverage to share if desired 🙂
If you are interested in being a part of at least our first meeting, please email Emma at email@example.com.. We'd love to have a head count for at least our first gathering.
A few notes to hopefully answer some questions ahead of time:
1) Women of all ages are welcome! ALSO, I would love this to be an "outreach" opportunity for those of you who have non-believing friends that love literature and would want to be a part of this book club! So please, invite non-Lake Trails people to come and participate.
2) No need to buy the book unless you would like to! Checking it out of the library will work just as well.
3) Come to our first meeting with recommendations of other books you would like the group to read! We would love to have the selected books come from recommendations of books that you have wanted to read/have already read and absolutely love.
4) The evening will consist of catching up/fellowship/snacking, followed by discussing of the book (favorite moments/quotes, connections, noticings, take-aways) and ended with a brief time of prayer.
Again, please reach out with any questions you have, and we hope to see many of you next month at our first meeting!
P.S. Here is a brief synopsis of our first book for those of you curious:
January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. . . .
As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.
Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.
Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.