Monday, December 22, 2014

Book Club Christmas Party 2014

It's hard to believe that it has been two years since I gathered together some girls who loved to read and formed a book club! In the past year, we saw a few members leave, but we picked up some new people along the way.

Overall, it's been a tough reading year for us, but there have been a few gems along the way. Favorites of ours this year would definitely be The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, but we haven't found novels that we loved like Gone Girl and The Orphan Master's Son that we read in 2013.

As always, the Christmas party had an abundant amount of food and some wickedly delicious champagne punch. So. Yummy.

Then came the presents! This year, like last year, we did a dirty santa game. We wrapped up books, put clues on them, and picked and stole gifts. The clues were pretty creative!

Here's a before and after! (I brought The Luminaries and Wild.)

It was a fun night with more gossiping and talking than book reviewing, but that's ok. Most of us weren't able to read the book this month, The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty, but the ones who did get to read it said it was very good! (I still have it on my To-Read list.)

Here's a list of books we have read this year!

January - The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory and Loving Frank by Nancy Horan//February - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon//March - Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri//April - Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy and The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman//May - Novels by Sarah Addison Allen (I read The Peach Queen)//August - Love Stories (I read On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves)//September - The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver//October - The Memory-Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards//December - The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty


  1. What a fun idea. I love reading but have never been a part of a book club. Thanks for sharing

  2. I loved Outlander, and the whole series! I started reading in anticipation of the show coming out (I know, late getting on the bandwagon), but I absolutely loved the series and couldn't put it down! I read all eight of the books in four months! I'll definitely have to look into The Museum of Extraordinary Things...sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I've always wanted to join a book club. It sounds like you all had a wonderful Christmas party!

  4. What an awesome idea to exchange books! I am sure it was a very fun time :)

  5. What a great idea!! I have always wanted to join a book club since I love to read but can't find one in my area. Maybe I should just start my own!!

  6. You read some awesome books! I think it would be so fun to be part of a book club. I'm reading Wild right now and really loving it!

  7. I was in a book club when we were living in Lubbock and I enjoyed it; I've tried to start one here, but so far no one has been interested :(

  8. what a fun looking Christmas party!! I've never been in a book club, but it sounds fun!