Seasonal Book Club Selections | 2017-2018

Good morning, good morning! The sun is shining here and it feels so nice to feel its warmth as we start our day. Let’s get down to business shall we? I’ve just finished selecting our book club titles! Y’all have blown me away with your enthusiasm to start reading with one another in this online community, and I am pretty pumped to share what we’ll be diving into this year together.

I’ve been taking note of all of your preferred titles since this post, and have kept everyone preferred titles in mind. I also have grouped books based on similar themes and seasonal ties to keep things fresh, yet tethered them to a specific season and the pace nature sets for us as the year rolls on. If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll be following natural rhythms set here in the Midwest of the US. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere and are concerned that our discussion will hinge far too much on the Northern Hemisphere seasons, not to worry! These books are absolutely not limited to the season I’ve paired them with.

 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON HOW TO JOIN THIS BOOK CLUB.

For those of you who plan on incorporating this bookclub into the rhythm of your day, here are a few tips to help you stay accountable:

  • Subscribe to Homesong (in CONTACT tab) so you will get all my posts hot off the press!
  • Set a reminder on your phone to read 10 pages sometime during the day. I love todoist task manager app to help me out during the day.
  • Put a friendly note somewhere where you’re bound to see it – your bathroom mirror or your fridge, for example.
  • Keep the stack of books by your bed as a gentle reminder, and take one with you everyday when you leave the house. You never know when you’ll have a bit of unexpected downtime to sneak in a few pages.
  • Pick the same time of day to do your reading. Maybe you want to read every other day for one hour in the morning? Perhaps you are an evening reader after the kids go down? You might opt to turn the TV off a few nights a week to read with the kids or your husband? Think about your game plan now to prepare yourself for this new season of abundant reading!

What to do if you don’t care for the book we are reading? Well, you’ve got two options: 

  1. Read it anyway. Chances are, you will learn something you didn’t know beforehand and you will enrich our discussions. I have read plenty of books that I didn’t flat out fall in love with, but they have me food for thought and challenged my perspective. Sometimes we want books that cater to our season, but other times it’s good, and even healthy, to venture outside of our comfort zone and get our hands a little dirty with something new or unexpected.
  2. Skip and join us later. No one is going to force you to read along, so if a particular season isn’t fitting or if you really do not care to read our current selection, no worries! You can join up or take a break at any point that works best for you.

Lastly, how is this going to work?

I am going to send out weekly emails (sometime over the weekend) with journal prompts to help you through your book. They may be specific questions or little assignments that will nudge you better engage with your reading and reflecting. Apologies in advance if I get too nerdy with this – I love teaching and this greatly excites me! Because we all read at different paces, these prompts will be open-ended and will invite you to reflect on your own before coming here to share in rich discussion with others.

Furthermore, we will do a book club check in bi-weekly at Homesong where we will open things up to a broader scope and dig deep into themes that are stretching us, challenging us, comforting us, humbling us, and inspiring us.

What you can expect: 

  • Every week: journal prompts and short assignments to carry you through the week
  • Every other week: hang out here to discuss and connect with others – this leaves two discussions per book (ideally, one have way and one at the end)
  • Every month or so: a new book to read
  • Every season: a new collection of books to read

I encourage you to underline, star, write down, or circle anything that sticks out to you while reading. You may think you’ll remember a certain paragraph or line, but chances are distractions will seep in and you won’t. Doing this as you read will help you greatly when we gather back here to chat about our books. If you are reading on a tablet, keep a fresh piece of paper nearby to write down pages, words or phrases that are meaningful to you. And the moment you’ve been waiting for, our book club selections!

 

2017-2018 Book Selections: 

Spring: Books that uncover truths and profound joys we’ve been longing to see, taste, touch, feel and hear. | 944 pages = 10.5 pages a day

Summer: Books that celebrate living a beautiful life, while challenging us to live more boldly with intention. (4 titles because I bet you’ll be traveling and will have more down time to stick your nose in a book!) | 1010 pages = 11.2 pages a day

Autumn: Books that welcome us to explore our brokenness as we adopt a slower, more rhythmic pace at home. | 912 pages = 10 pages a day

Winter: Books that give us a lens to look inward as we hunker down, recalibrate, and rest before a new year. | 976 pages = 10.8 pages a day

*New titles! Thank you for all your input, friends. I decided to incorporate two new books to our group based on your suggestions. They were all delicious.

 

How do you like our upcoming reads? I worked to make sure everyone has a book they love on their list. What questions do you have for me? Is anything I’ve outlined thus far that you find confusing? Let me know, friends! It’s important to me that you know that this is *our* book club, not mine. I am going with this because it feels right and am unsure of where it will take us, but that’s all part of the adventure, right? If you ever have any suggestions or ideas of how to make this work more smoothly or differently, I am open to each and every one of them. For everyone who has taken the time to come here, to share, and to make intentional reading as a community a part of their lives, thank you and bless you. We are doing great things together, let’s keep it up!

 

  • Kaitlin

    Thank you, Amanda, for the work you’ve put into this! I am so looking forward to it 🙂ReplyCancel

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  • McKenzie Roberts

    I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that you are doing this. Thank you for your dedication and efforts to make this really something special. My mama heart/brain/soul has been longing for something like this and I’m so thrilled that it is coming from a space I admire so much. Looking forward to what’s to come! xoxoReplyCancel

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  • Taryn D

    Ahhh so excited for this! Ordering books today ❤ReplyCancel

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  • Stumbled upon this blogpost accidentally, but so glad that I have, it sounds so awesome!!

    Rebecca
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  • Thank you for putting this together!!! I just got The Hidden Life of Trees and was hoping it’d make the list. Can’t wait to dive in with you and the rest of the online community!ReplyCancel

    • ps. spring craft idea … pressed flower bookmarks!!!ReplyCancel

      • Kristin Edwards

        Love this idea for a craft!ReplyCancel

      • admin

        Amy, brilliant idea girl! Let’s do it! x AmandaReplyCancel

    • admin

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  • Emilee

    Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to organize this. The book selection looks great and I am looking forward to getting started. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Emilee, hello and welcome! Letting you know that you’re all set to receive the bookclub newsletter! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Chelsey

    Thank you for putting this together, you have a talent my friend. Can’t wait to get started!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Chelsey, hello and welcome! Letting you know that you’re all set to receive the bookclub newsletter! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Sara

    Yay! Can’t wait!!! All of these are such good choicesReplyCancel

    • admin

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  • Amy

    Thank you! I can’t wait to start.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Amy, hello and welcome! Letting you know that you’re all set to receive the bookclub newsletter! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Heather Legge

    I can’t find where to subscribe to get emails. Could you add me to the list? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Heather, hello and welcome! Letting you know that you’re all set to receive the bookclub newsletter! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Kaleen Ezelle

    I ordered my book! So excited! I have a goal to read one book a month this year, which I’ve already been doing. This will help and be so fun to do it with other book lovers!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Kaleen, hello and welcome! Letting you know that you’re all set to receive the bookclub newsletter! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Cathy Downing

    Eeeekkkkk! So excited to start. This truly is such a special gift you are giving all of us. Thank you for your time and effort.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Cathy, hello and welcome! Letting you know that you’re all set to receive the bookclub newsletter! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Thank you for all your work Amanda! I’m SO excited to order my books and get started! 🙂ReplyCancel

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      Kali, hello and welcome! Letting you know that you’re all set to receive the bookclub newsletter! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Amanda P

    Hi!
    I’m an Amanda also. I love this space and all that you write for the web to share, I relate to you in SO many ways. Very much looking forward to joining a book club as I used to be an avid reader in my youth. This has sparked a reading flame inside of me and I am yearning to learn, it’s been far too long. Thank you for putting this together.

    How do we subscribe to ensure we will receive the weekly emails? I clicked your link above but it brought me back to your original post about the club?ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Amanda, hello and welcome! Letting you know that you’re all set to receive the bookclub newsletter! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Ashton

    This is awesome! I am so excited. Thank you for working so hard on this, Amanda!ReplyCancel

  • I just ordered my book. Excited about this adventure!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Lisa, hello and welcome! Letting you know you’re all set to receive the bookclub emails! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Branwyn Iverson

    Hi there!

    I’m really looking forward to this and grateful for the opportunity to participate- what a great selection! Thank you for creating this space and sharing it with all of us.

    -BranwynReplyCancel

    • admin

      Branwyn, hello and welcome! Letting you know you’re all set to receive the bookclub emails! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jes

    We’re starting the book club on my birthday, how cute! Hooray for Spring babies!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Jes, hello and welcome! Letting you know you’re all set to receive the bookclub emails! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Amelia

    I am looking forward to the wonderful book selections and the community. Thank you for continuing to shine your light, it is so needed ❤ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Amelia, hello and welcome! Letting you know you are all set to receive bookclub newsletters! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Kristin

    Hi Amanda,

    I think this book selection sounds so exciting – really many among them I can’t wait to read. Not sure whether I am going to manage them all but I will have more than a try. Definetely worth it I am sure!! I am very excited to read your “assignments” too. However, I don’t know where to subscribe to your email list. Would you be so kind and add me??

    Thanks!!
    Kristin from GermanyReplyCancel

    • admin

      Kristin, you’ve been added to the email list, dear! Thank you for sharing a bit of your time and energy and joining us for this bookclub across the pond. You have been added to the email chain, and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Sloane

    This is so fun! I’d love to join – but also curious on how to subscribe?

    Thank you, can’t wait 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Sloane, hello & welcome! Letting you know you’ve been added to receive the bookclub newsletters. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Emily Elle

    Hello, I would also like to be added to your email list! Thank you xxReplyCancel

    • admin

      Emily, hello & welcome! Letting you know you’ve been added to receive the bookclub newsletters. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Meg

    This is just what the doctor ordered! Thank you, Amanda!! I’m in. Almost all of these books are on my to read list. I’ve already read the Mary Oliver, but it will be a pleasure to read it again. My heart has been so thirsty for something like this. Bravo to your brilliant idea and the courage to see it through!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Meg, hello & welcome! Letting you know you’ve been added to receive the bookclub newsletters. x AmandaReplyCancel

    • Kendra

      Hi Amanda!
      Is it too late to jump in? I’m loving the book selection and would love to be a part of the discussions/reflections! I’m a stay-at-home Mama to five beautiful little souls over in New England. I’ve always loved your blog and would love the “me” time and connection this book club would provide. Thanks!ReplyCancel

      • admin

        Kendra, not too late at all love! You’re all set to receive the newsletters! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Such excitement! Thanks so much Amanda. What a blessing you are! xReplyCancel

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      Naomi, hello & welcome! Letting you know you’ve been added to receive the bookclub newsletters. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Molly

    I’m excited! Count me in. Ordering the first book now 🙂ReplyCancel

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  • Kristin Edwards

    Eeek! These selections are just so wonderful and I am incredibly excited to be a part of this book club. I am eager to learn, explore and expand through our readings and journaling! Sorry I was unable to introduce myself in the first post. My name is Kristin from Westfield NJ, and I am a stay at home/slay at home mama to 2 adorable little boys (Hudson, 3 and Ryder 5 Months).

    Cheers!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Kristin, hello & welcome! Letting you know you’ve been added to receive the bookclub newsletters. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Excited to begin!ReplyCancel

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  • this is so exciting! i hope i can keep up, we’re moving in may so i might not have as much time but all of these titles look really inspiring and i’m looking forward to getting into it with you all 🙂ReplyCancel

  • i am so excited about this! thank you for making it so comprehensive and immersive! as a fellow book geek, this club seems like a perfect fit <3ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Emily, letting you know you’ve been added to receive the bookclub newsletters! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    Hello! I love your site and am super excited to start this journey with other like-minded women. All of these titles seem so interesting and varied and are probably not something I would traditionally choose for myself. Order these tomorrow!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Elizabeth, you are all set to go my dear! So excited to start! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline Beach

    Super excited! Ordered our first book. 🙂
    Thank you so very much for setting this up!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Jacqueline, you are are set lovely! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Amanda,

    I just ordered the first book! Can’t wait to begin this journey into some wonderful literature with you.

    Thanks for this great opportunity!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Kate, you are so welcome and thank YOU for joining. You’re all set to receive newsletters love. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Kelsey

    I’d loooove to join this and I’m so excited to start! May I please be added to the list? xx kelseyReplyCancel

    • admin

      Kelsey, you are added to receive our newsletters, love! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Ashley

    Hi Amanda ! I am sooo excited for this!!!!!ReplyCancel

    • Ashley

      Please add me to the email list too!!!ReplyCancel

      • admin

        Ashley, you’re all set to receive the book club newsletters, love! x AmandaReplyCancel

    • admin

      Ashley, you are all set my dear! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Eve

    Thank you so much! I am so excited. So excited. 🙂 Also just reading the previous comments is cracking me up. We are all so jazzed! Woo. Literature + community for the win.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Eve, love that you’re jazzed! You’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    What a wonderful idea, I can’t wait to start!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Lisa, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Thank you so much for putting this together, Amanda! Ordering the Spring books now. Could you please add me to the email list? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Hayley, you’re all set mama! So excited to start this up with you all! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Please add me to the email list too! I didn’t get around to replying to the original post! I live in Perth, Australia, and am mother to Lola (14 months).

    This extended maternity leave has got me craving creativity so I’m looking to nurture my soul and find inspiration. Thank you for making the effort to make this happen for all of us! I look forward to sharing in this community.

    xReplyCancel

    • admin

      Jessica, you’re all set mama! So excited to start this up with you all! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Thankyouthankyouthankyou Amanda!! Thank you for putting this together and for encouraging us all to join in. I cannot wait to read alongside all of you and learn from our collective reflections. xo – CarliReplyCancel

    • admin

      Carli, you’re all set love! So excited to start this up with you all! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Stephanie

    So excited for this! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Stephanie, you’re all set love! So excited to start this up with you all! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Ana

    I’m thrilled! Very excited about the first book too. A stay-at-home mom myself and an once-upon-a-time art teacher, I can’t wait to delve into a book reading series that is pertinent to my life on so many levels.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Ana, you’re all set love! So excited to start this up with you all! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    The books you have chosen are wonderful. I am so very excited to start.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Danielle, you’re all set to receive the book club newsletters, love! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Emily

    This is so refreshing and I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my books! What a wonderful community you’ve created! Thank you for your creativity, passion, and inspiration… it’s contagious!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Emily, you’re all set to receive the newsletters, lovely! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Can’t wait to be in my first book club! Books are being picked up this weekend! Yay!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Ash, you are good to go my dear! Welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • erica laansma

    So very excited about this starting!! Love all the book picks!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Erica, you are all set love! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jessie

    Just signed up for the newsletter and am excited!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Jessie, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Erin

    so excited for this! would love to be added to the list! 😘ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Erin, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • I am beyond excited to join my very first book club. Thank you so much for taking the time to organize this beautiful event. I feel honored to be a part of it all. I adore the selection and can’t wait to dive in.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Hi! I am so very excited to start this book club. The book selections are great! Finally got my hands on “The Hidden Life of Trees” Can’t wait to get started! You have been such an inspiration to me on my new journey as a stay at home mom, so thank you 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Lauren, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, mama. Thank you kindly for your thoughtful words 🙂 happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jacinthe

    Oh! I can’t wait! My first book is ordered! 😊ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Jacinthe, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Angel

    This sounds like so much fun, would love to be added if possible!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Angel, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I’m in I’ve ordered my book this week! Can I be added to the list please?!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Sarah, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Maria

    This is so awesome, I’d love to join in please!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Maria, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jessica Swenson

    So excited to be a part of this! Just got my book a couple of days ago! Thanks for doing this, Amanda!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Jessica, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jessica James

    Please include me in the list. I work full time and follow your blog to help me reconnect with the joy and balance I had on leave. Looking forward to my 10 pages a day to be a part of something beautiful, heartfelt and soul filling ❤️ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Jessica, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Shannon Hogarty

    Amanda I’ve been following your beautiful life since Theo’s birth and am so incredibly glad you’re doing this and even more excited to join! Although I’m not yet a mother, your posts on life and your day to day has touched the very depth of my soul simply with words and images. You and your family have given a young woman and her man of 5 years so much to aspire to. I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity and am so excited to embark on this journey WITH you rather than contributing to observe from afar.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Shannon, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. And thank you for this kind and thoughtful words. They’ve brightened my morning! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Angel

    This sounds like so much fun, would love to join if still possible!!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Angel, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Just requested the first book from the library! 10 pages per day will be hard but I’m motivated!!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Liz, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. You’ll ease into a good reading rhythm in no time. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Dear Amanda! I’m in too.:) Ordered the first books today (in English ;)!
    Thank you for setting this up and all the work you put in!
    All the best from AustriaReplyCancel

    • admin

      Sophie, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Very excited to start this book! Thank you for this great idea!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Lauren, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love! Happy weekending 🙂 x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jacky

    Hello Amanda,

    I just want to say this is amazing and hugely inspiring I cannot join at this time due to life’s busy circumstances but I hope to join for one of the other seasons! Thank you so much for doing this! <3 If you don't mind me asking in one of your recent instagram posts you shared a photo with a gardening book and seeds surrounding the book…would you mind sharing the title of the book?ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Jacky, I wanted to let you know I’ve added you to receive the book club newsletters in case you end up wanting to join up with us in the future! The gardening book is called In the Garden by Sara Midda…it’s one of the loveliest books I own. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Anjay

    Hi Amanda,
    This is exactly what I needed. Looking forward to it, and thank you for organizing!
    AnjayReplyCancel

    • admin

      Anjay, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Katherine

    Thanks for organizing this. The selections look awesome and I am excited to dive in!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Katherine, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • I just got my first book on the list from the library, and I am so excited to get started!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Angi, you’re all set to receive book club newsletters, love. Happy weekending! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Kirstie

    Hi Amanda, thank you so much for organizing this book club! The vibe already feels amazing! Wasn’t sure how to subscribe to the newsletter through the contact tab, hope you can help me out <3ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Good morning Kirstie! You are all set to receive the book club newsletters. Have a beautiful week! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Stephanie

    So excited! Such a great idea. I think this will stretch me to read titles I normally might not pick up on my own. Love the idea of connecting with others. Amanda, I’m a little bit of a bookworm/writing nerd as well. English major forever! Can’t wait to geek out with you 🙂 You have a great selection and I’m happy to see my library carries most of these titles! Hooray! Happy almost spring love!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Good morning Stephanie! Welcome fellow English major 🙂 This is going to be so fun for us! You are all set to receive the book club newsletters. Have a beautiful week! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jennie

    Hello! Thanks for your hard work in putting this together – I’d love to be added to your email list for the book club newsletters! Looking forward to it! <3ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Good morning Jennie! You are most welcome, lovely. You are all set to receive the book club newsletters. Have a beautiful week! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Allison Petersen

    I want to join book club!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Can’t wait! I can’t promise that I’ll get to alllll of the books, but I’ve already started in on the first one! (Like others, I also majored in English and spent 9 years as an English teacher before having my first babies, so this is pretty exciting!)ReplyCancel

  • krissy

    just got my book.. can’t waitReplyCancel

  • Steph

    How beautiful! What an inspiring selection of books and such an amazing group of like minded lovelies. Please count me in. Wishing you a happy and calm week. Steph xxReplyCancel

    • admin

      Steph, You’re all set to receive the book club newsletters. I’ve already sent out pre-reading journal prompts but the first official newsletter will go out on March 20th, so you’ll get that in your inbox along with all the other Homesong book club members! I am delighted to go on this reading adventure with you! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    Looking forward to indulging in a book club–especially with the new busy-ness of life with a newborn and toddler!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Elizabeth, You’re all set to receive the book club newsletters. I’ve already sent out pre-reading journal prompts but the first official newsletter will go out on March 20th, so you’ll get that in your inbox along with all the other Homesong book club members! I am delighted to go on this reading adventure with you! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Really looking forward to this, amanda!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Hi!
    Is it too late to sign up for the book club?
    Would love to join!
    Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Sarah, Good morning! It is not. You’re all set to receive the book club newsletters. I’ve already sent out pre-reading journal prompts but the first official newsletter will go out on March 20th, so you’ll get that in your inbox along with all the other Homesong book club members! I am delighted to go on this reading adventure with you! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Silvia

    Could you add me as well? Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Silvia, Good morning! You’re all set to receive the book club newsletters. I’ve already sent out pre-reading journal prompts but the first official newsletter will go out on March 20th, so you’ll get that in your inbox along with all the other Homesong book club members! I am delighted to go on this reading adventure with you! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Meghan

    Could you add me too please? Excited to participate–love the choices! Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Meghan, Good morning! You’re all set to receive the book club newsletters. I’ve already sent out pre-reading journal prompts but the first official newsletter will go out on March 20th, so you’ll get that in your inbox along with all the other Homesong book club members! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • ElizK

    What a fun idea! So inspired by your blog/Instagram, and excited to read along– a few favorites, mostly new books to me! Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Elizabeth, Good morning! You’re all set to receive the book club newsletters. I’ve already sent out pre-reading journal prompts but the first official newsletter will go out on March 20th, so you’ll get that in your inbox along with all the other Homesong book club members! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Amy

    I’d love to join please, if I’m not too late. The reading list looks amazing!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Amy, Good morning! You’re all set to receive the book club newsletters. I’ve already sent out pre-reading journal prompts but the first official newsletter will go out on March 20th, so you’ll get that in your inbox along with all the other Homesong book club members! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Rachel Clem

    Hi Amanda,

    Can you add me to the book club as well? Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Rachel, Good morning! You’re all set to receive the book club newsletters. I’ve already sent out pre-reading journal prompts but the first official newsletter will go out on March 20th, so you’ll get that in your inbox along with all the other Homesong book club members! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Hannah Voermans

    Hi Amanda! I’d love to be added to the list if it’s not too late! xoxoReplyCancel

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      Hannah, not too late! You are added. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • OMG! This is SO exciting! I have been hearing tree’s messages lately and the way I was directed to your website from an unrelated instagram post and was led to click on this post is a miracle to me <3ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Ozge, so wonderful! You will love our first book, it’s incredible. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Stefanie Phelps

    I signed up to be a part of the book club and am receiving the emails. Does that mean I am good to go? So excited for this.

    StefanieReplyCancel

    • admin

      Stefanie, indeed! You are all good to go. We start tomorrow! xx AmandaReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Oh my goodness, I’m SO excited about the collection of books you chose!!! Fantastic! (No-Drama Discipline is a favorite of mine– it’s one of those you can read over and over and something new resonates every time). Just received my copy of The Hidden Life of Trees in the mail! Can’t wait to get started 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Kylie, So glad you love the selection! You’re all set to receive the book club newsletters. I’ve already sent out pre-reading journal prompts but the first official newsletter will go out on March 20th, so you’ll get that in your inbox along with all the other Homesong book club members! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Laura

    I’ve placed a whole heaps of books on hold at my library – cant wait to get stuck into them, as the season turns to Autumn here in Australia!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Hi is it still okay for me to join? I’ve downloaded the Hidden Life of Trees and No Drama Discipline and can’t wait to get started. Thank you ❤ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Cooley

    Hi Amanda!
    I have my book and am set to begin today! This is not a book that I would generally choose to read for myself and that is why I adore book clubs, they get you out of your usual and into something new. Quick question… I subscribed to Homesong but I haven’t yet received any emails with reading prompts, questions, etc. Have you sent anything and I am missing them or maybe you haven’t and I’m just being too eager, just don’t want to miss anything.
    Thank you for putting this together!
    GretchenReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Do we sign up here for the book club or under the contact tab? I hope I am not to late to sign up. I would love to join. Thanks so much for doing this.ReplyCancel

  • Ashtyn

    Thanks for your time and attention to all these details! I can’t wait to start reading along with you. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • hailey farris

    so so excited about this!!! would love to get the emails. mehaileyfarris@gmail.comReplyCancel

  • Thy Mims

    I love this! I’m a little late to the game but can you add me?? ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Vinson

    I want to join the book club!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah B.

    Love this! Bought the first book this weekend. Excited to get started! 😊ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You, my dear, are all set! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • kshama

    Hi Amanda, thanks so much for putting this together! Just started reading, hoping you can add me to the list if it’s not too late!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You, my dear, are all set! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Ann

    Hi Amanda
    May u also add me to your bookclub newsletter I greatly appreciate itReplyCancel

    • admin

      You, my dear, are all set! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Meghan Buchanan

    Hey Amanda! I thought I had signed up but i must have forgot. Could you add me to the book club newsletter? Thanks a ton!!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You, my dear, are all set! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Misha Labrecque

    Hiii! I missed the initial post about signing up, so here’s my ‘I’m so in!’ comment. Can’t wait to get started. Great books! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You, my dear, are all set! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Marissa

    Hi Amanda!

    I have already started reading The Hidden Life of Trees and am in awe of all the awesome new things I have learned already! I would love to be added to your book club newsletter if that’s possible.

    Thank you so much for the dedication and work you put into setting this up!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You, my dear, are all set! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Kathrin

    Hi! I also want to join your book club. Is it still possible?
    Looking forward to it and just bought the first book (in english).
    Kathrin (from Germany)ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You, my dear, are all set! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Boshra

    Dear Amanda
    I wanna join😭
    Do I still have the chance?
    About me: Boshra, 28 years old, mama to a 6 month old boy which makes me very very busy…. but I try hard to keep up with you ladiesReplyCancel

    • admin

      You are all set, lovely! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Shannon

    Hi! I know I’m late to the party, but can I still join? I would love to come along on this fun journey!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You are all set, lovely! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Amber

    Is it too late to sign up to receive the bookclub newsletters?ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You are all set, lovely! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Mandy Hohenberger

    Getting started right now! I’m trying to set a new habit of reading as I nurse my little guy to sleep instead of scrolling instagram.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You are all set, lovely! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Chelsea

    I am hoping it is not too late to join. Thanks! I am excited.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You are all set, lovely! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Could you please add me to the list? 😊 So excited! Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You are all set, lovely! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • What a great idea Amanda, this will make my summer a bit different kindly add me to your list.

    Love,
    AngieReplyCancel

    • admin

      You are all set, lovely! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Elaine Robert

    Bonjour from France. Is it too late? I’d love love love to join if still possible.
    ElaineReplyCancel

    • admin

      You are all set, lovely! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Destiny

    I can’t wait to join this book club. My question is where do have the conversation and responses to journal entries? On this thread? I hope it’s not to late to join. I just purchased on my kindle.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You are all set, lovely! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

    • admin

      Destiny, we are going to do bi-weekly sharing here! Your journal responses can either be just for you or you are welcome to engage when we share. I am going to send out a list of dates that we will be sharing on this site either tonight or tomorrow! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Candice

    I would love to be added if it’s not too late. A couple of those titles are on my list to read and I’ve never done a book club before so why not try something new! Have a beautiful day 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin

      You are all set, lovely! I am resending the newsletter later this afternoon. Happy reading and welcome! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Sarah Bea

    Hi! Is it too late to join the book club?!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten

    Thank you so much for putting this together! I am very excited about all of the selections!ReplyCancel

  • […] time for myself is by curling up with a good book. So, when Amanda announced she was starting an online bookclub, I jumped at the chance. Our first book is The Hidden Life of Trees and while it’s bit […]ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    I’d love to join! I’m in a reading rut. I’ve been meaning to add my comment but new motherhood makes time go by so quickly!ReplyCancel

  • jenea

    So excited about doing this – in fact I was/am so excited that I forgot to sign up officially! Can you add me to the book club and include me in the emails with the journal prompts, etc? Thank you for this book club and this beautiful space!ReplyCancel

  • Hana Kim

    Such an interesting selection of books I might have never chosen to read! I’d love to join and read along.ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie Phelps

    Loving the book so far! I am glad I purchased it so I can underline and write in it!There are some fantastic quotes that I have already shared with my best friends!! thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Wilson

    Thanks so much for putting this together! I love this idea! I’ve started the first book but have not received any journal prompts or newsletters so I’m wondering if maybe I didn’t sign up properly. If there is any way you could add me to your newsletter that would be wonderful! Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra

    Hello! Have we received any book club newsletters yet? I signed up but haven’t received anything yet. I know it started on the 20th so I wanted to be sure I’m not missing anything! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Faith Williams

    This looks like so much fun! I hope I’m not to late to join!ReplyCancel

  • Dallas

    Loving the book, but not sure how to get the journal prompts, please sign me up! Thank you for organizing this!ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Is it normal I haven’t received any updates from my email? I get your post updates but nothing else! I’m reading the book and ready to do journal questions.ReplyCancel

  • Surabhi

    Hi Amanda! Just came across this selection and I’d LOVE to join in if I am not too late!ReplyCancel

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  • Nells

    would love to be part of this if it is not to late!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey

    Would love to be set up to receive the newsletter as well! Thanks very much. Looking forward to it!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    So excited to be part of this book club! Looking forward to reading and growing with you all!ReplyCancel

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mX42087N4QReplyCancel

  • Sally

    Can’t wait to read along!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Ramsey

    I would like to join your book club. I tried to subscribe but it said there was an error… I would love to read the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu book 💜💜ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Bagadion

    I would love to join! How do you go about joining?ReplyCancel

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