You are cordially invited to join the Sisters Book Club (SBC).
SBC started when my sister and I accidentally created a long-distance book club. We called it “Sisters Book Club” because she and I are sisters, not realizing that people who are not sisters might feel discouraged from joining. We’ve toyed with changing the name to better reflect our inclusivity, but we’re averse to change so have just taken to calling it SBC for short and hope that makes it more accessible to non-sisters.
How it works:
We read one book a month, and our selections include both fiction and nonfiction (although a little more of the former than the latter) and generally lean towards the literary in our fiction choices.
The selections are either random (in the colloquial rather than statistical sense) or they follow some loose theme. For example, for 2015, we focused on women authors, and in 2016 and 2017, we’re focusing on books about siblings (more or less).
We enthusiastically encourage recommendations for themes and titles.
Discussions take place on our Goodreads group. There you’ll also find reading guide questions and links to interviews and reviews. So mosey on over and see what we’ve got going on.
If you’re not on Goodreads, don’t despair! You can still read along with us and add your comments on the book posts here on Imperfect Happiness or on your own blog (and be sure to leave us a link to your post in the comments here so we can find it).
You’ll find past and future SBC selections below and on the bookshelf of the Goodreads group.
We look forward to reading with you!
-Charity and Gabby
October 2016: A Trumpet in the Wadi by Sami Michael (published 1987)
September 2016: Six of One by Rita Mae Brown (published 1978)
February 2016: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (published 2013)
December 2015: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
November 2015: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
October 2015: Some Luck by Jane Smiley
September 2015: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
August 2015: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
July 2015: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
April 2015: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Mar 2015: The Peabody Sisters by Megan Marshall
Oct 2014: The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai
Sept 2014: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Aug 2014: Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Jul 2014: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Jun 2014: The Sibling Effect by Jeffery Kluger
May 2014: Middlemarch by George Eliot
Feb 2014: The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
Dec 2013: Ulysses by James Joyce
Nov 2013: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Aug/Sep 2013: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Jul 2013: Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld