Several years ago, just before my daughter turned eleven, I was invited by a friend to join a small group of mothers who were interested in starting a mother-daughter book group. We all met for breakfast, daughters included, to discuss what we might like to read and how we would structure our meetings.
Almost three years and twenty-three books later the group is still together. The girls have grown (three years encompasses a great deal of change during adolescence), and we have read widely. We’ve had some enthusiastic discussions and some not-so-enthusiastic discussions. We’ve had movie nights, Secret Santa gift exchanges and slumber parties.
These are some titles that were enjoyed by the majority of our group.
Next fall the girls who formed this group as 6th graders will be high school freshman and tastes have changed. How to navigate the waters of young adult fiction is proving a challenge, but one we’re all up for.
If you belong, or have belonged, to a similar group we would love to hear about your experience and what your group enjoyed reading.