In such a modern age where technology seems to rule books seem to continue being one of the biggest forms of entertainment. Book sales are actually on the rise, and not just digital book, physical books. Who doesn’t love the smell of a new book? The sense of escapism, and learning something new with the pages of fiction as well as nonfiction.
I have attended many different book clubs over the years, enjoyed some and loathed others.
I wanted to create a book club with a purpose and not one where each month people try and out do each other with the latest flash in the pan thriller or the most complicated work of pure literature – don’t get me wrong those books have their places.
The Goddess Book Club is all about learning to empower yourself as women or women around you through the almighty power of books!
Each month the choice will be a book about a strong or empowering woman or group of women, some will be fiction, others non-fiction. You can pick and choose which books you would like to do.
The in person book clubs will run every second Tuesday of the month, the following day a forum will open to discuss it online.
Until we know numbers exactly we aren’t able to offer you purchasing the books directly from us but we will provide links to them on Amazon so you know you’re purchasing the correct one!
FEBRUARY: DEAR GIRLS BY ALI WONG
Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mum in a male-dominated profession and how she trapped their dad.
In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women and why you never see new mum comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads.
The sharp insights and humour are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she’s learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal single life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco and parenting war stories. Ali Wong’s letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving and enlightening (and gross) for all.
MARCH: THE BOOK OF JOAN BY LIDIA YUKNAVITCH
A group of rebels have united to save a world ravaged by war, violence and greed. Joan is their leader. Jean de Men is their foe. The future of humanity is being rewritten . . .
Lidia Yuknavitch’s mesmerising novel sees Joan of Arc’s story reborn for the near future. It is a genre-defying masterpiece that may very well rewire your brain.
100 Notable Books of 2017, New York Times
25 Most Anticipated Books by Women for 2017, ELLE
32 Most Exciting Books Coming Out in 2017, BuzzFeed
APRIL: BRAVE, NOT PERFECT BY RESHMA SAUJANI
‘We are raising our boys to be brave, but our girls to be perfect. And this is holding us back.’
Imagine if you lived without the fear of failure, without the fear of not measuring up. If you no longer felt the need to stifle your thoughts and swallow what you really want to say in order to please and appease others. If you could stop berating yourself mercilessly for human mistakes, let go of the guilt and the strangling pressure to be perfect, and just breathe. What if, in every decision you faced, you made the brave choice or took the bolder path. Would you be happier? Would you impact the world in the ways you dream you can?
I believe the answer to both is yes.