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!
REMEMBER YOU NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET AND THE BOOK SEPARATELY (AND READ THE BOOK)
BEFORE THE EVENT.
FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW TO BOOK A TICKET AND PURCHASE THE BOOKS.
December: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie. As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore. With painful honesty and fearless humour, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be. With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle–and how to give yourself grace without giving up.
JANUARY: THE NOWHERE GIRLS BY AMY REED
Grace, the preacher’s daughter who unwittingly moved into the old house of a victim whose pain adorns the walls.
Bold Rosina, whose heart has become hardened by all of the straight girls who broke it.
And misunderstood Erin, the girl who finds more solace in science and order than she does in people.
They are brought together by the idea of changing the narrative of a girl they had never met, Lucy Moynihan, the victim of a sexual assault who was victimised further by people who found it easier to believe she had cried wolf than to confront what had really happened to her. A girl who, through the course of one evening, went from an excited teenager who felt wanted by a boy for the first time, to someone else entirely, with ‘a voice in the darkness, giving her a new name: Slut’.
Together, they form the Nowhere Girls, and decide to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew.
‘At once harrowing and heart-lifting, it’s both an indictment of entrenched victim-blaming and a demonstration of what can happen when girls lay aside their differences to demand better treatment’ the Guardian
‘Empowering, brutally honest, and realistically complex’ Buzzfeed
‘A call-to-action to everyone out there who wants to fight back’ Bustle
‘With a powerful message about consent on the one hand and a diverse range of female protagonists and attitudes towards sexuality on the other, this is an engrossing and inspiring read . . . One of my absolute favourites of 2017’ Irish Times
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
THE RESISTANCE STARTS NOW
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
‘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.