Readers of the Week: Sisters Book Club

Our club

We are the Sisters Book Club, founded in 1992. We started as a Christian-based book club but have expanded into reading fiction, nonfiction and autobiographies.

Our meetings

We get together to discuss our books once a month. The host selects the book and prepares a meal, and we discuss a series of questions developed about the book.

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We liked

"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd, "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt, "Gifted Hands" by Ben Carson and Cecil Murphey, and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry.

We loved

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. This book led to an emotional discussion since many of us had relatives who worked as maids in Southern family homes. This book included the many personalities of the strong women during these historical times and the heartbreaking effect it had on their co-workers and families. We also saw the movie and critiqued it in another discussion.

We didn't like

"Room" by Emma Donoghue. It was very disturbing for us to read about a young woman locked in a room and having to raise her child by her kidnapper.

Up next

Our next books will be "Tender to the Touch" by Nicole S. Rouse and "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson.

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