Book Club Nuts and Bolts

We will be reading one book a month. We will have weekly group discussions if you are interested with a final discussion at the end of the month. The new book choice for the following month will be posted at least two weeks before the beginning of the new month. You can pick and choose if you want to participate. We will have at least one giveaway each month for our readers! If you have any book suggestions, please email either Jessica or MiMi. We are in new territory, so we might have to work out some kinks as we go along. We hope you make new friends and have fun!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The votes are in for the October Read With Girlfriends book!
You all chose:

Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
What perfect timing for this optimistic, uplifting debut novel (and maiden publication of Amy Einhorn's new imprint) set during the nascent civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver. Eugenia Skeeter Phelan is just home from college in 1962, and, anxious to become a writer, is advised to hone her chops by writing about what disturbs you. The budding social activist begins to collect the stories of the black women on whom the country club sets relies and mistrusts enlisting the help of Aibileen, a maid who's raised 17 children, and Aibileen's best friend Minny, who's found herself unemployed more than a few times after mouthing off to her white employers. The book Skeeter puts together based on their stories is scathing and shocking, bringing pride and hope to the black community, while giving Skeeter the courage to break down her personal boundaries and pursue her dreams. Assured and layered, full of heart and history, this one has bestseller written all over it.
This book is only available in hard cover right now.
Our suggestion would be to borrow it from the Library if they have it in or buy it used from your local used bookstore or
Click on the book to go directly to Amazon's 'The Help' page.

Thank you to everyone who voted!


  1. Cant wait to read it...already check and my library has it!

  2. This book sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it.

  3. Book is ordered. I am so 'cited!!!!!!


  4. I'm 3/4 through the book and ready to call in to work that I need to stay home because I'm reading.

  5. I'm so excited to start this book! Maybe now my crazy mother will get off my back about reading it. She LOVED it!

  6. Can I read along? I DID read the rules, but just wasn't sure if I needed to be approved to join. The book looks good! I love a good read.

  7. Sounds like a great read! I'm in...again ;)

  8. Very exciting I can't wait to read it. I hope the library has it! the only thing is my library is in the ghetto and i'm scared to go there.

  9. I checked this book out from the library and loved it...I had to buy it for my personal library.

  10. I bought the book on Amazon for $13.72 and I get free shipping with my Prime account. I'd be happy to order it and ship for free if someone still needs it.