Book Review: This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

Tweet My mother-daughter book club with Madeleine met last week to discuss This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff. This was our first memoir, and it’s unfortunate that it came so close to the end of school that many of the … Continue reading

Book Review: Girlwood by Claire Dean

Tweet With one foot in the modern world and one foot in a world of fantasy, Girlwood takes us into the life of Polly Greene, who can see the colors that surround people, revealing their true selves. Polly’s older sister, … Continue reading

Book Review: West with the Night by Beryl Markham

Tweet West with the Night, a memoir by Beryl Markham, is one of my all time favorite books to read. Both for the glimpse it gives into life in Africa during the early decades of the 20th century, and for … Continue reading

Book Review: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Tweet Last night my daughter Catherine and I met with our mother-daughter daughter book club. We had read A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. The girls are in eighth grade, and this book addresses more mature subject matters than we’ve … Continue reading

Book Review and Mother-Daughter Book Club Meeting Idea: Awesome Plays for Teens and Tweens by Christina Hamlett

Tweet Here’s an interesting and fresh idea that was passed on recently from a mom who’s in a book club with girls ranging in age from 12 to 15. “One of the girls (in her group) likes drama a lot … Continue reading

Book Review: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges

Tweet My daughter and I hosted the meeting for her high-school mother daughter book club a few days ago. We only host once a year, and it’s always in January. We switched to a lighter schedule when all the girls … Continue reading

Book Review: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Tweet My middle school Mother Daughter Book Club met last night to talk about I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. What an interesting book. As we talked, we all discovered even more layers than we had thought of before. … Continue reading

Book Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Tweet Last night my daughter, Madeleine, and I met with our book club to talk about Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer. Kirsten started the conversation by saying she loved! the book and she thought Edward was the perfect guy. The other … Continue reading

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