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How to Join the Rocket City Mom Virtual Book Club

How to Join the Rocket City Mom Virtual Book Club

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Way back in 2016, our amazing friend, Shannan Malone, approached Rocket City Mom with an idea about a regular book club for moms. Avid readers ourselves, we wanted to start a book club, but wanted it to be accessible to local women who were short on time but who also craved adult interaction. Women who loved to read and discuss all kinds of books, but just didn’t have the time to meet in person due to family obligations. Voilà – the Rocket City Mom Virtual Book Club was born!

How It Works

Step 1 – Join our Facebook Group
This is where all the discussion happens. The beauty of the RCM Virtual Book Club is its flexibility – you can participate in a live online discussion for each title we select, or you can add your thoughts to a discussion weeks (or even months!) after it happens live.

We even have occasional author events! Sometimes the author of our book pick will join us in the live discussion, or for a separate Q&A with our book club members.

Step 2 – Read the Book
We try to read a new title every other month to give busy people time before a discussion. If you participate in a live book discussion in the Facebook Group by leaving comments and observations, you could even win a copy of the next book selection, compliments of Snail On the Wall Books! Otherwise read our selected title any way you want: check it our from the library, listen to it on audio, borrow it from a friend.

Shannan, as our fabulous book club leader, will release her book review prior to the discussion to help get our mental gears turning before book club night.

Step 3 – Discuss!
We’ll announce the date of each discussion in our Facebook Group. On book club night, put the kids to bed, don your comfy pants, grab your favorite beverage, and head to the Facebook Group to discuss the book live. If you can’t make the live discussion, no worries! You can keep it going and contribute your thoughts and impressions of the book’s themes and characters any time afterward.

Past RCM Virtual Book Club Titles

Psalm of the Wild-Built – January 2022

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires – October 2021

The Poet X – April 2021

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie – February 2021

AUTHOR EVENT – The Stepdaughter – June 2021

The Mother-In-Law – October 29

Summer BYOB Club Discussion – August 27

AUTHOR EVENT! Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber – May 28

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – March 2020

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – January 2020

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – October 2019

AUTHOR EVENT! I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott – August 2019

That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam – June 2019

Where We Belong by Emily Giffin – April 2019

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – January 2019

AUTHOR EVENT! The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson – November 2018

Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam – August 2018

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine – July 2018

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena – May 2018

Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward – March 2018

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – January 2018

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett – November 2017

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – September 2017

Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue – July 2017

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – April 2017

I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam – February 2017

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple – November 2016

The Expats by Chris Pavone – August 2016

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes – June 2016

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