At Least We’re Here
….is a group of women who read books by Catholic Women Authors. Several of us decided 13 years ago to read and discuss the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy and within a few years after deciding to read more books (and watch movies) we settled in to a Book&Dinner club with 10 members.
First Row L to R: Laurence, Laura, Jean, Amanda and Brianne with baby Isabella–Back row L to R: Dianne, Celeste and Gina–seated in front: Amy and Gwen
We are young and older, mothers and not, married and single and somewhat wiser.
One thing is certain: we’re all a lot older than when we started! There is no one type of book to which we limit ourselves. We’ll try various genres and we have learned so much about so many things but especially the Communion of Saints to which we belong as baptized Christians.
Then and Now
It is quite safe to say that when we first started out it could be challenging to track down a wide variety of Catholic female authors and even harder to get the books. Nevertheless we found some popular authors, Catholic saints, classics and out-of-print fiction and non-fiction gems many of us never would have discovered if not for the book club.
Happily that is no longer the case as there has been an explosion of both self and industry publishing of Catholic authors in general and females in particulr, as well as many new and affordable ways to get the books that we didn’t have access to 13 years ago.
I’m Gwen and I’m the blogger. Guest posts by the girls should be forthcoming. A book club blog offers so much to write on when I can find the time. There are books and authors of course but also: food and wine; current events dealing with topics we’ve read about; the ladies in the club and their lives!
Read more about our theme here!
Are there any other book clubs reading only Catholic Women Authors? PLEASE leave a comment for us!