What is At Least We’re Here?

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 had a great opportunity to have a group photo when a husband came by at the end of book club!

We had a great opportunity to have a group photo when a husband came by at the end of book club!

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!

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10 thoughts on “What is At Least We’re Here?

  1. Quite delightful to know some of my own are doing so much to encourage us on this writng journey. I have a number of books on sexuality, chastity and human development which sometimes, are not quite acceptable to the outside world. But as the Lord said, ”what is written is written”. Please link up to kindle online store ASIN:BOOCQ9U382 for a preview of MIDLIFE PASSAGE WITH EASE– coping with middle age challenges. I will try to upload the ones on sexuality soonest for your consumption.www.mayohai.com
    Love you all
    May Ohai

    • Dear May,
      I was so happy to find a woman author from Nigeria leaving me a comment. What an honor for me! I wish you many blessings and much success, and I will go check out your Kindle book. Peace!

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