2019 Family Book Club Picks

My mom, sisters and I have been joined together in an unconventional book club since 2017. Though we live away from each other, in a 5-hour perfect, equilateral triangle, we come together via Facebook Messenger once a month to discuss our monthly book club pick. We each pick out three books per year and gift them to one another for a massive Christmas bookhaul. It’s been fun and although I can’t say I have read 100% of the books, it has given me the push to read books I may not have picked up or finished otherwise. For 2019, however, we have decided to do something a bit different…reread the Harry Potter series. Additionally, we are inviting our husbands and kids to join in on the fun at will.

Like many, Harry Potter was an extremely impactful book series for everyone in my family (except perhaps my husband who doesn’t read – gasp!). I haven’t read the books in years since they concluded and am starting to forget the details and the magic. Everyone above 12 in my family has read the series (again – except my husband), but there are two youngsters who haven’t and hope to join in with us for the first time. It will be fun to hear them go through it for the first time to experience the magical world, hopefully remembering the feeling I had as I first dove into J.K Rowling’s stories. I am also excited to read the series as an adult. When I read the series through I was between the ages of 13 and 21, I read them as they came out for the most part. I wonder how it will be different or how it will be the same to immerse myself in all things Hogwarts this year and then unpacking the books with my family. Depending on how the experience goes, I may or may not track the experience on this blog. Nevertheless, here is a look at the reading schedule in case you’d like to read along:

January: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

February: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

March & April: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

May & June: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

July & August: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

September & October: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

November & December: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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