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Shared Thoughts Book Club

"Share Your Thoughts"



Welcome to Shared Thoughts Book Club Online Blog

Thank you for taking the time to join Shared Thoughts Book Club's online Blog/Bookclub.

Hopefully, by now you have read over our guidelines, reviewed our mission statement and looked through our photo's :)

Our goal is to invite as many people as possble to join in our monthly book club discussion online and you will be able to leave your comments/quesitons/ critique about the book selection each month.

Members of Shared Thoughts Book Club will make contributions to this Blog.

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Our Book Club Selections

Posted on August 10, 2019 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (12977)

Shared Thoughts is more than a book club. It’s a gathering of souls who meet monthly to discuss books. We come together in a person’s home, restaurant, or even a place of business. We have gone on excursions where we feast, drink libation and talk about the book of the month, how it affected us, or even if we cared about the text at all. A book is more than an object. It’s a feeling, an emotion.


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Book Club Etiquette Tips BY: DIANE GOTTSMAN

Posted on July 25, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (468)

Book Club Etiquette Tips


Book clubs are a productive and sometimes educational way to bond with friends and help each other explore new ideas and concepts. Gather your friends together and try a weekly or monthly book club. By showing respect for each other, the club, and the book, you are sure to create a tradition that will last for many years.

Following a few simple ground rules will help you...

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Grammar Does Matter

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (4477)

Submitted by Shared Thoughts Book Club

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Book Club Experience: A Loaded Question

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (5495)

Book Club Experience: A Loaded Question

Submitted by Tami Cleckley

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones was the novel chosen for the month of May. With happiness, I opened the book, two weeks before the anticipated meeting and delved in. On the pages, I met Celestial and Roy, newly married, and before you know it, Roy is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Thus, begins Celestial’s and Roy’s journey....

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5 New Book Clubs (You've Never, Ever Heard Of) A few fresh book-group ideas for revamping your gatherings, starting one of your own or joining one that surprises - and delights.

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (2551)

5 New Book Clubs (You’ve Never, Ever Heard Of)

A few fresh book-group ideas for revamping your gatherings, starting one of your own or joining one that surprises—and delights.

By Leigh Newman - Taken from


1. The Under-One-Hour-of-Reading Club

We all love our book clubs, but there comes a time when even the most ideal group (think stimulating ...

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Posted on August 3, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (769)

Submitted by Tami Cleckley


Books…let me explain to you what they do. Provide me with enormous pleasure, keep me up late at night reading when I don’t have a man around, stop me from cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, doing laundry. When I start reading, I can’t quit! Especially if it’s a good novel. Literally, I have to pull myself away from a book. Luckily, I live alone.

I am a book addict. I have all the signs of a person with a subs...

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10 Do's and Don'ts for a Happy Book Club

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (9773)

Book Clubs come and Book Club Go, but to sustain a book club, the members must be commmitted to making it are a few Do's and Don't I found online to help you with your book club :-)

Shared Thoughts have been in existance since April 2000 and we have been able to sustain by follow these 4 strategies:

  • We have written guidelines
  • Read 100 pages
  • Meet every third weekend
  • Circle of Hostess', hostess decides on meeting location
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