Book Club – March 2013

February 26, 2013

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Do you love to read?  If so, I invite you to join us in our brand new ABFOL Book Club!!  Everyone is invited.  I will announce the book on the third Monday of each month, here on the blog. On that day, I will also give the date of our Book Club discussions.  There will be 2 discussions – on mid month, and one at the end of each month.  I will facilitate the discussion on our Good Reads ABFOL book club page, but welcome you to ask questions as well.  You can also recommend a future book club read on our facebook page.  If you would like to join us, request an invitation to our Book Club Facebook group (here).  Then create a free account on, where we will be holding our twice monthly book discussions. Don’t forget to “join” the ABFOL Good Reads book club page (here).  Invite your friends!  Its going to be fun.


My Book Club pick for MARCH is… The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman



I chose this book because the reviews were phenomenal. It’s listed as a top book club choice of 2013.  Im anxious to hear what you all think of it during our discussion, at the end of March.  You may be able to find this book at your local bookstore, library, or purchase it (here) on Amazon for $14.49. If you are an Amazon prime member, you get free 2 day shipping.  It comes in hardcover, audio & kindle edition.

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47 comments on “Book Club – March 2013

  1. Shelley Welch says:

    Excited to start reading!

  2. Lori says:

    Sounds awesome! Just downloaded it to my Kindle! 🙂

  3. I am so pleased you started this book club Toni and I am really looking forward to the first book!

  4. Jennifer Horgan says:

    Great! I just actually started this. It’s my family book club pick too!

  5. Judi Fox says:

    I would love to join you guys in this book club. It is a great idea!!! I was reading The Light Between Oceans reviews and it sounds like it is an amazingly well written powerful story, but unfortunately I can’t join in with this book because the reviews also mentioned that this book contains a lot of sadness. Everyone is in a different stage in life, but my life stage right now is that we just moved with a baby to a new country where I don’t speak the language – so it has been a struggle and I probably wouldn’t do well reading a story with a lot of sadness. I am looking forward to the next book. Maybe one of these books on this blog post would be a good read in the future. Thanks again for this great idea!

    • Esta Johnson says:

      Judi, i am so sorry you are in a different and maybe a sad time in your life. You can have your baby which should be a source of JOY. I have not read the book,but sometimes when we see the sadness in others, we can rejoice in our own life and the good things within, rather than focusing on the areas which can cause emotions of sadness in us. Look for the blessings you have and be grateful. I will be praying for you and hoping you will soon be in “a better place emotionally” Esta

    • Odette says:

      Hi Judi,

      Am sorry to hear this! I too moved in another country and I could not speak the language. Now 5 years on, we are settled but it has been a difficult time at times. Hang in there girl, and if you ever feel like chatting don’t hesitate to… I felt that sharing my sadness at that difficult time helped me to cope better. May I ask where you moved to? We moved to Belgium

  6. Donna Kracinovich says:

    Just brought it on the Nook! Looking forward to reading it and sharing thoughts about it with everyone.

  7. Elizabeth S says:

    Yay! For those that use iBooks it only 9.99. 🙂

  8. Angie says:

    Can’t wait to stay reading with you!!

  9. cate mccormick says:

    I have been debating if I should read this book for months! Now I think I should 🙂 I am so excited!

  10. Joanie Pozerski says:

    LOVED this book! Can’t wait to hear what others think!

  11. Susan Owen says:

    I recently red this book, loved it and I am looking forward to the discussion!

  12. Nicole Tully says:

    Just finished this book actually. It will be great for discussion!

  13. Donna Ingalls says:

    Looking forward to starting this book and “meeting” everyone in the group. Can’t wait to see how many of us will be in this month’s club.
    Thanks so much for initiating this.

  14. Sounds like a great one! Looking forward to this!!!

  15. Stacy B says:

    Can’t wait to read this! It’s been on my “Want to Read” list for awhile now. Thanks for starting the club!

  16. Heather Sullivan says:

    This looks like it will be a really great book. I have had two stillborns so that may be a little disturbing but I will still read it. What is the discussion date? I am a slow reader!

  17. Jessica Imamura says:

    I am excited for this book club and the book selection looks like a great read.

  18. Bec says:

    Im excited and a little nervous. I’m a retired elementary Librarian (media specialist) and I’m just getting back to adult books! Can I stay focused without pictures, will I stay with a long book, can I discuss with adults?!!!! Looking forward to this!

  19. Kristia says:

    I just reserved it at the library. I’m #9 in the queue, so I don’t know when I’ll get, but looking forward to reading it. We’re doing FPU right now, so no buying books for me!

  20. Yvonne says:

    Looking forward to reading the book and the discussion!!

  21. Kim Holtzapple says:

    Thank you Toni for starting this book club!!! I just bought the book for my Kindle! Now my only issue is do I finish the book I am reading or start this one!

  22. Marygrace says:

    Darn! I read this one already – good choice – look forward to the discussions!

  23. Naomi Milbrett says:

    Looks like a good one! Can’t wait to start reading it.

  24. Talia says:

    I just finished reading this book on Sunday. It’s an interesting read, so I look forward to joining the book club and chatting about it.

  25. Laura Snazel says:

    I am thrilled with the announcement of the Book Club, but I couldn’t agree with Judi’s sentiment more: “I can’t join in with this book because the reviews also mentioned that this book contains a lot of sadness.” I too read the reviews, and though it sounds an interesting read, even more so for the fact that I have a dear friend who spent several years on the west coat of Australia, I cannot invest my energy for those emotions at this time. I am, however, eager to join in on the next one. Bonne lecture!

  26. Daniela says:

    I have had this on reserve at the library for weeks now waiting my turn. Hopefully my turn will come up in time.

  27. Beth says:

    I just bought it 🙂

  28. Catherine says:

    Oh my … I just finished that book last night. Without being a spoiler, I can tell you that it is a great read … worth the time. I’ll hang in for any discussions and patiently await the next book suggestion.

  29. Rachel says:

    Loved this book! I know you will too.

  30. Jane says:

    Just downloaded to my Kobo Reader and can hardly wait to dive into it. I read the reviews and it looks very interesting. Now off to clean my bedroom before I will give myself permission to sit down and read! Thanks Toni for setting up this group!

  31. Sommer Mullins says:

    Got it on my Ipad yesterday… sounds like a great read.

  32. Kate says:

    I just requested this on CD from my library (I’m cheap and need something to pass time during my 2 hour daily commute!). I hope it comes in time for the discussions! Looking forward to it 🙂

  33. Jennifer says:

    Great idea… and a great book to start with!

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤… Jennifer

  34. So happy to be part of the book club:) Thank you:)

  35. Erin says:

    I have a question… you have to have a Facebook account to join or is there another way?

  36. Chris says:

    Did you close the group? I bought the book and went to join and it’s closed. Please put that on your website so others don’t buy the book like I did. Thanks

  37. Mimi says:

    Looking forward to reading this book I have read great reviews, just got on my kindle.

  38. Heather H says:

    I am excited to join especially because my neighborhood book club is reading this book this month because it is my book club choice since I am hosting this month. There is sadness but I found hope in it too. Definitely one of my favorite books ever. One of the other ladies who read it did say there is some swearing, especially taking the Lord’s name in vain, I didn’t notice it but if that sort of stuff offends you be aware it might be in there.

  39. Donna Ingalls says:

    Just curious as to the number of members of this online book club now? Seems like we have members from all over the world. I finished the books and loved it.
    Looking forward to our discussion.

  40. Patti Timmons says:

    Thanks for starting a book club! I’ve been wanting to read this book. The book is a easy read.

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