Amazingly, the author of each book has joined us for the discussion! If we break that streak, it’s totally okay.
Anyone is welcome to suggest a book. After a specific book is chosen, we’ll make a separate topic to coordinate the meeting details.
The intent is that everyone interested in the book club can watch this topic (the one you’re reading now), even if they aren’t interested in a particular chosen book. Also, people can see which books have been read, and they won’t need to resubmit book suggestions each month.
I would like to suggest; The Empress and the English Doctor. By Lucy Ward.
It’s written well, non fiction yet evocative and reads like a novel, has a lot of well researched, accurate historical and geographical content. It’s an easy read too.
I am finding it deeply engaging and also inspiring. It’s quite topical, given our recent global experience with Covid. And has a very human, relatable and universally applicable story. Tonnes of rich and discussable content within it.
Here’s the link to Rosie’s book. It’s on the subject of natural intelligence and is a self development book that teaches humans lessons from animals and the natural world
Rosie is a long time coach, trainer, leader and entrepreneur who is an ex polo player that uses horses to help humans learn how to manage situations and understand themselves better. I’ve worked with her for about 18 months and she’s a tour de force!
She has written one book already for which she won an award. You can read the book in a day if you choose to so it’s a good quick read with an author chat & insight.
Let me know and can coordinate. Rosie is in the UK
I’ll tally the votes in a week (deadline: Sat, Nov. 4, 11:59 pm Central Time). BTW, no one should feel obligated to vote/read. Last time we had only 3 people in the discussion, plus the author, but I think everyone there had a great time.
You may be wondering: if you’re fine with all three books, should you still vote? Yes, just vote for all three! It’s encouraging to the club. Plus, when I make a new topic for just the chosen book, I’ll know to tag you so you’re in the loop.
Hey @geoff.hom, thanks for taking charge with organising a vote!
All three of these books sound great, so I’m going to do as you suggest and vote for all three
Please do tag me when you make the new topic.
@geoff.hom Thanks for setting up this thread and for organizing the vote. I am interested in reading all three books (read Travels with Charley many moons ago).
I vote that we start with Let Nature be your Compass, followed by The Empress and the English Doctor, and then Travels with Charley.
@geoff.hom Thank you for coordinating our book selection process.
@Cuttlefish I’ve downloaded Rosie’s book onto my Kindle and will start reading this week. Since you know Rosie, feel free to coordinate with her schedule to line up a video chat for the group. For the previous selections, we have typically chatted 4 - 6 weeks after selecting our book. It seems as though more people have been available to join the chat if it is scheduled mid-week (Tuesday has worked well) and evening GMT/mid-day US east coast time.
I’m looking forward to reading the book and to our future video chat