The First Meet of the Year – Jab We Booked

This post is going to be relatively short.

Our book club buzzed back to life this Saturday! Everyone was practically vibrating with excitement to finally jump into some new stories. We tore into our chosen books like starving lions, sharing our thoughts and opinions faster than you can turn a page. It was fascinating to see everyone’s enthusiasm.

This first meeting of the year felt like the opening chapter of a fantastic year – full of great reads, great discussions, and the pure joy of getting lost in words together.

And this time we sat in Third Wave café longer than usual because there was another member amongst us and it was his first time meeting us.

Books of the week

Ankur had to leave early because had office. Rajeshwari and Dhwani couldn’t join due to personal and work-related reasons so it was me, Meher, Pritam, Bhavik. There were a lot of topics to discuss about which could have been my food for thought for an entire week if I hadn’t fallen sick.

We had some great books this week as well and I could only record Bhavik and Pritam because after that my right (injured) hand started hurting but somehow, they got corrupted (so no videos this time).

Ankur read: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Pritam read: The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostevsky
Meher read: The Hunger Games
Bhavik read: Unreasonable Hospitability by Will Guidara
I read: December Rising by Sean C. Ward

Jab We Booked book club will meet again on 27th, but I won’t be there. I’ll be with the group in February.

What Book are you reading this month?

Us at Jab We Booked Bookclub meet. From Left: Ankur, Pritam, Meher, Monidipa Dutta, Bhavik


35 thoughts on “The First Meet of the Year – Jab We Booked”

  1. Thanks for providing this great list of books – I need a reading club! What am I reading now? Unfortunately nothing but I must pick up something soon for a long plane trip I have coming up.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I am currently reading The New Millionaires Playbook by Gordy Bal. I love anything self-help, business or improvement books. Thanks for sharing yours!

  3. I really must try the ‘Hunger Games’ as I have yet to read the book or see any of the movies – so thanks for sharing. I just picked up “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell – its a slow read so far but I hope I learn from it.

  4. I’m currently immersed in the world of “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. This enchanting novel has completely captivated me with its magical atmosphere and intricate storytelling.

  5. The book club sounds like it would be great to meet up with others that enjoy reading too. It sounds like you had a great first meet up for the year. It sounds like you will have a great time at book club meetings over the coming year. I’m sorry to hear you got sick. I hope that you recover soon and don’t need to miss too many of the sessions. I look forward to hearing more about the book club and books read. The Hunger Games is a book I’ve been meaning to read in ages. I bet it’s better than the movies!

  6. I have not read the Hinger Games in over a decade but seeing that cover art on the kindle makes me want to! I have the newest book also that I have not read yet but cannot wait to! Great idea to have the book club and I would love that!

  7. I really enjoyed your post about the book club meeting! It’s fantastic to see such a diverse range of books being discussed, from the classic charm of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” to the gripping narrative of “The Hunger Games.” It’s this variety that keeps book clubs exciting and engaging. Currently, I am not reading any book, but I do have a long book list that I need to get started on.

  8. Wow, what a really nice list of books you have listed here. My friend use to love her book club, I don’t read as many books as her but I do love a good book!

  9. I don’t have any book scheduled for reading but this will definitely make me look for one. Will be sharing it on the blog too. 🙂

  10. Just finished my last book I mentioned to you and it was worth the read. I would enjoy reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with the kids.

  11. Looks like a great list of books! I’ve never read the Hunger games, but it seems interesting, I will have to try to get to it one day.

  12. I have been ready every day, The wizards of oz are one of my favorite books I have read as a kid. My son has read the Hunger Days series and he loves it. My goal for 2024 is to read more books of any genre. Thanks for sharing this list of books.

  13. Sounds like you guys had a great meet up indeed. I’ve been reading a new bible book and it’s really good. It’s always great to have a good book club, I’m sure between your list and everyone else you guys have read a lot of great books.

  14. I have read two of the books on your list and loved them both.. as for what i am reading now, it is a whole bunch of nonfiction reads for the Cybils awards. they are the finalists for the award and i am a round 2 judge so it is required reading of sorts, but totally fun

  15. There are so many great books out there, and The Wizard of Oz is definitely one of my all-time favorite movies. I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, but I’m sure it’s just as good as the movie.

  16. Those are some great books you have listed here and thank you so much for sharing them, Looking forward to reading some of them.

  17. Looks so much fun! Although I’ve been slower at the reading the past few years…:( My current book club is composed of me and my three teens, hahaha!

  18. I’ve never been part of a book club. I didn’t like reading until I was an adult. Now I don’t get much time to read. It makes me kinda sad. But I’m always busy working.

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