Welcome to Cozy Book Club

Adventures, Book Club

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Let me just say that one of my goals for 2018 is to explore content beyond just food. Maybe dip into interiors (kitchen remodel post coming soon, I promise), maybe some clothes, maybe some of my favorite beauty things…you know, just switch it up because recipe after recipe can become so monotonous for me.

But it really hadn’t crossed my mind for us to read a book together until my DMs about The Glass Castle were off the chain and everyone wanted to do a book club. I was surprised about the positive feedback and now I’m super stoked that we’re all doing this together!!

So let’s dive in to what we’re gonna do:

The Purpose of #CozyBookClub – Every year I want to read more books. But every year I get super busy and can’t seem to find the time. Also, a lot of times I get distracted; I need help staying focused. I’m hoping that this will help me and you!

ALSO, whenever I read a book or see a movie by myself, I talk Josh’s ear off about it and basically tell him the entire story and premise and he just stares back at me and nods. I know he’s not paying attention, he’s just being nice. NOW HE DOESNT HAVE TO because we have each other!

I think this comes from my time at film school where we’d watch a movie and talk about it for 2 hours after. It always felt so nice to talk about the work.

The Books – I want to choose good reads that everyone will like and everyone will have access to. One of the rules that I’m following when selecting the books we’re reading is that the book needs to be in audible form because this isn’t dang school! So, if you can’t find the time to read the book, then listen to it on your way to work or when you go on walks. Whatever. There will be no test.

The Timeline – We’ll read one book a month. That’s it. It’s totally doable. And I don’t think we’ll be picking super long books nor books that are trilogies.

The First BookLittle Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

At first I wasn’t sold on picking Little Fires Everywhere but everyone in my DMs who had already read it said such good things. SO HERE’S THE BOOK WE’RE GONNA READ!

You can find it in hardcover, softcover, audible form.

I called a few libraries and they had this book. Since it’s a somewhat new release (and popular), you may need to call to see if it’s still available.

On February 8th, we’ll talk about it!

Where should we discuss the book?

Some people suggested we create a group on Goodreads. OR we could discuss it here on the blog?

OR we could create a Secret Facebook Group where we talk about it there?

Let me know what you think!

And if you have any suggestions about future books, leave them below!!! YAYY!!

ALSO, I created a tab at the top of the blog where all of the posts are easily assemble for Cozy Book Club!

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  • Reply Kelly Mongan January 8, 2018 at 3:28 am

    I love this! Last year, I decided I needed to start reading more and fell back into it so much that I pretty much stopped blogging. Now, I find that 80% of my posts are about books even though it’s not a reading blog – oh well! Goodreads is a GREAT way to track reading and have discussions, but if you are worried that many people do not have Goodreads accounts/don’t want to sign up, Facebook is another great option. I actually started a book club with some friends last year and created a Facebook group. For each discussion, I create an event within the group; that way, nobody is forced to see the discussion and have books spoiled if they do not click into the event!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 8, 2018 at 8:26 am

      I love secret Facebook groups because I get alerts on them and actually respond and read the posts to the groups I’m a part of BUT a few people don’t have Facebook. Maybe we’ll do it here on the blog…who knows WE SHALL SEE! So glad you’re into it! xo

  • Reply Rhiannon Jenkins January 8, 2018 at 5:10 am

    I’m already half way through this book so have got a head start, yay! I’ve seen previous book clubs on blogs where it’s discussed in the comments but I also like the idea of a goodreads group.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 8, 2018 at 8:27 am

      YAY!! I picked a good one then! I’m on page 100 or so and I think it’s a really interesting set of characters. I have a feeling it’s going to get good. Thanks for the input! We might keep it right here!

  • Reply Ashlyn @ The Pedantic Foodie January 8, 2018 at 5:20 am

    What a fun idea! I love this so much. On of my goals for this year was to read more!

  • Reply Kiersten January 8, 2018 at 6:04 am

    I’d be interested in joining! I think you should do it as a Facebook group. You probably will get more participation if you do that.
    Kiersten Rives

  • Reply Katie January 8, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Great idea, I’m just finishing another Celeste Ng book that I’m enjoying very much. Would love to do the discussion here or on goodreads as I don’t have Facebook.

    • Reply Jenn I January 8, 2018 at 7:01 am

      I second Katie! I don’t have Facebook either, so on the blog or goddreads would be great!

      • Reply Jenn I January 8, 2018 at 7:01 am


        • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 8, 2018 at 8:28 am

          Ok good to know! Thanks!

          • Sophie January 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm

            I don’t have Facebook either.

          • Maria January 8, 2018 at 4:54 pm

            Would love to participate but don’t have Facebook either.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 8, 2018 at 8:30 am

      A lot of people recommended her other book. Maybe it’s a book we’ll pick later on in the year!

  • Reply Ricki Jill Treleaven January 8, 2018 at 7:33 am

    YAY! I’ve had this on my TBR pile for way too long, so this will encourage me to fit it into my reading schedule! You could add a page here on your blog for book club, and that way people can see what’s up in case they missed your post. We could discuss the books on your page!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 8, 2018 at 8:30 am

      That would be smart. Because I know that this blog post will get lost in the fray. I’m thinking we have a tab at the top. Thanks for that suggestion!

  • Reply Cindy Rahe January 8, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Very excited about this! I’m down for discussing anywhere but Facebook (I try to limit my time there bc it makes me feel crazy). But, if that’s where it ends up, I’ll go there. Froma blogger perspective, I wouldn’t mind giving your blog the traffic and discussing it here!

  • Reply Amy Grossman January 8, 2018 at 10:55 am

    I would love to join the book club! I love to read but it’s so easy to become distracted with gadgets. I think a fb group us great.

  • Reply Sandra January 8, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I’d love to join! I actually already read this book 🙂 but I’ll be happy to discuss and leave suggestions for more books! Count me in!

  • Reply Brianna Crowder January 8, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I love the idea of a book club! I’ve been trying to limit my screen time and read more. I’ve been wanting to read this book too so it’s perfect! I don’t have a preference on where/how to discuss but it would be if we had a place to recommend other books and maybe take a survey to give you a better idea of what book to select next.
    Thanks for setting this up! I can’t wait!

  • Reply Kaytlin M Shultz-Lumsden January 8, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I’d love either a Secret Facebook Group or on the blog!

  • Reply Lisa January 8, 2018 at 11:34 am

    I think coming to your page would be the ultimate answer! We are already here and interested, why add another stop in our busy days:this will also keep us reminded, just bought the book, great idea!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 8, 2018 at 11:35 am

      Good point! I think it’s ultimately going to be here because most people don’t use Good Reads and a lot of people don’t have Facebook. Thanks so much, yayyy!!!

  • Reply Mary January 8, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Any place but FB would be great for me. Thanks for starting the ball rolling.

  • Reply Cathy January 8, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Very excited as well.

    I have not read or listened to the book – I do listen as well as read.

    I would vote here; I don’t do Facebook.

  • Reply Amy January 8, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    So excited !!! Love reading!!!

  • Reply Molly January 8, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Neat!! I vote discuss here on the blog, as we are all here already! No one has to sign up for Goodreads or Facebook. 🙂

  • Reply Allison Stabile January 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    omg I’m so excited. I just finished this and had no one to talk to about it! Can’t wait for the discussion. 🙂

  • Reply Kara January 8, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I’ve had this book on my list since it came out, and recently finished her other book, Everything I Never Told You. My suggestion would be a secret Facebook group, as the chat function allows for easy communication at a set time, or can post along the way about different things pertaining to the book we’re reading! Can’t wait to get started w/ this!

  • Reply Jay January 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Dear Adrianna: I love your blog…as you know…I’ve written before. As a life long avid reader, who travels a lot….I love this idea of yours. However, not being tech savvy, I can’t do Facebook…..I’d love to learn, but don’t want to post photos etc., too dangerous. Also, I think it would be fun if you cooked a recipe from the book……if possible, thus tying more threads!
    Maybe you, or a friend could walk me thru the procedures, depending on what you decide! Older readers are restricted with lack of tech savvy!…Happy, Healthy New year to you all, woof, jay

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 8, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Jay! Thanks so much for the feedback. So good to know! We’re probably gonna just keep it here to discuss! Happy New Year 🙂

  • Reply Charlotte January 8, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    I love the idea of a cozy book club !
    I don’t have Facebook but I’ll definitely participate via your page or Goodreads.

  • Reply pooja January 8, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Love this idea! I am in! I am open to whatever forum works for most and I have been wanting to read this book! Thanks for getting it started.
    P.S. you are one of my faves!

  • Reply Evelyn Martinez January 8, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Love this idea! I don’t have a FB either – so like others have commented, Goodreads or the blog would work for discussion. I read her other popular novel ‘Everything I never told you’ – it was so good!! Depressing but good! Will get started on this one ASAP!

  • Reply Amanda January 8, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I love this idea!! I love to read as much as I can. I would be so open to joining a discussion group where we chat about the book! The only thing is I don’t have Facebook, so I wouldn’t be able to participate. But any other way you decided to host the discussion I would definitely participate.
    I love reading your blog and making your recipes too! So thank you for all you do!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 8, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      It’s most likely going to be hosted here because so many people don’t have Facebook–who knew?! And it might just be easier! xo

  • Reply Karen January 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Great Idea! I think keeping it here would work best for me.

  • Reply Coco January 8, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Yes, yes and yes! The idea of a book club sounds so nice! I checked out the book and it looks so good! I don’t use Facebook either, but love Goodreads and your blog! Glad you are going through with you want to try something new!
    Coco| pjsandstuff.wordpress.com

  • Reply Maria January 8, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Love this idea! My book club broke up in June and I was so sad to lose my reading friends. Hope to get some good recommendations here too.

  • Reply Melissa January 8, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Love this idea and great book choice. There’s an app called Litsy that you may consider for the discussion.

  • Reply kelly January 8, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    yasss i am in!
    i don’t do fb but otherwise flexible.
    thanks for doing this- really grateful to have some accountability re reading more!!!

  • Reply Nicole January 8, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Facebook or Goodreads please! A social media platform makes it much easier to get notifications so we don’t miss out on anything 🙂 Emais is just not practical/convenient.

  • Reply Manuela January 9, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Love the idea of a cozy book club! I read this book last year and loved it to discuss it. I use goodreads to keep track of my reading challenge but I’ll be happy with whichever forum you pick up.

  • Reply Amber Faulkner January 9, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Hi! I just love your blog and I am SO excited about Cozy Book Club!
    I would love if we had a facbook page.. because I can get notifications for it. So please let us know what you plan on doing, getting the book today!!

  • Reply Agnieszka Sudol January 9, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Love this idea of the book club. I feel like everyone has access to your blog so it’s a winner in my book!
    P.S ❤️Love your book! Maybe one of the months we can discouss your book !

    – Agnes Sudol

  • Reply Leila January 9, 2018 at 10:05 am

    COZY BOOK CLUB! I’m so glad this is a thing – I’ve been waiting for this post since the Butter Mushroom one 🙂 I’m personally a fan of the private Facebook groups (which is basically all I use FB for), but commenting on the blog seems like a more inclusive option, which is great. I don’t have time to read it this month, but I still want to participate and I think I can fit the audiobook into my commute time. Off to download it now! Thanks, Adrianna!

  • Reply Nilufar K. January 9, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    By the way, to anyone who does not have access to the book, I always use OverDrive because you can check out books from libraries in an ebook format. So I always read mine on my kindle but sometimes on my laptop or phone. I just checked out this one sooo it’ll be perfect for the book club!

  • Reply Tempa January 10, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Thank you so much for setting this up! My resolution for last year was to read one book a month in 2017 and… well.. let’s just say that did not happen. Partly because I’m addicted to my phone (there. I said it.) but also partly because I picked a book to start off with that I didn’t really like and for some reason I was trying to force myself to like it/finish it. ugh. Anyway, I’m super stoked for this and am excited for more reading in 2018 with this group! p.s. I would love the conversations to be on the blog or good reads as I’m trying to stay off the FB. Thank you!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 10, 2018 at 10:20 am

      I think we’re all addicted to our phones. I was reading last night and I kept trying to reach for my phone. It’s a disgusting habit. I finally put my phone in the other room and was so much better off. I think that you’ll like this book. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser! The characters are so interesting but relatable. I’m on page like 200 right now and am super into it!

  • Reply Nea January 13, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I’m so excited for this! Please do it on the blog, I don’t have facebook 🙁 Just got to finish the other 3 books currently on my nightstand… Also, I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but is it not just so beautiful?! Love your blog and I am soooo glad that you’re doing this! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Patty Jensen January 13, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Super excited to join! Just downloaded the book onto my e-reader. Hope to be able to start it next week. My 2018 goal is to read a book a week. This is a very timely club for me to join.

  • Reply Susie January 15, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    This is great! I have tried unsuccessfully to start a book club with my friends, but they either don’t finish the book, or can’t decide on a title! Maybe here I will find a forum of readers to share a book experience with! Thanks Adrianna.

  • Reply Allie Fischer January 15, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    I’m excited about this 🙂 Also, I think a nice suggestion is ‘The Summer Before the War’.

  • Reply FourCornerKitchen January 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    I absolutely adore the book club idea! Going to grab this book before an upcoming long flight, can’t wait to read and share!

  • Reply Kim January 23, 2018 at 9:10 am

    I just finished this book and loved it! Looking forward to being a part of the Book Club! FB, Goodreads or on the blog are great for me – will you be sending out another email closer to Feb 8 with the details?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 23, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      Wonderful! I loved it too. I am going to discuss it here on the blog on February 8th. AND I’m sharing a recipe inspired by the book. 🙂

      • Reply Kim January 24, 2018 at 12:10 pm

        Sounds great, can’t wait! 🙂

  • Reply Ellen January 28, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    I’m too late for January – do you know what book you are reading for February ?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 28, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      You’re not too late! I’m talking about it on February 8th.

      I don’t have a book selected yet…but soon! 🙂

  • Reply Priscilla January 29, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I started a little late, but hopefully, I can finish it by Feb. 8th! I’m excited to join the book club, too!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 29, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      YAY! Welcome. I’m sure you can. The last 150 pages whizz by! 🙂

  • Reply MacleanN January 31, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    I have finished the book and can hardly wait to discuss it with you all here on the 8th!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 31, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      YAYY!! It’s so good. I loved it so much. On the 8th, I’m going to post about it and include a recipe inspired by the book! x

  • Reply Beckie February 4, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    When will you decide on the next book. I’m in a good habit of finding time to read and want to continue. Can’t wait to discuss on the 8th, but wanting to get ready for the next book.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme February 5, 2018 at 8:09 am

      I’m deciding in the next few days! Let me know if you have any suggestions 🙂

  • Reply Sylvie March 30, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Hi! What is April’s book to read?
    Thanks! Happy Easter!