Everyone Needs a Tribe: How a Book Club Can Become Yours! by Ann Marie Patitucci


Everyone Needs a Tribe: How a Book Club Can Become Yours!

I moved to a new city almost two years ago and one of my biggest worries was finding a support system, a tribe of women friends. I lived in a small, close-knit community for 11 years, and I was blessed with a group of wonderful, supportive friends. I wondered: How could I possibly find what I had before, especially in a much larger place? And then I found it ... when I joined a book club. I was simply looking for people who loved books as much as I did, but I found so much more – friends to laugh with, commiserate with, even cry with. 

It occurs to me now that this makes perfect sense. Unlike an exercise class or similar activities, a book club is designed to get people talking – and those conversations often extend beyond the themes of the book. Our book club has become our social circle. We get together for girls’ nights as well as kid-friendly events. Most importantly, we have become each other’s tribe, and I am forever grateful that on a warm spring night we sat together and discussed Kristin Hannah’s "The Nightingale," and so much more.

Guess what? 30Seconds has started a book club! Get the details!

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Elisa Schmitz
I love this, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! Thank you for sharing the power of the book club. I can't wait to launch the #30Seconds Book Club this Friday with Beth Aldrich, CHC, AADP, CNT 's new book PINK SLIPS!
Kim Kusiciel
I can't wait for the #3OSeconds Book Club! It's going to be so fun. :)
Kimberly Johnson
Yes! I never knew how much a book club could mean to me. Looking forward to what's in store for the #30SecondsBookClub!
Ann Marie Patitucci
Me too! #30SecondsBookClub
Ann Marie Patitucci
Our book club met at my house on Friday night. It was the first time I had hosted anyone since we moved into our new home. Admittedly, we didn't talk about the book much this time (some people hadn't finished it and those who did weren't crazy about it) but we chatted and ate and laughed and made plans and talked about what we're struggling with these days. It was just what we all needed.

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