I absolutely love being a part of a book club with my girlfriends. There is something magical about women coming together to dive into the enchanting land of books. Even if you can’t get together in person, it is possible to hold a fun virtual book club. All you need is a friend and a book.
Here are some of my absolute favorite non-fiction book club selections for moms:
This is a sweet love tale for seeing the natural world as our ally. Thanks to this book, you will look at nature and our relationship with it from the eyes of a scientist and Indigenous storyteller. My favorite part of the book is the myth of the Skywoman, a magical Indigenous origin tale.
Women Who Run With The Wolves – Myths And Stories Of The Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
This is one of my favorite books of all time and a classic that all women need to read. I was recently surprised to meet a few women who have never heard of it. Clarissa Pinkola Estes re-examines fairy and folklore tales. In doing so, she gives us clues and nourishment on how to navigate the various stages of our life as women, from youth to adulthood to becoming a mom. Since it is a dense read, it is great for digesting together in a group and creates amazing discussions in a book club.
Toko-pa Turner is an amazing writer whose words are like honey. In this book she examines what it means to belong to ourselves, to our communities, and to life. I think it would be a truly magical selection for a mom book club.
This book is the antithesis for our busy lives. Kate Northrup skillfully explains the different stages of our menstrual cycles. Then, she teaches how to apply the energy of these stages to our home and work life to create more balance and flow.
This is an alternative to reading a book for your book club as it’s is a self-practice gratitude journal. I actually wrote it during the pandemic when I was inspired by the myth of the Goddess Persephone who realizes that her life is so much more than just joyful moments. The journal walks you through a daily gratitude practice to help you find the nectar, the sweetness, and love in your everyday life, your body, and your past and future. This would be a wonderful practice to share with a group of women as you can support each other in finding the hidden goodness that our lives present.